Natural Stone in the Spotlight at Surface Design Show

This week we have been exhibiting at London’s Surface Design Show. The Federation hosted The Stone Gallery which included The Stone Knowledge Hub and The Stone Tapestry. The Stone Knowledge Hub provided visitors with a chance to meet a selection of the fantastic stone suppliers and quarries, stone cleaning experts and sealant… Read More

LSI Stone Becomes Tier 2 Ethical Stone Register Member

We are delighted to announce that, following completion of the required questionnaire and audits, LSI Stone has progressed from Declaration Level and become a Verification level Ethical Stone Register member, providing their clients with the assurance that comes from using an independently audited ESR member company.  They will join the… Read More

2022 Natural Stone Awards Review Film

It’s been just over a month since the Natural Stone Awards and what a day it was. It was fantastic to gather with architects, designers, clients and natural stone companies to celebrate the very best that the natural stone sector has to offer. A big thank you to the various winners,… Read More

The Stone Knowledge Hub at Surface Design Show

In February, we will be hosting The Stone Knowledge Hub, a Stone Federation member-exclusive area at London’s Surface Design Show. Located right at the heart of the show, the Knowledge Hub will give the architects and interior designers attending the show a hub of materials and expertise for their natural… Read More

2022 Natural Stone Awards Results

In December we gathered with 360 architects, major contractors, designers, clients and stone industry firms for the 2022 Natural Stone Awards. It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating the very best that our industry has to offer and it was particularly special considering it has been four years since the last… Read More

Natural Stone Awards Ceremony Booking Opens

We are delighted to announce that booking is now open for the 2022 Natural Stone Awards Ceremony. Now in its 21st year, the #NaturalStoneAwards ceremony is one of the highlights of the natural stone sector’s calendar and attracts 350+ architects, designers, clients and natural stone companies. This will be a… Read More

Launch of New Snagging Guidance for Stone

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new document exclusively for Stone Federation members. Inspection and Snagging of Finished Internal Works Using Natural Stone has been created to fill a gap as previously there was no guidance on what inspectors should consider acceptable when ‘snagging’ the natural stone elements… Read More

Women In Natural Stone Networking Event: A Resounding Success

On Wednesday evening, we welcomed 70 women from the natural stone, architectural, design and construction sectors to The City of London’s The Counting House for the first Women In Natural Stone networking event. Women In Natural Stone (WINS) was formed to create an opportunity for women within the natural stone industry… Read More

Responsible Sourcing Pledge Signatory List Continues to Grow

It has been encouraging to see the number of Stone Federation members who have demonstrated their commitment to ethical and sustainable sourcing by adding their names to the list of Responsible Sourcing Pledge signatories. To date the following members have signed up: Airelimestones Lda, Albion Stone, Amarestone, Arcturus Stones, Athena Stonecare,… Read More

Stone Federation Golf Day: The Results

Last week we hosted our 2022 Stone Federation Golf Day at The Drift Golf Club in Surrey.  The event, now into its 7th year, attracted teams from across the UK, with 56 players battling it out across the 18 holes. After a challenging but enjoyable morning of golf, the teams… Read More

Hardscape Group Joins Ethical Stone Register

We are delighted to announce that Hardscape Group Ltd has joined the Ethical Stone Register. Following completion of the required questionnaire, Hardscape Group Ltd has achieved Declaration level on the Ethical Stone Register, providing their clients with the assurance that comes from using an ESR member company. They will join… Read More

2022/23 Natural Stone Source Book Published

We are delighted to announce the publication of the 2022/23 Natural Stone Source Book. The Source Book is our flagship publication and is designed to be both inspirational and educational, providing the information and visual stimulation required for the successful completion of natural stone projects. This publication is ideal for… Read More