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Last Few Days to Save 10% on All Laminate Worktops

This September we’ve been offering customers the chance to get a great deal on any of the laminate worktops in our collection. Simply use the discount code LAM10 at the online checkout or when placing your order with a member of our sales team via telephone or email.

Our varied range includes many different decors including our popular black sparkle or wood-effect oak block laminate worktops. If you would prefer a laminate work surface that replicates real stone, why not consider our Calcutta marble or grey slate worktops.

This great offer must end at 23:59 on Thursday 14th September, and does not apply to our range of clearance laminate worktops.

If you would like to take a closer look at any of the laminate kitchen worktops in our range, we recommend visiting one of our worktop showrooms, or ordering a laminate sample pack. Our sample packs are priced at just £5 including speedy delivery – a cost that we’ll happily refund if you go on to order a worktop from us.

You can find more inspiration for choosing the right laminate worktop by visiting our laminate worktops gallery or reading some of our dedicated information guides.

Save 10% when you buy laminate kitchen worktops before Monday 15th May.

Throughout the first two weeks of May we have a great offer for any customers looking to buy laminate worktops for their kitchen. Our low-cost range of laminate kitchen worktops is regularly expanding, and now features 24 beautiful decors.

No matter whether you are looking for a wood, stone or quartz-effect surface, there are many stunning choices available, from natural oak block laminate to the very glamourous black sparkle laminate worktops. Each is kept in stock and available to purchase with next-day 2Man delivery to most parts of England and Wales.

Until 23:59 on Monday 15th May our highly-affordable laminate worktops are now even cheaper than ever before, with a 10% saving available simply by using the discount code LAM10. Orders can be placed online, at our worktop showrooms or with one of our advisors via telephone and email.

If you would like to see any of our laminate worktops before placing your order, we recommend purchasing a laminate worktops sample pack or visiting one of our showrooms. Don’t delay in placing your order, though, as the offer won’t be extended this spring.

Free delivery on orders over £300!

Today we have launched a flash free delivery offer which is available for online orders over £300 in standard delivery areas!

It isn’t just our fabulous solid wood worktops that are included in this deal: our range of laminate worktops and our collection of worktop accessories – which includes everything you need to install your work surface and care for it – are also eligible. Free delivery to our standard areas on orders over £300 is available on everything including the kitchen sink, but for a very limited time only!

To claim your free standard delivery, simply add the items you require to your shopping cart – once the cart total reaches over £300, the cost of delivery will be removed. Orders must be placed on our website in order to qualify. The free delivery offer is available to our standard delivery areas within England and Wales only (unfortunately Scotland, the Scottish Highlands, and 1Man Saturday delivery are excluded). If you would like more information on which postcodes are covered, please see our delivery details page.

Whether you’re replacing old worktops in a utility room or you have an entire kitchen refurbishment planned, this deal offers fantastic savings – be sure to order soon as it expires on Wednesday April 26th at 23:59.

Spend £500 on Worktops by 18th April and get 10% discount!

Until Saturday 18th April we are offering customers who spend over £500 the chance to save 10% on their order.

Whether you’re considering purchasing solid wood worktops, laminate worktops, or any kitchen accessories, all orders over £500 will be discounted by 10% if placed before 23:59 on April 18th.

To save, enter the discount code OVER500 at the online checkout once you have chosen the items you require. Alternatively, this discount code can be used when ordering via telephone or email – just mention the offer to one of our sales advisers.

A huge range of solid wood worktops are available as well as an extensive selection of laminate work surfaces – not to mention a host of complementary worktop accessories. The only exclusions are samples and our bespoke cutting services.

This great deal will be available for a limited time only, so don’t hesitate to place your order soon to avoid missing out!

One of the kitchen sets planned for our Birmingham worktop showroom

You can visit Worktop Express® at a variety of worktop showrooms across England, and soon we will be opening our latest location right in the heart of the West Midlands.

Our Birmingham worktop showroom is currently under construction and will include nine fantastic kitchen sets, each of which will feature one of our most popular wood worktops or laminate worktops.

The team is currently on site and planning the new showroom, which will also be home to our new central distribution depot, allowing us to deliver a wide range of kitchen worktops to customers in and around Birmingham at an even faster rate.

The walls are going up at our Birmingham worktop showroom. Check out our social media to be the first to know when it opens!

We are hoping to open the showroom in mid to late April, but thought we’d give everyone looking for worktops in Birmingham a little heads-up!

To be the first to know when the new showroom is open to the general public, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages – we’ll be sure to keep our followers updated on everything showroom-related.

Free 2Man delivery is available on orders of £300 or more for the rest of February.

Good news: for the rest of the month we’re offering a fantastic bargain for customers who are covered by our standard 2Man delivery service. Simply place an order for £300 or more and we’ll deduct the cost of delivery, saving you up to £85!

The usual cost for delivery via our 2Man service is £25 for the first worktop (and £15 for each additional worktop), but until 23:59 on February 28th any wooden worktops or laminate surfaces will qualify for free delivery (provided they are to English and Welsh postcodes covered by our 2Man team).

Our next-day 2Man delivery slots are subject to availability, and often get snapped up fairly quickly, so place your order as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

No discount code is required to take advantage of this great saving: simply pick our 2Man delivery option when completing your order at the online checkout, or specify your preference for our free 2Man delivery offer when purchasing via telephone or email.

To find out more about the Worktop Express 2Man delivery service, please visit our delivery details page.

Over the last two weeks we’ve been offering 10% off orders over £500 – but if you’re looking for new worktops and want to make the most of this fantastic offer, you have only two days left!

