My first contact with Vince at GBK&I was in 1993, when the company were based in Orpington. A wooden antique cherry kitchen was subsequently chosen and fitted, since then it has given me over 25 years of trouble free service. Although the units remained in perfect condition, I decided on an update, and had no hesitation in contacting GBK&I again.
Jack came to measure up and submitted a completely new configuration of the units. The new layout seems to make my kitchen seem larger. The tiled floor, installed by GBK&I in 1993 was still in excellent condition, so I decided to retain this. However, the new configuration left a slight gap in the floor under the double drawer units. Very fortunately, I had kept a few tiles from the old installation, and GBK&Is expert tiler was able to cut these, and, in fact, made a feature of the gap under the new drawer units. What service!
Bill was my excellent fitter. Bill and Jeremy (who had assisted his father to fit my 1993 installation) carried out all the prep work, to include a new ceiling, all new electrics and pipework – all work completed to a first rate standard.
The new units and white goods duly arrived according to the GBK&I work schedule, and during the fitting, Jack visited Bill on numerous occasions to check that everything was progressing well. The units are of top quality and being made to measure every inch of the kitchen has been utilised in the new installation. I also wanted to retain the window pelmet from the old installation. GBK&I were able to respray this to match the new units. Again, top class service.
My sincere thanks to Vince, Jack, Bill and Chris in the after-care service department, who was able to assist when I took the glass door off the oven door to clean it and could not get it back properly! My problem was resolved within hours of my call to Vince. Again excellent service.
I have no hesitation in recommending GBK&I for their expertise in kitchen planning, supply of quality products, expert fitting and after care service. I am more than happy with my new installation. Here’s to the next 25 years!
GBK&I are second to none!!
Rita McSweeney (Mrs)
We are absolutely thrilled with our new stunning kitchen, dressing room and 2 other fitted bedrooms.
Vince and Jack were excellent in helping us choose our perfect kitchen and our upstairs furniture, with ideas and colours. First class from start to finish.
The whole running of the project over the 8/10 weeks was professional, quality workmanship with everything planned to perfection. Bill and his team (so many to name) were fantastic, easy to work with, excellent customer care, so neat and tidy and just done a wonderful job with the upmost care. Even the little finishes were just so lovely.
We have received such lovely compliments from family, friends and all the tradesmen that have worked in our house during and after the project on the exceptional work and finish.
Would definitely recommend Vince, Jack and team. Thank you very much to everyone at Great British Kitchens & Interiors we will definitely choose you again, we are so happy with everything!
Tara and Paul (via Google)
Just had my new kitchen fitted and it looks amazing.
Took loads of time designing the kitchen with Jack’s help and he really helped me make the most of the space I have. Even though I changed my mind a few times, he was always patient and happy to listen to my various ideas and his suggestions were always spot on.
The team who fitted my kitchen (thanks Bill, Chris and the rest of the team) were amazing. Really focused on getting everything perfect and took care of my new kitchen like it was their own. They were also lovely to have around, very tidy and considerate. If anything did crop up that needed fixing, straight away they did this and even supplied spare doors for my new cabinets.
I also loved the small touches that they do – there really is a difference between their kitchens and the standard ones you can buy elsewhere.
So I am very happy with the end result, it looks awesome and is everything and more that I hoped it would be. Thanks very much.
Ellen (via Google)
Over 10 years ago Great British Kitchens & Interiors fitted out our kitchen and bedroom, having been delighted with the quality of the workmanship and overall experience of dealing with Vince, we did not even think of going elsewhere when we downsized to an apartment.
We wanted to fit our second bedroom as a combined study and dressing area and the main bedroom mainly with drawers, as it already had a large walk in wardrobe. Vince came up with suggestions and produced three dimensional drawings, which with very few alterations we agreed.
Because of the very short timescale between placing the order and us moving in, Vince managed to juggle his work schedule, so we did not wait too long before completion.
As before the quality of the finish was excellent and we cannot praise Bill enough for the calm and professional way he worked.
