Best kitchen brands B&Q kitchens

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B&Q has 353 stores in the UK and nine in Ireland.

It offers to design your kitchen free of charge, by appointment, in store or at home.

B&Q’s full service quote includes everything from the products and labour to the gas, plumbing, decorating, tiling and plastering.

In addition to product guarantees, all B&Q fitting work is guaranteed for five years.

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The popular Cooke & Lewis High Gloss White

B&Q kitchens and prices

Cheapest: Maple Style Modern 8 Unit ('it' range) £748 (self-assembly). Base unit (400mm) with a drawer and a door around £102. 

Most popular: Cooke and Lewis High Gloss White £2,227 (self-assembly). Base unit (400mm) with a drawer and a door around £178.

Most expensive: Cooke and Lewis Carisbrooke Taupe £2,411 (self-assembly). Base unit (400mm) with a drawer and a door around £214.

How to buy: In store and online.

Planning service: Optional free design consultation in store, plus online planning tool.

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Cooke & Lewis in Carisbrooke Taupe

Installation: Optional additional service for a fee, carried out by locally based B&Q fitters.

Customer verdict: One reader told us: 'I have used B&Q numerous times for fitted kitchens. They are very good at taking your order (and your money) and arranging a delivery time, but when they turn up the guy on the lorry tells you, "actually we haven't got all of your order with us today". I have never done any project with them where it hasn't taken at least three deliveries before I've had everything. In one instance it took seven!.' 

Another member said: ‘The quality of the kitchen was fine but the purchase procedure - receiving poor advice and wrong parts - means I would not recommend B&Q.’

Prices are correct as of March 2013 and are based on an eight-unit kitchen-galley kitchen.

How B&Q compares

The table below shows how B&Q compares to other brands such as John Lewis, Ikea and Wickes. Which? members should log in to unlock and view the scores in the table - and if you're not already a member you can try a £1 trial to Which? to get instant access.

Kitchen shops reviewed
BrandCustomer serviceQuality finishQuality productValue for moneyCustomer score
B&QSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
HomebaseSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Howdens JoinerySubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
IkeaSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Independent DIY companySubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
Independent kitchen companySubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
John LewisSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
MagnetSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
MobenSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content
WickesSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only contentSubscriber only content

 

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