Hehku Blog


We came, we ran, we conquered.

It takes a certain mindset to willingly push your body beyond your known limits for pure personal achievement (plus raising money for charity in the process helps of course!). 

This is the mindset that some of the Hehku team members embraced when they signed themselves up to two physically demanding events recently. 

Jason our Hehku Cucina project manager completed his first triathlon (with a twist). Jason, a keen cyclist, decided to see how far he could push himself and entered the #SUPBIKERUN event, a 6k SUP (Stand up Paddleboard), 15k Mountain Bike ride, followed by a 10K run! A big round of applause to Jason who successfully completed the event in just over 4 hours 20 minutes. 

Next up, accompanied by 9 team members of our parent company Alltask, Hehku Aluminium’s project manager Wayne and our digital marketing manager Scott took on the 11-mile Tough Mudder OCR event raising money for Help for Heroes along the way. 4 hours and 25 obstacles later they crossed the finish line bruised muddied and exhausted, but ultimately raising a fantastic £1600 for Help for Heroes. Well done all involved.

It’s this instinct we look for when recruiting team members. It’s a quality that’s in your DNA, you can’t turn it off, and it’s what strives you to do the best you can in every situation. Whether that be trying every single possibility to create the perfect design, or going that extra mile to make sure the project is finished to the highest level of craftsmanship. 

It’s what we look for in team members, it’s what satisfies us personally, and most importantly, it’s what makes us Hehku.

How To Complete The Look With Your Perfect Worktop

Hehku Cucina Design Advice - how to complete the look with your perfect worktop 

Your kitchen surface is a hugely important purchase, it will set the tone of your kitchen and must be fit for purpose. With so many products available it really is well worth thorough research, making the right choice is essential to the longevity and aesthetics of possibly the most important room in your home.

What qualities do you need in a kitchen surface?

When it comes to quality kitchen worktops the information available can become a minefield, ask yourself what qualities you are looking for on one of the most frequently used surfaces in your home…

  • Hard-wearing, scratch and heat resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Naturally antibacterial
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Wide colour range
  • Long lasting, ages well
  • Inexpensive
  • Suits a mixture of classic and contemporary design
  • Can be cut to any size or shape
  • Seamless (no joins)
  • Stunning a real work of art and focal point

It would be very difficult to find a worktop which met all the above criteria, our designers would guide you through the pros and cons of each surface type so you know which one will be most likely suit your kitchen design and budget. Here’s a snapshot of our design advice…

 This revolutionary new product Dekton by Consentino has been recommended by our senior design specialist for its incredible durability and resistance to stains, burning, scorching or cracking. Dekton is weatherproof meaning it can be used for outdoor kitchens and is increasingly popular as flooring and cladding on the outside of modern buildings. You can put your hot pans directly on the surface without any worry of damage!

Different textures and finishes are available including a highly-polished range, a marble effect is available pleasing at a fraction of the real cost of marble. However, these benefits come at a price as the material is often more difficult to fabricate. 

Ubatuba Granite from Brazil