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Stoneworld, Oxfordshire have worked in the natural stone industry for over twenty years, and over that time have built a reputation for innovation and quality. Their state of the art Oxfordshire stone workshop has allowed Stoneworld to work on a broad range of projects from historic buildings, to commercial properties and bespoke private builds. This month, they will host their first RIBA approved CPD course of 2022, focussing on the correct methods of specifying stone.

Stoneworld have extensive experience working with architects to produce high quality projects such as the Bicester Village development, Lincoln Cathedral and Chatsworth House. Through their on site masonry facilities and ever-growing product catalogue, quality assurance and attention to detail have become part and parcel of the Stoneworld ethos.

In order to share this industry experience, and assist architects in their specification of stone, the CPD will aim to help delegates confidently specify stone. With a clear need for shared expertise and collaboration across sectors, the courses will touch on different elements of stone in architecture, looking at esthetic qualities and purpose, while reaching into practical areas such as safety and technical data.

The Stoneworld CPD course will aim to offer an insight into the many considerations architects can often have when developing a project involving the use of stone, assisting in decision making and creating specifications. Adding a voice from the industry to the decision making process means a better understanding across all stakeholders. Stoneworld director Rob Parker explains;

“We have run these courses in the past and the feedback is always fantastic. It is great to hear from  architects and build on their requirements to ensure we are always offering relevant content and building relationships. As a company, we have worked on some fascinating projects, so for us it is a great opportunity to share those learnings.”

Delegates will learn the key aspects of stone specification, from matching a product to its purpose, to assigning technical data and working within industry standards to ensure successful outcomes. The course will be online, in order to allow more flexible participation, and will last approximately an hour. Stoneworld masonry director Steve Newbury added;

“Stone can be quite a daunting world to enter, with a vast array of products and suppliers, not to mention the capabilities of modern technology such as that which we operate ourselves. To be able to offer some of our own experience, I think, is really helpful for both sides, as we get to hear from architects about their own needs and processes.”

The first CPD course will take place of 25th of July, and will be available as an online webinar. The courses are free to attend, and are accredited through RIBA NBS. You can find further details about the course, or sign up today, on the Stoneworld website or by contacting them directly.

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