1. Australian Government ban the dry cutting of Engineered Quartz

    Australian Government ban the dry cutting of Engineered Quartz

    26 Claims For Compensation For Silicosis Prompts Australian Government To Say Not To Dry Cutting Engineered Quartz.   An urgent warning to stone fabricators to stop dry cutting engineered quartz has been issued to fabricators in Australia by the Queensland government. This is following 26 recent new claims of compensation for silicosis due to exposure to stone dust. This has prompted Grace Grace, the Industrial Relations Manager, to issue a statement advising employers to immediately [...]
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  2. Continuous Improvement at Stonegate

    Continuous Improvement at Stonegate

    Stonegate announce new next day delivery cut off times to their customers.   Listening to customer’s feedback and acting on it is key to ensuring you remain the UKs most trusted provider of specialist products and knowledge to stone fabricators. This is why Stonegate have made an extra effort to reach out to their customers to gain their honest opinions on how they could improve their service.   Thankfully the response was overwhelming positive, however one key [...]
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  3. Wet Vs Dry Polishing Pads: Which one is right for you?

    Wet Vs Dry Polishing Pads: Which one is right for you?

      Often a source of debate in the stone fabricating industry, is which is best, wet or dry polishing.    At Stonegate we think there is a place for both techniques in your business. Picking which method to use will largely depend on the task in-hand and the location where the work is to be carried out.   Both wet and dry processes will predominantly use a multi pad approach. Each pad features a number to determine how fine the grit is. You would then start from the [...]
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  4. All You Need To Know About Textured Worktops

    All You Need To Know About Textured Worktops

    With the natural look becoming more prominent in kitchens far and wide, textured worktops are on the rise. Texturing a worktop provides a more contemporary, authentic and natural stone feel for the customer, helping them to achieve an even more premium look to the stone in their kitchen.   This style of finish will create an uneven tactile finish to the stone. Some of these finishes you can get direct from the supplier of stone and are unique to them. Alternatively you can purchase a [...]
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