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Easter Delivery

Posted by admin on March 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm. Filed under: Uncategorized
Easter Delivery

Already full of Easter chocolate? Fancy a nice solid oak cabinet instead? (our handpainted frontals are just as pretty as the colourful candy ‘shells’ you often find encasing chocolate eggs!)

Well, you’ve come to the right place! Our shelves are stocked and the sales team are waiting for your order – however, if you are thinking of buying in the near future, please take a look at our Easter Schedule (below). We are doing our best to provide a full service over the holiday period.

Easter Opening Hours/Delivery Details

  • 26th – 28th March: Open and delivering as usual.
  • 29th March – 1st April Delivery: Our in-house delivery team will not be delivering between 29th March – 1st April (inclusive).

However – should you require delivery urgently – we have a one-man courier option available for delivery to certain areas on 30th March. This option can only be booked over the telephone, so please do call our sales team to discuss.

  • 29th – 30th March & 1st April Showroom and Sales Lines: Our sales lines and showroom will be open between 10am-2pm on these dates (please note that we are closed on the 31st March).
  • 2nd April: Back to normal!

 

Solidly Green!

Posted by admin on March 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm. Filed under: General
Solidly Green!

With all this talk of Green Deals and government incentives, the size of our collective carbon footprint is on everyone’s minds. Fortunately when you buy from Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets, you can rest assured that your purchase is sustainable and responsible.

There are lots of ways in which a business can reduce their carbon emissions – and here are just two of the things we do:

  • Biomass Heating. As fans of solid wood, we’ve always ensured that wastage of this wonderful natural material is minimal (offcuts are used to make solid wood chopping boards or samples). We’re therefore delighted that the implementation of a biomass boiler in 2011 has allowed us to reach a zero wastage level. Our handfed Talbott boiler provides 100% of the heating for our warehouse and is fuelled by solid wood offcuts. The Green Deal should make it easier for boilers like these to be used commercially, with cash back/grants available through the RHI.
  • Be a recycling whiz. We employ reusable packaging wherever we can, and when it comes to printing/marketing literature we only use FSC certified paper or recycled cardboard (in fact as we’re an ecommerce business, we’ve introduced paperless practices wherever we can – e.g. email invoices and confirmations). There is also a self-enclosed extraction system in our warehouse to capture and recycle all emissions.

So whether businesses make changes because of the Green Deal or not, we believe that the more we can all do for the environment, the better – and we’ll continue to update you as we improve and tweak our own policies.

 

Curved Collection

Posted by admin on March 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm. Filed under: Products
curved cabinet

We like to think our collection is pretty varied already – but we just can’t stop adding to it! Take our frontals collection, for instance; we’ve already got doors and drawers in two house styles (Shaker and Traditional), glazed or unglazed, full-height or standard, and in three different finishes… and now we’re adding more…

Enter the curved cabinet door! These fabulous doors have been designed to complement our curved solid oak cabinets. If purchasing ‘Shaker’ curved doors, customers may choose from a lacquered finish (boasting an attractive patina that perfectly matches our curved carcasses), natural sanded, or handpainted in your choice of Farrow & Ball paint colour; if opting for our ‘Traditional’ style, these doors are currently available in the lacquered finish only (with other finishes coming soon).

This exciting new range of doors will be added to the website in the near future so that you might purchase everything online; however the goods are in stock now so if you’d like to order in the meantime please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

 

Easter Delivery

Posted by admin on March 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm. Filed under: General

Well, the Easter Eggs have been in the shops for a while now (since just after Christmas in some cases!) and we’ve chomped our way through a few in preparation… so it’s probably time to start thinking about the practical side of the holiday!

Our transport team have been hard at work to make sure that we can operate as fully as possible over the Easter break, juggling things around so that there are delivery options for most days.

Please consult the table below when planning your purchase.

Easter Delivery

25th- 28th March: Normal service.

29th March – 1st April: No deliveries on the bank holidays. Our in-house fleet will not be delivering between 29th March- 1st April, but our recommended one-man courier option will be available for urgent deliveries to certain areas on 30th March.

Please note: A 30th March delivery option is not available on the website; please telephone if you would like to book for this date and we will confirm whether this service is available in your area.

2nd April: Back to normal!

Easter Opening Hours

Sales telephone lines and showroom only.

Friday 29th March: 10am / 2pm
Saturday 30th March: 10am / 2pm
Monday 1st April: 10m / 2pm

If you need any more information or would like advice on the best delivery option for your order, please don’t hesitate to phone our sales team.

Easter Delivery

 

Cornice and Pelmet Collection Now Available!

Posted by admin on March 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm. Filed under: Products

The Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets team are delighted to announce the launch of our new cornice and pelmet range.

A cornice is a moulding which sits on top of wall units, while a pelmet runs underneath. Cornices and pelmets are the perfect way to finish your wall cabinets, concealing joins and merging frontals into the carcass in a seamless manner. Our cornices and pelmets are available in two designs – Shaker and Traditional – to match our frontals, and in all house finishes (natural sanded, lacquered, or handpainted in the Farrow & Ball® colour of your choosing). We offer a uniform 2700mm length across all designs and finishes, all at competitive prices.

Cornices and pelmets can be fitted retroactively or at the time of installation, creating a beautiful ‘complete’ look with very little effort. Here’s a few hints for successful installation:

  • Position cornices and pelmets to cover doors. Test by taking a piece of cornice and position it on top of the wall unit to work out if you’d like any overhang, and if so how much.
  • Where cornices and pelmets butt up to a wall, cut and pre-drill the rear sections first and then simply screw fix these lengths to the wall cabinet.
  • Have a powered precision saw to hand if a mitre joint is needed (for internal or external corners). Once cut, lay these mitred lengths out and glue the joint faces then tape together until set. When ready pilot drill and screw fix to your units.

The new collection of cornices and pelmets will be launched on the website soon, but in the meantime please feel free to request more information or place an order by calling or emailing the Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets team.

Cornices and Pelmets