Preparing for Safety: Engineered Stone Ban in 2024

Navigating the Engineered Stone Ban: Thompson Sustainable Homes' Proactive Approach to Safety and Solutions

In a significant development for the construction and design industries, ministers announced on December 13, 2023, a comprehensive ban on the use, supply, and manufacture of engineered stone, slated to come into effect on July 1, 2024. This announcement marks a crucial step towards addressing safety concerns related to silica exposure, a common issue associated with working with engineered stone. 

Being informed about this important change and its impact on our industry is important, especially for those that are considering to build a new home in coming year. 

Thompson Sustainable Homes
Your Trusted Partner in Safety and Quality

In response to the growing awareness of workplace safety concerns associated with silica exposure, Thompson Sustainable Homes is committed to informing our clients and partners about recent developments in the engineered stone industry. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) recently highlighted the need to understand the nuances of working with silica, particularly engineered stone. The article  “What You Need to Know About Engineered Stone” elucidates the potential health risks of silica exposure and underscores the importance of managing safety in such environments. 

As our valued clients, you can trust that Thompson Sustainable Homes is dedicated to providing cutting-edge and responsible alternatives to engineered stone, aligning with evolving safety regulations. We are diligently working through various choices and alternatives to present to our clients for their stone requirements.   

Where to next?

By staying ahead, Thompson Sustainable Homes aims to seamlessly guide our clients through this shift while ensuring our projects adhere to the latest safety standards. We believe in not just meeting but exceeding expectations, ensuring that your projects showcase quality craftsmanship, and prioritising the well-being of those involved while ensuring that the transition away from engineered stone is seamless and aligns with the latest safety standards.  

We are confident that our proactive approach will result in solutions that elevate both safety and satisfaction. As the engineered stone landscape evolves, Thompson Sustainable Homes remains a reliable and forward-thinking build partner dedicated to delivering excellence, sustainable developments, and seamless communications in every aspect, helping homeowners turn their dreams into reality.  We remain a reliable, forward-thinking residential builder dedicated to excellence, sustainability, and clear communication.

Lastly, for those who have recently completed colour selections, we want to assure you that we are closely to monitor developments that may impact your choices. Rest assured, we will be in touch promptly with any new information as it becomes available. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we appreciate your understanding as we strive to keep you well-informed. 

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