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Concrete is the on-trend finish for kitchens this year and this company offers pre-cast (made in the factory) and poured concrete designs (cast in situ) in cool, creative styles. Opt for a bold modern kitchen island, fire-pit or inglenook in your home.
The design insider’s go-to maker is Deco Glaze, which creates colour-coated glass worktops in a choice of shades. It produces surfaces for bathrooms, too.
Unit 4, Amalgamated Drive, West Cross Industrial Park, Brentford TW8 (decoglaze.co.uk)
Interior Metal Crafts
Looking for a distressed-metal worktop? This company makes and installs custom-made copper, zinc and brass surfaces.
124 Burnt Ash Hill, London SE12 (interiormetalcrafts.com)
An amazing resource for semi-precious surfaces, from rose quartz to yellow tiger eye. Visit the vast showroom near Harrogate or head to the brand’s West London outpost.
St James Park, Harrogate HG5; 533 King’s Road, London SW10 (lapicida.com)
This London company can deliver precious onyx, marble and stone direct to your doorstep. Its owners travel the globe to source brilliant natural materials to be used for flooring, kitchens, bathrooms and even unique furniture.
Unit A, 1 Riverside Road, London SW17 (livra.co.uk)
Marble Granite Limestone Warehouse
This cavernous Battersea warehouse has an extensive range of stone types sourced from quarries around the world, including Turkey, China and India. What’s more, you can choose the specific slabs you want when you visit – complete with the perfect veining – before they are sent to a stonemason for cutting.
44 Linford Street, London SW8 (mglw.co.uk)
This Dorset-based company, which has created bespoke concrete structures for restaurants and shops (including Stella McCartney’s store in Madrid), produces made-to-measure designs for the home. Everything is constructed using a ‘new generation’ of concrete that’s lighter and stronger than ever.
Blackhill Road, Holton Heath Industrial Estate, Poole BH16 (mass-concrete.com)
A relatively cost-effective way to spruce up a kitchen is to add a solid-oak worktop. Norfolk Oak sells timber in different widths and finishes, providing detailed maintenance instructions, too.
Hangar 4, Blenheim Way, West Raynham Business Park, Fakenham NR21 (norfolkoak.com)
Prestige Work Surfaces
With more than 20 years’ experience of fabricating and installing Corian worktops, this firm will travel anywhere in the UK to measure up and deliver the finished product.
The service is speedy, too.
This copper specialist makes bespoke worktops and units. Copper is heat-resistant and its patina improves with age and wear, so it’s a great option for kitchen surfaces.
Thames Street, Lower Sunbury, Middlesex TW16 (tipfords.com)
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