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Does your kitchen make you sad?

— 10-05-2018

How does your kitchen really make you feel? Take a good look at your kitchen. Does it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Do you run your hands over the worktops and cupboards and relish the feel of the beautiful surfaces? Do you spend lots of time there, just because it makes you feel happy…

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Pub refit in Snaith

— 21-02-2018

In August last year we were asked to supply and fit a new granite bar in the Brewers Arms in Snaith. This was part of a total refurbishment which included new carpets, plastering and redecoration.                    …

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Silestone Integrity Sinks!

— 16-01-2018

Silestone, who supply one of our ranges of quartz worktops, have introduced a new collection of quartz sinks to match their worktops. The Integrity range comes in 5 different options and sizes, starting with the Due(s) up to the XL, so there's a size for every kitchen. All of the sinks a…

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New Year Inspiration!

— 03-01-2018

New Year, New Worktop!   The start of the new year is traditionally the time when we make resolutions to improve our lives, and it's also the perfect time to think about updating your home. You've hopefully had a nice break from work and are feeling refreshed and full of optimism …

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New from Silestone - N-Boost

— 23-10-2017

Quartz worktop supplier Silestone have introduced a new range of worktops featuring their patented N-Boost technology. These are a new generation of worktops that provide a greater improvement in both the technical and aesthetic properties of Silestone. N-Boost modifies the quartz at a molecuar leve…

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— 29-09-2017

 Cosentina Visit Craig and Jimmy were lucky enough to be invited to visit the Cosentino factory in Spain last week. They set off from East Midlands Airport early on Tuesday morning, flying to Alicante where they were met by glorious sunshine. The Hotel Jardines La Tejera in Almeria was …

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Kitchen Wish List 2017

— 19-09-2017

WHAT IS HOT IN 2017? According to a poll by the average household in the UK spends around £4000 on kitchen renovations, and almost half have made significant improvements to their kitchens at least once. So what are the top must-haves for our kitchens?  Number 1…

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Design files 1 - Classic or Contemporary

— 18-08-2017

  TIMELESSLY ELEGANT WORKTOPS Whatever style you want to achieve in your kitchen, a beautiful granite, quartz or marble worktop would look right at home. Our worktops have a timeless elegance so suit country and traditional style kitchens perfectly, though if you’re looking for a mo…

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Benefits of Granite worktops

— 26-07-2017

Natural Stone  Granite is a natural stone quarried from the ground. 90% of granite comes from Brazil, and the rest comes from Italy, Spain, China and India. It is an ignious rock made up of feldspar, mica and quartz. The quantities of these affects the colour of the granite. It is predo…

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Shades of Grey!

— 12-07-2017

The New Trend This Season Grey is one of this seasons hottest colours in home decor, and when it comes to using it in your kitchen you're spoilt for choice. There are so many greys in our ranges of quartz and granite worktops, ranging from the pale, soft, almost white through mid-greys to the…

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What features should you include in your new kitchen?

— 24-05-2017

When you are planning your new kitchen, or just a refresh, think about what features you really need to make it as practical as possible. Do you need lots of sockets? We can install pop-up sockets in an island that are really useful, and hidden when not in use.  Upstands finish…

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Football Sponsors

— 20-04-2017

We are very proud to be the sponsors for Goole AFC Under 21's away kit. So not only do we get our name on their strip, we get the satisfaction of knowing that we are helping the young people realise their dreams of playing football. We wish them all the best, and hope that our shirts bring them …

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C & J's collaboration with Roko Furniture, Selby

— 29-03-2017

We are very pleased to announce our collaboration with Roko Furniture in Selby, providing our range of granite and quartz worktops to compliment their range of bespoke hand-made kitchens. We have installed a display worktop in their store, along with samples of other quartz worktops for you to choos…

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Transform your Kitchen with C & J!

— 07-03-2017

You don’t need to spend thousands of pounds to give your kitchen a new lease of life.  There are plenty of ways to update it that don’t break the bank. Something as simple as changing your accessories can breathe new life into a tired room; a new kettle, toaster and sto…

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The Worktop Process - from start to finish.

— 15-02-2017

Have you ever wondered what goes into the processing of your new quartz or granite worktop? The process is the same for both, although quartz is slightly easier to work with. We have a description of the 3-step process involved in turning a slab of stone, whether natural granite or quartz composi…

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Sinks and Taps to finish off your kitchen!

— 13-12-2016

What better way to finish off your new kitchen than with a gorgeous sink from The 1810 Company? As well as the classic stainless steel versions, their new range of quartz sinks is the ideal complement to our beautiful worktops. We can supply and install any of the sinks and taps when we fit your wor…

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Keeping it Natural!

— 16-11-2016

Why Traditional is best. More and more people are opting for a more traditional look in their homes, using natural materials and products. It may cost a bit more to create this look but in the long run it will probably be more cost effective. Natural materials tend to last longer, so need replaci…

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Silestone delivery!

— 27-10-2016

Silestone Delivery We were very excited to receive a delivery of quartz worktops from Silestone earlier this week. We now have a warehouse full of gorgeous quartz, 25 slabs in total, for our lucky customers.  The worktops include White Storm, Negro Tebas, Stellar Negro, Blanco and Grey, A…

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Are Quartz worktops worth the money?

