CASE STUDY: Curved Bar Top: 210mm
Material: Caesarstone, Jet Black, 3100
We were presented with a design for a curved bar top requiring a hardwearing and durable black material. Although a stunning design, clearly some basic material considerations had not been taken into account. With traditional manufacturing methods the proposed design would only be possible by specifying Corian®; however the client specifically wanted the bar top in Caesarstone (Jet Black, 3100).
However, as we always seek to push the boundaries of our existing expertise we willingly accepted the challenge. We had previously fabricated curved Caesarstone for another, smaller, bar top and knew the process and the potential problems fairly well. However, this was a more extensive project with a much larger drop-down, mitred apron and a very tight radius on the end of the curve. As a further design consideration, the designers had decided upon a curved up-stand on the service side of the bar to replicate the curve on the outside of the bar.
The Granite House projects team liaised with the designers and a form of the curve required was made available to us in our workshops, enabling us to perfect the curve’s radius and overall dimensions.
The bar top was then templated in-situ with the designer present to clarify and confirm the finer details, for example some illuminated glass panels needed to be inset into the bar top and the positioning of a small preparatory sink was also agreed.
Although the fabrication presented us with considerable challenges, the finished article was truly breath-taking and absolutely unique. Two delivery vehicles were required to deliver the bar and the bar was virtually the last project on the house before overall completion. When the two pieces were joined together and the bar was finally installed, the designers were very impressed by the quality of workmanship, as were the builders who were also full of praise for our onsite team.
This project would never have been possible without our professional expertise and determination to get the job done. Most granite fabricators would not have been willing to attempt such a project, but Granite House isn’t most granite companies. We are as unique as the bar we helped to create, with many years of experience and extensive knowledge of the industry.
When you commission Granite House you can rest assured that we will help you to complete your project successfully, no matter how intricate or potentially difficult it may appear to be.