Setting up Kitchen & Bathroom business

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  1. Tej

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    Very cheap and highest of quality are not normal bedfellows:)

    and as Trading Post says.. being cheaper than Howdens is no big deal.

    IMO
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: Tej Member since: Oct 26, 2008
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  2. D&S Kitchens

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    Considering most building people etc use howdens its a pretty big deal :)
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  3. LicensedToTrade

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    Got any evidence to back that up?
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: LicensedToTrade Member since: Nov 7, 2009
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  4. D&S Kitchens

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    Ok then most builders in the (NE) that use us have used howdens for many years that better?
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  5. Lee Jones Jnr

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    Yep - you and I have different ideas about what is cheap.
    You would need more than one supplier if the one you used didn't sell the MFC panels for your carcasses, sinks, taps, doors etc at the best price - which perhaps your one supplier does.
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  6. D&S Kitchens

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    Technically i have 3 suppliers but they are for different products such as Bathrooms,Bedrooms :)

    So was that 1000 mm base unit cheap enough for you? Or would you say that was expensive ?

    I can see we obviously run our businesses different and there is no crime against that and it is good to hear some criticism
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  7. Lee Jones Jnr

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    No, considering that you have said you are the cheapest around and specialize in low prices etc I think that is expensive for a 1000mm base.
    I will be in the north east in the next few weeks, where are your 4 sites, I wouldn't mind popping in for a look around if I get chance?
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  8. D&S Kitchens

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    Please do come visit me at our main one in gateshead Unit 2 Foundry Park Swalwell
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  9. Lee Jones Jnr

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    Where are the others? Might be easier for me to get to.
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  10. D&S Kitchens

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    There is one in Washington Tyne & Wear, Benton Tyne & Wear and Sunderland Tyne & Wear
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  11. D&S Kitchens

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    What about you where you based have a website?
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  12. Lee Jones Jnr

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    We are in:
    Botteslow Street,
    Hanley,
    Stoke On Trent,
    ST1 3LY

    and

    Gower Street,
    St. Georges,
    Telford,
    TF2 9HW.

    I am based in Stoke.
     
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  13. D&S Kitchens

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    Do you have a website?
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  14. Lee Jones Jnr

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    Not one that I care to share on a forum full of web designers! They will laugh at me!
    We do have a couple of websites, very much 'home made' but do a reasonable job of making the phone ring.

    Are you trying to find out what I charge for a 1000 base? Just ask :)
     
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    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  15. D&S Kitchens

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    Can you message me them so i can take a peek?

    Dont make any difference to me what you charge lol! I make enough by charging what i do so its all good!
     
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    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  16. Lee Jones Jnr

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    Done.

    White - £35
    Beech - £45
    Other Colours - £45 - £69
    (just so you know)
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  17. D&S Kitchens

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    Very cheap wish you every success moving on just hope my customers dont find you before they find me haha :)
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  18. Lee Jones Jnr

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    I have done one or two supply only to the north east but I find that people in your neck of the woods are quite territorial so Im sure you shall be fine! :D

    Very jealous of your proximity to the Metro Centre by the way.
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  19. D&S Kitchens

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    Yeah just a stone throw away and the Rent is mega cheap for a Showroom with a Factory built in mega bargain when we found this one :)
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: D&S Kitchens Member since: Jan 6, 2010
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  20. Tej

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    That is indeed good value.

    Will know where to come if we start doing kitchens again:)
     
    Posted: Jan 10, 2010 By: Tej Member since: Oct 26, 2008
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