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B&Q kitchen yay or nay

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banned4y, 1m agoPosted 4 years, 1 month ago
We went to look at B&Q kitchens today and I am interested to know your experiences.

Good or bad.

Thanks in advance :-)
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banned4y, 1m agoPosted 4 years, 1 month ago
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1 Like #1
ghost come back?

they are fine once they have been delivered. getting the right parts delivered is another matter.
banned#2
mutley1
ghost come back?

they are fine once they have been delivered. getting the right parts delivered is another matter.


Hello mutley :)

There are not many good kitchen reviews out there lol
1 Like #3
they normally deliver with missing parts which means you will have to wait for a week to get the missing part so you will need a fitter that will come back to finish the job when the missing part arrives or get B&Q fitter as then they deal with B&Q direct.
banned 1 Like #4
ohhh Things getting serious


Or should we say things are heating up? lol omg im so funny it was a kitchen joke :(
banned 1 Like #5
cooke and lewis ?
banned#6
churchill
ohhh Things getting serious

Or should we say things are heating up? lol omg im so funny it was a kitchen joke :(


I seriously need a new kitchen.

The kitchen we have now is 20 years old next year.

Hope you are well Churchill :)
banned#7
dog_cop
cooke and lewis ?


Yep!

Any good?
banned 1 Like #8
DLM
dog_cop
cooke and lewis ?

Yep!

Any good?


Yes very as they come pre built so saving plenty of time when fitting the kitchen ..

we went for a quote with [email protected] Magents and Howden ( your need a mate in the trade!!)

after some serious haggling we ended up at Howdens .. but my advice is haggle hard and your sure to get a good deal .. ours started out at over £5000 and eventually down to £3000
1 Like #9
mutley1
they normally deliver with missing parts which means you will have to wait for a week to get the missing part so you will need a fitter that will come back to finish the job when the missing part arrives or get B&Q fitter as then they deal with B&Q direct.

This was our problem with the bedroom furniture. It's fantastic quality when I'd put it all together but I seemed to spend more time speaking to B&Q to get the right parts delivered than I did actually making the stuff up.
banned 1 Like #10
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churchill
ohhh Things getting serious

Or should we say things are heating up? lol omg im so funny it was a kitchen joke :(

I seriously need a new kitchen.

The kitchen we have now is 20 years old next year.

Hope you are well Churchill :)

Am not bad chicken hope lifes being good to you
banned#11
dog_cop
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dog_cop
cooke and lewis ?


Yep!

Any good?



Yes very as they come pre built so saving plenty of time when fitting the kitchen ..

we went for a quote with [email protected] Magents and Howden ( your need a mate in the trade!!)

after some serious haggling we ended up at Howdens .. but my advice is haggle hard and your sure to get a good deal .. ours started out at over £5000 and eventually down to £3000


Thanks for the advice :)
1 Like #12
I have used Howdens a few times and they were very good.
banned 2 Likes #13
20 years is that all, shows what a throw away society we live in, replace only when unusuable/knackered oO
1 Like #14
I sell kitchens for a living at B&Q just being honest not biased the Cooke & Lewis range is as good as any other brand and at a fraction of others prices so you can't go wrong there but there is nothing wrong with the basic IT range either. I always tell my customers that does not really matter if you go for an expensive or a cheap kitchen all boils down to the fit and how well you look after it
banned 1 Like #15
sassie
20 years is that all, shows what a throw away society we live in, replace only when unusuable/knackered oO


We have the money so we might as well have a nice home if we can Sassie.

We both work hard and have no children and I am a little bit house proud.
1 Like #16
Ive never been impressed with a B&Q kitchen and I wouldnt have one given to me really. Taking a look at one of their displays in store thats been there for a while normally says it all. Wonky cupboards, falling to peices and generally knackered.

If you do go there what ever you do DONT get the fitting done by B&Q and that goes for all the others too, homebase, wickes, magnet, ikea. They will rob you blind and its subcontracted out anyway.

