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Price & Quality Guide

It’s a scenario that plays out all too often – consumers, in their quest for a new kitchen, end up making poor buying decisions by opting for the seemingly “cheapest” products and services available. However, this choice is not solely driven by a desire for low prices; rather, it often stems from a lack of knowledge about better alternatives. 

We understand how overwhelming the kitchen-buying process can be, with countless suppliers, brands, and costs to consider. But fret not! We’re here to equip you with the information you need to make informed choices and find the perfect kitchen that meets both your budget and quality expectations.

It’s crucial to find a reliable kitchen supplier, understand the distinctions between various brands, and accurately estimate the comprehensive costs of your kitchen project. These costs include cabinetry, door styles, worktop materials, appliance brands, installation, building work, electrics, and more. The prices associated with different kitchen ranges can significantly impact your overall budget too. With so many factors to consider, budgeting for a new kitchen becomes a challenging endeavor, hindering your confidence in decision-making.

Navigating the multitude of kitchen suppliers and DIY chains can be overwhelming, so we’ve simplified the process for you. Acting as ‘Mystery Shoppers,’ we sent an identical medium-sized U-shaped kitchen plan (pictured at the top of this page) to the top five renowned kitchen brands, requesting quotations for the popular J Pull White Gloss door style. This enables you to effortlessly compare prices and make an informed decision without the need for extensive legwork. A copy of each quote can be found on the PDF.

We understand that the quality and specifications of cabinets and doors can vary greatly among suppliers. To aid in your evaluation, we’ve compiled a comprehensive Need-to-Know specification checklist for each supplier that has provided a quote. This checklist will help you to assess both the price and quality aspects of each kitchen range, enabling you to select the kitchen brand that best suits your requirements.

** All quotes compiled 2022 and include maximum discount offers.

by price
lowest to highest

✅ = Good Job
❌ = Could do better

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Clerkenwell White Gloss

Clerkenwell White Gloss

£3,803.40

Total inc VAT 

View Howdens Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Glue & Dowel ✅
18mm MFC ✅
6mm / 3mm ❌
0.4mm Melamine ❌
3 ❌
No ❌
Part Assembled ✅
No ❌

BQ Render

Garcinia White Gloss

£3,971.00

Total inc VAT 

View B&Q Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull ✅
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm ❌
0.6mm ABS❌
2 ❌
No ❌
Flat Pack ❌
4 Years ✅

Welford-Willow

Welford White Gloss

£4,059.18

Total inc VAT 

View iPlan Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull
White Gloss ✅
22m ✅

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Glue & Dowel 
18mm MFC
18mm MFC 
2mm ABS Radius 
25 
Yes 
Fully Assembled
No
 ❌

Luna White Gloss

Luna White Gloss

£4,713.36

Total inc VAT 

View Magnet Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm ❌
0.4mm Melamine ❌
1 ❌
No ❌ 
Part Assembled ✅
No ❌
 
Sofia White Gloss

Sofia White Gloss

£5,735.60

Total inc VAT 

View Wickes Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm ❌
0.4mm Melamine ❌
1 ❌
No ❌
Flat Pack ❌
No 

BQ Render

Infinity J Pull Gloss

£4,713.36

Total inc VAT 

View Wren Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm ❌
0.4mm Melamine ❌
1 ❌
No ❌ 
Part Assembled ✅
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Clerkenwell White Gloss

Clerkenwell White Gloss

£3,803.40

Total inc VAT 

View Howdens Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull ✅
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit
Glue & Dowel ✅
18mm MFC ✅
6mm / 3mm ❌
0.4mm Melamine ❌
3 ❌
No ❌
Part Assembled ✅
No ❌
BQ Render

Garcinia White Gloss

£3,971.00

Total inc VAT 

View B&Q Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull ✅
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit
Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm MFC ❌
0.6mm ABS ❌
2 ❌
No ❌
Flat Pack ❌
4 Years ✅
Howdens_Pic1
Clerkenwell White Gloss

Clerkenwell White Gloss

£3,803.40

Total inc VAT 

View Howdens Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Glue & Dowel ✅
18mm MFC ✅
6mm / 3mm ❌
0.4mm Melamine ❌
3 ❌
No ❌
Part Assembled ✅
No ❌

