Chris Fjaerem, a director of Pennine Stone Ltd, has announced that he will be retiring at the end of July. Chris, a former Chairman of UKCSA and with over 40 years of manufacturing experience, was instrumental in the setting up of Pennine Stone in 2002 and was also responsible for overseeing the design and installation of the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Carcroft, Doncaster.
Richard Walsh, Pennine Stone’s Managing Director, said: ‘Chris has been a significant part of the growth and development of Pennine Stone. He will be missed, but we are delighted that he will continue to work for us on a consultancy basis. I wish both Chris, and his wife Judith, a long and happy retirement.’
Pennine has won an exclusive contract with Persimmon to supply TecCast Stone dressings and has strong relationships with many other major house builders including Redrow Homes, Bellway Homes, Bovis and Westleigh Developments. Chris also played a major part in achieving BBA certification for Pennine’s range of TecCast Semi Dry products. Pennine Stone Ltd remains the only company to have achieved BBA Agrément Certification for its range of cast stone products.
TecCast is a Semi - Dry product which uses a combination of traditional materials and technologically innovative admixtures to produce stone which is without equal.
TecLite uses a fibre-reinforced mix to produce light weight products which look and behave exactly like traditional cast stone.
WetCast is a traditional wet mix material which is used to produce dense heavy duty, extremely robust products, ranging in size from small decorative items such as cills, heads and copings right up to large cornices, beams, columns and porticos.