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So far Dave Cranfield has created 10 blog entries.

Shiny things

2019-10-11T07:56:33+00:00June 25th, 2019|Athena, Marble, Technical|

If someone said the word marble, the chances are that most of us would think of a luxurious looking shiny surface. And marble really does look exquisite when polished to a high shine. However, this isn’t always the most practical option […]

The first miracle I witnessed

2019-10-11T08:01:06+00:00March 18th, 2019|Athena|

I don’t often attend quotes but on this particular occasion, after working 4 nights shifts in a row, I decided to join a sleepy-looking Dave for his 9:30am meet (after only 5 hours sleep between us!). It was here that the workings of a miracle began.
I’ve never claimed to be the leading expert on stone […]


2019-10-11T08:07:10+00:00March 18th, 2019|Sandstone|

With springtime just around the corner, we are looking forward to working with sandstone again as we head back into patio season. Outdoors we work with all sorts of stone including flagstones, York stone and even brick but working on sandstone always feels like uncovering a hidden […]


2019-10-11T08:11:31+00:00October 14th, 2015|Limestone|

If we could place one stone throughout Athena HQ is would be limestone. Not only is it a really versatile material, but it looks stunning wherever it is used.

As someone with a passion for natural stone, this is as natural as it comes. Limestone is made from the shells and skeletal fragments of marine organisms […]


2019-10-11T08:16:53+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Marble|

Marble is arguably the most iconic natural stone that we work with. For thousands of years it has been a feature of architecture, finding its way onto statues, monuments and some of the most idolised buildings in the world.

But why is this such a sought after and highly thought of product?

The allure of marble for […]