Membership

Benefits of Membership


Displayed below is a list of benefits that come with becoming a Stone Federation member

 

▼ Inclusion in the Natural Stone Source Book: A Specifiers' Guide
As a member, you are automatically included in the directory of members which is circulated to over 5,000 Architects, Designers, Local Councils and Clients, including the top 100 Architects.

▼ Weekly Email Update
We send a weekly email to all members, keeping you up to date with all the latest industry news, Federation events and much more .

▼ Free Helplines
The following helplines will be provided to you free of charge as part of your membership. You, or any member of your staff, can use these helplines as often as you wish:

  • Contractual and Legal

  • Employment

  • Insurance

  • Health and Safety

  • Training

  • Environmental

  • CE Marking


▼ Technical Advice Service
Technical advice is available free as part of your membership.

▼ Use of the Stone Federation logo
As a member you are entitled to use the Stone Federation logo on your promotional material such as letterheads, website and vehicles.

▼ StoneSafe
Health and Safety is high on the Federation's agenda and as such we run a campaign called 'StoneSafe'. It covers the four main areas of concern for the stone industry - Noise, Manual and Mechanical Handling, HAVS and Respirable Dust.

Your StoneSafe pack will be sent to you when you become a member.

▼ Working parties and committees
Companies are able to nominate representatives to sit on the various committees and working groups, such as the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG), Technical, Stone Cleaning and Surface Repair and the PR Focus Group.

▼ Discounted Publications
Purchase our publications at a discounted rate, including the Codes of Practice which are the industry's benchmark, prepared by the Federation and specified by architects. These publications are not available to non‐member companies.  Stone Federation Members also get a 10% discount on all British Standards.

▼ Members' Area on Stone Federation website
Our fully integrated website will keep you up to date on issues affecting the stone industry and your Federation.

The 'members only' section is constantly being updated. You will find a wealth of information, including a complete publications list, an up -to-date diary of events, data sheets, details on seminars and events, health and safety information and alerts and legal advice. A complete set of employment documents worth £500 are available for you to download completely free of charge.

▼ Natural Stone Awards
Stone Federation organises and administers the Natural Stone Awards, the industry's most prestigious event. As a member you will receive news on this important event first.

▼ Technical Data Sheets
A complete set of Technical Data Sheets are available upon request.

▼ Vetted member
Many local authorities, designers, clients and architects request Stone Federation Members only as they respect our Membership vetting process, giving you access to even more project opportunities .

▼ Responsible Sourcing
Up to date information on responsible sourcing‐sustainability and ethical sourcing.

▼ Courses, seminars and events
From trade shows to awards ceremonies‐increase your knowledge and contacts at these networking events. Regular events include:

  • Design and Installation of Natural Stone Floors

  • Use of Stone in Building Course

  • The Donovan Purcell Lecture

  • Architects' CPDs


▼ Company feature on our website
One of the major benefits of membership is having your company profile featured on our website.  The Stone Federation website has over 27,000 visitors each year, providing you with incredible exposure.  Your company profile allows you to add case studies and images, with easy access to update whenever required.

▼ Training for you and your operatives
StoneTrain has been formed to provide training for the natural stone industry and in particular, to Stone Federation members, and is run for the industry, by the industry.

 
For more information or to request a membership application pack, click here.