Amarestone Natural Stone Blog

Trends at the Surface Design Show 2016

Posted by Steve Turner on Sat, Feb 20, 2016 @ 10:55 AM

 

Surface Design Show 2016 – What did you miss?

Amarestone’s Steve, Helen & Katie attended the SDS16 with Stone Fed’s Matt Robb, at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

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Topics: Stone Federation of GB, design, exhibition

Design and installation of natural stone - insights from the experts

Posted by Steve Turner on Sun, Jul 05, 2015 @ 08:09 PM

Last Wednesday the Stone Federation held a seminar day in London for members about design and installation of natural stone. Amarestone's Director, Steve Turner, was one of a group of five industry experts to present a talk to the assembled stone professionals.

I went along to listen to the talks which featured a range of key topics such as current industry regulation, technical specification, problem solving and general best practice. As always, the team at the Stone Federation did an excellent job of hosting the event and their collective enthusiasm for raising standards in the industry through knowledge sharing really shone through. Well done and thank you!

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Topics: maintenance, buying limestone, events, fitting, cleaning, choosing natural stone, which stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking, design, architect, Stone Federation

French and Spanish limestone at Ecobuild and the HB&R Show 2015

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Apr 07, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

French Limestone at Ecobuild and HB&R Show 2015.  Over the last few weeks we have been busy rushing from one part of the country to another for trade shows, quarry visits and client meetings. March is always a busy time of year as spring gets underway and projects that have been in the planning stages over winter start to gather pace. 

At the beginning of March we were at Ecobuild which took place at Excel, London. This year we decided to team up and share a stand with the Stone Federation, our industry trade organisation.

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Topics: limestone, French limestone, buying limestone, events, spanish limestone, floor, choosing natural stone, Stone Federation of GB, Stone Federation, exhibition, ecobuild

Highlights from the Surface Design Show 2015

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

On Wednesday we were at the Surface Design Show 2015 where our MD, Steve Turner, represented the Stone Federation as chairman of the SBID panel discussion on Colour, Trends and Texture in Surface Design.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the event, we had a great day and hope that you enjoyed it too. For those of you who couldn't be there, here are some of the highlights.

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Topics: events, surface finishes, Stone Federation of GB, design, architect, Stone Federation, natural stone, designer, surface design show, external stone, outdoor, SBID

Amarestone's Steve Turner, VIP speaker at Surface Design Show 2015

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 @ 09:47 AM

We are proud to announce that Steve Turner, Amarestone MD, has been invited to represent the Stone Federation of Great Britain at the Surface Design Show tomorrow.

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Topics: events, surface finishes, which stone, Stone Federation of GB, design, architect, natural stone, designer, surface design show

How to spot a quality marble and limestone supplier

Posted by Steve Turner on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Identifying a Quality Marble and Limestone Supplier

There are two aspects to finding a high quality supplier; the first is finding a trustworthy supplier and the second is finding top quality products.

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Topics: our service, choosing natural stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking, bespoke service

Sourcing the world's best natural stone: How do you start?

Posted by Steve Turner on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 04:06 PM

Where it all began...

Husband and wife team, Steve and Denise Turner, started the company almost 10 years ago when they were looking for a fresh start. Denise began her career as a biochemist, later moving into IT. Steve went straight into the IT industry after university and worked his way up to running a successful IT project management business.

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Topics: limestone, choosing marble, history, marble, buying limestone, installation, fitting, Fila, choosing natural stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking, design, bespoke limestone, company, customer service, bespoke service

CPDs - "Choose Limestone", "Seal and Clean Stone", "Bathroom Tiling"

Posted by Steve Turner on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

On Thursday last week, we had industry experts from the Stone Federation of Great Britain, Fila UK and Marmox UK over to the new Design Studio to present three CPD seminars to RIBA Architects and SBID and BIID Designers.

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Topics: stain, limestone flooring, choosing marble, Marmox, tilebacker board, marble, stone, limestone tiles, buying limestone, cleaning, wine stain, Fila, which stone, Stone Federation of GB, CE Marking