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Back to School for Denfind Stone

Denfind is always keen to share the knowledge and expertise that we have acquired over the last 12 years for the benefit of others.

Denfind has previously identified a shortage of skilled stonemasons familiar with using Angus stone and the company has been working closely with Dundee & Angus College and Historic Scotland over the last year to develop additional learning modules for the construction sector apprentices to enable them to have dedicated time working with natural stone. We see the benefits of this joint initiative as critical in maintaining these traditional skills sets which are sadly in short supply. A more concise, bespoke training module for existing qualified trades people is also being developed. We will report updates on these initiatives as they progress.

Denfind has also been involved with local schools to work with teachers and young people to aid their transition from school to the workplace environment. The ‘Developing Young Workers’ initiative has included a group of 5th year pupils from Carnoustie High School visiting our premises for a tour around the quarry and production facility and meeting the staff, as well as a question and answer session, in which our staff can share their experiences from the workplace which will hopefully assist the young people in their transition from school and in their future careers. A similar session was also recently undertaken at Seaview Primary, Monifieth.

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  • Scottish Stone Group Launch

    The official launch of the Scottish Stone Group took place yesterday at the Scottish Parliament, followed by a meeting with Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy. The founding members of the Scottish Stone Group are Denfind Stone, Hutton Stone and Tradstocks. The primary function of the group is to promote the use of indigenous natural stone and grow our industry.
    Scottish Stone Group Launch

    Launch of the Scottish Stone Group at the Scottish Parliament

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  • St Bees House

    St Bees Sandstone, sourced and processed by Denfind Stone, to meet the criteria for our client’s self-build project in the Glamis area. Denfind Stone now have a range of stone to offer our customers, whether it is to match the existing stone on an extension, to satisfy the conditions of the planning department, or just personal taste. Give us a call to discuss your stone requirements. Project designed by Robin Baker Architects.

    St Bees House at Glamis

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  • Courier Business Awards

    We Won!! Delighted to announce that we won Family Business of the Year for Angus at the Courier Business Awards 2017.  It was a great night of the celebration of business in Angus and Tayside. Congratulations to all the winners on the night.

    Courier Awards

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  • Sourcing Stone

    Gannochy Bridge in Angus is a Cat B listed bridge built circa 1724, crossing the River North Esk to the north of Edzell. We were recently approached by Kilmac who had been awarded the contract by Angus Council for essential repairs, to see if we could source and provide stone to match the project. We were able to provide a match, greatly reducing the lead in time for the contractor and as a result, the project was completed ahead of schedule.
    Gannochy Bridge

    Gannochy Bridge Repairs

    At Denfind Stone, we now source and process a wide variety of stone types and colours to meet all our clients requirements.

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  • Courier Business Awards 2017

    Denfind Stone is once again delighted to be shortlisted for the Courier Business Awards, this year for two awards, Family Business and Rural Business of the year.  

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  • Caird Park Bridge

    Within the past couple of months, Tayside Contracts and Land & Building Services completed the construction of a new road bridge in Caird Park in Dundee, to improve access ahead of work commencing on the new Regional Performance Centre for Sport. Denfind Stone worked closely with Land & Building to ensure the correct stone products were used in the construction. A concrete structure was assembled and Denfind Stone was clad onto the structure to give it a more natural finish. You can click on the link below to see time-lapse footage of the full construction and the finished result, which we are sure you will agree looks great. Time Lapse video

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