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IKEA Kitchens - Kitchen Removal and Installation

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DelilahDelilah Wed 21-Oct-15 20:56:00


Hoping someone can help me with a few problems we are having with ordering/purchasing/installing a new IKEA kitchen.

We have done our design in the Croydon store and have this morning had our pre-installation visit. The lady who came to do this has quoted £2000 extra to take away the old kitchen and to move some electrics.

We are getting the kitchen and installation on finance from IKEA, so were shocked that it was costing £2000 separately to take away the old kitchen - when kitchen companies include installation do they expect to come to an empty room with electrics moved etc.?

Does anyone have any experience of this? We are thinking of taking the old kitchen out ourselves and then getting electrical works done by a local guy/company and then having just fitting from the IKEA installers.

Our kitchen is around £3300 with installation then £2000 and then another £2000 paid directly to them (in cash!) to move a couple of plugs and take out the old kitchen, I just am shocked this can be correct??

Thank you in advance for any help. We have looked at other kitchens but don't like them as much as the IKEA one!

Delilah x

MrsNeil Wed 21-Oct-15 21:45:40

We had our new kitchen from IKEA a year ago. We found a local company to install it for £1500, this also included new electrics and taking away the old kitchen away. Hope that helps.

Ramona75 Tue 27-Oct-15 11:59:10

2000 to move an old kitchen and put some sockets in? I had my mother's kitchen moved from 1 room to another and it only cost £400 (2 days work)

I got these people to do it.

He ripped out the old sockets, heating timer and lights and fit with 6 new double sockets, 4 new led lights and a new heating programmer.

The new kitchen was from here:

With regards to your old kitchen, apart from disconnecting any gas, do it your self. Get a van a a fe hatchback cars and rip the kitchen out. It's not hard. All the units go down to flatpack form. The hardes part is cutting the old worktop down to fit into a car.

Blankiefan Tue 27-Oct-15 16:59:36

We've had two ikea kitchens and each time used their installers - it meant that installation could go on the ikea interest free credit. (They we're a bit more expensive than a local firm but I wanted the interest free and not to have hassle)


They we're astronomical for the extras. I found local firms to do anything not in the basic install. Local electrician, plumber, removing old kitchen. I reckon it was at least 60% cheaper than quoted.

TheUnwillingNarcheska Tue 27-Oct-15 22:27:01

Agree, take the old kitchen out yourselves and get a local electrician to move any electrics.

Don't forget the sockets you need behind appliances like dishwasher/fridge freezer/microwave etc.

We had an Ikea kitchen fitted 2 years ago and had a local independent fitter do it because it was a kitchen extension and Ikea wouldn't even measure up until the extension had been built and knocked through. I couldn't manage that long without a kitchen so guessed the completed length (was only a filler panel guess work wise) but we live very close to an Ikea so I could change anything really quickly if needed.

Companies are charged for disposal at tips hence why they pass on the costs to customers, or they charge round here anyway. Hire a skip. £100 here to have a midi skip.

Barthe Thu 29-Oct-15 11:09:49

A while ago I was in need of help with some flat pack furniture and here I got recommended with fantastic furniture assembly for dismantling flat packs and I think in your case you could go for the new ikea assembly as well. did the job for me, ps: they consider dismantling and assemblage as two separate services so you should check for discount and I would bet they won't charge TWO THOUSAND..... that was the reason I did not want to deal with ikea services..

SeveredHeadsDragOnTheFloor Thu 29-Oct-15 11:18:19

If your old kitchen is still usable, you could try advertising it on something like Freecycle and see if anyone wants it and will command remove and take it away.

SeveredHeadsDragOnTheFloor Thu 29-Oct-15 11:18:53

Come and remove it and take it away

lunar1 Thu 29-Oct-15 11:24:51

Get someone else to take it away but let ikea do the electrics. There is every chance that the electrics will need to be altered from what they originally planned, I had this problem. But because it was their Electrition they paid all the extra. They will use any loophole to get out of paying for mistakes!!

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