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Stone in the landscape
4 December 2021 | Market Intelligence
The Landscape Forum is one of Stone Federation Great Britain’s sector focus groups. Here an architect gives their view on the benefits of using natural stone when designing pavements and hard...
UKCA
3 December 2021 | Legislation / Standards
Although the government has put the deadline for changing over from CE Marking to the post-Brexit UKCA Marking (UK(NI) in Northern Ireland) back a year to January 2023 (read about that here), it says...
Joining forces in stone fabrication
Two well-established worktop companies, Rob Wilkinson’s Bellagio and Steve Buck’s Marble Ideas, are joining forces under the name of Bellagio Marble Ideas Ltd. The final arrangements...
Cwt y Bugail quarry
Breedon Trading Ltd has been fined £300,000 for safety breaches after fly rock from a blast at the Cwt-y-Bugail slate quarry in Wales put workers lives at risk. One quarry operative had to...
Builder Merchant sales graph
25 November 2021 | Market Intelligence
Third quarter sales from builders merchants, recorded on the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) this month, show sales did not quite live up to the second quarter levels, but the quarter still...
Talentview
24 November 2021 | Training
With unemployment at a historically low 4.3% and job vacancies at an all-time high of 1.172million in October (the latest figures available from the Office for National Statistics at the time of...
Shawn Williamson sculpture
23 November 2021 | Stone Projects
A bust of Piloto Luis Pardo in Portland limestone was unveiled by The Chilean Ambassador to the UK, David Gallagher, at the United Nations International Maritime Organisation building on the Albert...
Craid Liddle RIP
"It is with deepest sadness that we must announce the death of our CEO and founder Craig Liddle." So begins the announcement of Craig Liddle's death on the website of Aura, the...
Chris Kelsey
19 November 2021 | Market Intelligence | 1 Comment
Chris Kelsey of stone wholesaler The Marble & Granite Centre in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, is the new President of Stone Federation Great Britain. He succeeds Marcus Paine, the Managing...
Bellagio
18 November 2021 | Market Intelligence
David Coster, the plain speaking Director of Advanced Stone & Masonry Supplies, which sells Stain Proof and Tenax products, talks to Rob Wilkinson, MD, and Mike Boydon, Director, of Bellagio...
Clara Willet
17 November 2021 | Stone Heritage
Heritage Forum is one of Stone Federation Great Britain’s sector focus groups. Here the group talks to Clara Willet, Architectural Conservator at Historic England and a judge of the Federation...
Robert Merry
15 November 2021 | Market Intelligence
Stone correspondent Robert Merry goes out on the mean streets of Marble Town and files his report for the Chandler & Bogart News. The editor made it clear: “Get me some real stories...
Stone cleaning
14 November 2021 | Stone Heritage
Natural Stone Specialist asked two of the top suppliers of stone cleaning equipment how the sector has been during the pandemic. Here’s what they said...Stonehealth is well known for supplying...
After Turrini
The more machines you have the more water you need, which is why companies all over the UK are upgrading their water recycling systems. Perhaps it was improving work environments to make them...
Vita Student accommodation in Leeds
12 November 2021 | Stone Projects
Shackerley SureClad provides the peace of mind that comes from cladding in natural and engineered stone. Vita Student accommodation in Leeds with natural limestone With two universities,...

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