I used work for a made to measure kitchen company and ive seen it all before. I know what a good quality kitchen looks like and they dont come from B&Q. But if I wanted a flat pack id go to Howdens as already mentioned, I'd save the rest till last.
#17
DLM
We both work hard and have no children and I am a little bit house proud.

what's happening with baby DLM?
1 Like #18
naz_1uk
I sell kitchens for a living at B&Q just being honest not biased the Cooke & Lewis range is as good as any other brand and at a fraction of others prices so you can't go wrong there but there is nothing wrong with the basic IT range either. I always tell my customers that does not really matter if you go for an expensive or a cheap kitchen all boils down to the fit and how well you look after it

why are all kitchen packers have half a brain and can't put together all the items on the list or the kitchen planner having the other half of the brain and can't order all the necessary parts from the plan?

if only they could put their two halves together, we could have someone who is competent enough to put together a correct list. oO

i had the same problem with parts missing from delivery and order when i ordered a kitchen from MFI.
banned 1 Like #19
We just had ours done by Tesco (provided by Mark 2).

I must say we are very very please with ours.

We have no idea Tesco even did kitchens, but throughout the whole process we were very pleased.
1 Like #20
decent quality, only thing id say is becarful of the "extras" they put in there. i paid £1200 for mine (fitted myself) and found all sorts of extras i didnt ask for.

one in particular was a corner shelf thing which slid out of the cupboard. i never asked for it and found that it cost £180! went straight back along with a bunch of other stuff.

Edited By: king261 on Jun 11, 2012 11:05
1 Like #21
I worked at B&Q and I would not touch them with a barge pole,The delivery will be wrong something missing or just not turn up at all,Cooke and lewis is better quality but the same problems will occur,If items are missing I have known people HAVE WAITED 6 WEEKS TO GET A MISSING ITEM or damages replaced, They will tell you they are in stock but the warehouse only picks your order when it is due for delivery so if someone elses delivery is first all the stock could go and your will not be fulfilled. Just be careful and be prepared for a long wait
#22
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sassie
20 years is that all, shows what a throw away society we live in, replace only when unusuable/knackered oO


We have the money so we might as well have a nice home if we can Sassie.

We both work hard and have no children and I am a little bit house proud.

what? so you've stopped letting chickens sit and crap on the sofa?
1 Like #23
found ikea to be better quality
banned#24
mutley1
DLM
We both work hard and have no children and I am a little bit house proud.


what's happening with baby DLM?


Eh? oO


dataload
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sassie
20 years is that all, shows what a throw away society we live in, replace only when unusuable/knackered oO


We have the money so we might as well have a nice home if we can Sassie.

We both work hard and have no children and I am a little bit house proud.

what? so you've stopped letting chickens sit and crap on the sofa?


They have sat on my sofa and we usually put a towel underneath them (_;)
banned#25
We have decided against B&Q and we have found a kitchen fitter with an Howden's account.

Just waiting for some conifers to arrive then we can go to Howden's to decide which one we are having :)
banned 1 Like #26
dog_cop
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dog_cop
cooke and lewis ?

Yep!

Any good?


Yes very as they come pre built so saving plenty of time when fitting the kitchen ..

we went for a quote with [email protected] Magents and Howden ( your need a mate in the trade!!)

after some serious haggling we ended up at Howdens .. but my advice is haggle hard and your sure to get a good deal .. ours started out at over £5000 and eventually down to £3000

Do you only have a small kitchen DC? :p

Best time for Howdens is October when they have their trade sale and get rid of stock at silly prices. (as you said... With someone in the trade)
#27
Diy kitchens are online, comes pre assembled, but this is with doors and drawers fitted unlike Howdens who's pre assembled is a nightmare to fit drawers and doors. Good customer service, I ordered wrong and they sent me a new unit quickly. Good quality kitchen and well made.
1 Like #28
i replaced my doors from there just like a new kitchen, my mate works for Wickes and rates them obviously, he alway warns agains Ikea so B&Q must be ok as he doesnt mention them in a bad way. Stone & Wolf are excellent but really expensive
banned#29
I am just trying to hammer the price of my Howdens kitchen down to £3k then I will probably pay another £1k on top for fitting.
1 Like #30
i used to sell kitchens in wickes and would say depending on which kitchen you pick and fitted correctly you cant really go wrong. you do have problems when some doors are packed in wrong boxes or items missing but try to get your kitchen delivered before its fitted just incase this is to happen and then you will have time to sort this or get one of there fitters to fit the kitchen as some will phone the store direct and get the part quicker. i would have to agree thou haggle the best you can as they can budge by alot but dont like to. i used to love giving good discounts on them as you know the person really respects you for it .

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