Marble Works East Anglia Limited are Granite and Marble specialists supplying high-quality kitchen worktops and bathroom surfaces to both trade and directly to the public.
The Suffolk based business was launched in 1995 in Ipswich by the Directors John Prosser and Richard Westaway. The Marble Works now employs over 15 experienced staff at their workshop and showrooms in the centre of Ipswich and have become one of the longest established experts in the region.
Richard and John came together from different but complimentary backgrounds. John had been in the industry for 14 years prior to meeting Richard, working in partnership with his father on construction sites mainly in London. These were large contracts and involved laying granite flooring, cladding walls, fitting out office entrances and bathrooms. Richard was already in the kitchen industry working as a kitchen fitter. For a short period they were both working on the same contract and a friendship was born. Realising that they had much in common and seeing the opportunity of a gap in the market they began The Marble Works.
From initially working on site contracts they then followed the trend in the kitchen industry towards using granite for work tops. They both have high expectations regarding the finishing of work pieces, and in the kitchen industry this is a very important asset to have. All staff are trained in house to consistently achieve the high standards set out originally. The company carries out all operations by hand with small tools; each job is a bespoke item and warrants close attention and care.
The more recent past has seen the introduction of manmade quartz materials giving colours that cannot be found in the natural stone palette. We now have over seventeen different manufacturers of quartz available to us giving hundreds of different colours. As the thickness of these slabs can be as thin as 12mm, we are increasingly installing this as wall cladding in wet rooms and showers.
We only source the best natural materials, our largest supplier is The Marble & Granite Centre Ltd, Stephen Pike the owner has known John for over 25 years and his philosophy about quality matches our own.
We have always said that:
“Our customers imaginations are our only limits, if the material can do it, so can we”.