Saturday, 15 December 2012

CE Marking of Cast Stone

The UK is currently in a transition period from the Construction Products Directive (CPD) into the full introduction of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) which becomes fully effective from 1st July 2013. At that time CE marking becomes mandatory for certain construction products which are covered by harmonised European standards.
CE Marking of Cast Stone

The nature of cast stone products means there is absolutely no requirement for cast stone items to be CE marked. Indeed, it is impossible for cast stone products manufactured to BS 1217 to be CE marked under the CPR, and it would be illegal to do so under the current regulations.  Read more.....

Monday, 5 November 2012

House Building Changes

A recent EU consultation document proposal to introduce the 20% VAT rate on new build homes would be a disaster for the fragile UK housing market.
Churchfields supplied by Pennine Stone
Thankfully, in response to the document a spokesman for the UK Treasury said: “The UK Government will not change the VAT zero-rating of new-build homes”.
Only about 130,000 homes were built across Britain last year – a historic low.  Any reduction in numbers would exacerbate the country’s housing crisis and damage the house building industry, and must be strongly resisted by the Government and the UK housing industry.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

UK Cast Stone Association General Meeting

UK Cast Stone Association

The 2012 Bi Annual General Meeting of the UK Cast Stone Association will be held on Thursday 8th November 2012 at the Forticrete offices, Anstone, Kiveton Park S26 6NP. All Cast Stone Association Members are welcome to attend the meeting, which commences at 10.00 am.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Cast Stone for Commercial and Retail Projects

The latest e-Newsletter from UK Cast Stone Association featured the use of Cast Stone on commercial and retail projects. Cast Stone is an incredibly versatile building material. Because it can be moulded into virtually any shape or size, it offers the designer outstanding flexibility for features and structural elements on all types of projects.
Sainsburys supplied by Procter Cast Stone
 Read more

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Cast Stone Meeting

A committee meeting of UK Cast Stone was held this week.  Thanks must go to Procter Bros in South Wales for hosting the meeting and their hospitality to fellow members of the cast stone industry.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Cast stone beats the double dip

Despite the double dip recession being driven by the largest fall in construction output for 3 years, there is no sign of contraction in the cast stone sector.  Indeed, cast stone produced steady growth throughout 2011, with output set to rise marginally in the first quarter of this year.  Read more

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Cast Stone AGM

The 21st Annual General Meeting of the UK Cast Stone Association will be held on 28th March 2012 at Kilworth Springs Golf Club, Lutterworth. All Cast Stone Association Members are welcome to attend the meeting, which commences at 10.00 am

Friday, 16 March 2012

Cast Stone at Ecobuild

Ecobuild starts next week at ExCel and runs from Tuesday 20th March till Thursday 22nd March inclusive. Bring your cast stone queries and cast stone product requirements to the UK Cast Stone Association Stand S971 for all the answers to your cast stone questions.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

UK Cast Stone Association at Ecobuild

The latest e-Newsletter from the UK Cast Stone Association featured UKCSA forthcoming attendance at the Ecobuild exhibition.  The Association will be on Stand S971 at Ecobuild from Tuesday 20th March until Thursday 22nd March, at ExCel in London.  The Cast Stone Association's stand will feature images of prestigious cast stone projects together with cast stone products from Member companies.  To ensure that you do not miss out on cast stone industry news, please contact UKCSA to receive future issues of the UKCSA e-Newsletter.

Friday, 20 January 2012

21 Years of UKCSA

In 2012 the UK Cast Stone Association celebrates 21 years of being the guardian of quality for cast stone in UK. Read more ... The 21st Annual General Meeeting of the Cast Stone Association will be held on 28th March at the Kilworth Springs Golf Club, nr Lutterworth.  The programme has not yet been finalised, but will include an update on UKCSA's attendance at the Ecobuild Exhibition, at ExCel, London and presentations by UKCSA Associate Members.

Friday, 13 January 2012

UKCSA e-Newsletter

The latest issue of the UKCSA e-Newsletter sent out this week, again featured the NHBC endorsement of the UKCSA standard for cast stone, read more, and an award winning project in Islington featuring cast stone supplied by Haddonstone group member Pennine Stone. If you would like to receive the regular UKCSA newsletter please sign up here.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

UKCSA Executive Committee Meeting

A UK Cast Stone Association Executive Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 11th January 2012 at the Haddonstone offices in East Haddon, Northampton. Directions to the Haddonstone offices are available here.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Cast Stone in 2012

The UK Cast Stone Association would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  If you are thinking of using cast stone in 2012 then please visit the UKCSA web site first for information.