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Jane Buxey
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Matthew Robb
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Stone Federation Great Britain


Stone Federation is the official trade association for the natural stone industry. The Federation coordinates all aspects of the industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing an appropriate material and a reliable service.

Stone Federation represents employers, liaises with government on legal affairs, health and safety, technical standards, craftsmanship, training and education.

Make Stone Federation Great Britain and its members first point of contact for choosing and using stone and for quality assured advice, material and specialist services to ensure success.

Stone Federation GB provides a one-stop shop for product information, technical guidance and advice on all aspects of specifying and working with stone.

CPD Material (6)

Selecting the Correct Stone
This seminar sets out current best practice for the selection of natural stone for larger cladding, flooring, paving and masonry projects.
It is based on relevant sections of a number of British Standards, Codes of Practice and other trade documents.
Considers the important issues relating to the use and interpretation of samples, the role of the quarry, mine or processing factory visit in the process of stone selection, evaluation of technical properties and the standards and information you should expect from your supplier.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Use of Stone in Building Course
This course provides you with an overview and general knowledge of the use of natural stone taking account of the current needs of those using and specifying stone. The course will give delegates assistance in understanding, selecting and using natural stone in many different applications
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Course
The Natural Stone Extraction Process
This pod cast will provide:
- Information on the extraction process of dimensional stone.
- Information on quarries.
- Different methods used, both traditional and new.
- Details of jet belts and their benefits.
- Procedure after cutting, ie, use of high pressure water.
- Quarries: their place in the environment.
- Choosing samples of natural stone.
- Importance of visiting quarries to view the whole range of stone and geological features.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Podcast
Speakers for In-house Seminars
The Stone Federation of Great Britain can supply speakers on other CPD-related topics for your in-house seminars, or your branch, networking, or regional events.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Stone in the City
This intensive seminar led by industry experts looks at factors affecting specification, choosing a specialist stone contractor, aesthetics, maintenance, environmental issues, choosing the right stone, design factors to consider, cost, technological advances and energy efficiency issues.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Factory Visit
Stone Federation Quarry Visit
This is a guided tour of a quarry and stone works where groups will be shown how stone is formed and quarried, examining its physical properties, size, weights, etc.

This tour is open to any interested architects and lasts one day (6 hours).
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Factory Visit


Stone Federation Great Britain has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

RIBA Core Curriculum areas