The fireplace is often the visual focus of a room, even in modern homes where they’re never used for heat. Creating the right look is essential otherwise but there are a number of practical hurdles to clear before you can let your creative side loose. At Surrey Marble and Granite, we’ve been installing marble fireplaces for decades, so we can help with every stage of the process from practical tips to aesthetic inspiration.
With 11 foot-long fingers and standing at 232 feet (71 metres) high, the Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world. The Buddha overlooks the meeting of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the Sichuan Province of China near the city of Leshan. It was created in the year 713 at the request of monk Hai Tong who hoped it would calm the water spirits that he believed were responsible for shipping accidents. It took thousands of workers until 803 to finally complete the statue. The carving of the statue caused […]
How to get a new kitchen for less money Considering a kitchen refurbishment? If you’ve done any research at all, you’ll quickly learn that a full kitchen remodel can cost more than you’d like to spend. Fortunately, many British kitchens can be updated without being fully replaced, for example by replacing cabinet doors and installing new worktops. Moreover, by dealing directly with suppliers like Surrey Marble and Granite you can cut down your costs on individual items and only buy what you need. Read on to learn more about different […]