Vince and his team excelled themselves, they are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure our complete satisfaction. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Great British Kitchens.
Mike and Maureen (via Google)
An amazing kitchen that was designed perfectly, although at the design stage I worried about a few of their suggestions but they were 100% right.
Fitting was done whilst we were away on holiday and it was outstanding 5*.
We recently had a problem with one of the drawers becoming misaligned and they came out no problem at all.
We love our kitchen, especially the larder!!
Raf (via Google)
Trusting someone to deliver your vision, the perfect space you want to create for your family, is a tough choice but we realised our dream with the team from GBK&I.
From start to finish it was a stress free process, which is no mean feat in an older property that has wonky walls and odd spaces to navigate. Nothing was too much trouble and even though we were pretty decisive in our own thinking Jack and Vince came up with additional tweaks and suggestions to aid the flow and aesthetics.
Jeremy was our primary fitter and it was a total pleasure to have him build out the kitchen. His attention to detail, his careful and considered way of working was outstanding.
We are completely in love with our new kitchen and know that it help create some amazing memories in the future. Thanks to the whole team it really was a pleasure.
Ann-marie and Jeroen (via Google)
I purchased a Grade 2 listed property in 1998 and had a huge renovation project. I looked to all local services and products and through research and referral came across Great British Kitchens & Interiors. Because of the extent of works I couldn’t make my budget stretch to include GBK&I.
18 years on and round 2 of renovations …. my initial inquiry experience with GBK&I still was fresh in my mind and revisiting their showroom it felt like revisiting an old friend. Vince was the same straight, honest but slightly plumper person and now his son Jack was part of the team!
We discussed a kitchen renovation. The planning and advice was fantastic. Good start but a long way to go! The delivered product went beyond expectations. The GBK&I install team, in our case led by Jeremy was exceptional. Timely, polite, communicative, clean and quality of workmanship was incredible. I truly felt like the guys on the front line where as passionate as the guys selling and planning the product.
The real test for me is when the inevitable happens and there are snagging issues. GBK&I relished the feedback and acted with total responsibility to ensure the finished product was of the highest quality.
I was so happy with the renovated kitchen, I contracted GBK&I for every other project that fits their speciality. Because of the trust built I have loved to have the company do more building works, but importantly and respectfully, they stick to projects that fit their area of expertise.
I’ve recently had a utility room, boot room, bedrooms beds & fitted cupboard renovated. All bespoke joinery completed to the highest quality.
The company is clearly committed to its customers from advice, planning and execution of the product and I would be proud to have any future customers visit my property and see the quality workmanship.
GBK&I, a great team!
Michael (via Google)
We have used Great British Kitchens & Interiors before and knew who to go to for fitted furniture in our new property. From start to finish the staff are professional, making sure everything was designed to our requirements. The company fitted some bedroom furniture, a contemporary unit for our lounge and an island for our kitchen. It all looks stunning!!
The furniture workmanship is perfect, they even matched the colour of the island to my kitchen cabinets. We would like to thank Vince, Stephen and Chris and the two guys who fitted the furniture. An excellent job and service from start to finish. Will definitely recommend and use them again, however as their furniture lasts forever it might be a while!
We cannot recommend them highly enough
We were delighted with the excellent face lift to our 18 year old Great British Kitchen. Very high quality work from long serving and experienced fitters (including the original fitter), all very pleasant and friendly; they left everything very clear and tidy at the end of the day.
Their work could not be faulted 18 years ago, nor could it today. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
Great service from start to finish
Great service from start to finish and extremely pleased with our new kitchen. The few problems that arose (as expected for such a big project) were dealt with quickly, quietly and professionally.
We particularly liked the fact that all the various workmen involved (and there were many) were professional and as unobtrusive as possible.
We would definitely recommend this company.
We recommend this company highly
Very positive experience. Jack and his team have meticulous attention to detail.
Everything went smoothly from beginning to end and the finish was fantastic.
We recommend this company highly.
Sarah Al Attar
Great kitchen and wonderful aftercare
Great kitchen and wonderful aftercare.
