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A-Z OF SOLID SURFACE CHALLENGE – WEEK SEVEN 🎺 🎺 πŸ“£ πŸŽ‰ πŸ₯

This week our series is continuing with ……. here it is …… πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ» G πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ» G is for Germ Resistant 🦠 One of the most important factors to consider about Solid Surface is that due to its composition it is entirely non-porous, germ repellant and antibacterial ‼️ If you add to this, the material can

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First impressions count don’t they?

When you go to the doctors and everybody around you is sneezing and coughing how does this make you feel? If you glance over at the reception area and you see it is nice and clean and kept tidy, does this fill you with more confidence? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ How about if you knew that the reception desk

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A NEW ERA πŸ€πŸ‘πŸ»

We have embarked on the beginning of the end of an era, as we recently had our company meeting to formally announce the retirement date for our Chairman David, my dad, which has been earmarked for December 2020. At this meeting we exchanged ideas, confirmed our promotion of Allison to Office Manager, discussed our plans

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A-Z OF SOLID SURFACE CHALLENGE CONTINUES- WEEK SIX βœ…

This week the series continues with……. πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ» FπŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ» F is for Flexible One of the key unique selling points of Solid Surface is its flexibility. It can be manipulated and heat treated into a wide variety of curves and shapes, that other less malleable products cannot achieve.‼️ Because of this chemical attribute, it can be

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CAN YOU MAKE THIS? THEY SAID… YOU CAN GUESS OUR ANSWER!πŸ€”

When we were approached last year, by a very old customer, to manufacture egg πŸ₯š shaped retail display units, we jumped at the chance to take on this challenge! πŸ’ͺ🏻 A large number of these units were produced using 9mm Black Hi Macs combined with 6mm Avonite Snowfall. These spherical shapes had to be carefully

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A-Z OF SOLID SURFACE CHALLENGE CONTINUES- WEEK FIVE πŸŽ‰ πŸ₯³

This week sees me carrying on the series with… yes you know it! πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ» E πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ» E is for Evolution 🌎 Solid Surface, as a product, has evolved and changed over the past 40 plus years since its invention. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ What was once available only in white, supplied as a kitchen counter top material, is

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WHO HATES INDUSTRY JARGON?

Have you ever asked a supplier a simple question only to be met with a load of words that don’t make sense? πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I think we are all guilty of adopting jargon in how we speak, whatever industry we work in.πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I have noticed myself that, at times, I’m guilty of using industry terms (

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A-Z OF SOLID SURFACE CHALLENGE CONTINUES- WEEK FOUR- D βœ…πŸ™ŒπŸ»

This week sees me carrying on the series with….wait for it.. πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ» D πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ» D is for Donald Slocum πŸ‘ πŸ‘ Donald Slocum is credited as being the inventor of Dupont Corian, the first Solid Surface introduced into the marketplace. His desire was to invent a material that was: βœ… Non porous, being also stain,

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We are often asked what makes us different?

There are the obvious answers – we are a specialist, three dimensional fabricator of Solid Surface etc But what makes us special and unique? βœ… We are a genuine, full on family business on our second generation. βœ… We provide excellent customer service because we genuinely care βœ… We strive to always meet clients demands

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A-Z OF SOLID SURFACE CHALLENGE- WEEK THREE βœ… C

This week’s letter is dum, dum, dum……….. πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ‘‰πŸ» C πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ‘ˆπŸ» C is for Choice πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ There is a huge choice of colours available in Solid Surface – there really is something for every application ‼️ There are sparkly colours, perfect for projects looking for a bit of β€œbling”, there are marble effect colours, very popular

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The A-Z of Solid Surface continues with B

B is for Bespoke. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Bespoke is at the heart of who we are and what we do and one of the real advantages of using Solid Surface. Everything made from Solid Surface is bespoke, luxurious and made to order, meaning that every item is entirely unique. πŸ™ŒπŸ» B is also for Bathroom πŸ› Did

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Understanding the world of Solid Surface!

To us, the world of Solid Surface is a mighty interesting place! The products are amazing and versatile, BUT, how to convey this to people who do not inhabit our world, without being overly technical can be a challenge. So, we decided to embark on an A-Z series to help educate you on what we

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What sets Solid Surface apart from the crowd?

Due to the chemical composition of products such as Corian, Hi Macs, Staron, Hanex and Avonite, there a number of attributes that can be more advantageous than other materials such as marble, granite, engineered stone, quartz and wood. These include, but are not limited to, the fact that they are all completely non porous, germ

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Sysmex House Reception

What sets BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd apart from the crowd?

What sets us apart? We are a friendly, helpful, approachable and knowledgeable family run fabricator of Solid Surfaces, bringing over forty years of shopfitting experience into how we approach projects. This enables us to spot pitfalls and swerve the problems before they become real issues. We are honest and completely believe in what we offer, striving

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Forbury Place

BSF achieves SSIP Accreditation again in 2018!!

As a fabricator and installer of Corian, Hi Macs, Staron, Hanex, Durat, Avonite and Tristone as well as the other major brands ofSolid Surface, all of which we are pleased to include in our portfolio of materials, we are more than aware of site requirements and our responsibilities. We are extremely pleased to confirm that we have

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London Transport Museum Reception Desk

Who are we – BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd

Besides being an expert fabricator of all the major brands of Solid Surface, BSF Solid Surfaces is a friendly, approachable, family-run business. As a family run business we endeavour to maintain the core principles of who we are, offering integrity and an honest, ethical approach to our customers and suppliers alike. This attitude has earnt

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Re-finished vanity top

How ‘Repairable’ is Solid Surface?

