Despite custom size, I can get chipboard wall carcass for £120+140 and an end for £70 - but the laminate & colour are miles off. Worse, mountings are perfectly aligned for water, gas & elec services - the existing units used a horizontal baton which hooked over a wall mounted horizontal baton so permitting wall screws to miss services (a fact common units seem oblivious to).
I can get PAR euro-oak from SL Hardwoods. That allows me to reduce the wall cabinets from 370mm depth to 265mm depth, allowing me to drop their height considerably (2ft above the worktop with a relative 5'0" is hilarious).
I can get a) joint-genie dowel jointing kit for £35-45 or b) Screwfix Erbauer biscuit jointer for £60. The problem with the latter is the fence adjusts at one end and depth gauge is subject to economic forecast error: science fiction.
Which would be better - dowel-joint or biscuit-joint?
I will need to get the planks pre-cut as no decent table saw, but otherwise simple joinery & assemble.