Case in focus: BDW Trading Ltd vs Lantoom Ltd

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A judgment concerning defective stone supplied for a residential project

The case

BDW Trading Ltd vs Lantoom Ltd [2023] EWHC 183 (TCC)
Before Mrs Justice Jefford DBE
Technology and Construction Court
Judgment delivered 3 February 2023

The facts

Lantoom operated a quarry in Cornwall and during 2012 supplied BDW with 500 tonnes of stone for a residential project in Looe. The stone was used as the external leaf of the cavity walls for several houses but following completion, the homeowners reported cracking, spalling and falling away. BDW subsequently undertook rectification works, replacing all the Lantoom stone with stone from another local quarry.

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