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HELP (my bank balance!)Has anyone bought kitchen work surfaces eg corian from an internet supplier?

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LordVetinarisApprentice Sat 31-Oct-09 08:27:14

We're in the process of buying a new kitchen at the moment and the price of worktops is UNBELIEVBABLE! I've had some much, much better quotes from the internet (still expensive though!) but are those too good to be true? Could anyone recommend a company...PLEASE <desperate> smile

LordVetinarisApprentice Sat 31-Oct-09 20:59:43

Shameless bump smile

Rollmops Sat 31-Oct-09 21:30:02

How familiar are you with internet shopping, meaning, do you know what to look out for?
I've bought gazillions of things online, including building materials and rather fab furniture and would definitely recommend it. Planning to do the new kitchen entirely online, including granite worktopssmile.

Rollmops Sat 31-Oct-09 21:37:00

Moi againgrin. Just must add that I even got my divorce done by an online company, something that a posh and quite pricey solicitor had dragged on for years. All was perfectly fine, absolutely legal - as one is remarried and cheap as chips (£200 something versus thousands). Getting my taxes done by an online co as we speak.
Online trading cuts out MASSIVE costs of staff, overhead etc. The prices reflect that.
HOWEVER, there are many scams out there so do check the 'small print'.

(Rollmops likes to hear her own keyboardhmm

LordVetinarisApprentice Sat 31-Oct-09 21:41:47

I do buy loads of internet shopping but not for building materials. I don't know how to check how good they are! This is the website here What should I be looking for?

jayne10b Sat 31-Oct-09 21:43:03

Not sure if you are considering Granite (which I know is expensive but sooooo nice), but we got ours through a company called Diapol who were internet based and they were fantastic - it was a great way of making a cheap ikea kitchen look very expensive. We paid £2k for granite which local suppliers were talking of £4/5k. I too was worried that they were too good to be true - but I would thoroughly recomment them.

LordVetinarisApprentice Sat 31-Oct-09 21:50:20

I have a looked at granite but the colour I love <girly> is only available in corian. I will have a quick look at diapol though, thanks you two smile

ImSoNotTelling Sat 31-Oct-09 22:01:03

How much cheaper roughly is the corian on that site lordvetinari? We are looking vaugely at the moment but not enough to ring them up etc!

hambo Sat 31-Oct-09 22:03:14

There is a product called Mia which is like Corian but a tad cheaper. You can see it in Hamebase and then order it online from a cheaper company. That is what I am doing...not got it yet though!

hambo Sat 31-Oct-09 22:03:40

Homebase!

ImSoNotTelling Sat 31-Oct-09 22:04:16

<makes notes>

ImSoNotTelling Sat 31-Oct-09 22:07:00

Maia smile not mia so OP can find it more easily - just looking at it - very nice smile

LordVetinarisApprentice Sat 31-Oct-09 22:10:13

It's between £500 and £1800 cheaper than other quotes! Huge range as you can see shock I've emailed them to ask if I can see something they have fitted. I'm waiting for a response....

LordVetinarisApprentice Sat 31-Oct-09 22:10:40

off to look at maia...

cece Sat 31-Oct-09 22:11:25

I bought wooden worktops online and would be happy to recommend the company we used.

ImSoNotTelling Sat 31-Oct-09 22:12:22

Who did you use cece? smile

LordVetinarisApprentice Sat 31-Oct-09 22:20:40

YY I am having some wood too, spill the beans!

Have looked at Maia but they don't have the right colour sad - the corian I like is blue pebble

cece Sat 31-Oct-09 22:37:42

This is the company I used. Good price and the product is good quality. Delivery was spot on and they delayed it by a week so I wouldn't have to store 7 metres of worktop for a week! smile

LordVetinarisApprentice Sat 31-Oct-09 22:50:46

Thanks cece, have ordered a sample from them.

Now SOMEONE must have bought corian from t'internet.....

LordVetinarisApprentice Sun 01-Nov-09 18:54:08

One last desperate bump...

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