WL West & Son Ltd; Sawmillers Timber Merchants Fencing Contractors

W.L.WEST & SONS LTD Est.1865

inc. PRO Fencing

Sawmillers Timber Merchants Fencing Contractors
Hardwoods · Machining · Worktops · Cladding · Decking · Gates · Fencing and so much more . . .

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Worktops & Bartops

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Solid Hardwood worktops & counter tops form a core part of our business. All of our tops are bespoke, handmade and finished - truely Made in West Sussex. These are not mass produced or bought in. Manufactured to your templates.

For Kitchens, Workshops, Laboratories, Bar and Counter tops, we manufacture solid hardwood handmade worktops 1M to 4M long, up to 900mm wide and in 25mm to 63mm thicknesses, laminated from 70mm and wider staves with a discreet jointing system. We use a cold set adhesive system using correct adhesives such as polyurethane types for the best results. Supplied with upstands, quadrants, scotias, etc. to match.

Laminated Solid Worktops - offered in most suitable Kiln Dried Hardwoods in a wide range of options. All manufactured, Calibrated, Wrapped and Packed from our workshops at Selham. We can now offer a Danish oiling facility based on a two coat system prior to wrapping and packing.

Constructed in many hardwoods including: Oak, Maple, Ash, Sycamore, Cherry and Iroko.

Worktop Specification

Worktops available in various sizes

Length: <4.0m,   Width: <0.9m,   Calibrated Thickness: 25/30/40mm

Average Stave Width: 60-70mm equally sub-divided across the width

Available also with leading edge moulded and upstands, drainer grooves, sink cut-outs and mitres. Professionally packaged. Finished in the "white" (or oiled). End user guide lines included.

Typical Cross Section Through a Worktop

We use an 'F' Joint for maximum stability and strength. The zigzag profile increases the surface area being glued and increases the strength.

 Upstand Profiles                                                        


   10mm flat                  Pencil Round 8mm

 Worktop Profiles                                                

Edge profile EP1- 6mm

Edge profile EP2- 6mm

Edge profile EP3- 12mm

                 Edge profile EP4- 12mm (30mm top)

                  Edge profile EP4- 12mm (40mm top)

 Worktop Installation                                          

We have formulated some guidance on the installation of worktops, please press the 'download button' for more information.


Sapele or Ash are popular species for the traditional bar. We also make laminated tops with staves approximately 110-120mm wide, in particular, Ash, Oak, Cherry & Sapele. These tops can be machine profiled with the traditional Ovolo profile.

A package can be arranged to include flooring, dado rails, panelling, skirtings and architraves and other second fix items, to suit the scheme which is in vogue at the time.


Sales Contact: 01798 861611 option 1

email: sales@wlwest.co.uk