Everyone has a choice when selecting a kitchen and we were like most people when we went through the process of selecting kitchen suppliers. Heavily influenced by local press and advertising we went to speak to the usual suppliers in Knutsford, Wilmslow, Altrincham and Alderley Edge. With impressive showrooms, catalogues and marketing material these “bespoke handmade” firms managed to bamboozle my partner to place a significant deposit to ensure we could get into “their” process. This was despite a feeling that the appliance, layout and configurable options we requested were merely back-solved to their standard process. A great example of this was my request for Liebherr fridges and they recommended Caple, I said I wanted Lienherr and they and they told me they were not as good and weren’t available! They also recommended a space age extraction unit despite having a 18ft vaulted roof which would have made this useless! Despite this the salesman from the company continued to push me to sign off the drawings and make the next payment. So I risked my relationship upsetting my partner, cancelled the project with the named kitchen company and contacted Dan.
Dan was clear, honest and transparent from the outset. He personally spent time reviewing various options, drawing them out, measuring and re-measuring. He accommodated our requests day and night and listened to how we were planning to use the space. We personally visited a house in Cheshire where he had completed a similar job. This was invaluable to talk to a customer and see the quality of his work. The fitting, the construction and the painting quality were obvious. When we moved into discussing appliances and options he was very open and clear about the pros and cons of various choices based on what we actually wanted. More importantly for us he provided a delivery, fitting, painting and project schedule that the team stuck to. He personally oversaw and managed it, of the handles were a millimetre out he changed them. We even had a party for 105 people in the middle of the project which Dan and the team managed to accommodate in his plans.
Put simply, you have a choice: A firm who invest huge amounts of money on branding, shops, brochures and sales staff who sells you based on their processes; Alternatively, a high quality, clear, fair and not misleading recommendation which is personally overseen and managed to ensure the delivery of the project is exactly what was promised with no compromises….and that’s Dan Dan the Kitchen Man!
Andy & Jenni Morris
We grew more and more apprehensive as we considered the implications of building an extension to our bungalow and then gutting and renewing the kitchen.
At this point our builder said “Leave the kitchen to Dan”. We did. Aware of our budget he guided us through all those choices one has to make at this point… the layout, the style, the colour, the worktops and appliances, what would look right and what wouldn’t. We came to the conclusion that what Dan doesn’t know about kitchens is not worth knowing.
In the lead up the ceiling came down and was replaced, with inset lighting, the tiled floor taken up and screed level.
Decisions made and work started we did as advised; we went away on holiday and left Dan to it.
We returned to an almost completed job, a delight. Mr Britten is a perfectionist; the tradesman all said the same thing, when they work for Dan they know exactly which day to turn up on the job and just how long they have to complete their part of the jigsaw (and how clean and tidy they must leave their work!).
Dan has the operation down to a fine art.
Grateful for the support he gave us and delighted with the quality of the end result we would recommend Dan and Britten Interiors to anyone.
Vaughan and Garry Wynne
I have been dealing with Dan Britten and Britten Interiors for a number of years during which time I have purchased from them about two dozen kitchens and wardrobes for properties I have involved with and two kitchens for my own homes.
Dan takes the projects from concept to completion, first design and then supplying units, worktops and appliances and advice is also available on the associated plumbing.
Dan’s designs are always up to the minute. His units are of first quality in either natural wood finish or a paint finish. His kitchen fitters and painters are first rate.
Dan is meticulous in providing a first quality product and ensures that his customers are happy with all matters throughout and I have always been happy with the finished product.
I have no hesitation in recommending Dan Britten and Britten Interiors to anyone seeking a first rate kitchen or wardrobe arrangement.
Eirc & Joan Lord
Having recently moved house this is the second time we have used Dan Britten interiors to supply & fit a new kitchen/utility for us so it goes without saying that we are very happy with all aspects of his work.
