This Old House

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KITCHENS & BATHROOMS

We take a holistic approach to solving problems you may have planning your next project.

A kitchen can cost as much as a car, so it’s important to spend time and money on getting kitchen fitters who can fit it properly.

When buying a kitchen, lots of kitchen companies will offer their own kitchen fitters but you may want or need to find your own kitchen fitter. Poor kitchen fitters can ruin a top quality kitchen yet an expert can make the most of a cheaper one. Obviously you want the best of both worlds - good cabinets and a professional installation. Units need to be fitted to a high standard to create a safe and attractive kitchen.

Some DIY enthusiasts tackle kitchen fitting themselves but it is not as easy as it used to be. When appliances simply plugged in and did not need fitting into cabinets, installation was within the grasp of those with reasonable skills.

For the modern integrated kitchen, kitchen fitters need a thorough understanding of safe layout, electrics and plumbing as well as carpentry, tiling and floor-laying skills. Gas fitting has to be carried out by a Gas Safe Heating Engineer and electrics work by a Part P registered electrician.

Hand Painting your kitchen is a multi stage process from the first scratch of sandpaper to the specialist wax varnish on the eggshell finish. A combination of degreasing primer and a primer for shiny surfaces with high grip are the starting point. This is the essential starting preparation for the more recognizable undercoat and eggshell that go on next to form the topcoats. The wax finishing varnish is final touch to make a tough, hard, durable, easy clean finish that will stand up to the daily rigors of being your kitchen.

Picking colors’ ... We find that trying to pick a color from a color chart really difficult and we deal with it every day. We have developed a simple solution. We have a huge range of colors painted up on A3 sheets to bring to your home so you can see them in situ.

Other important details: When we change the handles we fill the old handle screw holes with two pack filler and fine surface filler to make them disappear then re-drill for the new handles. We caulk in all the little cracks and gaps to make sure the final finished look is perfect. We rub down between the coats so the final feel is smooth and silky. We realign the doors and drawers to make them all straight and level.

If you want to reduce kitchen fitting costs then you could project manage the installation yourself - this way you also have full control. Consider buying the cabinets separately as this can also save money but make sure you don’t cut costs on kitchen fitters.

Kitchen fitters assemble and install kitchens in domestic and commercial premises. They fit cupboards, work surfaces, appliances, flooring and fittings. The kitchen is the heart of the home so if you are a planning a new kitchen, pay as much attention to checking out kitchen fitters as to choosing your cabinets.

At This Old House we take a holistic approach to solving any problems your bathroom may have. It is of vital importance that your bathroom suits you in every way, it needs to be clean, it needs to look the way you want it to, and you may have special requirements that need to be built in.

Our service is available to all customers within a 40-mile area around RUTLAND, which includes: Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. This Old House can look after all your bathroom designing, and installing from start to finish. As part of our total solution we can also get rid of your old bathroom suite in ecologically sound ways.

This Old House have experience of dealing with all aspects of installing a bathroom. We can maximise space and bring our experience to bear in creating your dream bathroom.

It can be overwhelming when it comes to selecting your bathroom, so to make it even easier and to give you peace of mind, all our work and tradesmen are fully insured. We complete plumbing work to a very high standard and our electrical tradesmen are all Part P Regulated.

Our tiling and plastering is always finished to a very high quality. We also recommend that you look at recently completed projects on our website and we always have references available on request.

Our regular service for bathroom fitting includes removal and disposal of the old suite, a new steel bath installed, basin and pedestal fitted, WC with your choice of flush, all water regulations complied to with your cold and hot water valves and cross bonding to building regulations. You will only pay what we quote you when we come out and visit your premises - there are never any surprises or hidden costs with This Old House.

When thinking about your new bathroom here are some things to consider:

  • BATH - Freestanding, Built-in, Corner bath, Spa bath
  • WASHBASIN - Wall hung, Pedestal, Vanity Unit
  • W.C - Close coupled, Wall hung, Back to wall
  • BIDET - Wall hung, Freestanding
  • SHOWER - Electric, Gravity, Pumped/Power shower
  • SHOWER TRAY - Quadrant, Pentangle, Square
  • WET ROOM - No Shower tray
  • HEAT SOURCE - Radiator, Towel-warmer, Under floor heating
  • CEILING - Steam resistant PVC panelling, Plastered, Artex
  • WALLS - Tiled, Wet wall panelling, Plastered
  • FLOORS - Tiled
  • LIGHTING - Mirror-lights, Low-voltage lights in ceiling

Contacting Us

Whether you would like us to provide a quotation on your next project or some friendly advice - we are here to help


Tel: 01536 771977 | Mob: 07748 677540 | Mob: 07799 694600 | enquiries@thisoldhouse.co.uk

This Old House,  9 Corby Road, Cottingham, Market Harborough, LE16 8XH