White Ladies – an impressive family home with heart
When designers Heather and Syd Abbott – who together run Hanna B Designs – took on a prestigious detached property in Beaconsfield; they wanted to create a family home with a heart.
The stand out feature of the impressive property, White Ladies, is the 1,400 sq ft family space; which combines an opulent monolithic style kitchen/breakfast room with a cosy family space and stunning conservatory.
The kitchen space is focused around an impressive 6 metre breakfast bar, topped with Lapitec, a new hard surface sintered stone material which combines a sleek and luxurious finish with many clever functional properties. The breakfast bar worktop is Bianco Polare from Lapitec’s Vesuvio range.
Heather Abbott had first heard about Lapitec when visiting The Marble & Granite Centre in West Hyde, Rickmansworth. As the UK’s official Lapitec distributor, The Marble & Granite Centre was able to talk Heather through Lapitec’s unique features – the product is impervious, heat resistant and scratch free, and combines a cutting edge look with the practicality needed in a family kitchen.
“Lapitec was new to the UK market when we used it at White Ladies, recalls Heather, “although it had already come highly recommended from one of our partners, Garry Brown at Chiltern Kitchens. For us it completely fitted the bill in terms of giving the kitchen a very fresh new look, and we fell in love with the wide range of Lapitec colours and textures on offer.”
“We’d love to work with Lapitec again, Syd Abbott added. “What we’ve learned from the White Ladies project is that with Lapitec you can be as adventurous and imaginative as you like. By using Lapitec we can create a really distinctive and unique space; and we’re keen to think beyond kitchens and feature it in a bathroom, fireplace or perhaps even exterior cladding.”
Project Name: White Ladies
Lapitec Approved Fabricator: Hearne Marble & Granite Ltd.
Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Date of completion: June 2014
Material: Bianco Polare, Vesuvio
Client: Hanna B Designs
Lapitec is made from 100% natural minerals without the use of any resins or binding agents.
Lapitec is imporous and is therefore water resistant. Ideal for bathrooms or pool surrounds.
The Lapitec collection is available in slab sizes of 3365 x 1500mm.
Due to Lapitec’s inherent density, it can withstand forces above and beyond it’s predecessors – providing the solid surface with longevity.
The beautiful and natural colours from the Lapitec collection will remain the same over time and will never fade, even with continued exposure to UV light.
Lapitec slabs are full bodied and as such composition, physical and visual properties are consistent throughout.
The beauty of Lapitec is that it’s engineered for life – even at only 12mm thick, Lapitec is one of the strongest hard surface materials on the market.
Complete resistance and protection against acids and alkali, leaving you with the confidence of knowing that any cleaning, spillages or mishaps will not effect your Lapitec surfaces.