Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Splashback update....



Photo taken by: Victoria Birkenshaw (available for editorial and commercial work in the UK)


My main hobby right now is getting the lime green wall in the kitchen covered with toughened glass. I had a cocktail accident recently which involved two litres of fruit, vodka and soda water blasting out of the blender and things got messy (Yes, that was a deliberate double entendre).

The splashback quote we originally had was in the region of £550, but if you're a reader of this blog you'll remember that the company who quoted refused to show up to take the measurements. Despite 2-3 weeks of quite regular pleading phone calls.

The latest quote is more than double but at least they return emails and phone calls (eventually). However, it's been nearly two weeks since the quote was confirmed and despite me trying to sort out a time for them to come and measure up I've yet to hear back from them.

Is there really a recession on? It seems to me that there's plenty of work out there for glass manufacturers at least.

(
This snap was taken a few months ago. I'm using it here mainly because it shows the kitchen and partly because it shows my neighbour looking like something from a Martin Parr retrospective.)

9 comments:

amyoliver said...

I used a company called opticolour
http://www.opticolour.co.uk/ and the service was very good.

Good luck!! Love the photo, and your house and blog!!

jfoo said...

Have you thought about plexi glass...or am I daft? You wouldn't need a glassier....

kaybar007 said...

Amyoliver - Omg! I am emailing them for a quote right now :)

Jfoo - ah! Hadn't thought of that for the kitchen but was considering it for our kitchen bar area cos the kids keep kicking it and leaving marks on the wall... thanks for reminding me!

andreas said...

Which company was it? There are many companies in this particular industry that went bust in the past year. In any case Inspiredbyglass are the largest manufacturers of glass splashbacks supplying all the companies like Opticolour so it wouldn't surprise me if you get a better quote and a better service from them.

kaybar007 said...

Opticolour's quote was £1,300 including installation, vs the kitchen guy we're getting who's charging £1,150. I'll name him in a future post if he does a good job - don't want to send any potential customers his way if he's rubbish...

Cruzito said...

Get some more inspiration from Mr. skill .

Anonymous said...

We've used a company called MyColouGlass for our glass splashbacks. Their website is www.mycolourglass.co.uk. 1000s of colours and professional service. Very pleased with the look of our new kitchen.

Sarah

margret hunt said...


There are plenty of glass splashback companies who are offering their service to people in their local area and can easily fulfil your glass splashbacks requirements. UK Glass Splashback Companies

margret hunt said...

Information For Choosing UK Glass Splashback Companies
UK Glass Splashback Companies