A project for peartree interiors, one of our trade customers in Colchester.

The brief was for 30mm quartz worktops with the material chosen at peartree interiors showroom being Cambria quartz “Brittanica gold”

After our quotation was accepted by peartree interiors and their customer the date was booked into our diary for us to go to site and make the templates for the worktops.

The templates are brought back to our workshop to be carefully laid on to the slabs of quartz to obtain the best use of the material.

The slabs are lifted from the main storage stack and transported to our main saw.

Transport is on our custom designed tilting slab trolley.

As brittanicca gold is a very veined material the templates are laid onto the slab to obtain the best use of the visual appearance in the finished work tops.

In the first part of the production process the quartz is cut to the shape of the templates on the main saw and, while the slab is still on the saw bed holes are drilled in all the internal corners of cut outs and notches. This is to prevent cracking which could occur if the internal corners are not given a radius cut.

The individual pieces of cut quartz are put on to moveable work stations to have sink and hob cut outs finished, tap holes drilled, drainer grooves put in and edge shaping and polishing to be completed.

Once all the production work is finished the work tops are loaded into our vehicle for transporting to site.  We use our own custom designed and made trolleys to move the pieces safely.

On arrival at site the process is reversed to bring the finished worktops into the premises.

Carefully manoeuvring the pieces into place they are laid down on to the kitchen base units.

After checking that each piece fits correctly the finishing touches are carried out, applying silicon seal to sinks, polishing adjoining work top edges, completing hob cut outs, fitting upstands, back splashes and window cills.

Carry out a final clean of the work tops and the kitchen area and then leave site.