Why the UK’s leading independent Catering supplier uses CK Direct for all of their ventilation and fabrication projects.

Colin Hill is a family run business, priding themselves on a total dedication to finding the right solution for every catering equipment requirement for bars and restaurants for the past 30 years. Where those requirements are for ventilation and extraction solutions, Colin Hill go to one place and one place only.

CK Direct Ltd are commercial kitchen ventilation and extraction experts, offering a full design, manufacture, install and maintenance service. Over the years, an excellent relationship between Colin Hill and CK Direct has resulted in the delivery of numerous high-end, bespoke commercial kitchen projects.

Recently, Colin Hill had requested CK Direct’s expertise in converting a domestic kitchen into a fully functioning catering kitchen. The project, within an International Embassy in London was no small task; CK Direct removed all of the existing wooden domestic floors and wall units before designing, manufacturing and fitting a bespoke stainless-steel kitchen.

The Embassy, in London occupies a large Victorian building, which is Grade II listed, a building that holds stringent guidelines on any interior and exterior work. To meet these stringent guidelines, CK Direct Ltd installed new Re-Circulating Extract Hood systems, stainless-steel floor and wall cupboards, draw and sink units, shelving and clad on all walls. CK Direct were perhaps the only company that were able to meet all of the essential and specific requirements that go with work carried out on a Grade II listed building with fully bespoke designed and manufactured systems and units. CK Direct’s conversion of an old domestic kitchen in to a new, state-of-the-art and safe commercial kitchen has proven the perfect working environment for kitchen staff.


Laurie Hill, Colin Hill Bar and Catering Supplies Director has championed the relationship with CK Direct for many years, confirming that the hard work, outstanding quality of final product and their dedication to offering the best value for money are the reasons that they hold them in such high regard. Laurie confirmed that “This is why we utilise the services of CK Direct on all our ventilation and fabrication projects.”

Laurie continued:

“[CK Direct leave] us and our customers delighted. I would not hesitate to either recommend or use CK Direct again should we require their service.”

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