Table Of Contents
- Before Moving Ahead, 'Do You Know What Remnants Are?'
- What Sizes Do Offcuts / Remnants Come In?
- How Are Offcuts Created, And Where Can You Use Them?
- Your Ordinary Kitchen Island Needs Worktop Offcuts To Match Em!!
- Do You Need A Soap Holder For Your Kitchen Sink With Tap?
- 50+ Ways To Use Worktop Offcuts You Get Through Our Remnant Service!
- Why Did Work-tops.com Start Remnant Service Programme?
- Do We Charge Any Fees For The Remnant Service?
- Why Do We Charge For Our Remnant Service?
We at Work-Tops have been running our free offcut programme under Remnant Service for quite a while now. This article is for those readers who are not familiar with the word "Remnant Service" as well as those who are looking for offcuts for their projects.
Before Moving Ahead, 'Do You Know What Remnants Are?'
No worries, even if you don't know the term Remnant Service. A Remnant in the stone industry refers to odd pieces of Stones or smaller fractions left out from the gigantic slabs (Marble Slab, Granite Slab, Quartz Slab, etc.), which can be utilised for relatively smaller projects. Simply, they are leftover stone materials from previous fabrication or building projects. They are derived from the remaining stone portion, which is termed "Remnants" later.
It is searched for by several other names like half-cut, offcuts, offcut, cut-offs, part slabs, remainder stones, excess material, etc.
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What Sizes Do Offcuts / Remnants Come In?
They do not have a standard dimension and can be available in any size, depending on the situation and process that created them. Since Quartz Worktops are getting quite popular amongst homeowners, there are also a lot of quartz offcuts near me that have piled up at the stonemasons and fabricators.
You can now easily purchase any stone offcut using our Remnant Service.
How Are Offcuts Created, And Where Can You Use Them?
In some cases, Remnants are created by the mishandling of larger stone slabs. During loading and unloading bulky slabs for projects, accidental breakages occur, leading to them breaking into smaller fractions or sometimes developing noticeable cracks. These slabs then get ignored and get stored in some corner. In other cases, offcuts are created after the completion of a project. For example, when kitchen splashbacks and kitchen worktops are part of a project, the stone slab is measured and cut according to the required measurements. The remaining portion of the slab thus becomes an offcut.
All these stone pieces, though smaller in size, still have the value in them to be utilised for numerous situations. Rather than piling them up in the warehouses, the stone suppliers, as well as Stonemasons in possession of those, can supply to the right buyer in need of them so that they can be repurposed.
Your Ordinary Kitchen Island Needs Worktop Offcuts To Match Em!!
All you have to do is take your stone offcut and instruct your fabricator to align the stone offcut in the centre of your wooden worktop or table. Next moment, you have a statement design for your kitchen already created minimally at a cheaper cost.
Do You Need A Soap Holder For Your Kitchen Sink With Tap?
You can use Granite and Quartz as they are fairly non-porous and can be used in your sink area for holding the soap bar. For this, you might need a Remnant Service with expertise.
Marble To Roll Your Dough
Marble Surfaces are naturally cool, so if you have marble offcuts, now you know where to use them, right?
Use Granite As Coasters For Your Quartz Worktops
Modify your Granite half cuts and use them as heat coasters to place cups with hot beverages, pans, and pots from the oven. Protect your tables and add some flair to your decor; make your dining or personal space look stylish with these stone coasters.
Design Unique Kitchen Splashbacks
Collect all broken stone slabs from your basement, from your neighbours, as well as stonemasons that live nearby you. You will now be left with various different shapes and sizes of stone colours. Just take out some hours from your schedule and sit to arrange systematically. Once you have a design in mind, create a pattern and take a picture of it.
Call your fabricator if you are crafty and confident enough, and cut them into sizes so they can be joined together. Within the next few hours, you have your Tiled Splashback ready!!
50+ Ways To Use Worktop Offcuts You Get Through Our Remnant Service!
- Use granite and marble offcuts to upgrade your ordinary furniture into something valuable.
- You can replace the top of those old pieces of furniture with stone offcuts. This upcycling method will drastically increase your assets' value and make your ordinary tool look luxurious with almost no money spent.
- If you have an old coffee table with great legs, spruce it up with a slab of granite or quartz. Design your old one into a retro wooden coffee table into a revitalised centrepiece.
Stone soap dish: Create a new look for your bathroom; design a rectangular chunky shape with inner ridges to allow your soap to drain away any excess water after use. It is eco-friendly and a long-lasting one for your bathroom. Other bathroom situations where stone offcuts can be used are mentioned further.
- Vanity tops
- shower ledges
- Soap trays
- Floating shower benches
- Bath stools
- Exquisite mirror frames
- Storage shelves
- Stylish sinks, etc.
These coasters are perfect for hot or cold drinks. Protect your tables and add some flair to your decor; make your dining or personal space look stylish with these stone coasters.
If you have a few remnant pieces from your quartz worktop installation, you can instruct your fabricator to cut them into smaller usable sizes according to your requirements. While you can not only have it for your chopping but can roll out dough on it while creating cookies and other delicacies.
Stone Cheese Platter
Cheese should always be served in style, so why not serve a stone cheese platter? Depending on your taste, you can go for a rustic look with jagged edges or a sleek look with straight edges.
