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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...
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...