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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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Kitchen trends for 2021

Over the last year people have been spending more money on home renovations, and the kitchen is often first to be given a makeover. We spend a lot of time in our kitchens so it makes sense to make it both practical and beautiful. Here are our predictions for the top kitchen trends in 2021. […]

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Make The Most of a Small Kitchen

Having a small kitchen doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. A bit of careful planning will ensure you have the kitchen of your dreams, regardless of size. Space for Eating If your kitchen doesn’t have room for a table, a breakfast bar may be the answer. It doesn’t have to be huge, just […]

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How new worktops can transform your kitchen.

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 complete 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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Business ‘not quite’ as normal!

The last 6 months have certainly been an emotional rollercoaster, and here at C&J was no exception. After the country was put in lockdown in March the factory was closed for about 3 weeks on the production side.¬† Craig and Jim came in occasionally¬†on alternate days to finish off projects. They completed the staff bathroom, […]

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Benefits of Quartz Worktops

What are the benefits of quartz worktops? Quartz is a popular choice for kitchen worktops and has become more popular than granite or marble in recent years. If you are considering upgrading your kitchen countertops then read our guide to the benefits of quartz worktops. Beauty Quartz is a naturally beautiful material and when made […]

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Kitchen hygiene essentials

With the majority of us spending more time at home it’s even more important to pay attention to cleanliness in our houses. The kitchen, in particular, is the most used room, by all members of the family, so our guide to kitchen hygiene should help you keep on top of things. First things first Before […]

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Spring Kitchen Trends 2020

As we head into spring, and warmer and (hopefully) sunnier days, it’s the perfect time to rethink your kitchen decor. The new season can often highlight how dated or tired your kitchen is looking, so why not extend your spring clean to be a spring overhaul? To make things easier for you we’ve compiled a […]

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Cosentino Trip 2019!

Last month Cosentino, who manufacture Silestone, Dekton and Sensa granite, invited Craig and Jimmy to visit their factory and quarry in Almeria in Spain. We were lucky enough to be joined by some of our customers and business partners, including Adina Developments and Rumplestiltskin Furniture and Kitchens. The Factory Tour and visit to the Macael […]

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New Kitchen (on a budget)!

Summer is drawing to a close and the nights are starting to gradually get darker, so it’s the perfect time to think about doing some home renovations. Where to start… As the kitchen is often the heart of the home that’s a good place to start. There are plenty of ways to make improvements and […]

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