Advanced search or affordable granite

(18 Posts)
sacbina Thu 11-Dec-14 22:01:37

anyone used them?

looking to get quartz. my very local stone merchants have quoted over 2k more than for the same product, both include template and fitting.

is it the same product? what's the catch??

sacbina Fri 12-Dec-14 09:22:20

bumpety bump

annalouiseh Fri 12-Dec-14 09:56:32

Will depend on brands each have quoted on
2k is still a great difference regardless of branding.
Quartz will all carry the same properties to an extent.

sacbina Fri 12-Dec-14 10:47:07

it was the same product, caeserstone jet black

Apatite1 Fri 12-Dec-14 10:51:07

Hmm. Can you find any reviews online? The installation is very important, you've got to make sure they can get that right.

sacbina Fri 12-Dec-14 10:54:04

I have a vague memory of mners on here recommending both companies, so hoping they would read this

perhaps an evening bump

Apatite1 Fri 12-Dec-14 10:58:56

FWIW, I've found our local stone merchants in Fulham v expensive. My central kitchen island needs a granite top of 3 by 1.5m, plus it's going down both sides too, so I'm very keen on getting a good price. I've had fairly different quotes for the same stuff depending on both location and perceived poshness of merchant. I suggest some more comparative quoting for you! Are you in London?

Gozogozo Fri 12-Dec-14 11:00:30

Affordable granite were recommended to me by two of my friends and quoted for me too. I had 5 quotes ranging from 2.1k to 3.2k for same colour/brand ie silestone. A G were second cheapest but still £400 more than cheapest. I think all but most expensive were silestone gold fabricators so able to get preferential prices from silestone. I can only guess that travel/delivery costs plus general busyness in the new year caused variation in prices. HTH

sacbina Fri 12-Dec-14 11:18:29

I'm in Ealing, and have had quotes from trading estate stone merchants, gold level supplier thingys, no posh kitchen suppliers for me.

the quote from a gold level supplier thingy was still way over anything online

Apatite1 Fri 12-Dec-14 11:29:03

Think there's a few suppliers in Croydon, worth a trip if you haven't already?

shanghaismog Fri 12-Dec-14 12:09:01

We´ve just ordered some from Granite Solutions Direct in Slough. Haven´t had it fitted yet but they do all the brands and have been extremely helpful and easy to deal with. Amazing to see all the huge slabs waiting to be cut. Best price we could find.

sacbina Fri 12-Dec-14 18:20:53

evening bump?

sacbina Sat 13-Dec-14 16:13:15

hopeful bumpety bump

CointreauVersial Sat 13-Dec-14 22:13:00

I used Affordable Granite - I would highly recommend them. My neighbours used them as well.

Apatite1 Sat 13-Dec-14 23:08:48

Must check out affordable granite myself then!

Gozogozo Mon 15-Dec-14 18:37:05

I'll bump for OP...

Gozogozo Sat 03-Jan-15 21:46:17

OP thought I'd let you know that I ordered from the marble workshop - seemed very professional and great price for silestone. I'm in Carshalton but they were happy to come out to me. HTH smile

NightFallsFast Sat 03-Jan-15 21:54:38

I also used Affordable Granite and was extremely pleased with the customer service and the product.

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