David Snowdon Furniture, Bespoke Hand Made Furniture and Kitchens, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire - Prices 

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As a Christian company, I like to give good value for money as quoted in the Bible - “A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and overflowing.”

My prices are based on the species of timber used and the component parts of each piece of furniture, i.e. the price of each door, drawer, shelf, cornice, tabletop, etc.

As a general rule, a breakdown of the price of a commission is as follows :- Approx. one third of the price for timber and all the other materials, approx. one third for overheads (workshop overheads, office and computers, machine and tool maintenance & replacement, vehicle expenses, insurance, etc.) and one third labour charge.

bespoke brown oak chest of drawers

I keep my prices as competitive as possible, but everything is genuinely bespoke and hand made with a very high build quality, so it does take a while to make. With a little care and attention, it should be the last kitchen/cabinet/table, etc. you will ever need.

I am not Vat registered, so there is no additional charge for it.

Because I rarely repeat a particular design, it can be difficult to give a quick accurate quotation, but I will always give you an estimate free of charge. However, a final fixed price can only be quoted after full design drawings have been prepared and agreed.

Please get in touch if you would like an estimate.

Design fees and prepayments

Included in any estimate or quotation is a design fee to cover the cost of producing the design drawings and a Full Design Quotation. The quotation always includes the design fee.

You are welcome to add more features to the design after the estimate or quote is agreed, but it must be realised that this will inevitably increase the final quoted price.

If the work is to start immediately, then I will ask you for a prepayment, which includes the design fee.

If you wish to defer the start of the job, or cancel after the Full Design Quotation, then the design fee becomes due for immediate payment to cover the cost of my time producing the drawings, etc.

Visit fees

If I need to visit you to discuss a project or take measurements, etc, my fee will be 25 pounds per hour including travelling time one way.

Bespoke prices compared to shop-bought prices.

On a cautionary note, I often get asked to estimate the cost of making something that is a variation on exisitng shop furniture, ie, a slightly bigger table than has been seen in a showroom or online. It can be a shock to the enquirer that a bespoke version costs four or five times more and it is surprising too, how often the basic cost of the rough raw timber to make a bespoke version would be approx. the same price as the finished shop product!

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