These are our range of products
HKBInstallation provides a unique installation service drawing on more than twenty five years experience as a retail and contract installer.
As well as supplying kitchens, we are also happy to install any make of kitchen (B&Q, Wickes, Homebase, Howdens Magnet), priding ourselves on providing a quick and hassle-free service with excellent results. Our fitters ensure a personal service, tailored to your needs, and a professional installation of your kitchen, be it a flat pack or rigid format.
We will provide you with advice from the planning stage right the way through to completion, offering a professional design service and samples to enable you to make well-informed choices. We aim to provide excellent workmanship and a high level of customer satisfaction for all of our clients.
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What To Look For When Buying A New Kitchen
When you are looking to buy a new kitchen, the ever-expanding range of colours, styles, designs, brands, and technology can be overwhelming, and making the right choices to suit your needs can be difficult. It is important to tailor the design of your kitchen to suit your budget as well as your requirements and specifications.
Remember, the better the quality of the kitchen you can afford, the longer it will last and stay looking like new. These are the most important aspects to consider when looking for a kitchen:
- Rigid kitchens (dowel and glued construction) are far stronger than flat pack units
- Pre-assembled kitchens save time and money on installation
- Colour co-ordinated carcases for a much better look
- Soft close doors and drawer boxes
- 18mm carcases are stronger than 15mm
- 8mm backs to units make them far more rigid
- 3mm PVC edgings on the front edges make them far more durable
- Adjustable legs for easy levelling
If you have any queries about any of the points mentioned above, or if you would like to hear more about the kitchens that HKBInstallation can supply, please don't hesitate to contact us.
HKBInstallation understands that for all its customers, the installation of a new kitchen can be stressful, particularly for those who are having a kitchen installed for the first time. It is our aim to make this as quick and simple a process as possible for you, whilst still providing you with an expertly installed kitchen finished to the highest of standards.
To give you more of an insight into how the installation process works, here is a quick overview of a typical kitchen installation:
- Existing kitchen is stripped out, and any wall and floor tiling is removed. Sometimes the wall crumbles underneath tiles when you remove them, this can happen in older properties where the plaster underneath has perished or in newer places where the tiling has been put directly onto plasterboard and not sealed properly first.
- Existing plumbing is stripped out and isolating valves are fitted on any open pipework to allow your hot and cold supplies to be switched on in the rest of the house.
- Any new electrics for fused spurs, sockets and switches are marked out. The walls are chased out and back boxes and wiring are fitted in place.
- Any minor building work is carried out, i.e. building stud walls, moving doorways, taking down walls, etc.
- Walls and ceiling are prepared for plastering by infilling any deep holes or chasings.
- Walls and ceilings are plastered, and coving is put up where necessary.
- Plumbing is extended for sink to suit new layout of kitchen.
- Floor is tiled and grouted.
- New base units and decor panels are installed (or assembled if flat pack).
- Worktops are cut out to size and jointed using a router and worktop jig for perfect butt and scribe joints. Any cut outs for sinks and hob are made and worktops are edged before the final fitting.
- Wall units, cornices, pelmets and infill panels are fitted.
- Doors, drawer fronts and plinths are fitted.
- Integrated appliances are installed.
If you have any queries about any of the points mentioned above, or if you would like to hear more about the installation service provided by HKBInstallation, please don't hesitate to contact us.
For The Elderly
HKBInstallation believes that the design and planning of every kitchen should be tailored to the requirements of each individual customer. We are happy to advise you when planning your kitchen on modifications that can be made to make using your kitchen as easy and simple as possible. Our personal and customer-focused approach can particularly benefit those customers who are elderly or disabled.
Existing kitchens can be modified to make them more accessible for an elderly or disabled person, or we can help to tailor design a complete kitchen which meets the specifications and requirements of an individual.
There are many ways to make a kitchen more accessible to the elderly and disabled, including:
- Lowering worktop heights.
- Providing knee-hole spaces for wheelchairs.
- Raising appliances to a more comfortable height.
- Lowering wall units for easier accessibility.
If you would like to find out more about how HKBInstallation can accommodate the needs of the elderly and disabled, or if you want to discuss the design, installation or modification of a kitchen, please don't hesitate to contact us.