Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

UPDATE Covid-19 and its impact on French Limestone supplies

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Apr 03, 2020 @ 11:16 AM

French Limestone Supplies during the Covid-19 Outbreak

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on the lockdown in France and its potential impact on French limestone supplies. The government recently extended the lockdown for a further two weeks until the 15th April and we can now give some clarity on the impact.

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Topics: buying limestone, customer service

French Limestone Quarry Changes - what you need to know

Posted by Steve Turner on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 @ 04:14 PM

French limestone - how changes to the industry might affect you.

If you are linked to the stone industry as an architect, designer, stonemason, distributor/retailer or developer, you could be affected by some of the changes.

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Topics: French limestone, choosing natural stone, quarry

Covid-19 and its impact on French Limestone supplies

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 03:13 PM

French Limestone Supplies during the Covid-19 Outbreak

At lunch time today, the French government imposed a "lockdown" across the whole of France. This is intended to last for the next two weeks but may be extended depending on the circumstances.

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Topics: buying limestone, customer service

The top 5 questions at SDS20

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Natural Stone at the Surface Design Show:

The top 5 questions asked by Architects and Designers

This year's Surface Design Show at London's Business Design Centre in Islington attracted a large audience of architects and designers who came to look at the wide range of innovative surfaces on display at the show.

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Topics: French limestone, external stone, ethical sourcing, frequently asked questions

Delivering natural stone to homes in Europe and worldwide

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Jan 14, 2020 @ 03:08 PM

Natural Stone for your holiday home in Europe

Over the last year we have seen an increase in English speaking customers looking for natural stone for their properties across Europe. 

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Topics: French limestone, ethical sourcing, brexit

The trends in natural stone for 2019 - what will happen in 2020?

Posted by Steve Turner on Wed, Dec 11, 2019 @ 09:30 AM

Trends for natural stone specifiers for 2019 and 2020.

At about this time of year, we like to look back at what our customers were buying over the course of the year and work out which way the trends might go over the next year.

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Topics: French limestone, chamesson, portuguese marble, lavoux

The most majestic French limestone

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 09:47 AM

Tuffeau French limestone

The stone that is used as the building material of some of France's most elegant and best known buildings is surprisingly little known outside France.

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Topics: French limestone, tuffeau, listed building

Ethical Stone Register - why we joined

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 @ 04:58 PM

October 18th was Anti-Slavery Day so it seems appropriate to revisit our reasons for joining the Ethical Stone Register.

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Topics: environment, Stone Federation of GB, ethical sourcing

Pierre de Bourgogne

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Oct 08, 2019 @ 09:15 AM

Pierre de Bourgogne - multi-coloured limestone from Burgundy

Pierre de Bourgogne, literally "Stone of Burgundy", is a name commonly given to a selection of French limestone that displays the characteristics that we have come to associate with the limestone from this region of France.

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Topics: French limestone, pierre de bourgogne

What does No-Deal Brexit mean for your natural stone project?

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Jul 29, 2019 @ 05:00 PM

Brexit and the impact on imports of European limestone

What will a "No-Deal Brexit" do to prices and lead times?

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Topics: frequently asked questions, brexit