Where is the best price to get a new kitchen?

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Username King

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same with most kitchen outfits though mate.

amount i hear about wrens f**k**g up and hard to deal with
Wren: Parents got one from them, kitchen bathroom and en-suite, wren hired a one man wonder to do the whole thing, no plastering or even a heads up inbetween rip out and fit for me to go and do. I had to work around the new units with the granite on. Luckily they tiled the splash back.
they paid 23,000, tiled walls in bathrooms, tiled splash backs and granite in kitchen, an island (no plumbing) and a big American style fridge freezer. Laminate flooring laid in kitchen, one bathroom and a bedroom. He didn’t fit the skirting boards back on, I had to.
The workmanship was acceptable, not the best and not s**t either. A little scruffy on edges, caulking etc.
Id say inexperienced go to wren. If you know a bit then howdens
Wren after sales service was ok provided you’re willing to press them. after hounding them, eventually in person, they came back for the snags, one or two chipped end panels etc And swapped them out. The tiling was pretty gash in the bathrooms, but then again it’s easy to talk down other people work
I think they could have had better for what they spent, (we are in the Midlands where money still has a value)
 

Jjj

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any of you lot had a go at a concrete countertop? ive seen some poured upside down and flipped and others poured in situ. i like the look even if it would be a massive headache to rip out. ive been planning a little outdooors seating/bbq corner and was considering having a go on a small scale for a little work surface next to the bbq
 

Monkeynuts39

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Howdens came at £12000 , quartz worktop and fitting on the worktops, double Belfast, built in fridge freezer and microwave and 110cm range cooker and hood, is this expensive?
 

Monkeynuts39

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Worktops are £2273.88 3 x 2.8 ,£1000 fitting charge free this week, also included in the price but not on the picture two 50cm worktop to wall cabinet height above washer and dryer
 

Monkeynuts39

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No just including quartz worktops fitting, I just googled searched and I came to £3267 on similar appliances range cooker , hood , microwave and fridge freezer,
I’m guessing quartz worktops and fitting would be around £2500? Which would total £5767 , now does it look like £6000 on units and sink?
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tapit

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No where near, i could supply and fit that with electrics/gas and make very good money.
 

John j

Mono Don
That’s the norm on the kitchens we do, makes me sick. One couldn’t justify the extra 6k each on the glass fronted ones. Said think mine was £500 and it’s a fridge freezer in one. Beat that :maraca:
think about 8 of em had to drag it round back as it wouldnt go through front. Dont think they even paid for it think it was a freebie of some showroom or summet they did
 

Monkeynuts39

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I just don’t know , Howdens are pretty good right? The doors are the painted wood ones and not mdf , quartz worktops appliances and sink end panels and all that and worktop fitting, god what a pain
 

Monkeynuts39

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It’s doing my head in tbh , I quite liked Diy kitchens but wife didn’t see anything she liked , I’m just going to tell Howdens not to order it tomorrow morning, wife loves the Howdens ffs
 

Dollar

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Kitchens
Howdens have just price matched (diy kitchens)
However (beware ) Howdens take the piss ....
£1600 + expensive than diy kitchens
...know Howdens is £30 cheaper than diy kitchens ...

Fuxin NEVER pay what Howden quote (you want a deal hit them
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@ end of a month .....
 

MIXERMAN

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I've had accounts with howdens .and Magnet's for years .got them both round last time .and let them fight it out. My wife delt with them , £100 a time each one came down to get the order . They came down £1000 .howdens won
 

John j

Mono Don
I've had accounts with howdens .and Magnet's for years .got them both round last time .and let them fight it out. My wife delt with them , £100 a time each one came down to get the order . They came down £1000 .howdens won
I got 8 grand of my kitchen in end of wickes , then 1350 back for mark on work top they repaired and you can't even see now
 

Brimstone

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Split your kitchen into individual components and buy from various suppliers.
The units are generally cheap enough but things like end panels, cornice, plinth, taps, appliances are where they make the money and can be bought individually elsewhere. Try your local sheet material specialist for worktops and get plinth in sheets and run it down yourself. get online and research prices.
Doesn't work very well for units. I had to buy a different unit for one corner and found out they don't quite match, subtle differences. I do buy the fittings separately though.
 

John j

Mono Don
@John j What was the cost for kitchen with/install )from wickes .
Didn't pay for instal gave 16 095. Came in at 24 then so much of then my 10 percent got it to 16995 . Told em cash for 16000 but they stuck at 16095 . Told em better be a bottle of champers with it. Must be coming later.
This includes utility . 2 ovens hob and one of them ho water taps . A fancy charcoal extractor that does f**k all
 

Dollar

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A project I have going.

Kitchen cost :£3500 Matt grey & blue handless doors/ oak carcasses .

I still think that is too much .. I will install units my self)

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appliances to purchase :50/50fridge freezer :dishwasher:hob:extract :under mount sink £1600ish For those items ..

£2k cash for quartz worktop
I bought some Howdens ex display appliances (so I have oven items /sink tap @£400here

probably in for 7.5k ...







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John j

Mono Don
A project I have going.

Kitchen cost :£3500 Matt grey & blue handless doors/ oak carcasses .

I still think that is too much .. I will install units my self)

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appliances to purchase :50/50fridge freezer :dishwasher:hob:extract :under mount sink £1600ish For those items ..

£2k cash for quartz worktop
I bought some Howdens ex display appliances (so I have oven items /sink tap @£400here

probably in for 7.5k ...







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I.ve got load of stuff left some unopened. Gonna push for.refund
 
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