— 07-10-2016

If you're considering having a quartz worktop in your kitchen, utility room or bathroom, but still not sure whether to take the plunge, we can help you make the decision.                  The main points to consider are:…

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The 1810 Company Sinks and Taps

— 07-09-2016

Here at C & J we are now working with The 1810 Company (, supplying high quality sinks and taps. Their philosophy is simple, they produce innovative and contemporary, European designed products for discerning clients. The range includes flushmounted or inset, handmade…

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U9's Football Team Sponsorship

— 09-08-2016

In May this year C&J Stonemasonry was asked if we wanted to sponsor one of our local junior football teams as they were hosting a tournament for the very first time. Children aged 6-11, in over 70 teams, got together for the tournament to raise funds to help the club move…

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Guild of Master Craftsmen 5* rating

— 16-06-2016

 Our reputation is very important to us, we pride ourselves on providing an exemplary service to all our customers, and having a 5* rating from the Guild of Master Craftsmen is testament to the service we provide. Being accredited members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen gives …

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We do more than worktops...

— 26-04-2016

Although the majority of our jobs involve templating and fitting kitchen worktops, we do much more than that. Here at C & J we install bathroom countertops, fireplaces (hearths and surrounds), table tops, wall cladding, doorsteps and flooring. Granite and marble is available in different t…

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Granite or Quartz? The choice is yours!

— 08-03-2016

Although there are similarities between granite and quartz - they are both heavy and durable, and each slab is different - there are pros and cons to take into account when choosing which to use in your kitchen. The major difference between granite and quartz is that granite is a natural stone wh…

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All in a day's work!

— 11-02-2016

It’s not every day you get paid to travel to France by a customer, but that’s exactly what happened to Craig and Jimmy this month! They were asked to fit Emperor Stone white marble worktops in an apartment in St-Gervais-les-Bains in the South of France.  The custom…

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Fancy Something A Little Different?

— 26-10-2015

Do you want to give your kitchen the ultimate colour boost? Do you like vibrant colours? Here at C & J Stonemasory we have a fantastic range of coloured Quartz worktops that fit the bill. From orange, fushia, green and 2 different reds, we can transform your kitchen into a stunning work of art t…

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A busy 2 months for Quartz and granite worktop fittings!

— 08-12-2015

Up and down the country! We have had a very busy couple of months fitting quartz and granite worktops and creating dream kitchens. From Classic Black granite on a Howdens Kitchen in Aberdeenshire, to Lactea quartz in Swansea, we travel the length and breadth of the UK to give you a stunning kitch…

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How we fit our worktops!

— 08-12-2015

If you want to know how we fit our worktops, here's a step by step guide from a recent job in South Milford. Once the worktops are in place and levelled we start to fit them together. We only use 2 part epoxy resin which is colour coded to the worktop. The joints are scored to giv…

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Worktops fitted across the UK.

— 24-09-2015

We get to travel the length and breadth of the country to fit our granite, marble and quartz worktops, fireplaces and vanity units.  Our recent jobs locally have included Leeds, Hull, Doncaster, Brigg and our home town of Goole. Further afield we have done installations in Cambridge, Fare…

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Ambleside Homes project wins LABC Regional Building Excellence Award

— 22/07/2015

Congratulations to Ambleside Homes for their LABC Regional Building Excellence Award! We were delighted to be part of the project, supplying & fitting the kitchens and fireplaces into the beautiful new homes at The Sidings in Nawton, North Yorkshire. We’re very much looking forward to t…

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Buying Marble Bathroom Vanity Tops.

— 07/09/2015

Vanity tops made from marble are the perfect complement to creating a stylish and chic bathroom, so if you are having a new bathroom installed and are looking for the finest quality marble tops for your vanity unit then contact the expert team of Craig and Jimmy at C & J Stonemasonry. We…

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Buying Granite and Quartz Work Surfaces in Scotland

— 14/09/2015

If you are searching for the best place to buy granite and quartz worktops from anywhere in Scotland, then look no further than C & J Stonemasonry Ltd. We are members of The Guild Of Master Craftsmen and have over 15 years experience in the design, cutting and installation of stunning …

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Where to buy a marble fireplace

— 30/08/2015

There is nothing nicer and cosier during the cold winter months than sitting in front of a roaring fire warming your toes. To create a dramatic centrepiece for your lounge there is no finer feature than a marble fireplace, and to create such a beautiful piece you need to commission stonema…

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Where to buy quartz work surfaces

— 14/07/2015

Quartz is a stunning natural material that is the perfect choice for beautiful work surface for any home or commercial premises. Choosing a quartz work surface is an investment, as Quartz is renowned for being tough, hard-wearing and scratch, stain and chip resistant. It is avail…

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The Best Place to Buy Granite Work Surfaces

— 27/08/2015

Granite is a hard-wearing and tough igneous rock that is excavated from open-pit mines, cut into slabs then polished to achieve a sheen. It is a very popular choice for kitchen worktops due to its high durability and aesthetic qualities.  The name granite comes from the latin word …

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Granite Fireplaces

— 02/07/2015

Imagine sitting in front of a real fire watching the flames flicker as the snow falls outside. When creating a centrepiece for your real fire there is nothing better than a granite fireplace, as the beauty of this natural stone will complement your room, whether modern or traditional. F…

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Commercial granite and quartz installations.

— 23-09-2015

Alongside our stunning kitchen worktops we also supply and fit our range of quartz, marble and granite in commercial properties too. Our recent work includes fitting black granite worktops in the Raddison Blu Hotel in Leeds and peacock green vanity tops, bath tops and side panels in Grays Co…

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C&J Stonemasonry at Caesarstone open day

— 05/07/2015

We are excited to be going to the Caesarstone open day in Lancashire this Thursday 9th July - not only will it be fantastic to see the new colour ranges, but they’re also laying on live music and food by a celebrity Masterchef finalist! …

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