Refreshing the aesthetics of a living or work space can be as simple as replacing a benchtop.
“If people want to revitalise their kitchen affordably they should consider a benchtop replacement and create a whole new look,” says Sean Blood.
Sean, the owner of Geelong’s Newgrove Benchtops, has over 34 years’ experience in the joinery industry.
He’s proud of his company’s custom-made benchtops, designed specifically to meet customers’ requirements.
Newgrove manufactures its benchtops on site in a purpose-built factory in Breakwater, Geelong.
“Within a fortnight the benchtop will be completed and ready for installation” Sean says.
“They’re custom-made but there’s only a two-week wait.”
Sean feels strongly about “buying local”, so his company proudly supports ICM Geelong (Independent Cabinet Makers), a grouping of local cabinetmakers and related suppliers working in Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast.
ICM Geelong was formed to showcase the quality work of the Geelong’s cabinetmaking industry, Sean explains.
“Throw away those junk mail kitchen catalogues and find a local cabinetmaker near you,“ he says.
Newgrove has 20 employees at its Breakwater premises.
Some have worked at Newgrove for over 23 years.
Newgrove’s vibrant showroom features an extensive variety of laminate benchtop options.
On display is a long benchtop with a European rough sawn oak-grain finish, giving “a realistic timber appearance”.
“Newgrove is the only Corian (solid surface) fabricator in Geelong,” Sean says. “Corian provides inconspicuous benchtop joins for a seamless look, with the peace of mind of being a stain resistant surface.”
Newgrove’s showroom team is enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
The showroom is at 68 Leather Street, Breakwater.
As appeared in GC Magazine, Autumn 2017.