Thursday, 27 October 2011

UKCSA e-Newsletter

The latest issue of the UKCSA e-Newsletter highlighted choice projects in cast stone.  If you would like to receive the regular UKCSA newsletter please sign up here.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

New House Building

Latest statistics from the NHBC indicate that there were 103,100 new housing starts in the UK in the last 12 months, compared to 111,500 for the preceding 12 month period.  However, and more encouragingly, new site starts in September at 1040 were almost twice as high as had been recorded in recent months. 
Cast stone is finding a growing market with house builders and self-builders who want their properties to stand out. There’s a simple reason why. Cast stone offers class at an affordable price. The material adds kerb appeal, saleability and provides a close match to quarried natural stone at a fraction of the cost. Read more.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Cast Stone projects.

Further details of projects featuring cast stone have recently been added to the "Projects" page of the UKCSA web site at

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Building homes is the only solution to housing crisis.

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has indicated that we need to be building more than 200,000 new homes each year to resolve the current UK housing shortage, in an interview on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

He outlined the Government's three pronged approach to stimulate house building, including extending right to buy, releasing Government land for house building and reforming the planning system, stating "Over all you have to get all things working in tandem, there is not one single thing you can do to solve a housing crisis that has been building up over years and years." He went on to say that the Government would be "putting out a housing strategy next month and we're going to talk a lot more about those things in that as well."

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Award winning cast stone on Scarborough Spa restoration

UKCSA member Haddonstone has won a prestigious Green Apple Gold Award for their supply of an intricately detailed cast stone parapet to replace damaged stonework around the ballroom of this Victorian building. Read more

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Ecobuild Exhibition

See the UK Cast Stone Association (UKCSA) on Stand S159 at the Ecobuild Exhibition at Excel, London from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd March 2012.