The cost of fitted wardrobes can vary widely depending on various factors such as the size, design complexity, materials used, and whether the wardrobe is custom-made or purchased from a ready-made range. Additionally, labor costs for installation may also contribute to the overall expense. Here are some general guidelines to give you an idea of the potential costs involved:
Like anything Hill and Hurl are here to answer any questions you may have around pricing and options for your project
The perfectmat, is a finished laminated board, and so is available in set colour choices, and so has no need to paint it. If you wanted a modern painted wardrobe you would select our 'Contemporary' option
We cover all of Greater London and the surrounding counties, and have done jobs as far as Newcastle in the past. Distance is job specific. We can also make cabinets to be fitted by joiners or fitters close to your area, we would deliver all the pieces and hardware and drawings, and you book a competent wardrobe fitter, much like you would if you bought an off shelf kitchen, and have them fit it.
The installation of a fitted wardrobe involves several steps to ensure a precise fit and a seamless integration into the designated space. Here is a general overview of the installation process for our London fitted wardrobes and alcove cupboards:
1. Design and Measurement:
We use Concealed cabinet hinges on our London fitted wardrobes, also known as European hinges or cup hinges, these are a type of hinge commonly used in cabinet doors. These hinges are designed to be hidden from view when the cabinet door is closed, providing a clean and streamlined appearance. Here are some key features and aspects of concealed cabinet hinges:
Trusting a building firm or joinery contractor is a crucial aspect of any construction or renovation project. While we cannot provide specific information about a particular company, I can offer some general guidance on how to evaluate and build trust with a building firm and what to look out for:
Hill and Hurl are always happy to quote and compare quotes against other companies for like to like fitted furniture, custom cabinets and bespoke wardrobe products. As specialists in wardrobes and cabinet making across London, we have dealt with building firms, contractors and manufacturers and have experienced every aspect of a build from start to finish. We can recommend and help with a lot of decisions in regards to your project
Our Fitted wardrobes are manufactured using a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine, which is a highly automated and precise tool for cutting and shaping materials. Here's a general overview of how or London fitted wardrobes are made using a CNC machine:
We would normally recommend an experience cabinet painter to achieve the best finishes for our products
However, you can definitely paint the fitted furniture yourself as a DIY project. We fit our cabinets in a ready to paint board so no need to prime. Painting your fitted furniture can be a creative and cost-effective way to finish off your pieces and match them to your decor. Here are some general steps to guide you through the process:
Materials and Tools Needed:
We install a lot of wardrobes and fitted furniture that is to end up painted. We don't pre paint any of our furniture in the workshop as the environment for it is not ideal.
We offer 2 options with our fitted wardrobes.
Our most common option is we fit the furniture in a primed ready to paint board, when we leave you are left with a white finished piece that would need a cabinet painter or quality decorator to finish it with a top coat. They would seal and fill any joins or holes and then apply the top coat. Usually 2 coats, but some colours can require 3 or 4 coats.
The second option, which does usually cost a little more is we send all the items to be painted to a specialist joinery spray paint shop, then once we fit your items they are in and finished. The sprayers can match the colours to any well known brands of paint, such as farrow and ball or little green.
There is consideration for both options, one being price but also the type of furniture being fitted. We always suggest a traditional fitted wardrobe or alcove cabinet is more suitable to a hand painted finish, in keeping with the aesthetic of the item and often being fitted in a Victorian or Georgian home, this type of finish is more in keeping with the style of the home also.
Chipboard had a really bad rep from the 'MFI' and 80s flat pack furniture days, these boards were thin, poorly produced and had a thin cheap laminate on the face and edge, often resulting on peeling laminates and loose joins.
Todays chipboard and MFC is superior to these boards from that era. They are thicker and denser at the core, the laminates are really good quality with strong aesthetics. It really is a different product. Lets delve a little deeper...
MFC, or Melamine Faced Chipboard, is a type of engineered wood product that is commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture, including fitted wardrobes. It consists of particleboard or chipboard covered with a layer of melamine resin-impregnated paper. This layer can have various patterns and colors to simulate the appearance of wood or other materials.
Whether MFC is considered "bad" depends on the context and your specific needs. Here are some aspects to consider: