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Memorial Design Award winner 2021
30 September 2021 | Natural Stone Memorials
The Cemetery of the Year Awards, designed to raise the profile and awareness of stone memorials, went ahead for the second year against a backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic that has put burial...
COP26
29 September 2021 | Environment
During the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on 31 October-12 November the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is hosting an online Built & Historic Environment...
Ardex buys Wedi shares
German companies Ardex, the construction chemicals specialist, and Wedi, which makes backer boards for wet rooms, have combined. Ardex says its purchase of Wedi shares is the largest acquisition...
Carrie Horwood carving
On 15 September Mitcheldean and Abenhall in Gloucestershire finally got their war memorial. It was carved in Forest of Dean sandstone by Carrie Horwood, of Cat’s Eye Carving in nearby Lydney....
J Rotherham premises at Holme-On-Spalding Moor
Ninety-nine former J Rotherham Masonry staff have won a pay-out total of £328,713 following the company’s collapse. The staff were made redundant without consultation when the...
Digging Bath Stone cover
19 September 2021 | Stone Heritage
Digging Bath Stone – A quarry and transport history ISBN: 9781911038 86 3 Author: David Pollard Published by: Lightmoor Press Pages: 512 Illustrations: 570 Price...
Random building site
18 September 2021 | Legislation / Standards
There have been 316,000 Covid spot checks carried out by the Health & Safety Executive since the start of the pandemic lock-downs. Now one of them has resulted in a prosecution. On 17...
Exeter Cathedral
17 September 2021 | Events
Building Limes Forum (BLF) members, lime enthusiasts, conservation professionals and trades from around the world are invited to book for this year’s Building Limes Forum conference taking...
15 Clerkenwell Close
16 September 2021 | Market Intelligence | 2 Comments
15 Clerkenwell Close in Islington, London, which the council once wanted demolished (overturned at appeal) because it said it contravened the planning permission, has been short-listed for this year...
Net Zero Hero
16 September 2021 | Events
Net zero carbon emissions in 2050 will not be achieved without companies taking part. And to encourage you to get involved the government has launched a competition called Hero of Net Zero. Deadline...
Producer Price Index
15 September 2021 | Market Intelligence
Everyone has seen prices are increasing and on 15 September the Office for National Statistics (ONS) put some figures on just how much they are increasing. ONS says the headline rate of producer...
Antolini
Antolini, the Italian stone supplier that specialises in the exotic and colourful, has opened a new concept showroom in Milan, Italy. It is called Stoneroom, and seeing it encourages you to wax...
Bidwells Clipsham blocks
Stamford Stone is now extracting block stone again from the Clipsham Bidwells Quarry it bought in 2018. It was formerly also known as the Daveport Handley Quarry and Bullimores Quarry.It has taken a...
Building work
14 September 2021 | Market Intelligence
Last year turned out well for those working in the home improvement sector, such as kitchen worktop companies and tilers, but this year is even better. Analysis of invoices  from Powered...
Pete Smith
12 September 2021 | Market Intelligence
David Coster, the plain speaking Director of Advanced Stone & Masonry Supplies, which sells Stain Proof and Tenax sealers and glues, talks to Pete Smith, General Manager of Butterfield Natural...

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