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Stone Federation Great Britain

Stone Federation Great Britain coordinates all aspects of the natural stone industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing appropriate material and a reliable service.

Contact information

Stone Federation Great Britain
Channel Business Centre
Ingles Manor
Castle Hill Avenue
CT20 2RD
United Kingdom


CPD booking contact

Mrs Jane Buxey
Tel: +44 (0)1303 856123

Approved CPD materials

Selecting the Correct Stone
Type: Seminar
This seminar sets out current best practice for the selection of natural stone for larger cladding, flooring, paving and masonry projects. It is based on relevant sections of a number of British Standards, Codes of Practice and other trade documents. Considers the important issues relating to the use and interpretation of samples, the role of the quarry, mine or processing factory visit in the process of stone selection, evaluation of technical properties and the standards and information you should expect from your supplier.
Speakers for In-house Seminars
Type: Seminar
The Stone Federation of Great Britain can supply speakers on other CPD-related topics for your in-house seminars, or your branch, networking, or regional events.
Stone Federation Quarry Visit
Type: Factory Visit
This is a guided tour of a quarry and stone works where groups will be shown how stone is formed and quarried, examining its physical properties, size, weights, etc. This tour is open to any interested architects and lasts one day (6 hours).
Stone in the City
Type: Seminar
This intensive seminar led by industry experts looks at factors affecting specification, choosing a specialist stone contractor, aesthetics, maintenance, environmental issues, choosing the right stone, design factors to consider, cost, technological advances and energy efficiency issues.
Use of Stone in Building Course
Type: Course
This course provides you with an overview and general knowledge of the use of natural stone taking account of the current needs of those using and specifying stone. The course will give delegates assistance in understanding, selecting and using natural stone in many different applications
The Natural Stone Extraction Process
Type: Podcast
This pod cast will provide:
  • Information on the extraction process of dimensional stone.
  • Information on quarries.
  • Different methods used, both traditional and new.
  • Details of jet belts and their benefits.
  • Procedure after cutting, ie, use of high pressure water.
  • Quarries: their place in the environment.
  • Choosing samples of natural stone.
  • Importance of visiting quarries to view the whole range of stone and geological features.

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