Frequently asked questions
Why are your prices so much lower? Surely you compromise on quality?
Firstly let me absolutely assure you that Labbetts never sacrifice quality on any of our products to enable us to undercut other suppliers of made to measure bespoke bedroom furniture. In actual fact our wardrobes, bookcases and cabinetry are made to the highest quality. Please see here for more details.
How long can I expect one of your products to last?
All our work and products come with a 10 year guarantee on materials and labour. Additionally all ironmongery (handles, hinges, drawer runners etc) have a 15 year guarantee. We are able to stand fully behind our work and product due to the high quality of materials we use. Labbetts would not put our name to inferior (thinner/lighter,cheaper) items that may be supplied by other similar companies.
Why is fitted furniture better than freestanding?
A very good question, particularly when it is very easy to see anything from Ikea (and various other freestanding wardrobe/storage items) as a cost-effective and easy answer to your bedroom wardrobe/storage conundrum.
What are your wardrobes/drawers etc actually made of?
As standard Labbetts use the highest quality 18mm melamine-faced chipboard (MFC) but I can make fitted furniture out of any sheet material to suit your requirements from real hardwood vaneers (which would be oiled following installation) to MDF (which would require treating/painting to your desired finish/colour.
What if I should need to get beneath the floor in an emergency?
Labbetts fitted wardrobes are designed and built with removable flooring to enable access as required. This would be explained after the build.
How would my bespoke furniture actually be made?
Having already taken accurate measurements and agreed on the design with the customer all material is sourced and prepared off-site so that when it comes to the build/installation every individual component of your fitted furniture Leicester can be accurately cut to the exact shape of the existing features of your room.
So, will you actually cut the materials inside? Isn't that extremely dusty?
To achieve the perfect fit and finish that you require (and for which Labbetts pride ourself) the materials do need to be cut/scribed to the shape of your walls and this is required to be carried out 'in-situ'. But, being acutely aware of the issue of mess/dust etc Labbetts are potentially unique in not only using the very finest of tools (all maintained to ensure they perform to their optimum) but also we use up to three dust extractors to ensure that our installation reduces to the minimum any disturbance or dust. And, of course, we are always very careful to tidy up after ourselves as if it is our own home.
What is 'scribe'?
To 'scribe' is a technique whereby the shape/angle/profile of any features (coving, skirting, picture rails etc) are transferred to the material which will form part of the built-in furniture. This means no current/original feature needs to be removed or damaged when your new furniture is built.
Will I have to move anything prior to or during installation?