Worktop Installations

In 2007 we started personally installing worktops for our customers. Today, we have our two workshops - one that is solely for the production of solid surfaces, the other for laminate worksurfaces. At the moment, we should be able to fit most solid worktops into your property within two weeks of placing an order. This time can vary though depending on our current workload.


Stage 1 - Showroom Visit

The first step we'll always recommend, as there's no better way to see what material would be best in your kitchen. We advise you bring measurements if possible, they don’t have to be that accurate - just enough to help us recommend the most suitable worktops for you. Our range of choices is huge, but there are a lot of similar patterns in the business, this is because they come in different sizes. If we have a rough idea of your kitchen size, we can cut down on the waste to make the job more cost effective. 

Stage 2 – Choosing Your Design.

We encourage you always take samples home if you are unsure, and we will happily provide them. Once you have made your choice, we will then provide you with an estimate of the cost based on the material chosen and the measurements associated. We will then take a payment of 50%, where the remaining balance is paid on completion of the fitting.

Stage 3 - The Template

Once you have chosen your worktop colour, we will arrange a template. This normally takes about 2 hours. We prefer to measure and template all solid worktops jobs before we fit them. There are two reasons for this, one is if we get the measurements wrong then it’s our fault, not yours. And two, we can then prepare most of the worktops in our workshop before we install them. This means we spend less time in your property and therefore cause you less disruption.

We pride ourself on being able to do anything so long as the materials will allow it, so however original your ideas are (e.g. unique shapes, not just rectangles), just ask. It is important that somebody is there on the day who has an input into the worktop design. For example, they can tell our templaters exactly what they require such as upstand height, exactly where the worktop is to finish, the exact position of sinks and hobs etc. Don’t worry; the person who is doing the template will help you and advise you if needed.

We will also agree on how you want the worktops sealed e.g. silicone / decorator's caulk. This obviously depends on the worksurface selected.

Stage 4 - Fabrication

We will then take your templates back to our workshops and fabricate your worktops. This will vary in time, laminate worktops (unless we are fabricating custom made worktops) will always be quicker than solid surfaces like Corian.

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Stage 5 - Installation

We will return on the date agreed by ourselves to install the worktops in your home. Normally this is done during a few hours of the day, however larger jobs that cover more of the kitchen like worktops + splashback installation can take longer. We value your time and will always find the most convenient way to do it.


Frequently asked questions Regarding fitting and worktop installations


Do you do free estimates?

Answer – Yes, providing you have the rough measurements then we will always try and give you an accurate price.

Do you come and measure straight away?

Answer – No, we prefer you to visit us first so you can see the choice of styles and colours we can provide. You will then be able to make the correct choice for your kitchen and be able to go home with an estimate of the price.

I am unable to visit your showroom, won't you come out anyway?

Answer - We can arrange for larger samples to be sent to you personally, and in special circumstances we may come out and measure if truly required, but we prefer not to so that our workflow is not interrupted.

What about the plumbing for the sink/gas or electricity for the hobs?

Answer – This is not our area of expertise and is down to you. Although we can arrange for a gas safe Engineer, plumber or electrician to visit for you if you require their services.

How long does it take?

Answer – Allow approximately 2 hours for templating and a day for the fitting. If your kitchen is exceptionally large and you choose upstands this can mean a 2nd day fitting. Corian worktops take approximately 2 weeks from templating, Laminate worktops are approximately a week.


What are the guarantees?

All laminate is guaranteed for 12 months (excluding normal wear and tear such as scratching) providing the worktops are looked after properly, such as spillages of water near joints being wiped up immediately. Items that may cause the joints to expand and contract like kettles and slow cookers due to the irregular temperatures they give out must also not be placed upon and used on joints. You also must not stand on the worktops, you wouldn't think it but one of the most common ways worktop joints are damaged is people standing on them to clean their windows! Just be sensible with your surfaces, and we can guarantee a year of performance.

We can however offer a 10 Year warranty on all Corian work.


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Units 10 to 12, Newport Business Centre, Corporation Road Newport South Wales NP19 4RF

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