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2022 Natural Stone Awards Results Announced

On Friday 2 December, the Stone Federation hosted the 21st Natural Stone Awards Ceremony at London’s Leonardo Royal Tower Bridge Hotel.

Taking place every two years, the Natural Stone Awards aims to celebrate the best examples of the use of natural stone in construction projects from across all sectors of the industry, from cladding and external masonry to interiors, and from landscapes through to restoration work.

Stone Federation chief executive, Jane Buxey said: “The 2022 Natural Stone Awards has been a fantastic celebration of the very best that this industry has to offer. This year, despite the challenges faced by the industry, the quality and quantity of entries was as high as it has ever been and is testimony to the agility, excellence and professionalism of the companies within the natural stone sector.”

The standard of the winning, highly commended and commended projects was said to be very high throughout the eight categories. The category winners are described as exceptional examples of the successful use of natural stone across a wide range of applications, from the crisp façades of the Chelsea Barracks and the traditional stonemasonry construction on Lancing Chapel’s West Porch to the expert restoration of Loch Lomond’s Cameron House and the hard-carved cantilevered staircase at Lenaboy, County Dublin.

A notable feature in nearly all the winning, highly commended and commended projects was a sustainable project approach, the Federation said, whether that be using locally sourced stone, minimal waste designs or restoring the existing structure to benefit from the sustainability of retrofit.
This comes at a time when an increasing number of architects and clients are realising the whole life carbon benefits of using natural stone over other construction materials, the organisation continued.

The ceremony was compered by sports presenter Jim Rosenthal who was assisted Radio 2’s Steve Madden. The event was also also joined by our guest presenter, TV presenter, architectural designer and sustainability champion, Charlie Luxton.

The 2022 awards were also supported and sponsored by various trade bodies and industry firms including Hardscape, Historic England, Marshalls, Sandberg, SBID, Schluter-Systems and Welsh Slate.
Guests at the Awards received a copy of the 2022 Natural Stone Awards Souvenir Brochure which can be ordered free of charge on the Stone Federation’s website.
www.stonefed.org.uk

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