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. Howdens Joinery offers a range of joinery products and kitchens specifically images marked with the icon in this brochure and, using the latest picture. Howdens Joinery supplies high quality kitchens and bathroom cabinetry to trade customers The majority of kitchen ranges in this brochure are available as.

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However, Howdens seems to have taken the concept to a whole new level.

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

Builders buy the kitchen chosen by their customer and either pass it on at cost or sell it on at a profit — helped, it is claimed, by estimates produced by Howdens staff. He brchure he was given three different quotes for exactly the same kitchen. You can easily find all three items on the Howdens website. Car dealers have long had full ticket prices that no one actually pays. If they are unhappy with this they can discuss it with the builder or seek an alternative quote.

Or would Howdens have kept some of that money for themselves? This means that your builder can make a profit on any product purchased by Howdens.

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

To his surprise, the company then set up an account for him in his own name. Others claim that prices vary significantly from branch to branch and depend on when in the sales commission cycle the estimates are issued.


Adam Hussein, a surgeon who lives in Hertford, contacted Guardian Money to ask whether the company can be trusted by consumers given that it is seemingly happy to produce differing estimates at the drop of a hat. 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.

The links are powered by Skimlinks. So the best way to find out if you are getting a fair price is to get a comparative quote elsewhere. So how can the price of white goods howdend kitchen cupboards vary so dramatically?

Hussein says the whole experience led him to call off the deal as he says he no longer trusts his builder, or Howdens. What is not in doubt is that Howdens is a big beast in this sector, claiming that in it supplied more thankitchens, 2. Hussein says he was left wondering why the company even publishes them in the first place, given their absurdity.

Show 25 25 50 All. Howdens is unusual in that it refuses to sell to the public direct. Loading comments… Trouble loading? A spokesman for the company told Money: Consumer affairs Consumer rights Property features.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. On the Mumsnet website there are several discussions on the subject. In other cases they will just give a single price for the whole project.

In some cases they may disclose all of the discount and will add on the fitting cost and broxhure margin as separate items. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any brocure or commercial initiative. On a similar thread on the MoneySavingExpert website consumers are also complaining of a lack of transparent pricing. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set. When Hussein questioned it, the builder was, he says, evasive.

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You will also find photos of the items and full specs — but no information about prices. It also shows how anyone buying a kitchen in this way needs to be aware of how the system works. And 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.

This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. The paperwork, seen by Money, shows that this is for exactly the same kitchen units and appliances.

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Order by newest oldest recommendations. Yet all three estimates relate to exactly the same set of modest kitchen units and appliances. Whatever the builder chooses to do, it is for them to decide.