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babyblooz
Old 18-05-2007, 6:58 PM
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Question Prices for Howdens kitchen units

Hi, does anyone have any idea of the prices for Howdens kitchen units, in particular the Hamilton Teak range?

I know they are trade only, so son is going to get himself registered, but in the meantime I can't find any prices anywhere, or any measurements etc. showing the full range etc.

I wanted to start planning out my new kitchen, but can't see any info.
Any ideas?
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Old 19-05-2007, 8:05 AM
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This may sound like a silly question, but have you actually been in to Howdens and asked for a brochure and price list.

The price list will show full price but obviously ignore this, probably estimate about 50% off list price, except for appliances.

Remember to also check the price you could get at MFI (same units) and why not get MFI to design for you.
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Old 19-05-2007, 10:09 PM
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My FIL is in the trade and uses Howdens in Altrincham a lot. I was in the market for a new kitchen so he asked and the manager really wanted to quote for me and had a price promise on.

I already had a costing for a B&Q kitchen.

The B&Q quote couldnt actually be beaten by Howdens, despite him giving me the best discount he could. B&Q was flatpack and Howdens were rigid cabinets but I dont see why this is such a big deal (I can build a flat pack up in 10 mins and once fitted under worktops is as rigid as it would ever need to be). The doors to be fair were better quality but my kitchen is a stop gap for a few years so didnt matter.

B&Q were cheaper by far on other things like worktops, sink/tap pack etc.
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Old 26-05-2007, 1:28 AM
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Default Howdens

Okay a bit more info for you.

MFI used own Howdens until last year they sold it off, MFI where not making much profit, don't understand that one!

Anyway, Howdens still supply to MFI and to TRADE.
I know someone with an account who fit's kitchens so I get full discount on
EVERYTHING.

I know some of the prices look high but the quality I am told is good and 90% of their kitchens come pre-built.

You can ask Howdens to measure for you and in return your builder/fitter gets a detail list of everything, price list and 3d colour drawing of what it may look like.

We are currently looking to replace our kitchen with EVERYTHING integrated and yes that costs a lot more!!!

In total we are saving about 4,000 off the list price, that's over 14 cabinets, including pull out larder, corner base pull out thingy!, hob/oven, extractor, Hotpoint diswasher, Washer/Dryer, Fridge/Freezer and all the finishes.

We went to MFI and compared prices and howdesn are cheaper... the person who has the account with howden also said he is going to try and haggle even more!

I would not go to B&Q nor Focus!


Well we will keep you posted of what happens ....

Good Luck!
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UPDATE:
They also have a website http://www.the-kitchen.co.uk/ which is the trade version.
The Howdens.com is brand new and is not fully completed.
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Old 08-11-2007, 8:18 PM
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Exclamation Howdens Fact Not Myth!!!!

After reading some of the comments/listings on this forum reference Howdens I feel I need to state fact not fiction. As an employee, HOWDENS sold MFI not the other way around. Howdens sold the retail MFI and continue as Howdens Trade sales and manufacturer of Kitchens. We sell only to the Trade which is why you wont find price lists posted on the internet. Discounts to builders are private. As for some comments reference Howdens couldnt match other retail prices on a like for like basis ie rigid carcass to rigid carcass or flatpack for flatpack we not only match but beat other quotes. Our rigid kitchens carry category H and are 18mm rigid carcass not 15mm flatpack which will never get category H. We also do a flatpack range which if this is the style of kitchen you require then we can supply it. With 400 branches nationwide for trade only supplies at trade prices you'll find one near you. Just to reiterate that Howdens sold the non-profit making retail side of the business side. MFI did not sell Howdens. We do not manufacture or supply MFI anymore or any other company. We only sell our own kitchens and we do offer a full planning and design service free to the trade and have excellent discount structures for trade only.

Hope this factually answers some of the forums questions!

Natalie5

P.s On a like for like quote Howdens will not be beaten so if you have a quote dont just talk about it take it along to your nearest Howdens if you want a price to be beaten!!! Please note TRADE ONLY!!!
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:36 PM
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Please note TRADE ONLY!!!


Most branches are TRADE ONLY not all :rolleyes:
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what aboy magnet kitchens
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I know many people who have had Howdens kitchens and they say they are great.

We are in the process of having a new kitchen at home ourselves and will be giving Howdens a call to quote.

We've been planning this since January 2007 (the design has changed many times to date - would rather change it 100 times on paper than when it has been fitted) and now a wall has been taken out we are ready to move forward.

We had quotes from MFi, Magnet, small kitchen studios etc, but our builder assures us that we will save a packet with Howdens. With the budget pushing 12,000 this should be a considerable money saving.