However this time around the job was a lot more involved since it also included some major structural alterations to internal walls etc. Since we were struggling to find a suitable builder within our timescales Dan kindly offered to source and manage all aspects of the project whilst we were away in the USA visiting family.
I think it demonstrates our trust and confidence in Dan that we gave him complete control to undertake all the work on our behalf. Three weeks later we returned home to our new kitchen/utility and family room. Suffice to say we were extremely pleased with the outcome which exceeded our expectations.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Dan to any prospective clients.
Phil & Sue McCurry
Hi Dan, just wanted to say the McGowans will definitely keep you in mind for any hand made furniture. Delighted with all aspects of your business and will continue to support you wherever.
A big thank you to you and your team for designing, building and fitting our new kitchen. We couldn’t be more pleased wit the results. The quality is second to none, and the personal service made a huge difference to the whole project. We would recommend you without hesitation.
From Alec Gutherie & Liz Urwin
Dan is an excellent project manager with a team of highly skilled and experianced craftsmen. All the team are reliable and totally comitted to their work. Dan has managed 4 projects for us and on each occasion we chose to go away on holiday and each time returned to find the respective rooms transformed and completed on time. Dan offers positive constructive advice in regard to design, colour and specific accessories.
We can confidently recommend him.
David & Mary Jay
Sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you.
We were so pleased to hear you were still trading and joining the ranks of those of us who work from home.
We have added the excuse that you designed the perfect kitchen for us to work from.
Please let us know if you would ever like us to act as referees as we would be delighted to. Yvonne has mentioned you and your attention to detail to our friends.
The very best of luck to you.
You never know, we may also move again and call on your skills.
Very best wishes and good luck.
We asked Dan to design our new kitchen as part of a major remodeling of the back of our house. At every stage Dan listened to our requirements and designed a superb kitchen to fit into what was the pretty unusual space that was needed, taking into account the other design requirements in the house
Most of all though, we were extremely impressed with the care taken at installation and the exceptional quality of the work carried out by his team. We really felt that the Britten team were the only contractors to care about us, the client, rather than just trying to get the job done to fit in around any other commitments they may have. Pete the fitter on our project was a gem; nothing was too much trouble, and if a problem arose he always worked to find a practical solution instead of the standard ‘we’ve got a problem’ you get from so many contractors. We couldn’t recommend Dan and his team highly enough.
All the best, Mark and Kara
Re: Design and supply of Kitchen, Utility Room, Cinema Room, Office and Fitted Wardrobes
Just a note to say how absolutely delighted we are with all of the above. As you know, we began with the wardrobes, then we confirmed the kitchen and were so pleased with what you did we just kept on going!
We chose you because not only were you very competitive on price, but we felt the quality of your showroom units were superior to others we had seen locally as we thought that they felt handmade rather than mass produced. When they arrived on site we were not disappointed. Your advice on the specification of the appliances was also spot on. The communication and attention to detail from yourself and Alison has been excellent. Pete’s installation work is absolutely of the highest standard and Jeremey’s painting of the wardrobes and kitchen mantles were a great final touch.
We now have nothing left to renovate or install in this house, but we will certainly use you for any future projects and would gladly provide references to any of your potential clients.
Andy and I are delighted with how the kitchen has been transformed. We have really appreciated your attention to detail and personal involvement in the project as it was taking place.
Many thanks to everyone involved for their hard work and professionalism.
We just wanted to write to thank you and the whole team for the fabulous job you did on our kitchen.
From the design, through to fitting, the service has been friendly, professional and exactly what we had been looking for.
Your design works wonderfully. The space gives us just what we wanted and more.
Pete’s fitting is superb. His attitude on site was fantastic and he was calm and committed to doing the best job possible.
The whole room now is such a pleasure to be in.
Thank you all so much for having the skills, work ethic and attitudes needed to make it all happen so wonderfully well.
-Jay, Jeff Pratt, Madeline and Lucy