Not wishing to repeat a theme, but here at BSF we are quite often asked about the differences between Solid Surface, natural stone (Quartz, Marble), and indeed other man-made products such as Silestone and Ceasarstone.  One of the biggest differences – outside of things such as Solid Surface being non-porous and shapeable in 3-dimensions –

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Website

The BSF Website gets (another) facelift!

The old phrase goes that “time waits for no one”. In an age where the internet becomes our “go to” place there is always a need for businesses to keep developing how their customers (old and new) access information. Here at BSF we have continued to evaluate our website functionality across all devices, leading to

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Diageo Bishops Stortford

How hygienic is Solid Surface?

BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd will produced your bespoke items from Solid Surface, which s a non-porous material, that can be seamlessly joined together,  making it a perfect choice for areas where hygiene is of paramount importance such as kitchen areas, laboratories, hospitals etc. Β· Germs cannot live on it making it ideal for clean areas

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McAfee Bespoke Unit

Solid Surface is easy to maintain!

Solid Surface, by its very composition is the ideal material for so many types of application. It is completely non-porous and impervious to surface spillages, additionally you will notice the following benefits: Renewable: it can be restored or repaired if accidental damage occurs Seamless: no joins for dirt to get caught up in Coved upstands:

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Forbury Place

Solid Surface is seamless!

We at BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd can fabricate Solid Surface is inconspicuous seams.  This provides us, and our valued clients, with a number of advantages over using other material surface choices, as we can hand craft a wide variety of bespoke items, with sleek lines, which will appear as one piece. These can & do

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Synovate Bespoke Desk

What can be made from Solid Surface?

The answer is…Anything…(of course within reason)  Solid Surface, by its very composition, is the ideal material for so many types of application. As everything we manufacture is bespoke this gives us the flexibility to get involved with some really exciting projects, because NOTHING IS TYPICAL! Over the years we have produced: Reception Desks Hotel items

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NAPP Thermoformed Reception Desk

How long will my order take?

As everything we make is handcrafted and made to measure there is no such thing as a typical lead time. However, as we evaluate each project on its merits and constraints of our clients this can be influenced by a number of factors, such as: Material type and colour chosen What is to be produced:

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Solid Surface Kitchen

Another very frequently asked question!

Can I have a price per Square Metre? Because everything we produce is bespoke we quote each project on the merits of the work involved, for example: What material / colour has been selected? The type of application, such as teapoints, reception desks, curved walling, etc? Are sinks required? Is thermoforming for curved shapes and

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Kitchen Countertop

The most frequently asked question!

Can I buy the material from you and fabricate it myself? The answer, we are afraid, is No. Corian, Hi Macs, Staron, Hanex, Durat etc are licenced materials, therefore, only qualified, quality assured, and suitably trained fabricators are authorised to purchase them. BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd create your desired items ensuring that the integrity and

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Kingdom Street Reception

There are no stupid questions – Part 4

How long do Solid Surface items take to install? When on site, we endeavour to cause as little disruption as possible. The time we take installing depends entirely on what we are fitting and the site conditions we encounter, there is no β€œrule of thumb” as everything we manufacture is bespoke and made to clients’

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London Transport Museum Bespoke Vanities

There are no stupid questions – Part 3

Does Solid Surface need to be specially sealed? Unlike natural stone, marble, concrete or granite, Solid Surface does not need to be sealed as it is a non-porous, stain resistant material. This makes an attractive, low maintenance, surface choice. What do you mean by a template or survey? A template/ survey is when we come

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NAPP Thermoformed Reception Desk

There are no stupid questions – Part 2

Below are a few more examples of questions we get asked on a regular basis: What do you mean by a coved upstand? Solid Surface can be worked so that the counter top curves upwards into the wall, leaving nowhere for crumbs, dirt, liquids etc to gather What do you mean by Three-Dimensional Thermoforming? Solid

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Diageo Bishops Stortford

There are no stupid questions

Below are a few more examples of questions we get asked on a regular basis: We, at BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd, get asked A LOT of questions about the materials we offer, Corian, Hi Macs, Staron, Hanex, Durat and the other major brands of Solid Surface. What we would like to say, is there are

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Forbury Place Thermoformed Walling

What’s so special about Solid Surface?

We, at BSF Solid Surfaces are biased, as we believe the products we offer are, quite simply, the best in the market place, but the question is why do we feel so passionately about fabricating from Solid Surface material? Solid Surface material has been around for quite some time and has proven to be amongst

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NAPP Thermoformed Reception Desk

Who are BSF?

Well, the answer is fairly simple, BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd a family run business who have been in the Solid Surface Industry for twenty years, AND, we are still as passionate about our business as ever! We fabricate using materials we believe in, including  Corian, Hi Macs, Staron, Hanex, Durat and the other major brands of

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UEA Bench Seating

What and how do we template?

Templating is required to ensure that fabricated items will accurately fit into the area allocated for them. At this stage we have the opportunity to discuss and offer advice to our customers. Templating an item before fabrication will ensure that errors are captured before build and minimise the work required at installation, in turn reducing

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Corian Quality Network

Why use an Approved Fabricator of Solid Surface?

BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd is a member of the Corian Quality Network of Fabricators,the LG Hi Macs Quality Club and the Approved Fabricator Lists for Staron, Hanex, Avonite and Durat in addition to all major Solid Surface material suppliers. What does this mean and why does this matter? This means that our workmanship, tools, quality and

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BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd

22 Tallon Road, Hutton, Brentwood, Essex CM13 1TJ

Tel: 01277 263603

Email: [email protected]

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