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Grupo Guidoni

Rayner Guidoni, Rafael Guidoni and Jose Antonio Guidoni at the opening of their second quartz plant in Europe.

One of the world’s largest stone companies, Brazilian Grupo Guidoni, which exports to more than 70 countries including the UK, has opened a second quartz line in Spain to make jumbo size slabs...
John Krause

 John Krause at the finishing line of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, the third triathlon he has successfully completed.

London stone and terrazzo company Diespeker's very own marathon man, MD John Krause, has been at it again. This time he took part in the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, said to be...

Yazmin Impson, who works at Albion Stone on Portland, talks about her experience in the predominantly male environment of the stone industry.

About 80% of the UK population aged from 16 to 64 is employed, a higher proportion (and by far the greatest number) since records began in 1971. Roughly half of those people (47%) are women. But in...

Sintered Lapitec, in all its uses, is now available for use with BIM software.

Lapitec has entered the world of BIM.From 1 October, Lapitec slabs, supplied in the UK by the Marble & Granite Centre in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, have been made available for BIM software....

Famous for its stone, now there is also TAB quartz.

Not just a natural stone supplier but a natural stone dreamer. That’s how TAB describes itself. Now it is also an engineered quartz dreamer.India is the largest single source of dimensional...
Indiana Limestone

One of Polycor's Indiana limestone quarries. It has now bought the Indiana limestone mining operation of Elliott Stone. 

Polycor Inc in Canada, which merged with Indiana Limestone (ILCO) this time last year having previously bought four of Rocamat's quarries in France (read more of that here), has now taken over...
Qatar Airways

Michael Adams, Mace: "...Cadeby Stone delivered the client's exact requirements using the latest manufacturing methods in five axes CNC cutting..."

PLP Architecture’s new London headquarters for Qatar Airways at 10-11 Conduit Street in Westminster shows the level of sophistication that the UK stone industry can deliver when it is asked to....

Budri's stand at the Monaco Yacht Show this month.

While much of the Italian stone industry exhibited at Marmo+Mac in Verona this month (25-28 September), one Italian company, Dudri, decided to make its debut just about as far up-market as it is...
Harrison Goldman

The impressive former terminal building of Croydon airport is now a commercial centre just right for high flyers. This is the home of Harrison Goldman.

The consultancy practice of Harrison Goldman sees itself as the marzipan that sticks the icing to the cake – or in its case the stone to the building.The consultancy of Harrison Goldman has...
Welsh Slate

The Welsh Slate feature waterfall at the new €105million offices of Eurojust.

Natural slate walling and decorative aggregates from Welsh Slate are bringing a soothing calm to the new headquarters of an international crime agency.Welsh Slate’s Cwt-y-Bugail blue/grey...
Fyfe memorial

Fyfe making the Flanders Cross in Corrennie pink granite from Tillyfourie Quarry in Scotland that now commemorates the Highland Regiments’ sacrifices in the World War I battle of Passchendaele. Fyfe wants more Scottish memorials to be made using Scottish stone.

Scots continue campaign for more indigenous stone to be usedScottish stone companies are continuing their call for more local stone to be used.Following the formation of the Scottish Stone Group by...
Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford in London with Cosentino's Silestone.

US supermodel and businesswoman Cindy Crawford joined Cosentino at the Zela London restaurant on 17 September for the launch of its latest Tops on Top advertising campaign for its Silestone quartz....
Talk to Me

CED Stone Group is helping to tackle the stoney silence on mental health by sponsoring this installation for London Design Festival.

CED Stone Group is spreading the message that it's good to talk about mental health by helping with an installation at London Design Festival, which started on Saturday (14 September) and goes on...
Ian Knapper

Ian Knapper: “Yes, we are using more scientifically advanced ways to understand the material and the structures it creates but that, as it continues, can only make for more exciting times ahead as the applications expand and the opportunities for masons increase.”

Ian Knapper, a stonemason and stone designer, gives us his opinions of the prospects for the trade.Stonemasonry has come a long way over the decades, producing stunning engineering feats using...
The Spa at South Lodge

The Spa at South Lodge, an exclusive hotel in the South Downs in Sussex, with its Caesarstone interiors.

The 4,120m² Spa at South Lodge, an exclusive hotel in the South Downs in Sussex, has opened to reveal an array of Caesarstone quartz surfaces designed by Sparcstudio, an independent creative...