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Old 10-06-2011, 8:55 PM
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Thanks Alan that's really useful to know - the join was really bothering me!!! I'm now 90% sure I will go quartz and probably go with Diapol as they seem to be over 1000 cheaper than Bespoke.

Roktops still haven't come back to me with an estimate for the Corian and if the outsource the quartz then I think I'd prefer to use a company that does it themselves in case of problems.
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Old 11-06-2011, 9:55 AM
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Quite honestly, outsourcing is pretty standard in this industry, it's effectively what Diapol do, have UK based fitters - outsource production to a factory in Estonia , send it over and install.

Roktops outsource to a UK producer, collect and install.

Bespoke are the only one on your list that do everything start to finish in thier own premises.

Do make sure you are comparing like with like on the material as well, Quartz varies in price quite dramatically. If you've chosen a particualr brand, make sure that is what is being quoted for.

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Old 11-06-2011, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Shaanbles View Post
Have been talking with Roktops, Bespoke Surfaces and Diapol and have no idea who to go with! Diapol are much better on price but I'm nervous that I'll get the measurements wrong and then it'll be double the price when they come round!
If that is your only concern with them, I wouldn't worry. They will come and measure the space as soon as you have the units in place. They are that efficient, they're likely to turn up within hours of you calling them, but they come out in the evenings as well I think so you can book for them to come and measure as the chippie walks out of the door. It's their own responsibility to get the measurements correct and you don't pay until it's installed.

If you get the timing right, you can have the worktops installed within a week of measuring (I think they order on a Monday evening each week). If you're desperate for worksurface in the meantime then 50 or even less than that for a temporary laminate top, but I'd be happy to wait to ensure exactly the right fit.

It's nice to know I've been useful re: sink; thanks for the thanks!
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Old 11-06-2011, 6:45 PM
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You're welcome to the thanks - I've read a lot of posts on here regarding kitchens and feel much more informed

Now to decide on starlight quartz or white quartz - hopefully when I see a sample I'll know straightaway!

Got a deal on a cooker hood today; went to look at the model I wanted in a local kitchen place (did originally get a quote for kitchen but was 15K without appliances and worktops!) and they are getting rid of it so I'm having it!

Also saw some acrylic splashbacks which looked good and are only a fifth of the cost of glass - must research more! After I've finished researching Caple for microwaves!!
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Old 15-07-2011, 7:03 PM
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So I thought I'd let you all know that I have just ordered the kitchen - black gloss and a couple of white gloss unit - from DIY-kitchens; will be here within two weeks.

Will keep you posted on progress; rest of the house is coming along, but only because I'm having to project manage which is frustrating as I'm paying a loss assessor, surveyor and a main contractor, but I'm come to the conclusion that it's the only way things will get done! If I feel inclined I might take it up with the Insurance ombudsman after I'm back in - it is now almost 7 months since the burst pipe!!
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Old 22-11-2011, 1:53 PM
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There is a company we used although it was for quartz but they also do granite called stone valley worksurfaces. They came out and did a template and came back after 5 working days and fitted the top. The price was very competative and the work was brilliant.
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Old 11-12-2011, 2:12 PM
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try online granite worktops for a price for the star/black galaxy worktops 3 lengths upto 2.8m each in length from 1550 fitted
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Whatever you do DONT use Sheridans. I have had the most diabolical service. They are beyond incompetent. First they arrived and couldnt bring the granite inside. I had to get two extra people to assist. Then once in, they realised that they had cut the incorrect holes for my sink. They needed to bring me a new sink. A month later they arrived with new slabs!! No sink. This morning I expect them to arrive, now that i have helped them source a new sink to fit their wrong cutout. The guy arrives without the sink!!! Pathetic, incompetent. They were part of my kitchen purchase from Wickes in West Hampstead. DO NOT USE!!!
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