22nd July 2021
We've spoken to more than 1,700 fitted wardrobe and bedroom furniture customers to enable us to pit 10 companies against each other, including B&Q, John Lewis, Ikea, Sharps and Wickes.
The company in pole position got a customer score of 80% and four or five star ratings, while the brand in last place got 69% and a number of three-star ratings, including for value for money.
The table below shows how Wickes performed across a number of important factors when buying built-in wardrobes and fitted bedroom furniture.
Wickes wardrobes and furniture ratings
Range and options
Value for money
Our customer scores give you an idea of what people think of a brand overall. They are calculated by combining how satisfied people are with a company and whether they would recommend it.
Our star ratings let us drill down into specifics of the buying process, looking at what areas companies are excelling at, and which they're letting customers down on. To get the ratings, we asked people who have bought in the last two years, since July 2018.
We also asked people for more details on their experience buying fitted bedroom furniture from Wickes.
Flick through the image gallery below for a selection of Wickes' affordable fitted wardrobes and matching furniture.
Wickes' wide selection of sliding wardrobes is contemporary, with a few shaker styles, although these are fairly modern in look too. It doesn't have any modular wardrobes, like its rivals B&Q and Homebase.
Wickes' sliding doors come in a range of muted colours - greys, cashmere, stone - as well as opaque glass, mirrored, white, black and wood effect - both light and dark shades.
Some of its doors are sold in sets of two to four, all of which come with colour matched tracksets that fit the doors into place. Others come as single sliding doors, without any fitting components.
A lot of its doors come in standard sizes, but if you need adjustments to help fit your space, it also sells accessories to fill gaps at the top, sides or even around awkward angles, for example because of a sloping ceiling.
You can also get them made-to-measure, although there are some still measurement limitations. If you're not buying sliding doors to fit into a specific space between two walls, you can also buy end panels to create a built-in space, as in the image above.
All of Wickes' sliding doors are from specialist wardrobe door company Spacepro, which also supplies Homebase, B&Q and Argos. You're therefore likely to see a lot of crossover between the companies.
Wickes' selection is a littler smaller than that of B&Q's, which also has some of its own doors, as well as more modular options. However, Wickes does have a wider choice of doors that come with three or four panels, which can be different materials, as does Homebase.
Wickes' internal storage system, designed to fit behind its sliding wardrobe doors - either in a small space or to create a walk-in wardrobe - is called Aura.
It is made up of floor-to-ceiling metal poles that allow you to slot your chosen components - such as drawers, shoe racks, rails and shelves - every 50cm. They are flexible as you can change and add items to it at a later date.
Both B&Q and Homebase also sells this storage, although B&Q has more options on top of this.
Many of its sliding doors are available to buy online, without the need for a design appointment.
If you want made-to-measure doors, you'll need to fill in a form with your requirements and these will be checked by Wickes' staff.
You can also use the planning tool on the website Wickes has created in partnership with Spacepro. It will show you the design and combination of finishes you have chosen, but not what it would look like in situ.
Wickes sliding doors are made to order by its supplier Spacepro, so although Wickes doesn't estimate a delivery time, you'll need to take that into consideration. It'll take longer if you have custom made doors.
If you don't want to fit them yourself, you can use Spacepro's installation service, which is recommended by Wickes as it doesn't fit any fitted furniture itself.
Wickes' sliding doors and storage options can be used in other areas of the house, such as an office or living room. Its doors can also be used between rooms or as a divider if you have an open plan space.