SUSSEX KITCHEN DESIGNER & INSTALLER
I have been designing and installing kitchens and bathrooms in Sussex for over 10 years. I originally qualified with an HND in Mechanical Engineering which after working on the family farm lead to a career in the computer & construction industry, primarily involved in the design and installation of networks. This was originally for geotechnical instrumentation companies on large civil engineering projects and evolved into office LANS and WANS. I have worked on a variety of prestigious projects around the world including the Jubilee Line Extension, the Petronas Twin Towers and LRT2 (new underground) in Kuala Lumpur. In 2002 I decided to change direction with a strong desire to work locally in Sussex running my own business in a practical hands on role.
Designing & installing kitchens & bathrooms provides plenty of challenges and most importantly provides the satisfaction that only a creative hands on role can provide. Successfully transforming someone's home, particularly a kitchen, is very rewarding and satisfying. Kitchens are the heart of your home, a place for eating, entertaining and working and whatever your lifestyle, your kitchen needs to look good and work well. I carry out the installation work myself with help from specialist trades where necessary (Gas Safe Plumbers, Part P registered electricians and plasterers). Having a new kitchen or bathroom installed can be disruptive, but everyone enjoys the end result and it is that customer satisfaction and sense of achievement that makes it a rewarding career.
I have lived in East Sussex all my life, originating from a farming family that has been traced back to 8 generations in the county. My career in a variety of hands on and technical roles has provided an ideal background to carry out work on domestic property and the flexibility and professionalism required to succeed in a variety of environments is reflected in my approach to all customers.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE SCHEME
I successfully joined the East Sussex County Council "Buy with Confidence Scheme" in June 2006 which was designed to give consumers peace of mind when choosing local businesses and particularly tradesmen working in people's homes. The scheme is an initiative by ESCC in association with Trading Standards, to help businesses comply with the law and improve consumer protection through a partnership approach.
The Buy With Confidence scheme puts consumers in touch with Trading Standards approved traders who have agreed to provide high standards of customer service, including dealing promptly with any complaints.
Approved traders are vetted before they join and agree to:
- ensure that all staff are suitably trained.
- respond promptly and correctly to customer complaints.
- ensure that all staff who carry out work in people's homes have Criminal Records Bureau clearance.
- ensure that all relevant insurances are in place. (e.g public liability)
- work complies with current legislation
Before any trader is included on the scheme, Trading Standards obtain several customer references and make various checks on the Traders, including checking terms and conditions, trader knowledge of consumer protection law, professional memberships, knowledge of their own business and complaints procedures.
In addition, Trading Standards will provide a mediation service if there is a dispute that cannot be resolved between the parties concerned.
More details of the Buy With Confidence Scheme can be found here on the ESCC website and contact details
Areas covered - The following list of towns provides an idea of the areas where we install kitchens and bathrooms.
Battle, Bexhill, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Crowborough, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Hailsham, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Heathfield, Lewes, Seaford, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex.
FULL CIRCLE - 2003
HANDS ON AGAIN
NETWORK DESIGNER - EARLY 2000's
KUALA LUMPUR - 1995
FAMILY FARM NR. HAILSHAM
AUTUMN CULTIVATION - LATE 80's