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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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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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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

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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Kitchen Trends for 2019

What’s Hot in 2019 There has been lots of speculation as to what will be the key design trends in the kitchen this year. After the industrial style of 2018, as well as the country kitchen look, we are now seeing sleek lines, natural colours and pastel shades coming to the forefront. Here is our […]

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Goole AFC Sponsorship deal

Goole AFC Sponsorship

3 YEAR SPONSORSHIP DEAL We are very proud to have signed a 3-year sponsorship deal with Goole AFC, so not only do we have our logo on the home shirts, we have had a stand renamed! The Dunhill Road stand is now the C & J Stonemasonry stand! We are keen supporters of the team […]

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Granite vs Quartz blog from Stonegate Tooling

We are always on the lookout for information to share with our readers, so when we found this gem of a blog, granite vs quartz, from our friends at Stonegate Tooling we couldn’t resist sharing it with you. If you are unsure about the difference between granite and quartz they have done their best to […]

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