In this video we show you some of the process involved in fabricating your kitchen worktops:
- the physical template process
- machinery cutting stone to template
- stone masons hand finishing
Hi James again welcome back to Cawdor Stone gallery, today we’re going to have a quick look at the processing once you’ve accepted your order for your stone work surfaces and how we actually process that to get the beautiful stone worktops you desire in your kitchen.
So once you’ve been down to the factory, you’ve picked your material, you’ve agreed the prices you want to go ahead with the job; so what we do is we book you in our system we’ll give you a provisional template date we keep in touch with you until we actually know you’re definitely going to be ready then our guys will come out and take a physical template.
What a template actually is as we can see from here it’s a physical representation in plastic sheet form of what you’re going to get. So what the guys will do is they’ll cut the boards to the exact shape and dimensions and pattern or whatever your kitchen style or shape is going to be they mark everything on there, so you’re going to see the sink shape cuts out that you going to get if you were having drainer grooves the side that we’re going to mark it on for it to be cut and polished in the factory and anything like your hob cut out if you’re having a whole rather than a range cooker or an aga or something like that and just from this is where you can see obviously we mark the front edges so we know where we have to polish the front edge each side has a nice high degree of Polish finish for you.
So what we do is we lay the templates out on the on the slab, a good thing with actually doing it this way is that with a vein material like we can see in the background of this type of Calacatta type material is because the veining is random you may want to come back down lay your templates actually out on the slab and if there’s a certain redeeming feature you’d like to keep a certain part of them the marbling pattern on a larger area or just avoids the sink cuts out so for example like this calacatta actually misses out on any veining so you get to see the actual beauty of the stone everywhere else.
We can actually do that for you so once we’ve done that it goes into and gets loaded onto our saws ready to be cut when I go inside now and have a quick look at how that process is done so here we can see the flag has been on the stair the templates have been laid without cutting the straight edges for the front and the back edges ready for it to then go on to the masonry side where it’s all finished by hand the other parts and I get done on this is you might add two runs in the actual cutout for the head and made it to the sink as well we’re going to have a look now at the actual manufacturing part where it’s done by the masonry side so now we’re in the masonry department where we’ve got a nice coral quartz workshop set up ready be coming a little bit closer you for that to see how it’s actually done what we’ve got here is the sink cuts out ready to be done so the corners have been cut out ready for the sink to drop out to be polished internally it’s been masked up here so we’ve got to drain the grease going in the grooves that actually been cut into it already boots we polished up by hand by one of the Masons well also through here as well is finished off any edge detailing but a bit of pencil a bevel or anything more ornate like an OG or a DuPont edge we finished here by hand to get that nice high degree of polish as well and now is the final finished product here as you can see the things being all cut out it’s been polished internally the trainer grooves have been cut – they’ve been polished to a nice high degree of polish the tap holes all sitting there ready to go as well tops is ready now to take out and install in someone’s kitchen and look good forevermore.