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Sliderobes or Spaceslide or other? OPinions Please (fitted wardrobes)
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Old 22-06-2009, 11:16 PM
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Default Sliderobes or Spaceslide or other? OPinions Please (fitted wardrobes)

We are loooking for fitted wardrobes at the moment. I have fell in love with some from Sliderobes, they are what I expected to pay (£2500), but after browsing a bit, I found a company called SpaceSlide which are offering the doors for around £700, and I would pay my own joiner, max. £500...thereby saving me a HUGE amount of money.

Does anyone have any opinions on quality and service from either of these, or indeed have any other alternatives to these companies for fitted wardrobes either sliding or conventional?

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Old 23-06-2009, 6:45 PM
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anyone got any opinions on either?

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Old 23-06-2009, 9:34 PM
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I have seen spaceslide on 60 minute makeover, I liked the idea they did furniture to match the doors. Wouldn't mind changing my 80's style sliding robes for these and having bedside cabinets and drawers to match.
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Old 23-06-2009, 9:38 PM
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thanks ML

The fact they were on 60min makeover worries me!! the quality of finishes on that show is appaling !!

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Old 24-06-2009, 9:06 AM
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Recently had Sliderobes fitted and was really impressed with the experience. The designer listened to what I wanted and quoted a fair price. The installation was hassel free and the quality was top notch. Looked around at other options and whilst initially they looked similar, upon closer inspection the quality of the doors and the inside from Sliderobes was so much better than elsewhere.
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can I be cheeky and ask how much they were moth?

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I agree with you jamtart6 about the appalling finishes on 60min makeover, but it doesn't seem to worry them how much furniture and fixings cost. They pick some very expensive items and flat screen tv's and they still can't hang a pair of curtains.
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Old 26-06-2009, 1:26 PM
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These are not fitted but Ikea pax wardrobes can have sliding doors, if they would fit into the space you have then they are perhaps an option, very solid and a fraction of the price!
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Old 01-07-2009, 1:56 PM
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Hi Jamtart
i am writing from spaceslide, we do have 2 showrooms/factories. one in the Midlands and one in Hemel Hempstead, it would be excellent if you could visit us.
I assume you have seen the sliderobe product and would welcome you to compare it to ours.
We do not just cut bits to size for made to measure we actually manufacture the profiles for the frames, we also have full woodworking machinery for the bedroom furniture. This enables us to compete on price.
Factory tours welcome at our main centre in West Mids. (address on the spaceslide site)

About 60mm, all i can say is do not be put off, they do not use inferior products
painting etc is obviously done in a hurry though

please visit asap, why not pop into sliderobes first and ask for samples?
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Old 01-07-2009, 6:49 PM
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Default sliderobes or spaceslide

Having worked for sliderobes, i would have to say that the product and service is top notch, however, having fitted spaceslide doors on a supply only basis, the service and quality is excellent from a fitters point of view.
In a nutshell you will get a almost identical looking product for a fraction of the price, but you will have to be a tad more pro active, good luck with your decision
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Recently had Sliderobes fitted and was really impressed with the experience. The designer listened to what I wanted and quoted a fair price. The installation was hassel free and the quality was top notch. Looked around at other options and whilst initially they looked similar, upon closer inspection the quality of the doors and the inside from Sliderobes was so much better than elsewhere.
Did you copy that directly from your company's Press Release ?
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Agree with you there Errata.

At least porticomidlands had the decency to be upfront that he/she worked for Spaceslide.
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Old 04-07-2009, 9:12 PM
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hmm interesting, didn't expect to get spaceslide or sliderobes people on here.

thanks porticomidlands for being honest that you work for spaceslide, we are not in the area to visit the show room, but I am going to order a free sample to check out the quality (haven't done it yet) as I don't like to buy things I haven't seen as I'm sure you understand.

I did like sliderobes, but they are very expensive, and we could do without that cost at the moment. I am just concerned about spaceslide as I dont think it will be a straightforward wardrobe, and am worried in case we order the wrong bits.

Hmm Personal help vs saving money... not sure which to go for!

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Old 05-07-2009, 9:06 AM
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Due to lack of space we looked at the sliding door wardrobe option. After a quick google search the two companies already discussed were identified. We did visit the sliderobes location as live in the midlands. In the end we couldn't justify £000's for a wardrobe as it was not a straight forward design (not a simple rectangle as we had a 'triangular box' in one corner due to the stairs being below the room.

In the end we went for the option Missnobody suggested, we got the wardrobe shell from Ikea and are currently deciding on what to do about doors. As the two companies above say they build to order, I presume there is no reason why they can't make them to fit your idea 'shell'.

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Old 06-07-2009, 4:22 PM
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Hi jam tart , drop me a line if youd like some unbiased advice, info@sg-carpentry.com
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Sorry for resurrecting this, but, seeing as there are staff from Spaceslide contributing can they offer any discounts? Saw a leaflet on the website with a 10% discount but code (60MMOCT) no longer works (neither does 60MMJUL or 60MMAUG). Debating this or Ikea and a discount might swing it (hint hint).
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Old 27-08-2009, 10:17 AM
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I just had a quote from a local bedroom fitting company for fitting slidespace doors...

They do it by making 2 wardrobe carcasses first to fit in my odd sized alcoves and then attach tho doors to them...

I just wasn't expecting the price to be £2200.

Its only 4 doors... and nothing really fancy..

The doors alons from slidespace come to around £700.

So there is £1500 for labour and the wardrobe carcasses.

Does this seem expensive?

I had a quote over the phone from:

http://www.eezeeslidedoors.co.uk/

They said around £1500....
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Old 27-08-2009, 10:43 AM
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peterc - why don't you find a joiner to give you a quote rather than a specialist bedroom fitter, I suspect it may be cheaper.

Not heard of eezeeslidedoors but will give them a ring. thanks

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that would have been a really helpful post if you hadn't advertised your company. Advertising isn't allowed here.

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i have just fitted sliding wardobes for a friend aprox 3m opening
all the wardrobes from ikea aprox £200
3 mirrored sliding doors aprox £300 from b&q
1sheet of mdf and timber aprox £40
2 days labour £300 (didnt charge him that )
order the stuff get it all home then pay a chippy 2 days labour to fit it

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