Making your Kitchen
Building your kitchen can take between four and eight weeks. We build everything in our workshops at Lethenty Mill and clients are most welcome to call in past to view progress. We will assemble the cabinets, make and hang the doors, fit drawers, plinth and cornice. So the whole kitchen is fully assembled prior to painting or varnishing. We usually invite the client to our workshops at this stage. That way we can be sure that they’re happy with the design prior to installation.
Installing a kitchen needs careful planning. We often have to schedule our work to fit around other work being carried out in the house. It is here that good project management is essential.
We are often asked to organize other tradesmen – plumbers, electricians, decorators etc. We liaise with those involved to co-ordinate our work so the job runs smoothly.
Installing a kitchen will normally take several days. In larger jobs we may fit the kitchen in two phases – the main kitchen cabinets first and the central island and larder cupboard later.
We realize that having your home invaded by tradesmen and living without your kitchen for a few days can be quite disruptive. We make every effort to minimize the inconvenience. Simple things like being organized, clean and tidy on site, laying protective blankets on vulnerable flooring and remaining friendly and courteous are far more important than most other tradesmen realize. We’ve found that the most important factor for a smooth kitchen installation is good communication; both with the clients and with the other tradesmen involved.
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More detailed information on the materials we use and our constructional techniques.