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SAMBOURNE "New England White" KITCHENS

Potted History

Sambourne House Ltd, a family run business, was company registered in 1985 based in Wiltshire and have now been producing hand made kitchens and furniture for 30 years. Initially, we created bespoke furniture to complement the massive volume of antique pine furniture we sold through our three huge retail warehouses in Cardiff, Swindon and Reading. As fashions changed and demand for waxed pine furniture declined, Sambourne embarked on producing a standard range of painted kitchens and furniture instead.

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Our Product

We now provide over 50 standard sizes of kitchen units in left and right hinge in two designs Traditional and Shaker. All units are ready made and not flat-pack but consist of the usual standard sizes used by the major kitchen manufacturers such as 300, 400, 450 mm widths etc. The difference with Sambourne is of course all items are solid wood  and MDF and are hand made using traditional cabinet making techniques such as mortise and tenon joints, dovetailed drawers and tongue and groove back boards. All cabinets are "in-frame " which means framing around the doors and drawers as well as a "cot" bead for decoration. Our drawers have fully extending adjustable Grasse runners and the doors boast a soft close magnetised catch system negating the need for ugly catches inside the cupboards. All base units have a service gap of 80mm at the back for pipes and cables; wall units have 20mm. This can be removed if required, to allow the units less deep from 580mm down to 500mm.

Why such Good Value for Money ?

The principle behind Sambourne is to provide the client with a cabinet made kitchen with the bespoke look, at an affordable price. For a kitchen of this quality from a bespoke kitchen company would cost upwards of £20K before fitting whereas our average kitchen is less than £8K.

Due to the standard sized method, as opposed to made to measure, we can produce multiple units at a fraction of the time taken to make the equivalent of one-offs therefore allowing a more efficient, quicker and therefore less expensive production. We only have a showroom within our warehouse and do not have "High Street" shops with expensive staff, so our overheads are kept to a minimum.

Ready For You To Paint ( Or Not ? )

Our units are painted to a very high standard allowing you an option to keep the off-white colour supplied or re-paint with your own colour choice, giving you the bespoke luxury finish.  We would recommend the units are fully fitted before painting.   A small pot of touch-up paint is supplied if you decide to keep the original colour and further litres can be purchased at £15 per litre if required.   Chrome handles and knobs are supplied with the units and should be attached after painting.

In Stock

We hold a stock of over 500 pieces in both Traditional and Shaker styles all ready prime painted.  Each piece is fully constructed and individually bubble wrapped for immediate delivery, this means that you can have a handmade kitchen within five days instead of having to wait weeks for a made to measure service not to mention at a fraction of the cost.

 

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