I've fitted two IKEA kitchens and found them very good.
Everything lined up perfectly and although all the doors do
have adjusters to make the doors line up, I've never needed
to touch any of them. Not had any problems with damaged stock
either, but they don't let the public in to their stock area.
One thing to be aware of -- there's no gap behind IKEA cupboards.
That's not a problem if you're rerunning services -- just make
sure they are run no higher than 16cm, but it might be if you
aren't redoing services too.
I helped a friend finish off a B&Q kitchen, and that didn't
seem to be as accurately made and doors did need adjustment,
etc. That could have been a reflection on his assembly skills
although there was nothing obviously wrong with the way he put
the things together. I gave up trying to buy a sink from B&Q,
as they were all damaged (bent/dented), and that's where IKEA
I bought worktops from Wickes, and had to lift off about 5 of
them before I found one which wasn't damaged. In this case,
damage was done by driving the forklift into the pile, and had
wrecked the front edge of nearly every one they had.
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I have both B&Q and Ikea kitchens, and they are masses better than the
likes of MFI.
I find the worktops expensive, so make my own, and buy handles and the
like from an online supplier. They must make their money on the extras
as the main uinits & doors are good value
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