BQ Render

Garcinia White Gloss

£3,971.00

Total inc VAT 

View B&Q Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull ✅
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm ❌
0.6mm ABS❌
2 ❌
No ❌
Flat Pack ❌
4 Years ✅

iPlan Welford

Welford White Gloss

£4,059.18

Total inc VAT 

View iPlan Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull
White Gloss ✅
22m ✅

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Glue & Dowel 
18mm MFC ✅
18mm MFC 
2mm ABS Radius 
25 
Yes 
Fully Assembled  
No
 

Luna White Gloss

Luna White Gloss

£4,713.36

Total inc VAT 

View Magnet Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull ✅
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm ❌
0.6mm ABS❌
2 ❌
No ❌
Flat Pack ❌
4 Years ✅

Sofia White Gloss

Luna White Gloss

£5,735.60

Total inc VAT 

View Wickes Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit

Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm ❌
0.4mm Melamine ❌
1 ❌
No ❌
Flat Pack ❌
No 

Infinity J Pull Gloss

£5,735.60

Total inc VAT 

View Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

Handleless 
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm MFC ❌
0.4mm Melamine ❌
1 ❌
No ❌
Flat Packed ❌
iPlan Welford

Welford White Gloss

£4,059.18

Total inc VAT 

View iPlan Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull
White Gloss ✅
22m ✅

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit
Glue & Dowel ✅
18mm MFC ✅
18mm MFC ✅
2mm ABS Radiused✅
25 ✅
Yes ✅
Fully Assembled ✅
No ❌
Luna White Gloss

Luna White Gloss

£4,713.36

Total inc VAT 

View Magnet Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull ✅
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit
Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm MFC ❌
0.4mm Melamine❌
1 ❌
No ❌
Part Assembled ✅
No ❌
Sofia White Gloss

Sofia White Gloss

£5,735.60

Total inc VAT 

View Wickes Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

J Pull ✅
White Gloss ✅
19m 

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Cabinet Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Interest Free Credit
Cam & Dowel ❌
18mm MFC ✅
8mm MFC ❌
0.4mm Melamine❌
1 ❌
No ❌
Flat Packed ❌
No ❌

Infinity J Pull Gloss

£3,803.40

Total inc VAT 

PDF

View Quote

Door Spec.

Door Style
Colour
Thickness

Handleless 
White Gloss 
19m

Cabinet Spec.

Construction
Thickness
Back Panels
Front Edging
Cabinet Colours
Bespoke Cabinets
Delivered
Glue & Dowel
18mm MFC
6mm / 3mm
0.4mm 
3
No
Part Assembled

The iPlan difference

Our kitchens are crafted with a focus on quality, customisation, and durability, which inherently differentiates us from more standard options offered by mainstream trade and retail suppliers. Here are some key points to consider:

Customisation: Our kitchens are bespoke and made-to-order, which means they are tailored specifically to your space, style, and needs. Unlike pre-fabricated units, you have the flexibility to choose every detail, from the cabinet colour, materials and finishes to the layout and design elements, ensuring your kitchen is truly unique.

Quality of Materials: We use premium materials that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also increase the longevity of your kitchen. This results in a higher upfront investment but translates to better durability and fewer maintenance costs over time.

Craftsmanship: Our skilled craftsmen take the time to meticulously build each cabinet to order, ensuring precision and high-quality workmanship. This attention to detail is a hallmark of our brand, providing a superior product that stands the test of time. With full height 18mm solid back panels on the base and wall units, colour coordinated cabinets with 2mm ABS front edging, glue and dowel construction, Blum soft close hinges and drawers, and concealed wall hangers are just some of the benefits of a bespoke kitchen.

Personalised Service: From the initial design consultation to the final installation, we offer a personalised service to guide you through every step of the process. We also provide dedicated support to the builder, tradesmen and fitting team, ours or yours, throughout the installation process, ensuring that your new kitchen is fitted to plan. This level of support ensures your vision is fully realised and any concerns are promptly addressed.

Value for Money: While the initial cost in some cases may be slightly higher, the long-term value you receive from a made-to-order kitchen is significant. The durability, customisation, and enhanced aesthetics contribute to a higher resale value for your home and a more enjoyable living space.

We understand that budget considerations are important, and we are committed to providing the best possible value. If you have specific budget constraints, we are happy to discuss options and find a solution that meets your needs without compromising on quality.

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