We’ve had the kitchen for 5 years and had a slight issue with a handle. There was no fuss and within 24 hours we were booked to have it replaced that week.
Very professional and would highly recommend GBK&I from start to finish.
Absolutely delighted with the service that we have received
We first approached Great British Kitchens & Interiors on the recommendation of a friend when we were planning the comprehensive refurbishment of our house, which included the creation of a new kitchen area. We met Vince Hone at his showroom and he spent considerable time with us demonstrating the range of units and appliances available. He then visited our property and provided us with a suggested layout for the for the new kitchen area together with an indication of costs.
Having satisfied ourselves that Vince was the best person to guide us through the design process due to his extensive knowledge of the kitchen industry we then worked closely together to refine the layout and select the most appropriate style of units, colour scheme and electrical appliances to suit our requirements. At the end of this exercise Vince provided us with a firm quotation, which he honoured to the end notwithstanding several minor variations along the way.
Once we had placed the order with Vince he worked closely with our builder to ensure that everything was correctly coordinated in preparation for the kitchen installation. The installation itself was carried out to a very high standard with very close attention to detail. Once the kitchen was fully installed Vince’s son, Jack (a qualified chef), invited us to a cooking demonstration to familiarise us with the appliances that we had purchased. This was particularly helpful and the resulting meal that we were served matched the excellence of the service that we have received throughout.
You will see from the above that Great British Kitchens & Interiors acted with great professionalism throughout the entire process and we are absolutely delighted with the service that we have received and the quality of our new kitchen, which has been the subject of many highly complementary comments from visitors to our house.
A fabulous experience
Having had GBK&I fit a bespoke kitchen at a previous house over 10 years ago and been overjoyed with the service and end result, when we recently moved and needed a similar re-fit we had absolutely no hesitation in contacting them and asking for their input.
From the planning phase right through to completion and after-sales, the service remains first class. Planning was done at the showroom and on-site and the designer’s proactive insight was invaluable in making the most of space and coming up with a layout which focussed on convenience. The visual mock-ups from multiple angles gave us a clear idea of how things would look and allowed us to assess some of our choices with confidence.
The fitting was carried out to the customary high standard and within agreed timeframes and all aspects of redecoration where lighting etc. was moved was handled without fuss. To the extent there were any minor snags, these were immediately addressed and we are left with a perfect result.
After sales has continued to the same vein, even to the extent that a demonstration was arranged to acquaint us with the leaps forward in technology and increased functionality of the new appliances.
All in all, a fabulous experience with a company which we would have absolutely no hesitate in recommending to others.
BRILLIANT! is an understatement
We have been considering having our very small kitchen replaced for many years. We were concerned that having this done would require new wiring, plumbing, removal of an internal wall and pulling down a lathe and plaster ceiling not to mention a complete new floor and a new consumer unit for the electrics which meant having the hall floor uprooted. So with all these “mountains” to overcome we have dithered for quite a few years worrying who to contact from good electricians, carpenters, plumbers, plasterers and decent builders you can see why it has taken so long.
We visited the showrooms at GBK&I and met Jack Hone and his father Vincent and told him of our dilemma the magic words that made us decide to go ahead was “WE PROJECT MANAGE THE WHOLE JOB”.
Well six weeks later after starting and hardly any mess we have a hand built kitchen with quartz worktops, new ovens, dishwasher, washing machine, man fridge and massive American double door fridge and a lovely AMTICO floor all without lifting a finger. BRILLIANT! is an understatement.
I would recommend this company and the service they offer is good old fashioned, honest, superbly executed workmanship.
If anyone would like to see this result for themselves my wife and I have no problem having them visit to see the excellent kitchen that has been put in.
Don and Mary Daniel
Fully installed on time and on budget
It really is a pleasure to review a company when you have had such a good experience with them, not once but twice! We have recently had our new kitchen installed and had no hesitation of returning to GBK&I who had fitted a kitchen, bathroom and wardrobes for us previously. This time around the contemporary scheme was drawn up meticulously by Jack and Vince taking into account our wishes and cost constraints and the scheme was fully installed on time and on budget.
