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davey1166

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Eccleston homes
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:36:57 pm »
Hi All

During our home snagging I noticed that the tall end panel was a made from a different material and thus the colour is an off white and different to the rest of the kitchen panels (and the opposite end panel which are all polar white gloss).

The developer has gone back to their supplier who has said the carcass is standard specification and they will not be changing.

What is your opinion? It looks awful, there is no issues with fitting, purely, aesthetics (see attached images) the panel is the first thing you see when you walk into the room and it look offwhite/yellow

Do I keep pushing this - I'm current battling with head of construction over this point and a couple of other minor.

Looking forward to your POV.


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Re: Eccleston homes
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 07:20:44 am »
Your two photos prove your argument and did prove theirs!
The base unit has, what is called in the trade, a decorative end panel.
The tall unit does not and therefore it is wholly unacceptable.
You should ask the housebuilder's directors if they would accept this in their own house?

Yes the standard carcass colour is cream/magnolia but so is white! 
I have white inside my cupboards but the doors are oak and yesm,the panel on my tall fridge unit is matching wood effect - not white!

Stick to your guns on this.

This is a pity, as it does look like they are trying to protect the floor and worktops, which demonstrates they care more than most of the plc housebuilders do on their sites!
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Re: Eccleston homes
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 05:35:18 pm »
Thank you for your quick response! This is very much an ongoing issue.

Really appreciate your opinion and its something I will continue to battle.
I have also used some of your wording in my reply email this morning, so thanks.


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Re: Eccleston homes
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 07:45:42 am »
Let me know if they sort it out for you!
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