We catch up with Helen and Dave at 1st Class Kitchens
1st Class Kitchens, on Derby Road, is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team Dave and Helen Oxley from Walton. Dave and Helen pride themselves on putting the customer 1st in everything they do, from the design and layout of your new kitchen to the quality of products and appliances used, through to the end-to-end project management of the works and installation, they have it all covered.
1st Class Kitchens are keen to use British-made products wherever they can, and they have recently been highly impressed by the quality that supplier, Marpatt, offers. Like 1st Class Kitchens, Marpatt is a family-owned and run business who has recently celebrated 30 years supplying the best innovative doors and design lead kitchens.
"Marpatt kitchens are designed by people with a passion for what they do," explains Dave, "the attention to detail is second to none and they carefully source all materials from sustainable forests.
"They have what seems like an endless choice of kitchen designs – from minimalist, sleek and contemporary to classic, traditional styles that withstand the test of time."
Helen and Dave, take time to understand what it is a customer wants from their kitchen. When it comes to how we use our kitchen space it varies widely and the pair love to do all they can to create designs, layouts and flows that work for each customer or family. "Each kitchen we design is built around the individual customers’ requirements, we’ve got over 30 years’ experience between us and all designs are agreed using Computer-Aided Design tools so we can share the final vision to iron out any issues and be totally confident before any work starts," says Helen.
Alongside Marpatt, 1st Class Kitchens supply Burbidge kitchens, another British maker and they have a range of the best appliances on the market from Neff, Bosch and Siemens. Add to this a vast range of granite and laminate worktops and you can be sure that Helen and Dave can design a look and feel to suit the requirements of even the most discerning customer.
As family time becomes more important, people want to maximise the space in which they socialise in their homes, and many people are converting two rooms into one large open plan kitchen-dining-living space. 1st Class Kitchens have all the expertise to undertake the necessary building work for these projects. "We can oversee the project management of all jobs, every step of the way, to include any building regs, and all the necessary trades. We can call on our wide team of skilled tradesmen to complete the job and we guarantee that it will always be to the highest of standards," boasts Dave.
At the current time, Helen and Dave are keen to point out that all kitchen installations are undertaken with the most rigorous health and safety measures in place, and fully compliant with the latest guidelines with regard to COVID-19.
If you’d like to see how your plans for a new heart of the home could be planned out for 2021, be sure to contact 1st Class Kitchens where Helen and Dave look forward to helping you towards your dream kitchen.
1st Class Kitchens
456 Derby Road
Chesterfield S40 2EU
T: 01246 271727