Bespoke Wooden Worktops: A Worktop Express® Nutshell Guide
Our fabrication service is something we take great pride in: from resizing your worktop, to routing apertures for hob and sinks, we can accommodate any requirement you may need. We also supply wider or thicker wooden worktops as part of our bespoke service; this option is tailored specifically to each customer and as such is only available on request.
We supply our DIY worktops in a variety of convenient widths up to 960mm; these are suitable for most standard kitchens. However if a wider size is required we can create this as part of a bespoke order. We often fabricate wider worktops in-house by biscuit –joining two pieces of timber together. The lead times for the production of such worktops are 2-3 weeks.
What is a biscuit join?
A biscuit join is commonly used in manufacturing to create wider worktops without leaving any external signs of the join (as many other methods would). Oval, ‘biscuit’ shaped pieces of timber are glued into specially routed holes in the sides of both pieces of worktop. The moisture in the glue causes the biscuit to expand, creating a clean and tight joint. To ensure maximum strength, we repeat this approximately every 100mm down the entire length of the worktop.
We provide worktops in both 27mm and 40mm thicknesses, which is the industry standard. There are occasions on which an increased thickness may be needed, though – for example, if a customer is matching the worktops to pre-existing kitchen items such as a free standing island or other installed surfaces. Our fabrication service can be very useful in these instances as we will do our best to accommodate all requests for bespoke thicknesses (dependent on the exact worktop size and timber required).
Worktops with increased thicknesses will be imported from our European suppliers and as such are subject to an increased lead time of approximately 4-6 weeks.
We strongly recommend planning and ordering worktops well ahead of time if these are required by a certain date. This is for your convenience; all our bespoke worktops are subject to a longer lead time and, as these are valuable items, must be delivered with our own internal 2Man delivery team (or a similar two-man courier if your area is not covered by us). As our in-house 2Man option is the most popular delivery service, it’s a good idea to book delivery in as soon as possible.
If you have any further questions regarding our bespoke worktops or fabrication service, please do not hesitate to contact us – we’d be happy to discuss any query that you may have.