The best benchtops in Canberra

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Where are the best places to buy benchtops in Canberra? Photo: Dolgachov.

If you’ve ever needed a quality benchtop, you’ll understand the importance of a benchtop expert. Benchtops look amazing and last a long time, but only if properly made and installed.

A bench top specialist has the skills, knowledge and expertise to install top-notch benchtops that fit perfectly into any space. That includes benchtops for kitchens, bathrooms, laundries or other parts of your home or office.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a benchtop installer, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great benchtop installer?

Choosing the right benchtop installer can give you confidence you’ll get value-for-money.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a benchtop installer.

  • Experience. You’ll want an installer who demonstrates they’ve completed many projects to high standards. Choose one who has been in business for some time. Also ask for examples of their work. Also ask for references from satisfied customers.
  • Trained and insured. The best benchtop installers are trained in their craft. They’re also fully insured, to protect you if something goes wrong. You should ask about their qualifications and insurances.
  • Professional. Quality bench installers are professional with a sharp customer focus. They give quality advice and are around to answer questions. You may, for example, have questions on the material you want for your benchtop made from, such as marble, glass, timber, quartz or other.
  • Availability. The best benchmark installers are busy. Make sure you ask installers when they’re free to work on your project.
  • Attention to detail. Benchmark measurement and installation is fussy, detailed work. You’ll want an installer who is detailed and gets the job done right the first time.

The best benchtop installers in Canberra

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Oppikofer Joinery

Award-winning Oppikofer Joinery delivers excellence and value-for-money with every project. Well-designed, constructed and installed benchtops are custom made to last. Benchtop options include engineered stone, acrylic stone, timber, recycled timber, glass, marble, concrete and more. Oppikofer Joinery has a full planning, design and construct service. Detailed quotes reassure clients and Oppikofer Joinery provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

On Google, Annie Lindsay wrote, “Excellent work in fitting a tricky space. Everything went smoothly and works really well.”

Nu-Look Renovations

Established in 2005, Nu-Look Renovations provides high-quality, value-for-money kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovations, including benchtops. Nu-Look Renovations is modelled around good, old-fashioned customer service, the best designs, materials and workmanship. With Nu-Look Renovations, planning is everything and free consultations are available.

Narelle Folkard wrote on Google, “I settled with Nu-Look Renovations to do my new kitchen for a various of reasons. They were reasonable with their costs, very well organised and the team really work well together.”

Pacific Stone

Pacific Stone is the largest supplier of stone benchtops, Caesarstone, Quantum Quarts, Essa Stone, Sile Stone, Marble and Sandstone in the Canberra region. The team of benchtop specialists custom makes for spaces large and small, including hard-to-fit spaces. Detailed quotes are available, and the team is available to provides suggestions and answer all client questions. No project is too challenging.

Mark Hume wrote on Google, “Kitchen and laundry bench tops look amazing ... Professional service.”

P&K Joinery

P&K Joinery has created beautiful, functional spaces for over 35 years with high-quality craftsmanship. Its highly skilled tradespeople design and create custom-made kitchens, bathrooms and bespoke joinery pieces. Feature joinery includes halls, media rooms, home offices and furniture.

Linda Sipeki wrote on Google, “P & K Joinery were engaged to supply and fit out the kitchen, indoor/outdoor BBQ entertaining area, masses of storage, five ensuites, walk through and built-in wardrobes, laundry and feature display cabinets ... perfect.”

Monaro Timber and Joinery

Timber benchtops are the staple of the Monaro Timber and Joinery workshop. The team makes benchtops to fit almost any space. Each is handmade to order, so clients get exactly what they want. Monaro Timber and Joinery offers sink and stove cut outs, waterfall ends, mitered joins and undermounted steel support bars. This family owned and operated business has handled joinery work since 2002.

On Google, Rosanne Holmes wrote, “Lovely timber bench top supplied, excellent service and very friendly.”

Canberra Custom Joinery

Custom solutions is what Canberra Custom Joinery is all about. The team of experts is available to discuss client needs, measure benchtop requirements exactly and then create and install with precision. Benchtops and vanity tops are designed to fit virtually every space and can be made from a wide range of materials. Canberra Custom Joinery has been servicing Canberra’s joinery and renovation needs since 2010.

Aaron Sciberras wrote on Google, “Exceptional customer service and workmanship. Highly recommend.”

If you’re looking for more information on builds or renovations in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best carpenters, the best flooring specialists, the best deck and pergola builders, best joiners and best furniture stores Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with benchtop installers in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the benchtop installers listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly does a benchtop installer do?

A benchtop installer measures, designs, makes and installs benchtops for any part of the home or office. They offer a wide range of benchmark materials and measure with precision. They’re highly skilled at fitting benchtops into tricky spaces, for maximum functionality.

What type of benchtop should I buy?

Many types of benchtop products are on the market, including stone, engineered stone, laminate, quantum quartz, timber, glass, concrete and more. What you choose will depend on your budget, the look and feel you’re trying to achieve and special needs like food safety. A great benchtop installer will explain options and provide advice.

What makes a great benchtop installer?

Quality benchtop installers have an eye for detail, especially with exact measurement of spaces. They work with precision. More than that, however, a great benchtop installer has loads of experience, use quality tools and offers strong communication skills, so all your questions are answered.

How much do benchtop installers cost?

The cost depends on what you need done. Factors include the size of your benchtop, what materials are used and the complexity of fitting it into a space. A laminate benchtop will cost less than a marble one, for example. Your best bet is to talk to benchtop installers and ask for detailed, itemised quotes.

Do benchtop installers guarantee their work?

The best benchtop installers guarantee their work because they’re confident of their skills, experience and abilities. Talk to potential installers about their guarantees and/or check their websites for details.

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