Customer Comments

Mr and Mrs Beck of Harefield

Many thanks for our lovely new kitchen, really happy!


Mark, Claire, Freya and Oscar Richards of Ruislip

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the work you did in installing our new Kitchen. We were very pleased with your service, it was really helpful for us having you so local and that you were so responsive to late changes in the design and the timetable of our extension.

Our Kitchen is just as you had drawn on the designs and it works really well and we will recommend you to Friends and Family.

Thanks again.


Mark and Flis Flanagan of Pinner

Just a quick email to let you know how pleased we are with our new kitchen. The entire team were clearly dedicated to providing a personal professional service. Which in our opinion was second to none.

The fitting team were clean, tidy and meticulous to the nearest millimetre. Nothing was too much trouble even when we made a few amendments at the last minute. The quality of workmanship and products are superb and provided exceptional value for money.

Neil's design met the brief perfectly and provided the wow factor but in the subtle way we were looking for.

Designing a kitchen for a professional chef wasn't so daunting after all ;-))

Many thanks.


Mr and Mrs Solanki of Ruislip

For a number of years we had been deliberating on what type and style of kitchen to buy. After visiting many kitchen shops and viewing probably over a hundred types my wife and I eventually came back to the very first kitchen display we saw and fell in love with.

It's been a few months now since it has been fitted and we are delighted with our purchase. The whole team at "Against the Grain" have been extremely helpful from agreeing a best design to suit us to helping us with the choice of appliances. Overall, from agreement to fitting the process has been smooth and painless with attention to the smallest detail.

All in all, we are extremely pleased we chose 'Against the Grain' and would have no hesitation to recommend to others.

Thank you to the whole team.

Mr M Solanki and (a very happy) Mrs A Solanki.


Russell Lakin, Ruislip

I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and your team following the installation of our new kitchen supplied by Against The Grain. The service Against The Grain provided, from the initial design meeting through to fitting-out and completed installation was exemplary. The quality of the kitchen itself is first class and the fact that you could provide non-standard unit sizes has made a real difference to the finished look of the kitchen.

As you know, I researched all the major high street competition before deciding upon Against The Grain. I could not be more pleased with the final choice made. Your patience, advice and dedication to your work is commendable; a huge 10 out of 10. Thanks once again.


Paul and Carlie from Croxley Green

A massive thank you to Against The Grain.

From design to final install their customer service and attention to detail are second to none!

Three years after having my kitchen fitted it still looks as good as new. Thanks again, Paul.


Mr and Mrs Flach of Ruislip

We are very happy with our new kitchen designed and installed by Against the Grain. The AtG staff were very courteous and professional at all times as were the tradesmen who carried out the building works, installation and decoration. Neil's assistance in designing the kitchen - or rather taking our whacky ideas for our odd shaped kitchen - and creating a sensible design was invaluable. The kitchen units were finished to a very high standard and the project management went without a hitch.


Paul and Juliet, Northwood

Following the completion of our new kitchen, we wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your team for your patience, help and support in bringing it all together. The time and care that you spent in considering and applying our ever changing needs and ideas were much appreciated and have resulted in a beautiful kitchen, built to the highest standards and to our exact requirements.

Having considered some of the "biggest names" in kitchens before proceeding with Against the Grain, we are more than pleased with our final choice. From our initial conversations, through to design, build and installation, it has been a pleasure doing business with you and as a result, we would not hesitate in recommending you.


Sue and Carl of Ruislip

The kitchen looks perfect. Everyone worked so hard and we are really pleased and will recommend you to anyone that is interested.

Thank you for making sure everything ran smoothly, it was very easy for us!


Roy and Rosemarie Edwards of Ruislip

We visited against the grains workshop in Ruislip and were very impressed from the start.

There was no sales pressure, we were completely at ease when Neil and Dan showed us

just what could be done with our pokey little kitchen. When the kitchen was completed the transformation was unbelievable, walls were removed steel supports installed, and the workers stayed on the job. Neil and Dan were at hand whenever I needed to ask any questions. We are very satisfied with our new kitchen.


Sharon and Philip Glicksman of Pinner

'Against the Grain' recently fitted us with a new kitchen. From inception to completion Neil and Dan did everything with utmost professionalism. The installation was completed to a high standard by an excellent fitter. We are very pleased with our new kitchen.


Tara Robertson, Fulham

We're really pleased with our kitchen from Against the Grain and I'm so happy we went with an independent company.

They provided bespoke quality and service but with a price tag that's not out of line with mainstream kitchen suppliers. The space we had for our kitchen was a bit tricky but because the units are made to measure, we didn't have to make do with standard sizes which would have meant fillers and wasted space. Neil was helpful and patient when we met with him twice to discuss the layout and finishes. The fitters were friendly, professional and efficient, as were the other tradesmen they recommended.

A dedicated project manager meant we knew exactly who to call if we had any questions. Many thanks to Neil, Dan and the rest of the team for a lovely kitchen and for making the process as painless as possible. Overall, we would highly recommend Against the Grain to anyone.


Mr and Mrs Nolan, Carpenders Park

"The re-designed kitchen has opened up and brightened our dining lifestyle with a stylish circular island and integrated wine cooler, dinner with a chilled glass of wine is a joy. Neil and Dan provided a swift and efficient service, with workmen that were both conscientious and tidy. The whole kitchen & utility room continues to please us and impress friends or relations whenever they visit. - Thank-you Against the Grain"


Ian and Julie Mainwaring, Uxbridge

We used Against The Grain as a local company that offered a truly bespoke service. We had an idea of what we wanted our Kitchen to look like but other companies did not offer a true bespoke service. Our design plans had a number of iterations to get as much usable space in our awkward shaped kitchen as possible. Neil Hallesy listened and acted on our requirements to produce a design that definitely makes best use of available space.

