How to prepare the perfect Valentine's feast

The best way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so the saying goes. Whether true or not, plenty of women are similarly impressed with a home-cooked meal, especially if it's one that their partner has gone to the trouble to cook. Imagine, therefore, how thrilled your loved one might be if you present […] read more →

Can I get a worktop cut to any size?

Not everything is perfect when you move into a new house. The bathroom might have that weird layout meaning the door bashes into the toilet every time you open it – but you can see past that. The spare room might have the boiler in it meaning guests are rudely awoken at 6am when the […] read more →

Kitchen trends for 2015

A new year is almost upon us and if one of your resolutions is to sort out your kitchen, you'd better be up to scratch on what trends will be hot in 2015. Of course, trends aren't the be all and end all, but they can provide you with some great inspiration and ensure your […] read more →

Free Templating Offer

Here at Shawstone we know that everyone loves a bargain, so we have come up with our very own way of saving you money!! So for every granite or quartz installation that we fit in January or February 2015, we will visit your property free of charge to measure up and to discuss your needs. […] read more →

How to cook Christmas dinner, slightly less stressed

It doesn't matter whether you've cooked it every year since 1981 or if this is your first attempt, Christmas dinner is stressful. There are no two ways about it. Accommodating everyone's specific requirements, getting your timings right and producing a meal that not only satisfies everyone but impresses the mother-in-law is no mean feat. However, […] read more →

Free Templating

 Free Templating Offer So Christmas is upon us and here at Shawstone the Christmas rush has started earlier than usual. We have been very busy booking in new jobs so that our customers can have brand new granite or quartz kitchen worktops in time for the big day. So busy in fact that we have […] read more →

Fully Booked Before Christmas!

Well we have been very busy here at Shawstone filling up our work calendar. So busy in fact that we are now fully booked before Christmas. So many people are going to have lovely new granite / quartz worktops in time for Christmas. It’s just a shame that it is only 3 weeks away now as we could […] read more →

Fitting in Alton, Hampshire

This week our team of fitters visited Alton, in Hampshire to fit some Thunder White granite worktops into a new kitchen. As you can see from the pictures below, the colour scheme was very light and the granite finished the kitchen off perfectly. The granite was obviously lifted into position, levelled, jointed and then the […] read more →

The essential elements of a British Christmas dinner (Infographic)

For many of us, Christmas is a comforting ritual – a time for all of us to get together, exchange gifts, and enjoy the traditions of the season. However, how much do you really know about Christmas? We created this infographic to answer any queries you might have about arguably the most important part of […] read more →

Fitting In The New Forest

Last week our team of fitters visited Brockenhurst in the New Forest to fit some brand new Kerala Green granite worktops. I even got involved with the fitting myself, by going down to the New Forest to help the fitters lift in the granite!. Once the granite had been lifted in, levelled and jointed, the upstands were […] read more →