Tuesday 01 May 2012 15:58

Natural Stone Sustainability Awards 2012

These are the 16th Natural Stone Awards to celebrate the use of this attractive, traditional, yet vitally modern building material and we would like to invite you to attend this prestigious ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 30th November 2012.

The closing date for entries is 27th April 2012. please contact here.

Anyone involved in a project, clients, professionals, trades and stone suppliers alike, can submit an entry, and what better way is there of getting your work recognised while also showing your appreciation of the work of the rest of the team. There are five categories: New Build (load-bearing and modern, non-load bearing), Repair and Restoration, Interiors, Landscaping and Craftsmanship.

This year the sustainability category is being covered in the Natural Stone Sustainability Awards.

Entries will be judged by a team of internationally recognised architects with advice from stone experts. What the judges will be looking for is sympathy of scale to any surrounding building or features and, in continuous street frontages, a relationship to any marked general horizontal or vertical pattern. They will look for an understanding of the requirements of stone detailing and weathering to give a clean and minimum maintenance building or landscape development. Additionally, they will be looking for innovative use of stone in all entries, while great importance will be given to the overall quality of the work undertaken. Projects do not have to be large to win. What they do need is a demonstrable commitment to excellence, both in the design and the execution of the design. In the first instance, entries should include written and photographic evidence of the quality of the entry. They also require a completed entry form.

The Awards provide winners with an unrivalled opportunity for promotional activity and the industry as a whole the chance to demonstrate to a wide audience why stone continues to be the preferred choice of some of the world’s most discerning architects and designers. The Award categories demonstrate just how versatile a product nature has produced in stone with its huge range of colours, textures, finishes, sizes and uses; and they show that the skills of the mason are as finely honed today as ever they were, complemented by sophisticated computer-controlled machinery to make the modern stone industry capable of meeting the exacting requirements of the modern construction industry and the innovative designs of the most imaginative architects of our time.