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Built-in wardrobes

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in In my home (includes DIY) MoneySaving
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  • DavesnaveDavesnave Forumite
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    phill99 wrote: »
    A decent carpenter could adapt the Ikea wardrobes and put filler panels in etc to give it the built in 'look'.
    Our carpenter had 'builders' bottom,' so could be slightly indecent at times, but he still did this well for us, saving £thousands.
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  • thrombelthrombel Forumite
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    Sharps visited me yesterday. Said their sliding wardrobes are the most expensive out of their entire range. He warned me that they are very expensive. For every 10 sliding wardrobes quotes, he'll only get 1 job. Basically talked himself out of the job!!

    240 metres width
    259 metres high

    2 x doors - £3248
    3 x doors - £4000

    We have got a local independent company coming out next week who fit supply & Hepplewhite wardrobes - authorised Hepplewhite dealer. They also fitted our kitchen & was very happy with their works. Will be interesting to see how much cheaper they are..
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    We got a great IKEA fitted wardrobe in our new bedroom. All we needed was our builders to build a frame around and on top to make it truly fitted. For example length of our wall was 4.5m and ikea in total was 4.25 so we built ~8cm on each side. Looks great. It was even easy to deal with a chimney breast in the middle using the shallower units there.

    Best value for money by far.. we looked at Sharps and not only it costed about 4x including "discounts" but in reality we liked the ikea one a lot more. Nice looking and the interior choices are amazing.
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    thrombel wrote: »
    240 metres width
    259 metres high


    Please please please don't do your own measuring and buy online. :rotfl:


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    GDB2222 wrote: »
    Will the February sale be better or worse?

    I wondered that as I wrote it :) but this is Screwfix not Allied Carpets :rotfl:
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  • thrombelthrombel Forumite
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    The sizing was purely for reference. It was to give people an idea of how much Sharps cost & idea of wardrobe size.
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    thrombelthrombel Forumite
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    No, the sizes given were purely for reference.

    To give people an idea of what Sharps quoted, given the approx size we need.
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    thrombel wrote: »
    The sizing was purely for reference. It was to give people an idea of how much Sharps cost & idea of wardrobe size.

    I think you missed the point of the joke. ;)
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    What you get with the likes of Ikea etc. is the ability to mix and match bits as all the holes are pre drilled into the frames to allow stuff to be at any hight.

    unless you get custom doors or go sliding you are going to be getting standard sizes with trim for the carcases.

    when looking for some rails I found the shop fitting companies to be competitive for basic rail shelf combinations.

    Once you get the front sorted you can use walk in fittings no need for any carcases.

    Tube and clamp can build just about anything

    Here are two I looked at
    https://www.shopfittingwarehouse.co.uk/
    https://www.theshopfittingshop.co.uk/

    A really simple solution behind doors is free standing drawer unit(s) and rails attached to the walls, optional top shelf
    or go for something like the chrome adjustable units.
    https://www.shopfittingwarehouse.co.uk/shelving-and-racking-c13/chrome-wire-shelving-c21/chrome-wire-garment-racks-c178

    Thank you for this suggestion - I did exactly this before Christmas. I bought a unit to fit inside a small cupboard in my bedroom, and used the brackets to attach it to the back wall. I was so pleased with it that I got rid of my clunky pine single wardrobe in the guest bedroom (in addition to the big clunky pine bed!), and replaced it with one of these with wheels. That means the space in the room is so much more adaptable (I plan to get a fold-out futon bed too). I only have guests a few days per year and now this room can be my workout room, and with just a few minutes' work can be turned back into a guest bedroom.

    The nice thing about these is the shelves are adjustable, and you can buy additional shelves if you want to change the layout. I bought some of the plastci shelf covers so my clothes don't end up with ridges from the wire shelves.

    I think the two of them, with all the additional bits and bobs, came to £184. Each has 3 shelves plus the top shelf, and a clothes hanging rail.
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    thrombel wrote: »
    The sizing was purely for reference. It was to give people an idea of how much Sharps cost & idea of wardrobe size.


    A joke was being made. You left out the decimal point. The size you gave equates to roughly 800 feet wide and high. I'd say good value but very big doors. :rotfl:
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