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    Where should I buy my kitchen suite from?

    Kitchen Fitters

    Hello there,
    I want to buy a new kitchen suite and would like to know where the best place to buy a full kitchen would be? I want to buy it and get it installed ideally unless it would be better to buy it separately?
    I'm after the full kitchen with units, worktops and built in appliances. Any advice on the best place to buy them from without getting ripped off would be greatly appreciated.

    Asked by Tushar on 26th Mar 2020
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    keith watts construction

    For quality they are all much the same.
    For cost you want to find a fitter who will work with you. If you get a quote from B&Q, Wickes and then your installer gets a price from them. You should find is a tradesman will get around 10% from B&Q and 10% from Wickes trade and sometimes if tradesman purchase enough they will get a bigger discount.
    Also have the kitchen designer at B&Q and Wickes take of all the extra bits hinges, color match for the worktop etc. as you will save a lot if your installer buys it direct. good luck

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Owain Hayman

    "Howdens and Wren are fantastic and they have a huge array of gadgets and gizmos to install in the units. I have fitted for both for years. However in my personal opinion it is vastly over priced. The likes of Wickes, stay as far away from as possible you will have endless problems and they will always charge you extra to solve there mistakes. B&Q in the last two years has become fantastic in most areas of timber or appliances. The quality has improved Greatly. (Not to wren or Howdens standard but still great on price). I use Selco Kitchens to supply me as its great quality great price and sells to the trade so I often design supply and fit the kitchen. It is mostly about the fit and finish and a quality carpenter will make all kitchens look exactly the same quality no matter the cost. Don't skimp on the fitting cost but save where you can with the carcasses as they are all pretty much the same. Be aware of what service you need. If you want a carpenter you will pay for a carpenter, if you want a handyman you may not get the desired results."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2016 - report
    Decent Construction Ltd

    I would say best to buy kitchen from Howdens or from B&Q they both are reasonable. Also you need a kitchen fitter for you kitchen and appliances that would be affordable for you."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report

    "Hello, best place is DIYKITCHENS, fantastic prices, probably the best built too, supply only

    Many thanks
    Simon linskey"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Samuel Johnson Joinery

    "A great place to start is B&Q, Wickes or Howdens as they offer a free design service. They can also help you find a reliable tradesperson."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    The Worktop Library

    "Hi Tushar,

    Companies like Ikea and Howdens offer good kitchen cabinets at reasonable prices.
    You would probably make good savings if you buy the stone worktops separately online.

    Kind regards,"

    Answered on 2nd Sep 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report

    "Hello. My experience is that Benchmark are good quality and service. wren are the cheapest and you can arrange finance. B&Q have the Cook and Lewis range which is middle of the road."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Spinnaker Interiors

    "Hi Tushar.
    This all depends on your budget. Ideally you need to have a budget for your kitchen and also a budget for fitting.
    Avoid local diy stores if possible.
    Most places now use external contractors to fit kitchens they sell. So you would be better off sourcing a fitter separately (avoiding any commissions on work).
    Hope this helps

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    gpg home improvements

    "Hi, we use Howdens but its trade only, bq do a good kitchen better then all the others, we use Howdens as we get trade price so we can pass that on to the customer. Many thanks, Gavin."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Cast Interiors Ltd

    "We offer a full design supply and installation package along with any further works that may doing to get the perfect job.

    Please feel free to ask for a no obligation quotation.

    I have an extensive portfolio I can send you via phone or email.

    Thanks Jonathan"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report

    "I’d recommend a kitchen from Howdens or magnet. Really good quality and at a good price. Kitchen companies like Wren are not to bad in quality but will charge a premium for the install. I would recommend using a kitchen fitter for the install and not a kitchen company"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Ay installations

    "Alot would depend on your chosen installers personal recommendation tbh and of course your budget.
    I have a good relationship with our local branches of Benchmarx but some installers would be likely to say stick to Howdens. Both companies supply to trade only but also offer an in home design service. Although Wren do offer good products their customer service is poor. My advice in general is to make a rough plan of what suits you best, set a modest budget then choose a good local installer.
    Hope that will be of help."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2014 - report
    ACS Construct

    "Howdens kitchens are good quality and they do all the appliances aswell. They are trade only so you’ll need to go via a kitchen installation specialist"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    HGR Bespoke Joinery Ltd.

    "Howdens is pretty good,having a wide range of selection. IKEA is not bad but Howdens are a bit better, even if maybe more expensive.

    Good luck. Gyula"

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report

    "If it's the money side of things your thinking about B&Q, Ikea and Wicks are the cheap ones. Howdens and Magnet are a bit more pricey. Then specialist hand made kitchens are the most expensive ."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2018 - report

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