Kitchens & Joinery

From detailed joinery & solid timber work to full kitchen renovation using the latest materials and hardware.

Pete offers personalized service without the high overhead cost of a joinery shop.  Pete has built hundreds of kitchens as a Cabinetmaker.

Years ago many kitchens were made with melamine doors and laminate bench tops.  The joiner would cut these items in a factory and manufacture the doors, bench tops kickboards and carcasses, taking three of four days to build the kitchen. Recent trends have kitchens being assembles from a lot of pre-finished components.  Bench tops are mostly reconstituted stone such as Caesarstone or Quantum Quartz. Cabinet doors are mostly vinyl wrap and splashbacks are commonly seamless toughened glass.   These changes allow the joiner to order in the separate components of a kitchen and assemble them without the need for a factory.

This kitchen was built on site from pre-finished components.

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The Kitchen Process

Once a quote has been accepted and contract signed a deposit is paid and Pete orders the necessary materials – these can take to two weeks to arrive

Pete usually has the new kitchen assembled and ready to go before any work commences at the house.  On the first day on site the plumber and electrician disconnect the services and the existing kitchen is removed.  If power and water/gas need to be moved it is done at this stage.  The next day the cabinets are installed and the stone bench tops can be measured.  The stone mason is usually back with the tops and about a week later and once installed The splashback can be measured.

The electrician and plumber return to hook up the new appliances and sink and tap. Plastering happens soon afterwards with new cornice is installed ready for the painter.

New floor finishes usually happen last.