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Get inspiration for your new kitchen including kitchen trends and popular styles from in our kitchen trends guide. Howdens offers a choice of over 50 inspirational kitchen designs, plus a full range of The majority of kitchen ranges in this brochure are available as. Howdens Joinery offers a range of integrated kitchen and joinery products designed . images marked with the icon in this brochure and, using the latest picture.

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Had to pay for it. Or would Howdens have kept some of that money for themselves? Howdens is unusual in that it refuses to sell to the public direct.

Buying a Howdens kitchen? Make sure what you’re quoted fits the bill | Money | The Guardian

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Consumer affairs Consumer rights Property features. They suggested the joiner to do the job and used his account.

They make money on the work they do. Trade outlet sells to trade only, catalofue horror. This means that your builder can make a profit on any product purchased by Howdens. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase.

BTW — was there yesterday, allegedly a first ever january sale starting on the 4th. Cataloue when Hussein took the matter up with Howdens, a representative asked him how well he knew his builder, and implied he might want to choose another.

Howdens Joinerery. Don’t bother! – Singletrack Magazine

Our builder howddens that it was a poor design. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. So the best way to find out if you are getting a fair price is to get a comparative quote elsewhere.

Aside from the trade only shenanigans, the stuff is rubbish anyway. In some cases they may disclose all of the discount and will add on the fitting cost and profit margin as separate items. No problems here either without an account, just cash with order. If and how our customer discloses the discount to clients is for them to decide when they give a quotation for the price of the project.


If you are doing a big job on your house you will probably have the required invoices. Slightly off topic, but I designed the artwork for the boxes. The links are powered by Skimlinks. You will also find photos of the items and full specs — but no information about prices.

When Hussein questioned it, the builder was, he says, evasive. However, Howdens seems to have taken the concept to a whole new level.

Others claim that prices vary significantly from branch to branch and depend on when in the sales commission cycle the estimates are issued. Pieface Gir not in their catalogue but the ends are available from toolstation and screwfix, possibly cheaper. He says he was given three different quotes for exactly the same cataolgue. To his surprise, the company then set up an cstalogue for him in his own name.

Posted 8 years ago. Give Howdens the boot. I get the jowdens applied at the Catalouge branch where the account is held at the newcastle one.

Worked well for us. I understand why, so the fitter can add his markup, but it made it a bit tricky to choose what to get.

Buying a Howdens kitchen? Make sure what you’re quoted fits the bill

People who deal with trade only do so for a reason, who cares what the reason is, but they have one, its their business and it works for them. So my advice to anyone extending their house.

What makes us different is our culture and our people. Howdens Joinery is a trade only company supplying to registered account holders. Very happy with the service, after service and the company in general. You can easily find all three items on the Howdens website.


Howdens Joinerery. Don’t bother!

What is not in doubt is that Howdens is a big beast in this sector, claiming that in it supplied more thankitchens, 2. Car dealers have long had full ticket prices that no one actually pays. Google search confirms similar problems with the same make and model… Not my favourite company!

We are a British business that prides itself on a sense of local community, traditional values and long-established relationships that thrive in each of our trade depots. Adam Hussein, a surgeon who lives in Hertford, contacted Guardian Money to ask whether the company can howdfns trusted by consumers given that it is seemingly happy to produce differing estimates at the drop of a hat. What a strange post. There are no shortage of nice folks on the Web who actually want to take my money.

A spokesman for the company told Money: Howdens are good and cheap used them loads of times same company as MFI but howdens units are assembled and MFI you assemble yourself and MFI sell to public i just took in a headed invoice that i created and i had an account. So how can the catakogue of white goods and kitchen cupboards vary so dramatically? On the Mumsnet website there are several discussions on the subject.

Whatever the builder chooses to do, it is for them to decide. Yet all three estimates relate to exactly the same set of modest kitchen units and appliances. If they are unhappy with this they can discuss it with the builder or seek an alternative quote.