Release the natural power of stone
to enrich modern living

Our purpose

We are committed to empowering everyone to rise to the development challenges of modern living. By using stone, one of the world's most abundant natural resources, you can make a lasting impact across generations.

From classrooms to stadiums, land to landmarks, people need spaces not only to dream big, but to act on those dreams, making the world a better place for everyone.

This commitment is set in stone.

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Energy Efficiency

Welcome to the zero-energy house

Built with the right techniques, a home can produce as much energy as it uses.

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Energy Efficiency

A better quality of life for millions

Insulation’s extra benefits make it a force for good in society

Energy Efficiency

Make a more comfortable home

Upgrading insulation creates a better living environment and saves money.

Energy Efficiency

Hidden potential in industry energy savings

With payback in two years or less, investing in insulation could save industry millions.

Energy Efficiency

The house that hardly needs heating

Very high levels of insulation are a key element of passive construction, which keeps heat losses so low that a house can be kept warm either without heating or just by preheating the fresh air entering rooms.

Energy Efficiency

Material improvement

When renovating old homes or planning a new development, the right combination of design and insulation can make a big difference to a building’s performance.

Energy Efficiency

How to build a sustainable future

When environmental goals are more important than ever, improving energy efficiency in buildings presents an immediate opportunity to make our towns and cities healthier, safer and more sustainable.

Urbanization

Acoustics

We experience a room with all our senses. So shouldn’t architects spend as much time on how a space sounds as they do on how it looks?

Urbanization

Measure against Noise pollution

Not all noise is bad, as any lover of loud music would agree. But unwanted noise, otherwise known as noise pollution, poses a real threat to human health and wellbeing.

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Effects of noise pollutiion

As a growing body of evidence reveals the damaging impacts of noise pollution, it’s important that we respond. Good acoustic designs that absorb sound help professionals and students to think and talk more easily, and at the same time create better environments for learning and healing.

Urbanization

Moving buildings

Beautiful architecture makes us feel better. The emotional impact of beautiful buildings can transcend the personal, even to the extent of improving the communities we live in.

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Healing architecture

Patients recover faster when healthcare facilities are thoughtfully designed

Urbanization

Protective layers

More complex than it seems, the building envelope creates a comfortable environment indoors

Urbanization

Urbanisation and sustainable megacity

With good design and materials, rapid urbanisation can be sustainable.

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Non-combustible building facades

Every medium- and high-rise building should only be clad and insulated with non-combustible materials

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Smoke kills more people than fire

Toxic smoke inhalation causes more fire-related deaths than do the fires themselves.

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

What happens in a fire

All fires require three elements: a source of ignition, combustible materials, and oxygen.

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Fire resistance

High quality fire-resistant materials can make the difference between a fire in a building and a building on fire.

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Fire retardant

Non-combustibility is a core feature of fire regulations around the world, and a crucial element of building safety in the case of fire

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Healthy inside

A good indoor climate is essential to health and wellbeing now that we spend up to 90 percent of our time inside.

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Hidden benefits of home improvement

During home renovation, upgrading what’s inside your walls can make the biggest difference of all.

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Getting fresh air inside

We spend a lot of time inside, so it’s important that the environment within our homes is healthy.

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Staying in the comfort zone

If you’ve ever found it hard to concentrate in a chilly room or an overheated office, you’ll understand why it’s so important to have a comfortable indoor environment.

Indoor Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Sick building syndrome

Curing sick buildings can improve profits as well as wellbeing. As we spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors it’s important that the spaces where we work support our wellbeing.

Sustainability & Circularity

Circular Economy - built to last

The linear “take, make, waste” economic model is reaching its limits. The environment simply does not have the capacity to sustain it any more.

Sustainability & Circularity

Like recycling, but better

We’re all familiar with the idea of recycling. With ‘upcycling’, waste is transformed into more valuable products, thereby reducing the need for virgin materials.

Sustainability & Circularity

Environmentally Friendly Solution

Buildings have a huge untapped potential to become a central part of the solution to our urgent sustainability challenges.

Sustainability & Circularity

Cities that save water

Fresh water is our most precious resource. But extreme weather and fast-growing cities mean that unless we take measures to manage it more actively, it could also become scarcer.

Sustainability & Circularity

More food from less water

Hydroponic greenhouse cultivation delivers higher yields from lower inputs.

Sustainability & Circularity

Precision horticulture

When water scarcity is a growing problem, horticulture may have the answer. By using stone wool growing media together with advanced irrigation technology, growers in the Netherlands are halving the volume of water needed.

Sustainability & Circularity

Saving energy forever

The solution to saving energy is here, today. Insulation is an easy, cost-effective way to make buildings sustainable.