The process was seamless which just shows what a professional organisation with a wealth of experience GBK&I are. I cannot speak more highly of Bill the fitter who was calm and always considerate of our family life still going on around the kitchen fit.
The kitchen has had many compliments from friends and family and it has been everything we hoped of the upgrade. I have no hesitation in recommending the team at GBK&I. They take the ordinary to the extraordinary and are always a pleasure to deal with.
The workmen we had around were so respectful, tidy and friendly
We had used GBK&I to install a new kitchen in our old house 11 years ago so we knew that their work is of a high quality, they are easy to do business with and they deliver to plan and budget. For this reason, we engaged Vince and Jack to build our new kitchen in our new house. Vince and Jack were very responsive to spec requirements, flexible and came up with some great ideas.
They are both very professional and friendly so engender trust which is important when you are going to spend a lot of money. As before, we are delighted with our new kitchen and the service provided by GBK&I. There are invariably a few minor snagging issues after such a big job but Jack and Vince sorted these out very quickly, no problem. The workmen we had around were so respectful, tidy and friendly so no problem with them being in your home at all.
I would happily recommend GBK&I as they take care of everything making it as stress free for you the buyer as possible.
The service they provide is excellent and the quality of the kitchen is great.
Even better than I imagined and I am delighted
Now that the kitchen is finished and paid for I thought I’d write to say thank you! Every one has been lovely and did a great job so please pass on my thanks to all the boys, especially Gary who had to put up with my endless squeaks of excitement for weeks. The kitchen itself is fantastic; I knew it was going to be lovely but it’s even better than I imagined and I am delighted … and still squeaking.
So once again, thank you!
I know I’ve still got the bookcase to be done but it’s dawned on me that as I’m away when it’s being built, I probably won’t have an excuse to see you…I wish that wasn’t the case.
Thank you for the efficient and friendly way John refurbished our kitchen
Just a note to thank you for the efficient and friendly way John refurbished our kitchen last week. I like to think none of us have changed in the twenty one years since our kitchen was installed, but sadly it’s probably the kitchen that shows the least signs of wear! With its new hinges and drawer fixings facelift our kitchen looks very smart and I continue to be extremely pleased that we chose your company back in 1995!
Very best wishes,
We are very pleased with the outcome
We would just like to drop you a line to send you our appreciation on the completion of our new kitchen. We are very pleased with the outcome thank you for the design work. Please pass on our thanks to Barry whose workmanship was very professional.
Although we still have a little bit of work to do to finish the floor, hopefully we will complete that this weekend.
Our thanks are also for the fix and the spare lid!
Eric and Pam
The wow factor
To anyone considering a new kitchen.
The whole Great British Kitchens experience has been very professional and to a high standard, from John’s initial home visit and design, to Vince’s final check and inspection. The process is thorough and efficient and at no point did we feel pressurised.
The complete kitchen arrived in one delivery. Our fitter, Jeremy was always punctual, friendly and a conscientious and tidy worker.
We are extremely pleased with our new kitchen which definitely has the wow factor! We would higly recommend Great British Kitchens to anybody contemplating a new kitchen.
Thank you all very much for your input.
Really great people who are really professional and do a good job
I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am with my new kitchen!
It looks really great!
I’d also like to say how brilliant Jeremy, Ben etc have been. Really great people who are really professional and do a good job!
Thank you for organising it all for me!
I have to pinch myself
I am so absolutely thrilled and delighted with my new kitchen – everything about it works perfectly and it looks fantastic too – I have to pinch myself every time I walk into it! So I really want to ask you to thank everyone at GBK who had a hand in making it all happen (which I think was pretty much your entire team in the end”) and I also want to thank you for your advice, help and attention to detail along the way, as well as for recommending Ben the decorator who was great.
[…] it would be lovely if you could call in sometime and see the finished product. It has received much admiration from friends.
Many thanks again.