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producer prices
15 December 2021 | Market Intelligence
While figures released today showed the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 5.1% in the 12 months to November, up from 4.2% in October, inflation in producer prices was even greater. The...
Maquettes of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
15 December 2021 | Natural Stone Memorials
Niches in an entrance porch of the Royal Albert Hall on London’s South Bank that have remained empty since the Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871 are to be filled with Portland limestone...
Robert Merry
14 December 2021 | Market Intelligence
As Christmas approaches, Robert Merry contemplates what the post COP26 year ahead holds in store for the stone industry and the world. So it’s Christmas again. We made it, dear reader, you...
3.5m long fireplace head
Throughout the premises of Meister Masonry are signs saying ‘liberating stone’. Here owner Richard Heather and his team talk about how they are doing that.Meister Masonry has just added...
CSCS Smart Check app
A new app is coming in April for checking all CSCS cards. The CSCS Smart Check app will mean all 2.1million cards displaying the CSCS logo can be electronically verified onsite using a...
Steve Murphy
14 December 2021 | Market Intelligence
David Coster, the plain speaking Director of Advanced Stone & Masonry Supplies, which sells Stain Proof and Tenax products in the UK, talks to Steve Murphy, hands-on MD of Planet Granite near...
Responsible sourcing pledge
Stone Federation Great Britain is calling on its members to sign up to a new 'Responsible Sourcing Pledge' to demonstrate their commitment to sourcing stone ethically and sustainably. ...
Coleg Cambria students at the at Borras Park CP School development
13 December 2021 | Training
Hundreds of college students in Wales have donned hard hats and hi-vis vests to go on to construction sites as a way to encourage them into the industry as a career. The ‘See Your Site...
Work experience
10 December 2021 | Training
To complete the survey to help develop the most useful work experience ‘tasters’, CLICK HERE As reported at the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) meeting last month (...
The clock on the Elizabeth Tower
8 December 2021 | Stone Heritage | 1 Comment
As the stone restoration work on the Elizabeth Tower (what many people call Big Ben) at the Houses of Parliament reaches its conclusion, Rory Smith, the Stonemasonry Foreman of DBR Ltd (which is...
Duke of Gloucester Award winners 2021
7 December 2021 | Training
Above. Tony Long (left), head mason at Canterbury Cathedral, with Canterbury Cathedral stonemason Ben Swinfield. His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester was at Mercers Hall in the City of...
apprentice Charlie Revill
7 December 2021 | Training
The government's offer of up to £4,000 for each apprentice a company employs has been extended at least until the end of March 2022. And the CITB is still paying training grants to...
Walls in the Landscape
7 December 2021 | Market Intelligence
It might be an increasingly digital age but if you still like to track the year a month at a time with a calendar hanging on the wall under some attractive photographs you might like to visit the Dry...
The Plaza (street skate & social space)
5 December 2021 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Landscape designs that answer the world’s pressing issues of climate change and biodiversity were among the winners of this year’s Landscape Institute Awards presented online only on 26...
Noctis from Silestone
While some stone fabricators are beginning to wonder if the white marble look of quartz is going the way of the once dominant glittery black quartz, the latest launch in Cosentino’s Silestone...

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