At David Haugh, our team has over 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of bespoke kitchens ranging from our signature Shaker styles to unique English Contemporary Kitchens and beyond. All our kitchens are handmade locally at our workshop – there’s a video here to give you a taste of how we work.
To broaden our offering even further, we also work with Kent-based Stoneham Kitchens, a prestigious brand that carries the Royal Warrant and is intensely proud of its five generations of family ownership and 150-year British heritage. Stoneham Kitchens specialise in stylish, bespoke kitchens, using a combination of contemporary kitchen design and state-of-the-art engineering to create luxury modern and traditional kitchens for English homes.
In a recent interview, Managing Director Adrian Stoneham extolled the virtues of buying a British kitchen. If you are not sure why buying British is an excellent choice for your new kitchen, he makes some compelling arguments:
What distinguishes British kitchens from others on the market?
British design and manufacturing has a long and rich heritage, but also has a reputation for driving innovation. A British kitchen gets the right balance between the latest design trends and innovative technology, while upholding classic and timeless style.
British manufacturers are known for their high-quality craftsmanship, so there is an unspoken level of trust between you and the manufacturer that you are getting a high-quality product that will stand the test of time.
What other benefits are there to buying British kitchens?
By buying British, customers can be assured that they know exactly where their kitchen is coming from and can see the quality of their new kitchen at a local showroom or the manufacturer’s workshop. Service is also key as the customer has instant access to skilled designers and project managers who are involved throughout the kitchen journey. This allows the customer to work closely with the team to ensure their requirements are met.
Consumers are also now preferring ethically sourced and greener products, so buying British has become more appealing. With the transportation of goods contributing significantly to the high levels of carbon emissions, by buying British you are therefore contributing towards the reduction in our carbon footprint.
Furthermore, by buying a British kitchen you are supporting talented British designers and manufacturers, which, in turn, supports the economy and helps keep skills alive in the industry.
How integral is ‘Britishness’ to the Stoneham brand?
The benefits of having your kitchen designed and manufactured in Britain by a British company is a real draw for our customers. We are proud Royal Warrant holders, awarded to us in 1995 in recognition of our supply of goods and services to the Royal Households of the Queen. We are honoured to be part of a select group of British suppliers recognised for credibility, dependability and quality.
Now in our fifth generation of family ownership we have been handing down skills since 1864, ensuring that the British quality and craftsmanship we have become known for with will continue to be upheld.
At David Haugh, we are delighted to work in affiliation with Stoneham Kitchens whose values we share wholeheartedly. It is certainly the case that homeowners across the UK will be reassured to have the certainty of dealing with a UK source of production and technical back-up, while supporting the UK economy now that we are no longer a member of the European Union.
If you would like to find out more about British kitchens at David Haugh, including Stoneham Kitchens, and would like to discuss your next kitchen project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.