Kitchen Countertops & Kitchen Islands
Combine portions of your offcuts between your existing counters to create statement designs. Other kitchen situations where stone offcuts can be used are mentioned further
- Stone dining tables
- Kitchen trays
- Kitchen windowsill
- Kitchen upstands
- Pastry rolling boards, etc.
Other Indoor Uses
- Build a mini pizza table for yourself
- Creative candle holders
- Lamp or candle base
- Book racks
- Mini shelf
- Clock frames
- Indoor fire hearths
- Decorative tables
- Coffee tables
- DIY walls
- Tablet stands
- Framing a sink
- House nameplates, etc.
Sometimes, when you break a small portion of your kitchen countertops/other worktops/flooring/walls, etc., you can easily buy the offcut utilising our Remnant Service Programme to fix it instead of spending a huge sum on the entire renovation.
Stone offcuts can also be utilised in multiple ways outside of a home. Some situations where they will be useful are mentioned below:
- Garden walkways
- Stepping stones
- Ground-fixed bird baths
- Hanging bird baths
- Bird feeders
- Flower pots
- Pot stands
- Outdoor entertainment area
- Outdoor fire pits
- Outdoor barbeque areas, etc
What Type Of Stone Offcuts Are Available Through Our Remnant Service Programme?
- Granite offcuts
- Quartz offcuts
- Marble offcuts
- Porcelain offcuts
- Slate offcuts
- Quartzite offcuts
- Limestone offcuts
- Travertine offcuts
Since offcuts can result from material mishandling, fabrication of leftovers and various other reasons, there is no limit to the variety of stones for which offcuts can be available. It can be sheer luck, too. Sometimes, your nearest Stone Mason might have every worktop offcut you desire, from engineered stones like Quartz Worktop Offcuts to natural stones like Marble Worktop Offcuts.
Whereas, other times, it might take months to rummage through all of your contacts looking for a particular worktop offcut to find the exact piece to match your existing material.
Why Did Work-tops.com Start Remnant Service Programme?
Besides larger kitchen renovation projects that include Kitchen Worktops and splashback installation, there are plenty of situations where a comparatively smaller portion of stone can easily be used instead of a new, full stone slab to complete the tasks. However, if homeowners do not have the right person to go to for half-cut stones, they will be compelled to expend a huge sum of money for a new stone slab. We at work-tops have thus tried to minimise various problems faced by homeowners in finding the right offcut. This will especially be helpful if you are trying to find a stone that matches the existing material intending to fix your damaged worktops, flooring, or other similar smaller kitchen renovation plans. We aim to make home renovations budget-friendly and feasible for all homeowners and to help sellers create value for otherwise ignored material with our Remnant Service Programme.
By using half cuts, we want to contribute towards environmental sustainability and ensure that the stones are utilised to their maximum extent before considering them useless.
Many offcuts are dumped into landfills every year because people want to get rid of their piled-up stocks, which no one demands because of a lack of available information. So, this programme is our contribution to minimise the hazards created by the stone industry. We do not charge any money to trade stone and worktop industry members for listing, displaying, and selling their Offcuts through our Website. We even carry out promotional activities for these. We encourage readers of this article to be a part of this programme so that we can help convert somebody's waste into another's input. Email us if you want to create value for your abandoned left-outs, and we will guide you.
Do We Charge Any Fees For The Remnant Service?
To The Sellers
As mentioned, this Remnant Service Programme is a free-of-cost service for Stone and Kitchen Industry traders. So, we do not charge a single penny for displaying and selling the stones, except if the payment is made through our gateway, the bank transaction fee is levied.
To the Buyers
For those offcuts that our registered trade members already listed on our Website, no service money will be levied from the buyer. They can directly contact the seller with the respective details displayed and pay them for the offcut of their choice.
When buyers reach out to us looking for those half cuts not displayed on our readily available display page, they can order through our Stone Finding Service by paying an advance amount of £50, our "Stone Finding Fee".
Why Do We Charge For Our Remnant Service?
Unlike new slabs, half cuts are not in the readily available section and are difficult to locate. They are usually in the warehouses' ignored location, stacked by numerous piles of slabs above them. The sellers invest all their time and manual labour to confirm the half-cut of your choice. We at work-tops also invest our time contacting all the sellers within a 50-mile radius of your location to procure the stone for you.
It must be understood that it takes some days to confirm the material. After all the dedication, some customers turn up to us saying they do not require it any more or do not revert to our emails. So, to compensate for the basics, we charge this minimum amount as a part of our "Stone Finding Fee" under the Remnant Service Programme. £50 from the customer's bank will be withheld for 14 days. If we fail to procure within 2 weeks, the money will be returned to the customer. Upon finding the material, the amount of the remnant levied by the seller will be adjusted within the £50 deposited or with an additional amount if the price exceeds.
However, in cases where the customers do not return to us after procuring the material, the £50 amount paid as a deposit will be charged.
Submit The Below-Mentioned Credentials For Successful Procurement
Credentials Submitted By The Customer For Procuring The Material Will Be Used Following The Gdpr Policy
Full Contact Details (with email):
Material Name/Image/Alternate Choices:
No. of slabs:
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