Kitchen Dismantle

Dismantle of Used Kitchens

Dismantle cost is included within the UKE sales price: All prices listed for Used Kitchens include for the cost of professional dismantle and paid for by the seller. Therefore, this is not charged as a separate fee and buyers are not required to arrange this themselves.

Which? Trusted Trader Dismantle: UKE offers our in house Which? Trusted Trader Dismantle service as standard to all our private sellers and whilst we strongly encourage this, on occasion, a seller might opt to arrange the dismantle through their own provider. In any instance, the obligation for professional dismantle lies with the seller and our buyers will not be required to arrange this themselves. Please check the listing to see who will be dismantling the kitchen, or contact us if you require further information

Worktops:

Stone or porcelain worktops (Granite/Quartz/Dekton etc): Breakages are rare, however, whilst every reasonable effort and skill is taken to successfully remove without damage, this is not always possible. Therefore, pieces with cut outs (sinks, hobs etc) cannot be guaranteed. Likewise, worktops with mitred edges, faux edges, splash backs (stone or glass), upstands and window sills are also not guaranteed. These pieces will be given to the buyer free of charge and therefore are not included in the sale price paid. In the case of minor damage, in most cases the worktop can be fixed with an epoxy adhesive by a local granite supplier.

Kitchens with a chimney breast and mantle. In most cases the ‘chimney stack’ this is faux and the mantle will sit on top of a solid piece of work-surface. However, sometimes the work-surface may be cut around the chimney breast, leaving a cut out on removal. It is normally possible for us to identify if this will be the case, however not in every case. Buyers must be aware of this and plan to avoid disappointment.

Acrylic: Acrylic worktops like Corian, Minerva or similar are a specialist product. The beauty of Corian is all the joins are invisible. When Acrylic worktops are installed they come into the property in pieces and the joins are ‘blended’ to become invisible. Once joined, it becomes 1 large piece. In order to dismantle and transport it is normal to expect this to have to be cut. An acrylic worktop specialist will be required to re-install.

Laminate: It is virtual impossible to remove a laminate worktop without damage due to the bond being stronger that the worktop itself. Therefore, laminate worktops are always excluded from any sale

Corian: Corian is a specialist worktop. The beauty of Corian is all joins are invisible. When Corian is installed it comes into the property in pieces and the joins are ‘blended’ to become invisible. Once joined, it becomes 1 large piece. In order to remove and transport a Corian worktop it is normal to expect this to be cut – this is often necessary due to the sizes/shapes/weight of the pieces. During removal, the joiner will assess the best place to cut – to reinstall, a Corian expert will be required. It is worth noting that it is normally possible to ‘add’ to a Corian worktop if required.

Kitchen Furniture:

In-frame, Bespoke or Painted Kitchens: Bespoke kitchens are normally hand finished once installed into a property. This may include ‘hiding’ joins with beading, adding a final coat of paint or adding finishing elements such as cornice, pilasters etc. Whilst every care will be taken during the dismantle process, minor damage may occur, including but not limited to chips to paintwork or damage to fragile beading. In the vast majority of instances there isn’t an issued, however if damage does occur this is normally easily repairable and may require touch up painting.This is to be planned for and expected/accepted when you buy. Advice will be given to a purchaser as and when requested.

Plastic Legs: These are the unseen adjustable support for cabinets, normally hidden by the kickboards. These are quite fragile and are easy to break. Normally removed from cabinetry during the dismantle process, if any do break, these are readily available at any DIY store and are very cheap to buy/replace.

Kitchen reconfiguration: Please consider that if the configuration of the kitchen is to be changed, end panels, kick boards/plinths, decorative trims etc may not re reusable because of their size, cut outs, fading, discolouration, screw holes etc.

Appliances: Each listing will include a description of the appliances included in a sale and the sellers attests to their condition. However, we strongly recommend that all appliances have an electrical and/or gas safety check by a qualified electrician and/or Gas Safe registered engineer where appropriate. Electrical goods need to be checked to confirm that the plug, socket or adaptor supplied complies with current regulations.

Cleanliness: All Approved Used Kitchens and appliances are advertised as ‘used’ and therefore it is reasonable to expect some additional cleaning especially to inaccessible areas pre and post installation.

Used Kitchen Dismantle

Dismantle of Ex Display Kitchens

Ex display kitchens are normally ‘dry fit’ and therefore dismantle is less problematic than removing a kitchen from someone’s home. In most cases, the dismantle is undertaken by the kitchen retailer themselves. This makes sense, because they are likely to have installed the kitchen originally.

In all cases, it is the sellers obligation to professionally remove the kitchen either themselves or using UKE’s Dismantle service. The cost of this included for the buyer within the purchase price and you will not be charged separately for this.

Kitchen Furniture

In-frame, Bespoke or Painted Kitchens: Bespoke kitchens are normally hand finished once installed. This may include ‘hiding’ joins with beading, adding a final coat of paint or adding finishing elements such as cornice, pilasters etc. Whilst every care will be taken during the dismantle process, minor damage may occur, including but not limited to chips to paintwork or damage to fragile beading. In the vast majority of instances there isn’t an issued, however if damage does occur this is normally easily repairable and to be accept when you buy. Advice will be given to a purchaser as and when requested.

Plastic Legs: These are the unseen adjustable support for cabinets, normally hidden by the kickboards. These are quite fragile and are easy to break. Normally removed from cabinetry during the dismantle process, if any do break, these are readily available at any DIY store and are very cheap to buy/replace.

Worktops

Stone or porcelain Worktops: Breakages are rare yet whilst every reasonable effort and skill is taken to successfully remove without damage, this is not always possible. Therefore, pieces with cut outs (sinks, hobs etc) cannot be guaranteed. Likewise, worktops with mitred edges, splash backs (stone or glass), upstands and window sills are also not guaranteed. These pieces will be given to the buyer free of charge and therefore are not included in the sale price paid. In the case of minor damage, In most cases, the worktop can be fixed with an epoxy adhesive by a local granite supplier.

Acrylic: Acrylic worktops like Corian, Minerva or similar are a specialist product. The beauty of Corian is all the joins are invisible. When Acrylic is installed it comes into the property in pieces and the joins are ‘blended’ to become invisible. Once joined, it becomes 1 large piece. In order to remove and transport it is normal to expect this to have to be cut. To reinstall you will have to source an expert in acrylic worktops.

Kitchen reconfiguration: Please consider that if the configuration of the kitchen is to be changed, end panels, kick boards/plinths, decorative trims etc may not re reusable because of their size, cut outs, fading, screw holes etc.

Appliances: Please assume that appliances will come without Warranty unless stated otherwise. It will also be stated in the listing if an appliance has had light showroom use. You are also advised to check that all appliances are complete within the 14 day buyer protection period

Ex-Display Kitchen Dismantle

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