Call: 01634 540087

How It Works

Price Estimate

 

Use our online estimator or send us your kitchen plans. Or just Call 07545290087. We will provide an accurate estimate for your worktops. All estimate Include template Manafacture and fitting.

 

Templating

 

We come along and template your kitchen to your specifacation. If you are putting in a new kitchen all we need in are the base units to do the template
 

Manufuture

 

This is where we produce your kitchen from our templates cutting and polishing the stone
 

Installation

 

We will contact you to arrange for a date and time for the installation. Please remove any items from installation area. Please provide clear walkways to your kitchen. the installation may take up to 4 Hours.

 

 

We aim to make the templating, delivery and fitting of Granite work surfaces as pleasurable as possible with the least amount of inconvenience. The following is given for information and indicates the steps and actions necessary to facilitate the above.

 

Templateing FAQ

 

Why do you have to do a templating visit?

 

Granite and quartz aren’t materials that can be easily trimmed or altered on site – when the worktops are delivered they must be the right shape and size with cutouts and holes in exactly the right place. The only reliable way to achieve this is for experienced stone worktop templaters to undertake the work. Despite templating it may be necessary to chase out parts of the wall in order to aid the installation. This will need to be made good by others.

 

Do I need to be there when you template and install?

 

It is best if you are there when we template to answer any questions we might have. The same goes for fitting, so that you can confirm that you are happy with the finished product. We need to make 100% sure that the the worktops are templated in the manner in which you wish for them to be installed and also to confirm colours etc.

 

I am just replacing my existing worktops, do they have to be removed before you template?

 

Yes. We template directly on top of the units so existing worktops will need to be completely removed before we arrive. You can place the old worktops back onto the units after we have templated until the new granite worktops are installed.

 

What must I have on-site and have had carried out for when you arrive to do the templating survey?

 

The installer must fix all base units and end panels in position which must be level and firmly secured and tied in to the walls, where necessary, before templating. Any runs of worktops that do not have units underneath but are against a wall should be battened out usually with 50 x 25mm softwood to support the worktop. If walls are tiled, any tiles that prevent the templates being taken, must be removed in order for the new work surfaces to be templated right back to the walls. In kitchen runs all appliances that are part of a worktop run, hobs, sinks and taps for example, must be on site for templating.

 

What about wall finishing?

 

Walls should be plastered prior to templating, but should not be tiled until after the worktops have been fitted.

 

How many pieces will my worktop be cut into?

 

For simple rectangles the number of pieces (hence number of joins) is simply dependant on length; less than three meters can usually be one piece. For more complex shapes such as bowed fronts or out-set sections many companies will cut the worktop into sections to ease fabrication. We can provide many complex shapes as a single piece (subject to overall length). The templater will be able to tell you how many pieces will be used.

 

What are the maximum worktop lengths?

 

Generally with granite and quartz worktops the maximum length for a single piece is 3000mm at which point it will be necessary for a joint.

 

How are worktop joined?

 

In the case of granite and quartz worktops joints are generally two pieces of worktops butted up against each other. We endeavour to make the joint as inconspicuous as possible with a sealant used between the two pieces the nearest colour match available but colours of sealants are more limited than the colours of stone.

 

What happens if I abort a template or installation visit less then 24 hours in advance?

 

Aborted installation visits where Worktop Factory are not responsible will be charged for.

 

Can your templating team advise on design, shapes, etc.?

 

Our templating teams are amongst the best in the industry and they will do everything within their power to be as helpful as possible in the time that they are with you. They will offer suggestions and discuss with you the size and shapes of overhangs for breakfast bars and the like. The placement of taps, breakfronts, curvatures, the radius at the end of a run etc. This though is limited to the fact that they are not qualified to advise on the choice of colour schemes and all other matters in relation to interior design. If this aspect is still not clear to you we would suggest you take a look through some of the pages of our resource centre which customers come back to time and time again as this is a brilliant source for ideas and solutions to any possible problems.

 

The choice of sink that I have made is cast iron/butler. What do I need to do prior to templating?

 

Sinks are supported by the unit that they are placed within, not the worktop.These sink types need to be installed prior to templating.

 

 

 

Installation FAQ

 

Do you cut and polish worktops on site?

 

No. All our worktops are processed using both state of the art machines and skilled craftsmen in our workshops. Good quality stone processing is not something that can be done on a client’s site.

 

Will you be able to see the joints between pieces?

 

Yes. However, with a stable base that does not move between templating and installation the joints should be very smooth. In general, our joints are less than 3mm wide.

 

Will you mount my sink/hob?

 

As part of the worktop installation process sinks or hobs may be mounted but this does not include utility connections. Heavy undermounted items should have supporting frames built either prior to templating or after installation.

 

Will you plumb in my sink/connect my hob etc?

 

No, you will have to arrange a suitably qualified tradesman to do this.

 

What can I do to help the installation process?

 

Granite and quartz is very heavy and can be difficult to handle in confined spaces. A clear path into the premises and clear space around the base units is essential. Removing items such as unit doors, and appliances not integral to the worktop fitting is advisable.

 

Should my wall units be fitted before you come?

 

It is preferable not to fit the wall units first though sometimes e.g. where replacing existing worktops this is not possible. Dressers or boiler cabinets that come down to the worktops must not be fitted.

 

Will the walls be damaged during installation?

 

Walls are rarely straight or square so to minimise gaps it is sometimes necessary to chase out plaster. Naturally every care is taken to minimise the impact and damage of such work but we do not recommend painting or finishing wall surfaces prior to installation.

 

Can I arrange for my own fitting?

 

If you prefer - we can just supply the stone product and you can arrange your own installation. Be aware that stone is very, very heavy and needs to be handled with due care and consideration - it is not a one man job!

 

Want to see images of some completed installations?

 

If you would like to see some completed granite worktops installations please click on the link, choose the colour of interest and then scroll down to the
bottom of the page and you will see some of the recent installations undertaken.  If you would like to see some completed quartz worktops installations please click on the link, choose the colour of interest and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see some of the recent installations undertaken.