Kitchen works - Kitchen Fitting job in Beckenham, Kent
We need someone to:
*Install chrome downlights into the kitchen/diner. The dining room lights to be on a dimer switch.
*The floor needs to be tiled in the kitchen/diner, we have already bought the materials.
*The sink needs to be moved to under the window from it's current location on the breakfast bar.
*The extractor fan needs to be installed above the oven.
* Depending on costs, install the kitchen untis and work surfaces.
We have a limited budget at the moment so no contingency plan.
Feedback for neverresting
I provided Richard with a technical drawing of the planned works for my kitchen as the items had already been purchased from a major high street outlet.
Richard then re-measured the actual kitchen to make sure the kitchen measurements were in line with what was placed on the drawing, only to find that the measurements on the drawing were marginally out by a few inches here and there.
And so with the kitchen cabinets already purchased, he informed me that some items may not fit due to the incorrect measurements taken to prepare the drawing, but will try his hardest to install what was purchased. he then measured the area again to check his own findings and to make sure the lengths were as he originally found.
With this in mind, I informed Richard that I'm happy to see what he can fit and advised him that I would pull out my old kitchen cabinets in order for him and his team to come onsite to a blank shell, thus allowing works to proceed without any hold-ups.
From my first meeting of Richard I knew I could leave him with a spare key to come and go as he pleased while carrying out the refurbishment, thus me not having to take time off from work.
Richard quoted me 2 weeks to carry out the following:- prepare and tile hallway, as well as the kitchen diner,install flat pack kitchen cabinets and cupboards, sink, worktops, integrated fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher complete with self cleaning extractor fan.
Works were started at a superb rate, until what Richard called a "Pandora Box" and opened up a few problems from beneath the surface of my kitchen refurbishment - therefore his schedule was slightly put out due to electrical cabling problems, and bumpy walls which need to be put right in order for the cabinets to be hanged correctly. With this in mind Richard informed me of the extra cost that were involved and I happily agreed to this to move the project forward in order for my kitchen to be safe.
Due to the additional works, and a few additional changes by my Partner and I the job was finished just over the 2 week period but to say that I'm over the moon would be an understatement on the finish of the kitchen. The mitre joint worktops are superb and create that seamless flow right around the kitchen.
As a final note, I would recommend Richard and his Team to anyone that crosses my path, as his attitude and workmanship are of good quality and a builders number I will keep on file for a long time.
I will be sure to use Richard for any future projects I might have.
Many thanks to Richard and his team. Steve from Beckenham.
cmaasuk 14th Aug, 2008 Positive feedback
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