CE Marking Explained

Presented by David Ellis, Stone Federation President and Director of Sandberg, and Peter Harrison, Deputy Chairman of Stone Federation's Technical Committee and Director of Harrison Goldman Design Consultants.  This is an informative, whilst entertaining, look at CE Marking and its impact on you. Read More

BBC’S Great British Railway Crew Pulls Into Burlington Stone

  TV presenter, journalist and former conservative politician and Cabinet Minister, Michael Portillo made a fascinating tour of local natural stone producer, Burlington Stone of Kirkby-in-Furness, shown on 26th January on BBC2 at 6.30pm, as part of series three of the BBC’s popular travel documentary, Great British Railway Journeys. Read More

Satisfaction for 2011 Trainee Mason of the Year

The 2011 Trainee Mason of the Year Jonathan Rayfield says it is 'a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment' that makes stonemasonry so enjoyable to him. "I enjoy crafting the stone and completing a job by hand that will be there for all to see for maybe the next one hundred years or more," he revealed. Read More

Skillbuild winners announced…

Stone Federation was represented at the Skillbuild final on 16th September held at the Leeds College of Building when Jane, the Chief Executive, presented the prizes to the stonemasonry winners. Congratulations are given to all those winners shown on the right. Mention should also be made of the other competitors who qualified to take part especially Michael McCaffrey who was the first finalist from Scotland. Read More

Follow us on Twitter

As part of our programme to reach a wider audience, Stone Federation has joined Twitter - the latest social networking craze. Read More

Marble and Granite Restoration

Preserving our heritage inside museums poses a very different problem from preservation outside, where that heritage frequently has to face the elements. Inside the museum the restoration of marble and granite is probably less important than the preservation of the objects being cared for. Read More

Dennis Jones awarded ‘Project Craftsman of the Year’

"Quiet, unflappable and accommodating" is one description of Dennis Jones, who has been named 'Project Craftsman of the Year' in this year's Duke of Gloucester Awards competition, organised jointly by Stone Federation Great Britain and The Worshipful Company of Masons. Read More

Elgin apprentices win inaugural stonemasonry competition

Two apprentices from Historic Scotland's Stonemasonry Training facility, Elgin, have been crowned champions of the first Stonemasonry Apprentice Skills Competition, which was held at Glasgow's Metropolitan College on 24, 25 and 26th April.  Kenny McCaffrey, 38, and Malcolm Hutcheon, 38, both adult apprentices, beat off competition from Edinburgh's Telford College and Glasgow Metropolitan College, as judges deemed the pillar they produced over the three day competition to be the best. Read More