How We Work
Fully bespoke granite worktop service by Granite Britain Ltd.
At Granite Britain we offer a fully bespoke templating, manufacturing and installation service for your granite kitchen worktop, throughout the northwest of England.
There is a vast range of granite and quartz colours, patterns and textured finishes available for your new kitchen or bathroom worktop , and as prices vary from one stone to another we recommend a quick browse of our granite samples and quartz samples pages before you contact us, to get an idea of the kind of colour and finish you like so that we can provide you with as accurate a quote as possible.
Enquiry and quotation.
If you already know what colour you would like, or have a shortlist you would like more information or advise on, then the first step is to contact us for a free, no obligation quote.
We are able, and are happy to give you a quick estimate over the phone from rough measurements, however this can sometimes be misleading. We recommend that you send, or visit us with a drawing with reasonably accurate dimensions, this can be a sketch or a drawing from your kitchen designer. You can send the drawing to us by fax; 0560 1266 430, Email; firstname.lastname@example.org, or best of all come and visit us at our factory and showroom in Oldham, Lancashire.
Please be sure to include your full contact details and if you like we will call you back with your quote. Please also include the following information;
- your preferred colour of granite (or your shortlist!)
- rough positions of cutouts for sinks and hobs, type of cutout (unpolished cutout for inset sinks or polished cutout for undermount sinks). Whether you require drainage grooves and how many sets, and whether you require a recessed drainer with grooves.
- if you require upstands ( a low upright strip of granite around the walls behind your worktops) and the approximate height you would like, upstands can be any height to suit your kitchen.
- do you require a splashback behind your hob?
- any curves or shaping on islands and rounded corners on worktops.
- any special edge profiles required.
Once we have provided you with a quote you are happy with and you place your order with us, we will require a deposit of 50% of the order value. We will then arrange an appointment to visit you at your home to make a solid template for your granite worktops. We will need you to be present during the template so we can discuss the best way to manufacture your job and make sure it is as you wish. We make the template from thin sheets of corrugated plastic or wood, and at this time we can go through any specific requirements you might have.
The templates are taken back to our factory where they are laid out on your chosen slabs of granite or quartz, and arranged to make the most pleasing visual effect from any veining or pattern in the stone and also to try to match the colour and tone of the slab in the areas where your granite worktop will be jointed.
Your slabs are then cut on our computer controlled bridge saw, this is a very large machine capable of cutting the largest slabs available with the greatest accuracy and speed.
From the saw, any straight flat edges go to our automatic edge polishing machine. This machine can polish any type of stone of any length to a quality of finish and speed of production that is impossible by hand.
Any other shaping and polishing work, including: undermount sinks and grooves, recessed drainers, breakfronts and curves are carried out on our Thibaut T108A CNC milling machine. This machine allows us to create perfectly cut and polished granite worktops in almost any shape imaginable.
Installation is carried out by ourselves, and in a tidy and professional manner. We take particular pride in the premium joints we provide as part of our fully bespoke granite worktops service. Always looking to embrace new technologies, we use a jointing system from the U.S.A combining ‘GORRILLA GRIPS’ powered vacuum clamps to hold worktops level and pull them tightly together while the colour matched, super strong modern adhesives from INTEGRA ADHESIVES sets. The top edges of the joint are prepared perfectly smooth and straight so an extremely tight, smooth and as close to invisible a joint as is possible is created. Please note these premium joints are only available from us as part of our fully bespoke granite and quartz worktops service.
When installation is complete and to your satisfaction, we will take the balance of payment.
After that it’s as simple as soap and water. Please download our granite care sheet