If you have been hoping to purchase any of our products – from solid wood worktops to worktop accessories – great savings are available if you spend over £500. To qualify, you can purchase anything from our collection, including a kitchen sink, as long as your order is placed before 23:59 on February 15th 2017.

After you have selected your preferred items and added them to your shopping cart, simply enter the code UP500 to receive 10% discount. If you would prefer to speak directly with one of our sales advisors, you can also use this code for orders placed via telephone or email.

A huge range of solid wood worktops are available as well as an extensive selection of laminate work surfaces – not to mention all the accessories needed to complement them perfectly. The only exclusions are samples and our bespoke cutting services. Don’t delay and place your order before 23:59 on February 15th to make the most of this amazing discount!

10% off Orders Over £500 until February 15th.

For the next two weeks we are offering customers who spend over £500 the chance to save 10% on their order.

Whether you would like to purchase our solid wood worktops, laminate worktops, or anything else in our collection, any order over £500 will save 10% if placed before 23:59 on February 15th.

To save, simply choose the items you require and add them to your online cart, before entering the discount code UP500 at the online checkout. Alternatively, the discount code can be used when placing your order via telephone or email – just mention it to one of our sales advisers.

As time is limited on this great deal, don’t hesitate to place your order to avoid disappointment.

Iroko Worktops on Sale throughout February

Iroko worktops sale February.

As well as running a fantastic promotion for orders over £500, we’re offering 10% off our standard iroko worktops for the entire month.

This discount has already been applied to our highly-popular iroko surfaces, meaning that you don’t need to enter a discount code to enjoy this amazing saving. Simply head to our iroko page and choose the size of worktop(s) you require before 23:59 on February 28th.

If you’d like to take a closer look at our iroko worktops – or any of the other surfaces in our collection – why not visit one of the Worktop Express showrooms? We currently have six showrooms located across the country, each of which contains samples of our worktops for customers to take away.

Once in a while an exciting tree-related news snippet catches our eye. The latest concerns City of Trees and their fantastic project to plant three million trees – one for every man, woman and child – in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years.

The City of Trees project promotes tree planting and woodland management in Greater Manchester.

Credit: City of Trees

The benefits of tree planting in urban communities are not only aesthetic; indeed, trees have been proven to reduce environmental stress, improve air quality, and increase the time shoppers spend in retail areas.

As well as planting many new trees, the scheme also aims to improve the woodlands surrounding the city. “We are very much focused on bringing existing woodland into management because there is no point in planting new woodland if you can’t manage what you’ve got already,” City of Trees director Tony Hothersall explained.

“We want to engage people a lot more in their natural environment; in planting trees; in managing areas; in understanding more about the benefits that trees and woodlands bring to our society.”

He also expanded on the scheme’s intention to line streets with appropriate trees, as well as adding greenery to private gardens and parks.

“It is really about planting trees wherever it’s appropriate to put trees. What is really important is it’s about the right tree in the right place.”

The City of Trees team has partnered with researchers based at the University of Manchester to analyse how trees can help reduce surface water flooding in built-up areas.

In addition to the studies that link green spaces in urban zones to an improvement in community wellbeing, there is also research that highlights the positive effect trees can have in retail areas.

City of Trees is expecting to plant at least three million trees in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years.

Credit: City of Trees

Mr Hothersall said: “There has been some really good work done showing that people actually spend more in retail areas and linger longer in retail areas where there are trees.

“We’ve seen that as quite a good example in terms of a sort of cafe culture with one of my projects in Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. The introduction of trees and general improvement of the environment there have actually led to a cafe culture developing from what was one of the, I suppose, harder environments in central Manchester.”

At Worktop Express we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our business, and as such only handle timber that has been sustainably sourced and complies with the EUTR regulations. Our European and American wood work surfaces are manufactured from FSC or PEFC certified timbers, whilst all African timbers are carefully sourced from well-managed supplies.

Furthermore, each year we also fund the planting of trees in the UK and Africa in conjunction with the International Tree Foundation. So far they have planted over 100,000 trees thanks to support from Worktop Express, helping to improve communities and re-establish and protect tree populations. You can read more about this and much more on our Environmental Policies page.

At Worktop Express we are very proud to use our own next-day 2Man delivery service for the vast majority of worktop orders. In fact, in 2016 our ever-expanding fleet of 2Man teams delivered more than 60,000 orders – consisting of over 100,000 worktops – which totalled close to 90% of all deliveries made.

We have made a conscious effort to reduce reliance on third-party couriers as it gives us far more control over deliveries; by using our own fleet, we can ensure deliveries are on time and that our products are handled carefully.

Indeed, in 2016 we had a 98% delivery success rate on orders handled by our own internal delivery teams, a figure which is very difficult to replicate when using external couriers (as these do not operate under our control).

Our 2Man Delivery service offers next-day delivery on worktop orders placed before 12 noon

With this in mind, this year we have made the important decision to remove third-party courier options from all zones covered by our own 2Man teams. We believe this will not only help us to offer more reliable delivery options, but will also ensure that customers enjoy the high-quality service they have come to expect from Worktop Express.

We will still offer external courier options for surcharge areas of the UK that we are currently unable to reach with our own service, but please note that these will be limited.

Further updates to our service will be made throughout the year, with a focus on the ongoing improvement of our systems and processes at all levels – from placing the order right through to delivery.

If you would like to find out more about our delivery service, please visit the delivery details page. Alternatively, key information is included in the ‘All About Our 2Man Delivery Service’ information guide.