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Dunhouse Luxstone

Paul Allison of Dunhouse Quarries (left) and Dan Hall of Laidler Luxstone at the Dunhouse headquarters in Darlington, Co Durham.

Northern sandstone quarry company Dunhouse, which operates seven quarries, has formed a company to supply a range of porcelain worktops with built-in induction heating elements.Paul Allison, the...

An artist's Impression of the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir being built in Abu Dhabi with marble interiors supplied by Fox Marble. 

London Stock Exchange-listed company Fox Marble has received its biggest order to date. It is for $2.4million-worth of its Alexandrian White marble quarried in the Balkans to be used for the...
Thomas Group

Atlas Plan is now available from The Thomas Group in Manchester.

Atlas Concorde is a major Italian tile manufacturer and the main brand of the Concorde Group. In 2017 it launched Atlas Plan, a range of large porcelain slabs for kitchen worktops, tables and vanity...

Bluetta bookmatched porcelain tiles sold by Lapicida.

Pictured here is a feature wall created using Bluetta bookmatched porcelain tiles that are sold by Lapicida, the stone and tile specialist in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Director Jason...
International Stones

Meet the team at International Stones, which has just added the Italian Florim Ceramiche porcelain slabs to the ranges it offers. The International Stones team pictured (left to right) are: Rob Willsher, Jonathan Oxley, James Bentley, Mat Bacon, Josh Marshall and Jonathan Goulding.

Stone wholesaler International Stones, supplying the country from its base in Sheffield, has added the porcelains of Italian manufacturer Florim Ceramiche to its range.The bright and tidy yard at the...

Ross Salter in front of the GMM Extra CNC saw in his newly extended factory workshop from where he makes stone products for delivery to anywhere in the country.

Ruby Granite has been growing ever since Ross Salter set it up 15 years ago. It’s latest expansion sees the company double the size of its factory workshop, open a new showroom at its premises...
THSB award

Brian Coyle (left), the Managing Director of Lilstone, receives his company's training Award from Chris Ivey, Consultant Director for Health & Safety at THSP. 

Enfield-based heritage and restoration contractor Lilstone is this year’s winner of the THSP Training Award for its commitment to training its staff.Lilstone has been a customer of health...

Szerelmey's new directors: Wayne McIntyre and Tamsin Pickeral.

London-based specialist contractor Szerelmey has appointed two new Directors who it says start an exciting new chapter for the company.Wayne McIntyre joins to head the firm’s commercial...
Bonny Blues

Alan Hamilton of Cumbria Quarrying Services with son-in-law and Penrith AFC captain Grant Davidson and the match day strip sponsored by Cumbria Quarrying Services.

Hopes Penrith AFC had of progressing in the FA Cup came to a 2-4 end in an extra preliminary round tie against Seaham Red Star on Saturday. But they looked the part thanks to the part sponsorship of...
Matt English

Matt English, who manages Pisani Wholesale near Matlock in Derbyshire: "It’s not all roses. I don’t think it is for any wholesaler out there. But we’re happy with the position we have.”

Pisani left London following the closure of its Feltham headquarters in 2017 but the name lives on. It is now Pisani Wholesale, based at the same premises used by Pisani for...
The Devil's Menu

Chef John Whelan with his Dekton Trilium island, the centrepiece of The Devil's Menu.

John Whelan, the chef who owns and runs The Devil’s Menu boutique cookery school in Kilkenny, Ireland, has chosen Cosentino’s Dekton ultra-compact surface for his kitchen worktops....
MGLW Rogerio

Rogerio Moutinho in the MGLW warehouse in London where a new inspirational showroom is being designed by two young Italian architects. A new website is also being designed incorporating customer relationship management (CRM) software.

More than anything else, MGLW aims to be the source of inspiration when it comes to choosing natural or engineered stone. For more than 25 years MGLW has been supplying stone to the London...

Caesarstone's White Attica, one of nine finishes chosen by Bloor Homes for kitchen upgrade offers in 3,000 new builds in the next 12 months.

Caesarstone has been chosen by Bloor Homes as the exclusive kitchen worktop upgrade supplier for more than 3,000 new builds to be completed in the next 12 months.But Caesarstone is not saying how the...

Intense dark colours and tight curves from Hi-Macs Intense Ultra being launched in September.

Hi-Macs solid surface company LG Hausys introduces Intense Ultra, with intense solid colour and even tighter thermoforming. New formulation Intense Ultra offers colour consistency during and...
10 years

Staff at Lovell Stone Group are celebrating 10 years in business today (1 July).

Lovell Stone Group celebrates 10 years of trading today (1 July).The Group (originally called Lovell Purbeck) was founded by brothers Simon and James Hart when they acquired Purbeck quarry company D...