Your dream kitchen is a simple 3 step process

Project manage your own kitchen and use our self-service checkout to purchase our fully assembled cabinets and doors at online prices

One of the biggest outlays when building an extension is the kitchen budget.

Do you want a quality £20k+ kitchen but only have a £10-15k budget? - We have the perfect solution!

The kitchen market place has gone crazy as the nationals strive for more profit with a race to the bottom when it comes to the quality of their offering, units with cardboard backs and thin doors that de-laminate are now commonplace.
Kitchen forte is renowned for its quality and now offer a self service where you can get a much better product than a typical Howdens or national type brand. We have an extensive product range to choose from so your dream kitchen does not look like a load of boxes stuck together. With you project managing and our know how you can have a dream kitchen that will last for years to come.
Trade enquiries welcome - read more

Affordable supply-only high quality kitchen furniture

How are we different?
  1. Order online - for retail and trade clients
  2. A self service checkout available at any time day or night
  3. A paid for planning service by senior designers who know what they are doing - refundable on ordering
  4. Quality doors with timeless colours
  5. Custom door colours available on request
  6. A comprehensive choice of 7 cabinet colours at no extra cost
  7. Blum Blumotion life time guaranteed soft close door hinge and drawer runners
  8. All cabinets fully assembled in solid 18mm Eggerboard
  9. Doors and drawer fronts come already fitted
  10. Cabinets come with 2mm ABS impact resistant edging
  11. Extremely well packaged for ease of transportation
  12. Excellent back up service and technical knowledge
  13. A 2 man courier delivery service to a ground floor room of your choice
  14. Chat service and phone line available
We challenge you to find a company online offering all of the above.
PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown include vat at 20%, furniture only and do not include worktops, sinks, taps and appliances.

Planning

Once you are happy with your kitchen plan use this to draw up a list of cabinet items not forgetting about panels and trims then move on to ordering.
Alternatively if you need a plan drawing up we can provide one for a fee based upon your measurements, this will include a list of components required for you or your fitter to complete the job. We charge a fee for the planning service but the plan and component list is yours to keep whether you buy form us or not.

Ordering

Order your kitchen using our extensive range of door styles and colours, cabinets are also available in 7 colours at no extra cost. The              interface is simple to use but if you have any difficult then we are at the end of the phone line and able to guide you through it.
Once we receive your order we will call you to double check the details and to confirm the delivery date.

Manufacturing

We have taken a lot of pride in supplying our clients with exceptional cabinets for a good number of years and our “self service” branch is no exception. We still use 18mm Egger board and have solid backs in both our base and wall cabinets, these are complimented with a superb selection of doors to provide what we are sure are the best kitchen components on the market. All of our units come complete with Blum soft close hinges and drawers and have the doors and drawers pre-fitted and ready to go! - see cabinet spec for more

Delivery

Packaging. - All our cabinetry is extremely well wrapped for ease of transportation.
Timescales –delivery times can vary according to the type of door being ordered and can be as fast as  two weeks or as long as 5 weeks for solid timber doors. Each delivery is sent out with a two person delivery team for delivery to a ground floor room of your choice.

Due to our high quality well built heavy products our delivery charges are for a 2 man service at a very reasonable cost depending on your location. (we cover most mainland locations)

Local client resource

If you are lucky enough to be located close to our showroom then you can pop in and get some free advice also see our products, including door and cabinet samples in the flesh. We have a good network of worktop suppliers and fitters. Our team is always happy to help.
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Fitters
Our top quality fitters always eager to fit our product range and are more than happy to work direct with our supply only clients.

Support

We have a customer phone line and an online chat service for anyone who needs our help. Our vast knowledge will make your journey of purchasing a new kitchen much more enjoyable.

Please do not hesitate to talk to us as a kitchen purchase is a big home improvement.

We offer a planning service for £169 inc vat

Purchase plans now
This is an optional service we provide that is refundable against any future order value over £3500.

Based upon the measurements you provide (see sample sketch) we will issue PDF's including a top plan, side elevations and a 360*** degree panoramic online viewer ( where it is not possible to provide a 360 degree viewer normally due to room shape or camera restrictions we will provide perspective views).
The planning service will also include the list of components required to fill self service shopping basket with.

