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    • killmymortgage
    • By killmymortgage 6th Dec 12, 9:58 PM
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    2,900 for acrylic worktop 4.8m length
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    • 6th Dec 12, 9:58 PM
    2,900 for acrylic worktop 4.8m length 6th Dec 12 at 9:58 PM
    Moved house, and kitchen is over 20 years old and filthy (e.g. worktop is nailed on at the back with nails showing!)

    So need a new worktop and kitchen.

    Length is 4.8m for worktop and I'm trying to not have any nasty joins that will collect dirt for the next 10 - 15 years.

    We've been quoted 2900 for an acrylic worktop, including fitting and cutouts for sink and hob.

    Seems really expensive to me.

    Is there any other way of getting a worktop without the joins?
    I'm not bothered about the material, as long as it's hardwearing and a light colour. Just don't want the dirt in the joins as I do a lot of cooking.

    Any suggestions?
    Is this quote reasonable?
    "Treat a man as he appears to be and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be." - Goethe
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    • Herongull
    • By Herongull 9th Dec 12, 5:01 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 5:01 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 5:01 PM
    Acrylic worktops cost a few hundred pounds.

    Then there is the labor to fit it, say 100 max?

    So 500 absolute tops. You should be able to get done for much less than 500.

    I think the quote you got is either a typo or someone's idea of a joke
    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 9th Dec 12, 5:53 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 5:53 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 5:53 PM
    i think they are pricing on something like Corian & this is quite expensive, you will normally still have joins (you aren't going to get the whole kitchen done in one piece), if you get a good fitter he will cut normal worktops with mason's mitres in the corners & these won't show too much & aren't dirt traps
    I'm only here while I wait for Corrie to start.

    You get no BS from me & if I think you are wrong I WILL tell you.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 9th Dec 12, 6:02 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 6:02 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 6:02 PM
    Southcoastrgi is correct. If you get a decent fitter, you won't notice the masons mitres. Mine has been in 20 years and stlll good. If you identifywheteyou are based, another poster maybe able to recommend someone for you.
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    • plumb1
    • By plumb1 9th Dec 12, 10:19 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 10:19 PM
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    • 9th Dec 12, 10:19 PM
    Corian is about 300 a meter, any joints are vertualy invisable
    Having a Powerflush, check your fitter spends a min of 4/5 hours doing it. My last one on the 05/10/13 took 8 hrs( dam 10mm micro)
    • killmymortgage
    • By killmymortgage 13th Dec 12, 11:02 AM
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    • 13th Dec 12, 11:02 AM
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    • 13th Dec 12, 11:02 AM
    Southcoastrgi is correct. If you get a decent fitter, you won't notice the masons mitres. Mine has been in 20 years and stlll good. If you identifywheteyou are based, another poster maybe able to recommend someone for you.
    Originally posted by phill99
    Unfortunately, joins are not on corners. Have a straight run of worktop of 4.8m now the back door has been taken out.
    "Treat a man as he appears to be and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be." - Goethe
    • drummer_666
    • By drummer_666 13th Dec 12, 12:21 PM
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    • 13th Dec 12, 12:21 PM
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    • 13th Dec 12, 12:21 PM
    I got a 4m continous length of solid wood worktop.
    could that work with the fridge/freezer next to it, that would take you to 4.6ish
  • Steve the fitter
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    • 13th Dec 12, 12:45 PM
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    • 13th Dec 12, 12:45 PM
    YOu will need a straight joint but as already stated these are virtually invisible. I normally supply Mistral worktops which are a 25mm solid surface. They do not have and wood substrate so imo much better than most. Price would be 1500 or under with the right worktop
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