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Old 12-11-2007, 10:59 AM
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My parents are having their kitchen fully refitted. They obtained quotes from MFI, B&Q and some other company. The quotes averaged around 13,000. The quote they got from Howden's was a couple of thousand pounds less than all the others! Also, their units are a much better quality than the high street stores offer and the finish is so much better. Would highly recommend them. The Mrs also loves the units and is pushing to have our kitchen done. There is h/ever the small issue of money!
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Our kitchen is from Howdens, fitted by OH who is a builder....price issues aside, he much prefers Howdens, as the units are assembled and they are far sturdier than the flatpack ones.

As with most fitted furniture, it is the extras, such as lighting/cornicing and integrated appliances that bump up the price.
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Old 21-11-2007, 1:09 AM
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Thumbs up Howdens

I install kitchens and can verify that Howdens materials are of the finest quality, good to work with and better than B&Q etc by far, I have never managed to get a like for like kitchen cheaper at B&Q.

The service at Howdens is also 2nd to none.
I just wanted to pass this on.
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Old 05-01-2008, 2:25 PM
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I am a gas installer and work with several kitchen fitters, they always complain that almost without exception when they order a complete kitchen there is always somrthing missing or the wrong colour etc, with Howdens you can go back the same day and sort the problem out in minutes, with units delivered from out of town you can wait days or weeks for the missing door or whatever, call backs cost money, my kitchen was from Howdens, I fitted it myself, and yes they are very good quality.
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I'm in the process of getting some designs and prices from Magnet...

will then take this to Howdens and ask them to beat it, on a similar style kitchen. I KNOW they will ... but I might get some appliances from Magnet, like the Hotpoint tall standing fridge freezer HME400N (I think?) for under 600 inc discount

nearly 3 years I got quotes from Magnet and Howdens, and Howdens were almost HALF cheaper!!!!!!! ...but then againm as I said, Magnet had much nicer integrated NEFF appliances...
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Old 30-09-2008, 1:48 PM
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Default MFI will gladly beat any price

MFI has a price beat policy for like for like kitchens.

Just take your quote to them.

The quality is better than Howdens.

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Old 18-10-2008, 3:34 PM
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after Natalie5's rant i think i will stick with B&Q, at least you get civility with them, and the difference in quality is probably ignorable
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Old 18-10-2008, 4:58 PM
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I have an account at howdens. I know a few people in the trade who use them.

The stuff is better quality and easier fitted- this saves the fitter time and your money

I know joiners / kitchen fitters that add on a ' fluff up' percentage on mass market (B&Q / Homebase etc) kitchens as the stuff is delivered on a piecemeal basis sometimes.
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Old 21-10-2008, 9:53 PM
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alanhl,

i'm with Natalie on this. I too work for Howdens, & a lot of people are still under the impression Howdens & MFI are as one, which is what i feel she was trying to correct.

Big Tip for you, Howdens are in the middle of their annual sale which ends in on 1st November. You'll have to take delivery of the kitchen by then, but the likelihood is, you'll get your rigid kitchen for the price of the flat pack B & Q rubbish. Oh, & Hamilton Teak is no longer available.

Hope this helps!

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Old 04-11-2008, 7:30 PM
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My kitchen is from Howdens and I love it, apart from the Drawer breaking but then again that could happen with anything couldnt it, it is great and Sturdy.

My OH is a Joinner and fitted his magnet kitchen himself he thought if you pay more you get a better quality but it looked pretty but for the price was not worth it it was very cheaply made, now its in it looks fantastic, you really cant tell the difference between mine and his.

But i definately prefer my howdens kitchen you are bound to save money with them, other stores make cheap kitchens which is great if you can afford to frequently change it but unfortunatly no one can in this day and age so pay a little more and get something that lasts.

They must be good because the council put them into all the houses and flats and their kitchens are only replaced at the most every 15yrs.
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depends where you are in the country. Wether true or not a few of us in the trade near here tend to find howdens too much.

That just local (west yorkshire) though, other branches might be cheaper.

But:

For instence i have use on occasion a local timber murchant who one howdens rep claimed to supply
is cheaper than Howdens when we priced. against them.

The builders murchants we have an account with were the cheapest quote of all and still are on the current extension were on.
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Old 06-11-2008, 4:21 PM
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In my opinion you can't beat Howdens. The point about the October sale made by Moda is also a great tip. We're having a kitchen and alterations done and our builder referred us to Howdens. We've saved an absolute fortune by waiting and timing the build with getting the kitchen delivered in October. We'd already got a good price from them, we then managed to get a few grand off that and shaved another few hundred off just before agreeing the deal. To be fair our builder helped us a lot as he's a friend of a friend.

The kitchen has been delivered (not fitted yet) and the quality is far better than the B&Q and Ikea stuff we've seen. And if there are any problems we know that the builder can just nip to Howdens nd replace any damaged or missing bits on the same day. Unlike some of the horror-stories I've heard about high-street places with people waiting weeks/months for missing doors, hinges or whatever.

Howdens don't have a huge range of appliances, but there's no problem in sourcing those seperately. We've taken the Howdens range cooker and fridge/freezer, but sourced our own microwave and coffee maker.
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