I am in the market for a complete new kitchen, including flooring, tiling,
units, white goods etc. Also new bathroom. Can anyone recommend where to go
for a full service, design and fitting? I know the normal MFI, IKEA etc but
are there any others that people would recommend. Its the fitting side I am
most concerned with as I believe that these companies use contractors rather
than there own work force. Am I correct. Any companies who have deals on at
DONT use B & Q, unless you enjoy take away meals, or microwave meals to
When we ordered our kitchen from B & Q, we were told everything was in stock
except the breakfast bar legs. We told them to forget about the legs & just
give us everything else.
2 days before the kitchen was due to arrive on 22nd July we received a phone
call to say the cooker wouldn't be arriving till 16th August, but everything
else would be on schedule.
When the kitchen arrived on the 22nd, the hob, dishwasher, & cooker hood
didn't arrive either. We eventually received them today (8th August), 2 &
1/2 weeks late !.
We had to send 10 scratched cabinet doors back - it looks as though they
were roughly handled during manufacture as all were scratched in the same
direction & packaging was fine.
I do a fine trade in matching MFI/ B&Q etc installation quotes. They quote
for a kitchen install and maybe tiling,
site unseen I know I can match the quote yet floor & decorate etc at no
I shall never understand how people are happy with there 'new' kitchen when
so much normally remains to be done.
MFI are outstandlingly the worst at delivery. One case for me last year,
delivery date March, many bits missing including one corner base unit. 'Work
around it said the 'MFI expert'. Draw handles and remaining 3 doors arrived
in December. Since they will not contemplate any kind of cash on delivery
I'd tell'em to poke it.
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