No, we supply them unfinished so that you can paint, wax, oil, stain or varnish them. For the best paint finish kitchens should always be painted after installation. You will find that all the top kitchen makers like Smallbone and Mark Wilkinson do this. Be wary of any company who sells pre painted kitchens, you cannot see what they have covered up, and you will probably have to repaint after installation anyway where cabinets have been joined for example, and you may find it hard to match the paint colour as paint is made in batches. Also be aware of anyone who paints the insides of the cabinets, especially the drawers, as they will become scratched very quickly. Many of our customers paint their own kitchen, but local painters are always available if you need someone else to do it for you.
No, we are supply only. Some customers save money by installing the kitchen themselves as the cabinets are supplied fully built with doors, drawers, and all internals like bins fully installed. In addition our cabinet sides are finished so you don’t need separate and expensive end panels. Depending on where you live we may be able to suggest a fitter, but if not, you will be able to find fitters locally. Nearly all fitters are self employed even those who work for companies like John Lewis and B&Q, and some won’t be registered for VAT and so could work out cheaper.
All of our kitchens are "in-frame", that is the doors and drawers sit in a frame on the front of the cabinet. The other type is the overlay kitchen, where the doors and drawer fronts sit directly on the front of the carcass, and there is no frame. Overlay tends to be a cheaper method of construction.
Yes, but the best solution depends on the location of your boiler. We can provide a door in a front frame, so that you can cover the front of the boiler, from a wall to another cupboard, or between 2 cupboards. we can supply a door in a front frame together with 1 or 2 cupboard sides to go around your boiler. The top and bottom of the cupboard are not usually supplied because of the need for ventilation.
50% deposit is due with the order, and the 50% balance is due on delivery of the kitchen.
The deposit can be paid by cash, cheque, credit card, debit card or bank transfer.
The balance must be paid to our delivery driver once you have checked the kitchen and must be in the form of a bank draft. No items will be delivered without cleared funds.You are welcome to pay the balance in advance by credit or debit card, but this must be during our normal office hours Mon- Fri. We often deliver at weekends and outside office hours and so calling to pay by card at the time of the delivery is not possible.
Payments by credit card are subject to a 1.5% charge.
If we have a long lead time, it is possible for you to pay a non-refundable deposit of £350 to secure a manufacturing and delivery slot. The rest of the 50% deposit will be due 6 weeks before delivery.
Yes, in common with some very expensive kitchen companies we use top quality soft close runners. The runners have soft close as standard, and are hidden under the drawer with a quick release mechanism for removing the drawer for cleaning. They also have a massive 40kg weight limit. Finally, the runners are easy to adjust if necessary during installation.
Our standard is 870mm, and we recommend that you keep to this as far as possible to prevent potential problems with appliance sizes and property resale. We can do some base cabinets at any height between 400mm and 900mm for occasions where different heights cannot be avoided.
Our drawers are made of 6 separate pieces. 4 pieces make up the drawer box, these are made of solid wood, and the drawer box is made by using traditional dovetail joints.
The drawers are mounted on top quality soft close runners, and these runners are hidden underneath the drawer. The runners have quick release clips so the drawer can be removed for cleaning etc. They have a massive 40kg weight limit. The drawer runners come with soft close as standard.
Do you make a housing for an integrated dishwasher?
Your integrated dishwasher will sit on the floor and so doesn’t need a housing, however we make a door with its own cabinet front frame to fix to the dishwasher so that it matches the rest of the kitchen.
Be careful that you leave enough space to open the door fully as the US style fridge freezer doors can be quite thick, and if you don't leave enough room to open the door fully you may not be able to remove shelves and drawers for cleaning, etc.
Can you make a housing for an integrated fridge freezer?
Yes. We can make a housing for any make and model of integrated fridge freezer.
The minimum height for a fridge freezer housing is 2005mm including plinth and cornice. You can have it higher if you have the ceiling height to stand it up. We make use of the extra height by putting a shelf above the fridge freezer (behind our top door.)
You will need to allow 680mm width, even if your model is narrower.
Yes. We can make a larder top without a base (LARDTOP003, LARDTOP008, LARDTOP014) so that when you open the doors the microwave is sitting on the worktop ready to be used, but you can close the larder doors when its not in use. You need to check your Microwaves instructions regarding air circulation, etc
Yes, if its an integrated microwave built specifically to go into a wall cupboard. They tend to be less deep so that they fit into a standard 300mm deep kitchen wall unit. This makes them smaller overall, and mostly, fairly basic.
What make of oven do I have to buy to fit your housing?
Please see our Downloads page for our appliance list. This lists all the popular appliances that will fit into standard apertures. For example the list for single ovens contains over 80 ovens. We can also make non-standard apertures if you have specific requirements.
Delivery is usually by our own truck, with our own 2 man delivery team. We offer a choice of 2 types of delivery:
Yellow Delivery Areas:
Standard Delivery. This is £350 to yellow areas of the map. For other destinations a quote will be provided. You will be given an approx date when we confirm the order. To enable us to charge these low amounts we need to deliver 2 or 3 kitchens at a time. Because we are combining 2 or 3 deliveries you cannot choose the day or time of delivery. If you need this facility please see our enhanced delivery below. If your kitchen needs to be delivered on its own because of site access restrictions, (ie; our usual truck is too big to get to your property to unload) you will be charged as per the enhanced delivery service below.
Enhanced Delivery. This is £495 to the yellow areas of the map. For other destinations a quote will be provided. You will be given an approx date when we confirm the order. We will then call you before delivery to agree a date and an am/pm slot. This option gives you more flexibility to decide the delivery date and an AM/PM time slot (subject to availability).
Red Delivery Areas:
Extended Delivery Area. We have fewer deliveries to these areas, and so usually cannot combine deliveries. This means we will will quote you for delivery based on your distance from our Workshop.