Understanding the cost of my kitchen

Our aim is to provide quality products, service and very good value for money.


Hand painted £1250, Hand polished oak £650, Hand polished pine £400, natural £ nil

Delivery and fitting:

Is £650 within the North East.

On occasion painting and fitting work have been undertaken by clients themselves.


We organise the purchase of each element that we do not make ourselves; this is at our

discounted trade price and paid direct by our customers, securing savings and a guarantee.

Obviously customers are welcome to source any components themselves.

We work with a small, reliable group of suppliers regularly but are happy to work with others.


Costs can vary considerably.


40mm Oak top from ‘staves’ £130 for 3 m (£7 per sq foot) – ‘worktopexpress’ / ‘thechippyshop’

Sink and taps £190 from ‘tapsukstore’ all suppliers on eBay.

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 50mm Oak top jointed from


 50mm Iroko jointed from ‘boards’

No better hardwood tops anywhere. The softer tropical hardwood Iroko contains natural oils.

Made and priced to order locally, a 3m length may cost up to £750 (£34 per sq foot) though the

more ordered the less £ per sq foot.

Sink and Taps:

We use www.sinks.co.uk, their prices quoted below are trade discounted.

Our experience suggests spending a little more on decent Perrin and Rowe taps.

We build the furniture to last a lifetime most taps never do that.

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On examples above:

Perrin and Rowe Oberon C spout taps (4861): £250 gold, £185 chrome

Villeroy and Boch Classic Double Bowl 80 farmhouse sink: £310 complete, delivered.

Perrin and Rowe Ionian taps (4192) £325 gold, £295 pewter, £240 chrome

Single bowl Villeroy and Boch 60 Belfast sink: £260 complete, delivered.


We use C R Scott of Blyth, Northumberland. Trevor provides an exact quotation, we use

£75/sq foot to estimate that initially. Lighter the colours the less expensive as a rule.


Often our clients have an idea in their mind and we first source samples. The handles shown

above were £12 each however the teak stained wooden knobs further above are included free.

A serviceable pressed drawer pull can be bought for £2 the cast polished examples made in the

UK by Armac Martin and chosen by many of our clients are £12+ each. Their bespoke range can

be viewed on the Armac Martin Website


Their purchase is our customers’ decision.

We’ll obviously organise to have them delivered straight to our workshop if required.

We like www.johnlewis.com as they are never knowingly undersold and their service is