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where is the best place to get kitchens from

i am buying a property which needs a new kitchen i would like to know where the best place would be to buy a kitchen for a reasonable price to have fitted by a tradesman. or would it be better to have a tradesman supply and fit?

does the cooker hob need a extractor fan?

had a kitchen designer in and he said we didn't need an extractor fan is that true?

B&Q kitchens - good or bad quality ?

I'm planning on getting a complete new kitchen. I like a couple of the kitchens from B&Q (westleigh ivory shaker and santini cream gloss) and was planning to get one of these until someone mentioned how bad the quality was at B&Q and how parts are always missing.
Can any tradesmen give me their opinion on B&Q kitchens ? Or recommend another low budget kitchen supplier. Thank-you.

Is it best to lay a tile floor first then install the kitchen units?

kitchen fitting, order of work.

I'm looking to get a new kitchen fit soon and was wondering what should be the order of work.
The walls will need skimming/plastering, some electrical work will need doing such as new sockets, old kitchen ripped out, old flooring ripped up, new kitchen and flooring installed, new tiling and painting.

Why traditionally, are kitchen sinks fitted under a window?

What are the reasons for the traditional approach to fitting a kitchen sink under a window?

Are there any reasons not to fit one elsewhere or is it just convention?

If my builder bought a kitchen from Magnet but won't show me invoices, Magnet wont show either

My builder is refurbishing my house as I got flooded 7 months ago. I've asked for invoices for my kitchen from Magnet but he has told me that he can not get them. I've contacted Magnet in regards and ask if they could give me costs of how much he paid for this at trade price but again they informed that "unfortunately I have escalated this to my line manager and he said under no circumstances can they forward me an invoice"

I've also invited them out to visit my house to look at how there tradesmen work with there produsts and at the beginning on the week he agreed to come out and now he is sayin " it will not seen kindly to the customer (builder) if Magnet attend my house"

Question is -
- is there a law or something put into place for a customer to see invoices
- am I not the customer? Even tho the builder bought products with my insurance money?

How to integrate washing machine

I am currently designing my new kitchen and already have a free standing washing machine but want it integrated into the kitchen. The washing machine I have is quite small and would fit into a 600mm unit. Can I simply put it in the unit and have a hole cut in the bottom for the pipes? or would the weight of the washing machine be to much?


Should I lay the laminate effect tile flooring in the kitchen before fitting the units?

The kitchen will be completely empty so I will be starting with a blank canvass. I thought it would be best to lay the floor first so that the edges of the units sit on top of the floor creating a nicer finish once the plinth is fitted. I have had conflicting opinions on whether it is best to lay the flooring or fit the kitchen first so any help would be appreciated. The units will be in a C-shape with an archway going into the kitchen as the entrance/exit.

at what height should the kitchen base units be set at before the worktops go on.

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