Worktop repairers, any experience / recommendations?

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  1. Rheumatoid

    Rheumatoid B.I.R.D Intellectual Club Sponsor

    My son in a fit of temper has slammed a saucepan down on a worktop that was fitted just over a year ago! It has chipped a piece of laminate out around 1x3cm. It looks like about ?3-4k to replace it and I guess I could go down the insurance route but ripping out and replacement is going to be a lot of upheaval.

    Has anyone used the likes of magicman/plastic-surgeons/merlin, etc to have this sort of work done and if so are they any good?

    Ta

    R.
     
  2. Quiney

    Quiney Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

  3. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    A friend at work was discussing similar the other day, his wife dropped a heavy casserole dish & broke the edge of their granite worktop, they contacted the manufacturers who repaired it with a transparent plastic (similar to five second fix) when it was set they sanded it to shape.
    Apparently it is not a perfect repair but it will become less noticeable in time.
    Other than spending a few grand in replacement this was the best solution.
     
  4. noobie

    noobie Clueless in most things Club Sponsor

    If it was granite or marble then I would see if the house insurance covered it. If it was laminate then I would try a repair service.
     
  5. americanexpress

    americanexpress Registered User Read Only

    If laminate, I might go for total replacement, and convince her it was the same as having a completely new kitchen h1d1ng2
     
  6. noobie

    noobie Clueless in most things Club Sponsor

    Good point, tell the mrs it needs a refresh then perhaps bill the son who caused the damage? :-0)
     
  7. Rheumatoid

    Rheumatoid B.I.R.D Intellectual Club Sponsor

    The worktop was fitted as part of a new kitchen just over 12 months ago. She isn't having another! Son will be billed for damage.
     
  8. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Presumably son has got the obligatory good kicking.

    ?3k/?4K to replace laminate?:eek: must be miles of the stuff....
     
  9. Rheumatoid

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    He has been beaten soundly. It is a big piece but some tiling will need to be removed to replace it which has added to the cost
     
  10. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Cost still sounds outrageous

    Hopefully an invisible mend will do the trick
     
  11. Rheumatoid

    Rheumatoid B.I.R.D Intellectual Club Sponsor

    Yes, think will go for that first. Magicman and plasticsurgeon have some good reviews and are used by insurers. They have quoted around ?230
     
  12. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    ?3-4K ??I have just bought 15 metres of absolute top of the range work tops ( not marble ) and had change of ?750 !!
     
  13. Quiney

    Quiney Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Shhhh.... that's how much he's telling his lad.
    Jimmy the Pole is doing it with some car epoxy and a can of spray paint! 8rfl@
     
  14. Rheumatoid

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    It was imported from Germany and there is a lot of labour involved in re-tiling and refitting stuff. That was a ball park figure over the phone by the original fitters and they are coming to look at it on Monday for a more accurate estimate.
     
  15. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    I am sorry mate but that is still a silly stupid figure
    Our work tops came from Italy on special order
    And we are being charged less than a third of what you have been quoted to skim the whole kitchen ( ceiling as well as walls) , tile, some plumbing and fitting the WHOLE new kitchen ( 22 cabinets inc two of those natty corner things, breakfast bar, rewire, tile and replumb
     
  16. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Corrected for you.

    I paid ?900 for 12 metres of solid oak 40mm thick FFS.
     
  17. JonP

    JonP Registered User Read Only

    FMOB!!

    I'm in the wrong game!!!
     
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  19. Rheumatoid

    Rheumatoid B.I.R.D Intellectual Club Sponsor

    You mean to say you got a whole kitchen for less than a grand :eek:
     
  20. Rheumatoid

    Rheumatoid B.I.R.D Intellectual Club Sponsor

    Original fitters did quote ?3.5k. Plastic surgeon did a reasonable job second time round (looked like a stain on the surface on their first attempt) and you can only see it if you know its there.
     

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