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 […]
Stone is tough, durable and easy to care for – so why do we at Surrey Marble and Granite provide an after-care service? Well, the answer is simple: accidents do happen and we want our customers to have the full benefit of a like-new installation for as long as possible. With decades of experience, we know first hand how a little bit of TLC can transform a kitchen or bathroom that’s getting down-at-heel into prime.
Many home and garden stores sell fitted kitchens with work surfaces, units and appliances as part of the package. A full kitchen with no hassle of shopping around for the various components can seem like a great idea to save time and hassle. However as appealing as this may seem there are a number of reasons that cutting cost on time may mean compromising on the quality of a kitchen. For each individual component of a kitchen there are specialists, who know their individual fields inside out. These specialists have […]