Kitchen contract worth £1m

Daily Echo: Ray Sheehan, left, and Brian Wells of Tailor Made Kitchens Ltd. Ray Sheehan, left, and Brian Wells of Tailor Made Kitchens Ltd.

A KITCHEN design and installer is celebrating new contracts worth over £1m as eyes an end to the construction downturn.

Taylor Made Kitchens has won a half a million pound contract with A2Dominion Housing to fit out an initial 107 homes in Ashford, Middlesex and another two contracts with Banner Homes worth a similar amount for 48 flats in Wokingham and 15 homes in Reigate.

The company, based on the Belbins Business Park in Romsey has seen turnover grow to £2.5m since it was founded 12 years ago, and has survived the downturn while continuing to turn a profit and avoiding any lay-offs.

It now employs ten office staff and ten fitters, including a new apprentice.

Managing director Ray Sheehan said: “The building trade is hard work but we’ve put ourselves about and got good products and suppliers.

“The aim was to get through this tough period which we thought was going to be a year but has now been four years plus. It’s tough out there and we’ve had to work harder and chase work outside the area.”

Mr Sheehan said he was “cautiously optimistic” the industry was picking up and said there were a lot of brownfield sites awaiting the go-ahead from planners.

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3:23pm Tue 3 Apr 12

Pikey Pete says...

Not being a doubtful Thomas...

But Bet most of the money never gets paid. and TMK Falls into admin by financing some developers debts..

It is all OK having orders but.."Cash upfront"..But that wont happen
Not being a doubtful Thomas... But Bet most of the money never gets paid. and TMK Falls into admin by financing some developers debts.. It is all OK having orders but.."Cash upfront"..But that wont happen Pikey Pete

4:09pm Tue 3 Apr 12

Stillness says...

3 K for a kitchen sounds a bit tight to me. Best of luck. I think they will need it.
3 K for a kitchen sounds a bit tight to me. Best of luck. I think they will need it. Stillness

4:10pm Tue 3 Apr 12

Stillness says...

Done the sums again and 6 K sounds like a rip off lol.
Done the sums again and 6 K sounds like a rip off lol. Stillness

5:15pm Tue 3 Apr 12

TEBOURBA says...

Taylor Made Kitchens installed the kitchen of the new apartment I moved in to 9 years ago and it has been absolutely trouble free and is as good as the day I moved in.
I made a few changes to the builder's specification prior to the kitchen being installed which I discussed with TMK. TMK's management gave me excellent advice and were extremely helpful and accommodating.
Good, well managed companies will survive in the most difficult of times and TMK are just that--- good luck to them!
Taylor Made Kitchens installed the kitchen of the new apartment I moved in to 9 years ago and it has been absolutely trouble free and is as good as the day I moved in. I made a few changes to the builder's specification prior to the kitchen being installed which I discussed with TMK. TMK's management gave me excellent advice and were extremely helpful and accommodating. Good, well managed companies will survive in the most difficult of times and TMK are just that--- good luck to them! TEBOURBA

6:36pm Tue 3 Apr 12

Huffter says...

Is there anybody out there who can translate the first sentence of this report into English?
Is there anybody out there who can translate the first sentence of this report into English? Huffter

6:46pm Tue 3 Apr 12

Stillness says...

Huffter wrote:
Is there anybody out there who can translate the first sentence of this report into English?
Only if they work for the Echo lol.
[quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: Is there anybody out there who can translate the first sentence of this report into English?[/p][/quote]Only if they work for the Echo lol. Stillness

7:51pm Tue 3 Apr 12

Condor Man says...

bear in mind that trade discounts for kitchens are massive so they will have done their sums on this contract
bear in mind that trade discounts for kitchens are massive so they will have done their sums on this contract Condor Man

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