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How to care for quartz and granite worktops

Now that you’ve had your new worktops installed it’s important to know how to keep them looking their best. They don’t require complicated routines or products, just a bit of TLC. For both quartz and granite wipe up any spills immediately using a soft microfibre cloth. Quartz Worktop Care Quartz worktops are made from a […]

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Bergen Stonika Dekton

Veined worktops set to be big in 2022

One of the big trends that is set to hit our homes in 2022 is veined worktops. While marble is seen as the ultimate luxury worktop material, it isn’t very practical or hardwearing, as well as being expensive. There are other options though, so your dream kitchen is achievable with a quartz or granite alternative […]

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Wood After

Transform your kitchen with new worktops.

A new kitchen is a luxury that can cost a small fortune, but there is a way to vastly improve the look of your kitchen without the cost and upheaval of a completely new kitchen. Over the years we have carried out many worktop replacements and the results have been amazing. Removing an old, tired […]

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Penthouse Outside

Penthouse in Ramsgate

One of the largest jobs we’ve done recently was all the way down in Ramsgate for a local property developer. The project started back in early March 2021, starting with the penthouse. We installed the large kitchen island with an OGEE profile and over the next 7 months we returned to template and install other […]

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Bergen Stonika Dekton

Kitchen trends for 2022

As 2022 draws closer we take a look at the kitchen design trends that are set to hit our homes. The focus is on sustainability, reusing things in unusual ways and nature, along with touches of bold colours and patterns. Bold units We’ve seen a huge increase in the use of bold, dark colours in […]

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Angelo white quartz worktop

What are the benefits of quartz worktops?

Quartz is a great choice for kitchen worktops and is now more popular than granite or marble. If you’re considering upgrading your kitchen countertops then our guide to the benefits of quartz worktops will help you decide on the perfect stone for your home. We have quartz from all the major suppliers in a vast […]

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Holme Rovers

Holme Rovers Under 15’s Sponsorship

We are delighted to be the team sponsor for Jimmy’s sons’ football team, the Holme Rovers under 15’s who play in The Selby league. The club was established in 1924. We have been involved with them for years, Vernon started playing when he was just 2 and he’s now 14.  We’ve not been sponsors until […]

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Black Forest Sink

Kitchen trends for 2021

With the nation’s obsession with home improvements looking to carry on into the second half of 2021, we thought we’d bring you a round-up of the most popular kitchen trends of the year Statement worktops Not for the faint-hearted, statement worktops are super popular at the moment. They add a touch of drama to a […]

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Michele's Kitchen

How We Fit Kitchen Worktops

There’s so much more to fitting worktops than just turning up to your house with a slab of granite or quartz and installing it on your units. Deciding on your worktops The first point of contact is usually our website, where you can find all the information about our services, worktops and examples of previous […]

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France Craig

Fitting Worktops in France

It’s been 11 years since Craig and Jimmy stepped on a ferry to travel to France to install some worktops for a customer. The customer lived in London where we had previously installed worktops in his permanent residence, he was so impressed with the service that he paid for us to travel to his holiday […]

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