With the warm weather set to continue for a little while longer, we thought we would share one of our recent projects with you – this stunning granite BBQ area, fitted in Essex.

Granite BBQ area, worktops fitted in Essex by Millstone Designs

Working with an Essex based landscape company, we templated, manufactured and installed the worktops to this amazing outside BBQ area.

The granite, Ivory Fantasy, has a cream base and subtle, natural flecks and veins, so not only is each piece unique, it complements the brickwork here perfectly. We hand-finished the worktops to give that soft curve as it leads into the pizza oven. The small overhang also means that it can be used as a bar to sit at.

Granite BBQ area, worktops fitted in Essex by Millstone Designs

Granite provides the perfect surface for preparing and cooking outside. It is easy to clean, hardwearing – and can cope with all that the British weather can throw at it – from the gloriously warm temperatures we’ve experienced recently to very cold and wet winters. We really like the integrated BBQ which has been set into the worktop. The worktop provides a safe, heat resistant surround for the BBQ, and keeps it stable. This really is a space can be used all year round

Granite BBQ area, fitted in Essex by Millstone Designs

We are working on a number of other outside projects at the moment but do get in touch if you have something in mind for your garden.Have a look at our board on pinterest for more ideas and inspiration for outside kitchens and BBQ areas.