Our service is designed to be flexible, so some customers will want to provide their own appliances or worktops, and likewise they may have their own fitter. Very occasionally it is the client who is game enough to install the cabinets but more often than not, it is their builder who will install as part of a larger project. This is usually fine in theory as long as you check a few things first.
When doing your general research into your preferred tradesman, ask how often they fit kitchens? Could you go and see their work? Visiting a project can often tell you a lot. Are the doors and drawers in alignment and operating correctly? Is the finish consistent and balanced or are there some odd junctions where parts don’t meet together well?
Which brands have they handled? If they have some experience of higher end brands like Scavolini then they will have some appreciation of its construction, how it is designed to fit together, how to manage the installation, the difference of European design as opposed to English, and certain do’s & don’ts.
Good feedback will give you confidence – you many be spending the equivalent price of a new car on a beautiful new kitchen and you need to be sure that the finish will be immaculate.
If you are installing a supply-only kitchen, one thing that will help you is a set of Service Notes. This a set of notes that we supply indicating exactly where you should place pipes, sockets and cables. It takes the guesswork out of this process and ensures that the kitchen installation goes that little bit more smoothly, avoiding any frustrating mistakes that need to be undone before the cabinets go in to position.
So yes, by all means consider purchasing a kitchen from us on a supply-only basis. We won’t be offended if you ask, and we’ll be happy advise accordingly.