Kitchen estimate

The end of the worktop in the kitchen as we bought it. A family of five lived here. They must have been special people. That corner is where they cooked as they used a cooker in that corner.

How did we get that estimate?

First builder.

He came around, looked at the kitchen, said ” should be easy, we do this all the time”, after chasing, four weeks later I got “Heu, ha yes, the estimate, I’d say at least 18,000 pounds without the kitchen units and appliances. I said: no way!

Second builder.

 He was all nice and everything, giving some suggesitons, lives near by. I thought he’d be interested. It took himtwoi weeks to give the quote, which was an A4 with the number £14,000 on it and no details. I asked him for breakdown and references and never heard from him again.

This is the third quote we got.

We thought it sounded ok. We hesitated between Ikea and Howdens. The builder recommended Howdens because they work with them. I did an ikea kitchen before and even though I had been happy with it, I thought Howdens looked good and I did not want to queue 3 hours in Ikea on a number of time and wait 12 weeks for delivery etc. So we went with this.

Please note, these are cost in April 2011. Also the end cost was higher. I will post all the details.


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6 April 2011
Following our site visit, please find our costings to carry out the works listed below. We hope we have
interpreted your requirements correctly. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries
1 Gle curved base end unit x 2No 580.00
2 Gle 1000 double base x 1No 147.00
3 Gle 600mm 3 drawer base x 1No 258.00
4 Gle 600 built under base x 1No 67.00
5 Gle 1000 corner base x 1No 128.00
6 800/1000 base blanking panel x 1No 4.00
7 Gle 600 HL base x 1No 111.00
8 Gle 200 Fh wall unit x 2No 126.00
9 Gle 800 2 drawer base x 1No 190.00
10 Gle wall end unit x 1No 261.00
11 Gle 500 Fh glass wall x 3No 305.00
12 Gle base décor end x 2No 80.00
13 Gle dishwasher door x 1No 62.15
14 Gle Fh wall décor end – 752mm x 1No 32.00
15 Gle 2750 gloss plinth x 3No. 128.00
16 Gle curved base cab plinth x 2No 52.00
17 Gle cornice/pelmet crvd design x 2No. 129.00
18 Gle wall cornice/pelmet return x 2No 38.00
19 Kitchen 500mm glass shelf pack x 3No. 37.00
20 Nickle 2 downlighter & transformer x 2No 67.00
21 1.5 bowl ceramic sink & waste x 1No 260.00
22 1.5 Double plumbing kitchen app conn x 1No 20.00
23 Adjustable leg pack x 2No 14.00
24 Garda swan neck tap x 1No 215.00
25 45cm dishwasher x 1No 322.00
26 Induction hob x 1No 496.00
27 Lamona s/s single fan oven x 1No 226.00
28 Silver 600 cutlery tray x 1No 9.00
29 Beech block worktop 40mm x 616 x 3000 x 2No 220.00
30 Beech block b/bar 40mm x 900 x 2400 x 1No 132.00
31 Zip bolt x 3No 10.00
32 1 litre rustic oil 25.00
33 Delivery charge 50.00
E & OE. TOTAL 4,801.15
VAT 20% 960.23
TOTAL COST £5,761.38
Please note:
Due to the restrictions upon parking spaces, if we are unable to obtain a free dispensation notice from the relevant
Authority any parking fees incurred will be shown on our final invoice.
We now accept all major debit/credit cards. 

Added a few days later:

Bosch 45cm Dishwasher 505 pounds.