The plan(s) and component list are yours to keep whether you buy form us or not.
Click here to see the 360 degree panaromaic viewer
What do you need to provide us?
A sketch or drawing, nothing special as long as we have the relevant information.
Lengths of each wall, windows doors and ceiling height.
A typical list as follows:
  • Lengths of all walls so it gives you a replica of what you have, for example not just do an L shaped corner where the kitchen is going to be , include the whole room sizing.
  • Window and door sizes and more importantly their distances form the corners.
  • Boiler positions, the height width and distance from ground will help to place a boiler cabinet in the right place
  • Appliances that are being used in the kitchen
The more information you provide the better we can help you, if you have a difficult area or an issue to overcome, photograph it and upload it when prompted in the shopping basket.
Sample doors
For clients who like to feel and touch the materials and see them in the flesh before placing an order, we offer a sample pack that is fully refunded when you place your order.
Order samples now
Helpful planning tips . . . .
How to measure your kitchen
Map out your room layout on graph paper using metric measurements.. We find it best practice to work in a clockwork direction making note of which are external walls.
Take a look at the image below as an example.
Ceiling and floor
Take measurements from the ceiling to the floor and try different areas of the room as the ceiling can fluctuate, its always best to go with the lowest height. For the width across the walls, measure along the floor, half way up the wall and near the ceiling. For the ceiling, measure at three points across the wall from the floor to the ceiling. It's a good idea to note down the measurements for each wall individually and name them, for example 'wall one, wall two etc
Windows and doors
Measure width, height, height from floor and distance from corners. measurements to include any architrave.
Boiler
Measure width, height, depth of the boiler, then measure the distance from the corner and from the ground to the bottom of the boiler, if you are considering boxing in the pipes below the boiler if there any then indicate this so we can include some material in the plan for you.
Islands
When designing islands if you are including a hob, make sure you have adequate extraction, we prefer ceiling extractors, they work well, island hoods you tend to knock your head on. Allow plenty of drawers as this is where you generally prep the food. Put your sockets underneath the overhangs where you sit, that way they don't get any liquids on them and they keep the worktops looking more spacious. If you are considering lighting have a look at extrusion under the seating area where it has a very elegant effect (see our gallery for plenty of examples)
Kitchen planning checklist
  • Allow for door clearances and any possible corner clashing, you can always increase a corner post size to help.
  • Allow for side panels you need to allow for thickness of panels or fillers.
  • Make sure you allow for enough clearance between hob and extractor, the general rule is gas hob allow 750mm and electric 650mm.
  • Allow space for the cornice when considering the height of your units
  • Where a dishwasher is opposite another base unit make sure you can have the door open and still be able to walk past
  • When planning take into consideration service pipes going behind appliances as some are very restrictive unless you drop them to floor level.
  • When calculating handles allow one per door/drawer but 800mm wide and above allow two per frontal.
  • Electrics hobs and most single ovens and double ovens need a direct radial feed to the consumer unit, compact ovens tend to be 13amp plugin. Think about where you want socket points and consider built in usb connections.
  • When looking at corner storage, we find le mans works perfectly at gaining access, despite what you think if you put no storage in that void in the corner becomes redundant as you cannot access it easily, there are plenty on the market to choose from, just take note their weight capacities.
  • Worktops are key to any kitchen functioning with ease and practicality, so where you can have runs with as little interference where possible.

1. Cabinet

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18mm MFC        Egger board, with 2mm ABS impact edging.
Combination of metal cam & dowel and wooden dowel construction.
Colour finish       inside and out.
720mm high.

2. Backing

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Solid 18mm backing that will support stone or heavy worktops with ease.
50mm void for pipes and services.

3. Shelf

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18mm shelf with adjustable holes for convenience.

Our renowned affordable furniture is specified to the highest standards.

Our furniture comes fully assembled with doors and drawer fronts already fitted, just pop on the legs and handles.
Our specification is to the highest standards including 18mm solid backs for heavy worktops, most backs are max 8mm even the German units. Please take note of the spec on this page which indicates how high the quality is
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White
Ivory
Light Grey
Hickory
Lancaster Oak
Bardolino Oak
Dijon Walnut

4. Drawers

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TANDEMBOX drawers withlow-friction cylindrical nylon rollers which guarantee a feather-light glide. The soft-close BLUMOTION, drawers always close softly and effortlessly.

5. Hinges

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Blum blumotion soft closing hinges.
These are the best in the industry and come with a lifetime warranty from Blum, they have a built in adjustment ability to close more quickly or slowly.

6. Legs

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Sturdy plastic legs with 4 point securing sytem.
Plinth height can be set from 140mm to 175mm.
Includes plinth clips.