TIMBER BENCHTOP PROCESS
BRINGING THE NATURAL BEAUTY BACK INTO YOUR KITCHEN
Our process from start to finish with a wooden benchtop
Every project starts with a chat about your project, normally in your home, or if your more comfortable at our offices. This means you will need to take about an hour of your weekday to have a chat with us about the scope of your project. You will need to supply us with a name, phone number, address and email (don’t worry this is just so we can contact you!). Once we complete the chat we will need about 5 minutes to measure the space.
While onsite we spend some time taking measurements and talking to you about how you would like your bench top to sit. We will discuss what bowl options you have, and anything else such as thickness, hob cutouts, species, surface finish and overhangs.
After our site meeting we will return to the office and provide you with a price for your bench top. This will either be supply only or we can install for you if you are local to the Waikato region.
- 50% Deposit on the including gst figure on the original amount, this locks your job into our production schedule.
- 40% Deposit on the including gst figure on the original amount on the completion of your project in our factory and before the job is delivered.
- 10% Deposit (or any remaining balance – sometimes additional stuff is added) the remaining balance of your kitchen invoice is paid once you are happy with the final installation of the works.
Upon confirmation of payment we arrange a time with you to return to your premises and complete a final check measure. This is best done with your walls being ready and prepped with the kitchen installed to ensure an accurate measure. We will confirm some final details with you then head back to the office.
We take our measurements and then provide a drawing with the final details on it.
If you think anything is missing during this stage you must let point out your concerns and we make any required changes.
Upon you being happy with the drawings we require written acceptance or a signature on the plans, as from this point forward changes may incur an additional cost.
Once this has been received, we move on to the next stage.
Once your production plans are signed and ready, we can start ordering all your timber and sinks.Depending on the type of materials chosen these can take up to 10 working days to arrive at our factory.
Please note: we do keep large stock on multiple species of wood.
Extensive time is laid into making sure that all the grains of the wood match and look as natural as possible. We cut and match until we get everything right.
Once we are done doing this we will glue and join the timber together ready for cleaning up.
The bench top is then bought close to size and ready to be coated. This is done on a CNC for pinpoint accuracy.
Coating is a tedious process and can be the most time consuming.
You can see in the picture above it’s not until you apply the coating that the timber gets a really amazing colour.
Timber is a natural product so you can’t be 100% accurate in predicting the colour every time.
We seal top and bottom to ensure the timber is reduced in risk of any sort of rot. This is also true if we have a sink tap hole or under-mount sinks
Once your kitchen is finished on the floor it is now built and ready to be put in the loading bay and ready for delivery.
Once this is completed we will take photos or if you a close-by, come into the factory to take a look.
Before we deliver any kitchen we require the final 40% payment, once this is confirmed the delivery date will be adhered to. If this date goes past because of no payment we can’t guarantee the next date being close so please keep this in mind.
We will deliver your goods and place them inside your home wrapped and ready to be installed.
We also offer an installation for our bench top, but if you are having your kitchen done through another company we may supply the timber bench to them and they finish the installation.
Once the bench top is delivered it is ready to be installed. This can take anywhere between 2 – 4 hours and even longer on site joins.
This is something that needs to be done right so please give our installer space during this time.
Once the bench top is in you can finalize with your plumber and electrician and have it all signed off.
We will then confirm you are happy with the install.
WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF HAMILTON
*FEES WILL APPLY IF YOU'RE OUTSIDE THE RADIUS