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How To Choose Your New Shower Panels

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When it comes to choosing a shower panel for your bathroom, there are many factors to consider. With so many different types and styles of shower panels on the market, how do you know which one is right for you?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for shower panels:

Panel Type

There are two main types of shower panels: acrylic and laminated ply. Both panel types are 100% waterproof and offer easy installation, they can be placed straight on the wall or even over your existing tiles!


The top names for shower panels are Nuance and Aquamura; whatever style you are looking for, whether it’s classic Carrara marble or a bright bold geometric print, they’ve got something for you.

Available in tongue and groove, square cut panels or post-formed finishing panels you can cover any space however big or small. And with their top-of-the-range finishing systems, Nuance panels have even mitigated the need for trims at the edges of your panels, just sit back and enjoy the seamless beauty!

Panel Design

Whatever style your bathroom is, there’s something for you when you browse our range of decors. Between these two brands, there are patterns for everything; wood, stone, tile, sparkly or patterned and all extremely realistic. Whether you want the look of classic marble without the cost or the warmth of wood without the complications, shower panels offer a fantastic modern and affordable solution.

Contact Saxon Laminates For Quality Shower Panels In Chippenham

If you are looking for high-quality shower panels in Chippenham and the South-West, then contact us at Saxon Laminates. We offer a wide range of shower panels in different designs and colours, as well as expert advice, to help create your dream bathroom.

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5 Qualities To Look For In A Reliable Kitchen Fitter

There’s a lot to consider when you’re planning your new kitchen. You’ve settled on your dream layout and the perfect worktop to finish the look; and now you need someone to fit it, someone reliable, skilled, and well-vetted in the industry.

So, how do you identify a kitchen fitter that can bring your vision to light?

Here are 5 qualities you should look for in a reliable kitchen fitter:

1. Experience

A professional checks the angles while taking measurements of the kitchen

Never be someone’s first job. Make sure that your kitchen fitter has the experience to fit your kitchen and the specific type of worktop you have chosen; for example, if you have chosen a solid surface worktop you need to be sure your fitter knows how to cut, groove and install it as its very different to installing laminate worktops. Your fitter should know what jointing cuts are appropriate and how to pattern match to a high finish.

When consulting with a potential contractor, ask to see photos of their previous projects and check their references. An experienced and competent contractor will be proud to show you both. It’s also worth finding out if they are part of a trade body or certification scheme.

2. Cost

Pen and calculator representing finance calculation

Obtaining quotes from different kitchen fitters will allow you to compare costs. Comparing these quotes allows you to weed out both the exorbitantly expensive and the suspiciously cheap.

Be sure to ask about any hidden fees or extras that may not be included in the initial quote. Any contractor worth your time will be upfront with you when it comes to what your kitchen fitting will cost.

3. Schedule

kitchen: from concept to reality

Discussing a time frame with your potential contractor will allow you both to go into the project with realistic expectations. A clear timeframe is important. Not only do you want your kitchen to be out of commission for as little time as possible, but it is also important in making sure that your contractor is reliable.

A reliable contractor will make sure that your fitting is completed within a reasonable amount of time and keep to that schedule. Never settle for a contractor that isn’t willing to commit to a solid timetable.

4. Warranty

Man checking warranty agreement

Ask about the warranties or guarantees offered by your kitchen fitter. You should also ensure that your fitter is certified to carry out any additional work that comes as a part of kitchen installation, this includes gas safety and certification for any electrical work that may need to be carried out. If appliances are being fitted it is vital that they are installed in line with the manufacturer’s installation instructions so that any warranties will be intact should you need to make a claim.

A worthwhile contractor will stand by their work, guaranteeing it against these problems.

5. Communication

Customer and Kitchen fitter shaking hands

Choose a kitchen fitter who is easy to communicate with and who will keep you updated on their progress and work with you in achieving your dream kitchen.

A contractor that is open and communicative will ensure that your kitchen is installed correctly and to your personal specifications. That way, if you have any concerns or questions, you will be able to raise them so that they can be addressed.

Contact Saxon Laminates For Reliable Kitchen Fitting In Chippenham

Saxon Laminates is a leading provider of worktops in the South-West, we are suppliers of worktops, splash backs, sinks and taps. When you purchase your worktops through us we can provide a list of experienced fitters that are well-known to us, to give you peace of mind.

Contact us today for a free no-obligation quote and get your dream kitchen underway!

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Welcome to Saxon Laminates Worktops


Saxon Laminates began supplying high quality laminates and worktops in 2006. Our expertise reflects our hard work and commitment to perfecting our craft.

We have a range of products to choose from so that you can find the right worktop for your home. Read on to find out more about the leading brands that we work with.

The Benefits of Laminate And Solid Surface Worktops

We love laminate because it’s highly versatile, durable and hygienic. It is available in a wide range of finishes from patterned to highly realistic stone or wood. Because laminate is fully sealed, it’s easy to clean and maintain and is an affordable quality option.

Solid surface is a resin and stone chip mix that provides a realistic alternative to quartz for a fraction of the cost. It is durable and still has the “cold to touch” feel of a real stone worktop. The huge benefit is that if any scratches or small damages occur the solid surface can be sanded down and re-buffed to restore the surface!

Our Worktop Brands

We work with established brands so you can find a worktop to suit your needs. We’ve focused on our laminate worktops in this blog because we know how versatile they are. If you’re after solid surface or compact worktops, don’t worry! We also stock a range of these at Saxon Laminates Worktops.


We stock the Spectra Square-Edge Collection. This range is designed to be hard wearing yet still beautiful. All of Spectra’s worktops are waterproofed and hygienic.


Formica’s collection of worktops offer durable surfaces with sophisticated design. They’re water resistant and easy to clean. These come with both curved or square edges and have matching splashbacks if you desire.


The EGGER collection of worktops come in a range of different styles and finishes. They’re known for offering versatile and robust surfaces to suit kitchens, bathrooms, offices, and retail establishments.


Duropal are one of the world leaders of worktops. They have a long, trusted history of over 50 years’ experience. There’s a lot of different textures, styles and finishes to choose from so you’re sure to find your perfect design. They create authentic looking textures for their laminate worktops, so you can get the look of a wooden worktop with the durability of laminate.


Established for over 85 years, Bushboard are a proud UK manufacturer of laminate worktops. They believe that everyone deserves a great design, no matter what your budget is. Their designs range from marble to granite to wood-effect. All their laminate worktops are beautifully crafted and easy to care for.


Contact Saxon Laminates Worktops Now

If you’d like to know more about the range of worktops that we offer, contact our team now. We can give you a free, no-obligation quote and expert advice to find the product that’s right for you. You can browse our huge range of samples and see our worktop range in our showroom.

Saxon Laminates also offer a laminate fabrication service. Perhaps you need a worktop for a non-standard sized island? Or maybe it’s for a reception counter in your new shop? Our team have the capacity to take on large and small projects with a fast turnaround.

We’re based in Chippenham, but we also cover the South West of England from Cornwall to Dorset in our own vehicles. Some products can be shipped nation-wide, so why not get in touch and find out how we can help.