Welcome to the Worktop Express® Press and Media page. We're delighted to be able to share some of the coverage we have received with you. We will update this page regularly as features are published.
We recently provided solid wood worktops for a makeover feature in Home Style magazine.
In February 2016, Your Home magazine featured our wonderful rubberwood worktops in their "Kitchen Ideas" segment
Worktop Express® featured in Episode 48 of Channel 5's 'Cowboy Builders & Bodge Jobs' television programme, which was filmed in Bolton. In this feature, we supplied oak worktops to the production team. The same month, we were lucky enough for our solid oak worktops to feature in Episode 50 too, this time in Brighton.
One of our directors, Alexandra Finlay, offers some expert tips and advice for anyone considering a wooden worktop.
Our zebrano worktops are featured as a hard-wearing alternative to other worktop types in the Home-building & Renovating supplement
Worktop Express® provided discount worktops to the production team behind Channel 5's 'Cowboy Builders & Bodge Jobs' tv program; featured on episode 13.
Worktop Express® are featured in the Gloucester Citizen newspaper thanks to record growth, expansion and investment in new vans and warehouse space.
Our great value beech worktops are suggested in Your Home magazine's "Update Your Kitchen Without Breaking the Bank" article".
Our full stave zebrano worktops are featured in the "Real Life Rennovation" article in Style at Home Magazine.
Worktop Express® featured as supplier of choice on HouseToHome.co.uk to recreate the white kitchen with oak worktops featured in their "Decorating with white - 10 of the best ideas" gallery.
Our stave worktops are recommended as an affordable choice that shows off more of the colour and grain of any timber in Your Home magazine's Kitchen Problems Solves Q&A.
Our Deluxe Walnut worktop is featured in Style at Home magazine's 60 top kitchen buys.
Worktop Express® Full Stave Prime Oak worktops features as the wooden worktop of choice in House Beautiful's Worktops feature.
Worktop Express® was featured on a weekly blog by the business website smarta.com. The piece gives a brief insight into the development of Worktop Express® and its growth as a brand.
60-second start-up: Worktop Express.
Discussion on the benefits of wood worktops with an overview from Worktop Express®.
An exploration of a kitchen redecoration project that featured Worktop Express® solid oak worktops.
During an autumn episode of DIY SOS (aired October 22nd episode), the Morris family enjoyed some gorgeous oak kitchen worktops plus accessories supplied by Worktop Express®.
A review of the 2013 Gloucestershire Business Awards. Worktop Express® won the award for 'Best Business Website'.
Four of our fabricated solid beech worktops were featured in this episode of Grand Designs which was broadcast on Channel 4 Wednesday 2nd October. Mr and Mrs MacKinnon sent us a few pictures of our beech worktops.
An exploration of a kitchen redecoration project that Featured Worktop Express® Prime Oak worktops.
During a spring episode of Superscrimpers (aired April 22nd 2013), Miss Moneypenny recommended Worktop Express® as an affordable worktop solution.
Worktop Express® iroko worktops were recommended within the 'Shopping List' section.
The Worktop Express® collection of solid wood worktops was mentioned in the House & Garden Blog and also featured in the 'Shopping' feature of March's House & Garden Magazine.
Our oak worktops were recommended in the 'Get the look' section of a kitchen feature entitled 'Beautiful Country'.
Our walnut worktop was chosen by Beautiful Kitchens Magazine to feature in an online article titled "Wooden kitchen worktops - 10 of the best"
Real Homes featured an 'Expert Advice' online article, in which our marketing director Alexandra Finlay explained the importance of maintenance to keep wooden worktops in tip-top condition.This article includes tips on how often to oil your wood worktops and also recommendations regarding oils and associated products (all are available within our worktop accessories collection).
The Worktop Express® showroom was recommended as a place to "discover the best in kitchen design".
Our Worktop Express® walnut worktops were recommended within the 'Where to buy' section and also in their shopping directory.
Worktop Express supplied several solid oak worktops and matching upstands to Sian Astley and her team on Channel 5's Half Built House. This episode was broadcast on 17th July 2012.
Worktop Express® worktops were included in a 2011 episode of the popular show Cowboy Builders after we provided some of our finest walnut worktops to the Marr family in Surrey. A few months later we checked in with Wayne and Maria Marr to see if their new kitchen was everything they'd hoped for. Their response is below - as you can image, we were delighted to hear that the worktops had proved so successful after the cameras had finished rolling!
'Just to express our thanks to Worktop Express® for the wooden worktops fitted by you in our kitchen.
They are just superb, the quality, finish and cutting is brilliant. It's also pretty easy to maintain.
If ever you have anyone that you want to show a potential customer your work done at our house please let us know. We would be more than happy to show them.
