Drew Forsyth & Co
Tel: 01422 842206

FAQ's

Showroom at 27 West End, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8UQ

INTRODUCTION

Here at Drew Forsyth & Co we want your experience of a new
bespoke kitchen to be both exciting and enjoyable. Your first meeting with an appointed designer from Drew Forsyth & Co is the ideal time to make a brief, helping to pave the way towards your dream kitchen.
Refurbishing your kitchen, the heart of the home, can be a rewarding
lifestyle enhancement. Here are some FAQ’s and useful tips, drawn from the past thirty years of trading as a bespoke kitchen design centre. We have designed our process to give you the best quality service. Please feel free to contact us at any stage if you have any other queries.
We hope you find the following information informative and practical.

 

Q.
Where do I start?
A —

A site visit or architect plans will establish dimensions
of the room you are building or renovating. The designer will be paying careful attention to your ideas, lifestyle, likes and dislikes at an arranged appointment. They will work out how best to use the space, so they can devise the perfect layout and advise you of various options. A 3D presentation will help bring the design to life and help you visualise the project.
As part of our design service, we can also advise or
supply flooring, lighting schemes and colour schemes
to bring together a cohesive and personalised design.
Our experience and contacts are a valuable asset,
which we can share with you as part of the design service.

Q.
If my project is new-build
or an extension what needs to happen before the
kitchen delivery?
A —

Normally the builder’s plumber and electrician undertake the first fixing unless you want to arrange otherwise.
Once we have finalised the design we will have prepared drawings which lay out all the required services and give you copies for the contractors
Flooring, plastering of any walls, electric sockets and lighting, decorating the walls and ceiling and extractor ducting are common considerations (we recommend that walls, which are plastered, and floor, which has been screed has the required time to dry off completely prior to delivery of the kitchen furniture).
Our standard installation includes the installation of cabinets, the appliances into the cabinetry, templates and installation
of worktops, and hand painting of any hand painted furniture
Alternatively, we can discuss a full project management service with you whereby we organise the first fixing and all required preparation work
Due to building regulations /UK laws any connection to the mains, either electric or gas, must be done by a certified and registered relevant tradesmen, and a safety certificate will be created upon completion

Q.
If my project is renovation
or an extension what
needs to happen before
the kitchen delivery?
A —

Before the new kitchen arrives the main considerations are removal the old kitchen and first fixing of services for the new kitchen
We will have prepared drawings, which lay out all the required services for the first fixing and give you copies for your preferred plumber and electrician or we can recommended trades people we have worked alongside
on previous projects.
Our standard installation includes the installation cabinets, the appliances into the cabinetry, templating and installation of worktops, and hand painting of any hand painted furniture
Alternatively, we can discuss a full project management service with you whereby we organise the first fixing and all required preparation work.
You may also want to consider new flooring, plastering of any walls, new electric sockets and new lighting, decorating the walls and ceiling and new extractor ducting as part of the renovations (we recommend that walls, which are plastered, and floor, which has been screed has the required time to dry off completely prior to delivery of the kitchen furniture
Due to building regulations /UK laws any connection to the mains, either electric or gas, must be done by a certified and registered relevant tradesmen, and a safety certificate will be created upon completion.

Q.
What does first fixing
and second fixing mean?
A —

First fixing: Once your kitchen is stripped out, or a new
room or extension build underway, the wiring and plumbing is channelled round the room according to the layout prior
to the furniture installation.
Second Fixing: After the furniture and worktops are
installed, appliances such as sinks and dishwashers will need to be connected up.