As one of the very few companies that specialise in creating Concrete Worktops and outdoor kitchens that are cast in-situ on site, we have developed our own special processes over the years. Here we will explain this process in detail so you have an understanding of the timescales and requirements.

1. Formwork: Constructing the formwork (mould) on top of the kitchen cabinets (in-situ), will take approximately seven days (on-site) depending on the complexity and size of your project. We will require a clear working environment around the project to build the formwork.

2. Concrete Pour: Once this is constructed the concrete will be mixed and poured on-site and hand troweled the same day. We will require the mixer to be sited within a few meters of the project to ensure there cannot be any air-borne dust from other trades on the day of the pour as this will contaminate the mix. The worktops should not be touched and nothing should be placed upon the worktops from pour day until after sealing.

3. Initial Curing: It will then be covered with a thin plastic film and left to cure for 10 days. No underfloor heating or heaters can be used during the curing stages within the surrounding area of the concrete project.

4. Striking Formwork: After 10 days the formwork (mould) and the plastic film will be taken off and blankets will be provided to protect from dust and to keep the worktop warm and cosy. At this stage the concrete is very vulnerable to moisture and staining until it is sealed.

5. Final Curing: It is left cure for a further 10-18 days; this is dependent on the ambient temperature and cannot be rushed.

6. Polishing & Sealing: The worktops will then be polished and sealed. This process takes approx. 2 days. We will apply up to three coats of our sealer, leaving enough time in between each coat for full effectiveness.

Our concrete worktops cost from £1,000 per square metre fully installed.  If you would like more information on our concrete kitchen work surfaces or would like an immediate quote, please get in touch.

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