Thank you again for your generosity in helping us complete our kitchen.'
Back in July 2010, Worktop Express® supplied a fabricated worktop to Barry Deeks to help him with his design and build project for a new home he was constructing. The BBC filmed the entire construction and it was shown as an episode on the series 'To Build or not to Build'. The bespoke oak worktop we provided featured a 360mm ellipse at one end, creating a functional space within the kitchen.
Our episode of 'To Build or not to Build' aired at 11am on BBC 1, Monday 5th September 2011.
Worktop Express® featured on 'The New Reclaimers' on UKTV Home in September 2011 after donating some solid oak worktops, beech worktops and glass splashbacks, which were installed in two new kitchens throughout the series. Viewers were treated to a glimpse of our warehouse, as well as one of our Sales Executives, Vickie, who was interviewed!
"Thank you once again for contributing the worktops and splashbacks to Tern Television's production The New Reclaimers. Without your help, our project would not have the success that it was. I'm pleased to say that all of our makeovers went really well, and our contributors were all extremely happy with their new homes."
Worktop Express® were featured in a summer 2011 episode of Channel 5's 'Cowboy Builders' on Channel 5, coming to the rescue when a couple were left without kitchen worktops earlier that same year! We supplied the Marr family in Worcester Park, Surrey, with a selection of our top quality walnut worktops.
You can even catch a glimpse of our walnut worktops in the promotional picture below!
Our episode of 'Cowboy Builders' aired at 9pm on Thursday 25th August.
In 2011 we supplied Bea from Bea's of Bloomsbury (an award winning London afternoon tea shop) with over 30m of wenge worktop.
Bea was opening a new shop in One New Change, Land Securities' latest development located on Cheapside in the heart of the City of London. Our wenge worktops were used for the entire dining and servery area, set over two floors. A large variety of timber was required, including one bespoke worktop measuring close to 5000mm in length.
This new Bea's of Bloomsbury shop was subsequently shortlisted for the 2011 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
"The UK based Restaurant & Bar Design Awards rewards both designers and operators for design excellence. Now in its third year it is the only international concept of its kind dedicated exclusively to design."
Our solid prime oak worktops were selected to appear in the August 2011 edition of Ideal Home magazine.
"Soft blue hand glazed tiles give the kitchen its coastal colour theme, while the warm-toned oak worktop complements them perfectly."
Our oak worktops were chosen to appear in the June 2011 edition of Ideal Home magazine.
"Bobby loves country-style décor and chose timeless cream units with oak worktops."
One of our walnut worktops was selected to appear in the September 2010 edition of Ideal Home magazine.
Worktop Express® featured in the Sunday Mirror as part of an article on Channel 4's "4 homes" season. Worktop Express® were specially selected to provide a full set of fabricated worktops to Paul and Claire Baker.
Worktop Express® were featured on prime time Channel 4 "Help! My House is Falling Down" programme, presented by Sarah Beeny, in the summer of 2010.
As part of channel 4's "4 homes" season, Worktop Express® were selected to provide a full set of fabricated worktops to Paul and Claire Baker. Their house in Brentwood, Essex, was in dire need of renovation and our oak worktops were their first choice to provide the transformation that was required. After liaising with our fabrication manager, the worktop plan was finalised, and six oak worktops of a moderately complex design were delivered fully finished, complete with various butt joints, radius corners, cut-outs and drainage grooves.
View the trailer for this show, below as well as some comments from the couple:
"We cannot thank you enough for the high quality work surfaces that you provided to enable us to complete the Kitchen for Channel 4's Help! My House Is Falling Down.
"The quality of the engineering and the ease at which I was able to fit these was exceptional. Not being a kitchen fitter or carpenter the idea of installing work surfaces was pretty daunting. So much easier to get this from a large chain DIY store I thought.
How wrong I was! Since receiving the aged oak worktops from Worktop Express® I would definitely say to anyone not to be put off. They are the easiest work surface to keep looking clean and tidy and any scratches or marks are easily removed by sanding down and re-oiling. They look beautiful and really finish the kitchen off beautifully.
The most critical part of the fitting was making sure the measurements were correct. This done the worktops arrived, treated and cut to perfection. The fitting was quick and easy and the pre cut grooves under the surfaces enabled me to pull and fix joints of the worktops together quickly and efficiently leaving a finish I would expect from a seasoned tradesman!"
Our highly sought after oak worktops were featured in the February 2010 edition of House Beautiful Magazine. A published review of a reader's newly renovated kitchen praised our worktops' natural warmth and luxury appeal.
"New blocked oak worktops add warmth to the scheme. The 40mm thickness gives a look of luxury."