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What makes belgrano® natural stones so sustainable?

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A short video about the advantages of natural stone as a building material.

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BESCO becomes a supporter of the Alliance for Development and Climate

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Natural stone has been one of the most sustainable building materials for thousands of years. With the CO₂ compensation of our logistics we make our belgrano® natural stones even more sustainable and support climate protection projects that contribute to the goals of the United Nations for sustainable development.

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climate-neutral natural stones on the move

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In close cooperation with the non-profit climate protection organization myclimate, we offset all transport-related CO₂ emissions. We are making our contribution to climate protection and making natural stone unbeatable in terms of sustainability. All transport-related CO₂ emissions were also offset at the market square in Karlsruhe. With our contributions we support myclimate climate protection projects.

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natural stone even more sustainable!

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We have decided to compensate for the emissions of the greenhouse gas CO₂ emitted by all transports to the German border.

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Disposition on the move - the right step at the right time

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The year 2021

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A year full of challenges and opportunities

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our new employee from Portugal

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In 2020 we saw an increase in natural stone imports from European productions to more than half of our total natural stones. For this reason, we have decided to hire an in-house inspector for southern European productions. Mr. Moreira visits the production facilities for us and monitors the agreed quality.

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climate-neutral natural stones on the move

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In close cooperation with the non-profit climate protection organization myclimate, we offset all transport-related CO₂ emissions. We are making our contribution to climate protection and making natural stone unbeatable in terms of sustainability. All transport-related CO₂ emissions were also offset at the market square in Karlsruhe. With our contributions we support myclimate climate protection projects.

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BESCO inspector Milton Niu visiting Berlin

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At the beginning of June one of our 4 inspectors from Asia Niu visited the BESCO Team in Berlin.

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Florian Geyer becomes a member of the management

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Florian Geyer started his career at BESCO with an apprenticeship in wholesale and foreign trade. This was followed by positions in field service, sales, in sales and project management. With this experience, the proven natural stone expert wants to contribute to continuing the growth of recent years and increasing the company’s market presence.

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BESCO: Berliner Steincontor celebrates 15 years of existence

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15 years ago, Ulrich Klösser, Frank Dickmann and Florian Geyer, who later became authorized signatory and sales manager, set out to make the rich natural stone range in Asia and later also in Europe available for German and European construction projects. The founding of BESCO – Berliner Steincontor GmbH in March 2003 also marked the birth of the branded product belgrano®…

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consistent quality assurance from the production site to the project

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Public squares and parks are a city’s calling card. If these are designed to match the buildings in the area, a harmonious overall picture is created. When choosing natural stone for the flooring or special design elements, it is worth investing in quality in order to meet the high demands for durability and sustainability. Under the keyword – fair production, the manufacturing processes are increasingly coming into focus.

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city revitalization through newly created meeting areas

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With the third construction site, the redevelopment of the town center of Hohenems was completed at the end of September 2018. In 2016, the renewal of the urban infrastructure and urban design of the Austrian municipality on Lake Constance began.

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New interpretation of the main street in Markt Erlbach

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Read about the exciting creation of the main street in Markt Erlbach and the interaction of all those involved.

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Pedestrian zone in Heilbad Heiligenstadt shines in new light

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The redesign of the pedestrian zone in the beautiful Heilbad Heiligenstadt in Thuringia took about two years. Great value was placed on the citizens' ideas on the one hand, and on the thoughts of the business owners on the other hand, during the holistic planning. The intention was to make the lovingly named "Wilhelm" in the heart of the spa town an attraction for visitors and locals alike.

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music school and concert hall in Ventspils

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On the occasion of Latvia's 100th birthday, the Music School and Concert Hall in Ventspils was officially opened in summer 2019 with a concert by the Latvian symphony orchestra.

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gardening shows 2021

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You can already find belgrano® natural stones on the areas of numerous gardening shows. Three new cities will be added in 2021. Our natural stones are used as floor coverings and design elements at the two state horticultural shows in Eppingen and Überlingen as well as at the federal gardening show in Erfurt.

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ceremonial opening of downtown Breisach

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With the help of a new traffic concept, the central market square and the adjacent Rheinstrasse were noticeably upgraded. The square now functions as the spatial and functional center of Breisach.

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successful planning of state garden shows

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State garden shows are a structure-promoting measure to increase the attractiveness and popularity of cities for architects prestige projects. In order to maintain the elaborate embellishment in the long term, planners are increasingly choosing natural stone when choosing the building material – be it for flooring or individual special elements. Because natural stone combines visual advantages and diverse design options with robust properties and ecological sustainability.

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meaningful pixel mania

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The so-called pixel pattern, called wild dressing among experts, looks as if the stones had been laid arbitrarily. In fact, however, there is a pattern that is not immediately recognizable.

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plenty of reason to celebrate on the new mile

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The pedestrian zone of Böblingen is wearing a new dress. The redesigned promenade was inaugurated in early May 2015. The city’s planners decided that the new European granite stone slabs, which are functional and aesthetic, should come from fair production.

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Palais Barberini shines in old splendor

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Potsdam’s historic center on the Old Market is in the process of regaining its former glory. After the reconstruction of the City Palace and the Pompei Palace, the renovation of the marble obelisk and the renovations of the Old Town Hall and the Knobelsdorff House, the Barberini Palace has been shining again in its old splendor since January 2017. With its belgrano® natural stones, the Berlin stone office BESCO was involved in the reconstruction of this architectural jewel in the heart of the Brandenburg capital.

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Determination of slip resistance according to DIN EN 16165:2021

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Slip-resistant properties according to DIN EN 16165

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CARE & CLEANING OF NATURAL STONE

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Granites and other hard stones are very durable by nature and therefore ideally suited as paving material. It is not uncommon for paving stones to last several hundred years. Professional maintenance can also considerably extend the lifespan of a paved surface. In professional circles, maintenance is understood to mean the preservation of the serviceable condition. For the builder-owner or the maintenance contractor, the maintenance obligation begins at the time of the handover (with the exception of measures taken to remedy defects within the warranty period).

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Wozu schon wieder eine neue ATV DIN 18318? – Teil 3 von 4

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Der für die Fundamente und Rückenstützen bestimmte Beton von befahrbaren Flächen soll der Betongüte C 20/25 entsprechen, bei begehbaren Flächen genügt C 16/20. Die Rückenstütze soll geschalt hergestellt werden. Es werden Angaben zur Höhe und Ausführungsart der Rückenstütze gemacht. Mindestdruckfestigkeitsvorgaben wie in der alten Version der ATV DIN 18318 wurden abgeschafft.

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