Six parts gin to one
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United Kingdom
We had a similar job done about a year ago. In retrospect, it would have been cheaper to buy the kitchen from a supplier and get an independent fitter to put in the kitchen; our builder was keen to do it that way and it would have been easy. In the end, we decided to buy the kitchen and fitting as a package because if (when) problems arose there was less chance of the supplier and fitter claiming that it was the other's fault. As it turned out, the fitter who was provided by the kitchen supplier (not an employee but as subcontractor) did a less-than-perfect job and they had to replace quite a lot. To be fair, they did it quickly and amiably. Most of the problems were due to workmanship so if an independent fitter had done the work, the kitchen company would probably have walked away, leaving me to get a one-man outfit to replace a few thousand pounds' worth of kitchen surfaces etc.
BTW- lots of kitchen companies offer deals and price-matching on appliances. In my experience, it's wise to check that they actually take the correct discount. I saved a few quid by maintaining a watch on the cost of appliances and identifying the lower prices to the kitchen company.
The new kitchen is also the reason I have an old GT...
Last edited by Clovis; 29-10-17 at 12:57.