The kitchen was completed on time and was project managed efficiently by Neil and Dan. In our experience the customer service has been impressive and 2 years after installation we are still pleased with the design, workmanship and assistance with any maintenance issues. We would happily recommend Against The Grain.


Tara Kneafsey – Pimlico

'I was completely satisfied with the results of my kitchen and bathroom refurbishment, where I used Against the Grain. The work was professionally planned and executed throughout. The team really helped out when we hit unexpected issues, and were always ready with a solution. It was a complete end to end service which was what I needed. And 8 months later, when I had some minor issues, they came back and sorted them out promptly and free of charge. I would definitely use them again'


Sharon and Philip - Ruislip

'Against the Grain' recently fitted us with a new kitchen. From inception to completion Neil and Dan did everything with utmost professionalism. The installation was completed to a high standard by an excellent fitter. We are very pleased with our new kitchen.


Mr and Mrs Clark of Harefield

"We selected Against the Grain to replace our 20 year old kitchen, ensuite bathroom, family bathroom and cloakroom ahead of the arrival of our new daughter. They organised the work in a way which constantly left us with usable facilities and minimised the disruption to the areas of the house not currently being worked on and got the entire project (all four rooms) completed on time and to a very high standard. They also did a couple of follow up visits to check how things were bedding in and fine tune some of the fittings for us.

The workmen were all very courteous, friendly and cleaned up thoroughly on an ongoing basis. We believe the pricing gave us good value for money including the creation of bespoke fittings where they were required, and they were very transparent on the effect of changes to price on decisions we took during the planning phase".


Mr and Mrs Bouvier Ruislip

'Against The Grain' recently fitted us with both a new kitchen and shower-room. We chose them to do our kitchen first of all, as they were a small local company, and we instantly liked their friendly but professional manner. 'Against The Grain' organise and manage the whole project, so we didn't have to look for builders, etc. Everyone involved proved very reliable and hard-working.

We were able to choose just about any style of furniture we wanted, and nothing seemed like too much trouble. Neil drew up our plans and was always at hand if we had any queries. Once the work was underway, Dan was always popping in to make sure everything was running smoothly, which made us feel very well looked after. Our kitchen looked stunning, and this is what lead us to have our shower-room fitted with them 18 months later.

Again, excellent service from Neil, Dan, builders, electricians, and every other professional who got involved. We would without a doubt recommend Against The Grain to any prospective new customer.


Mr and Mrs Martin of Stanmore

We wanted to thank you for providing us with a beautiful family kitchen/breakfast room. From inception to completion, Neil, Dan and the team did everything with utmost professionalism, courtesy and expert craftsmanship. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to all our friends.


Pat and Alan Flint of Hatch End

Against The Grain provided an excellent new design incorporating all the equipment required in a modern kitchen and a time schedule for the work. The cabinetmaking was of a very high standard as was the general workmanship. All the employed workforce were pleasant, hardworking and diligent. The after fitting service was also first class. We would not hesitate in recommending you or them.

Mike Walsh of Eastcote

We contacted 'Against the grain' on the recommendation of one of our friends and since they installed our new kitchen we are pleased to say we have recommended them to others. First class work completed on time & best of all a real interest in making sure we were satisfied with the service.


Mr and Mrs Jones Eastcote

Thank you for the work you undertook on replacing our old kitchen.

The new design came up to our expectations, as has the advice you gave us on which fittings to incorporate.

The installation was quickly completed, to a high standard, by an excellent fitter.

My wife and I were very pleased with the finished kitchen and are still as pleased after three years of use.


Vanesa Harley of Harrow

What pleased me most about against the grain were the people involved and their friendly and helpful approach. I needed a project manager so one was provided. All my requirements in the new kitchen were considered, all my suggestions listened to and the solutions found. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the workmen, who all arrived on time, got on with the job and came back if necessary. You can't ask for more than that.


Mr and Mrs Maloney Ruislip

We were so pleased with our new kitchen we asked them back to do our bathroom! Throughout the process we were delighted with the professionalism displayed by everyone involved, right through from planning to fitting. The extra attention to detail, perfect workmanship and dedicated teams meant that all the work went seamlessly. It is refreshing in this day to know that work can be carried out in such a good way. The final result is definitely proof that quality work really shows and we continue to enjoy! Thank you.


Mr and Mrs Domb of Ruislip

Great work - from design ideas through to final snagging - all was excellent. Your team showed a great sense of professionalism in all aspects of the installation - you have a great team Great work.


Mr and Mrs Ohara Ashford

All staff were personable and professional. Our designer went the extra mile to ensure that the kitchen met our needs. Work was completed on time and within budget. The finished product has been greatly admired by visitors to our home and has made excellent use of our available space. We would highly recommend this company.


Christine Haigh of Ickenham

I was impressed by the professionalism shown in developing and managing the project as well as the exceptional quality of the product.

The fit out of the kitchen was carried out most efficiently. The fitters provided an excellent service.

A truly efficient, reliable and friendly service was provided from start to finish.


Mr and Mrs Fahmy of Ruislip

Every aspect of 'Against the Grain 'from to design to installation was above our expectations and surprisingly affordable too.


John and Teresa Smith of Pinner

"Over the past 3 years Against the Grain has transformed our bathroom and kitchen. We are delighted with the quality of their workmanship and after sales service and we have no hesitation in recommending their team to all our friends".

For further information about our highly recommended designed and fitted kitchens, give us a call on 01895 262373 or drop us an email.



Against the Grain, Rear of 26 Victoria Road, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0AB

You can find us at the back of 26 Victoria Road, turn into Shenley Avenue and then into the service road which runs
​parallel with the park, please call before hand to arrange a visit.