More British stone than ever
The Natural Stone Show is back at ExCeL London next March and whilst it is as international as ever with exhibitors showing stone from around the world, there will also be a record number of British producers attending.
Highlights include Lovell Purbeck showcasing their Purbeck Marble (Viviparus) and Burr Limestone; Stoke Ground Bath Stone from the Bath Stone Group and the latest Portland Stone from Albion Stone’s Jordans quarry; Guiting Gold and Cotswolds Cream from Johnson Quarry Group’s recently acquired Oathill quarry.
Paving product Royal Forest Penant sandstone from Forest of Dean; Award winning Ancaster Weatherbed and Scotch Buff from Realstone; A range of stunning Penrhyn slates from Welsh Slate; Ancaster Hard White and Clipsham from Goldholme Stone.
Cresswell Buff, one of the 14 indigenous stone supplied by Historic Stone; The heritage Churchfield stone being revived through PGWA ; English limestone flagstones from the Metheringham quarries of Centurian Dimensional Stone and specialist Morayshire cobbles from Tennants Elgin.
The subtle hues of British limestone, sandstone and slate that have always attracted the discerning architect, interior designer and landscaper are eminently environmentally friendly.
Dimension stone production is an essentially low energy and sustainable process with the stone removed from the face in large blocks and normally sawn. The electric saw does not need to consume vast amounts of energy to cut stone using nothing like as much as the high energy kilns required to make the cement used in concrete products.
Remove the transport element of CO2 emissions by sourcing local stone and you have a product that can make considerable contributions to low carbon development.
Add to that the low maintenance longevity of stone that improves its environmental credentials in lifetime costing and you have an almost perfect ecological building material ideal for cladding, walling, paving, roofing, floor and wall tiles, shower trays, worktops and furniture.
Come and specify your sustainable building material at the Natural Stone Show 2011. Click here to register free of charge now. Your tickets will be sent to you a few weeks before the show with a voucher for a free show catalogue (normal price £5).
For exhibitor enquiries Tel: +44 (0)115 945 3889, email@example.com
(published november 18th, 2010)