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John Franklin Kitchens is delighted to have so many satisfied customers.

A large proportion of the company’s work comes from clients passing on the Franklin name and its great reputation to their friends.

Their testimonials below provide a sure sign that quality and excellence, coupled with a strong commitment to customer care, is the formula for the discerning and those who seek only the very best.

“My kitchen was designed and organised by Jane at JFK and she was spot on in every aspect. She understood my ideas, always made time for me and oversaw the project with my builders. I 100% recommend JFK as professional and highly skilled. My kitchen was a hand painted one and is admired by all my visitors. It is also featured on their website.”
Yours sincerely,
Ilminster, Somerset
“My parents recommended John Franklin Kitchens to me, having used them to create a beautiful bespoke kitchen in their new house. I was unsure how they would respond to our fairly meagre budget, and our desire to reuse our existing carcasses, but I needn't have worried. Sue at John Franklin Kitchens was absolutely fantastic. She was happy to reuse wherever possible, and respected our budget, directing us towards the doors and finishes that we could afford. She came up with some great design suggestions and really creative solutions, such as splitting a cupboard door so that it could open beneath my ceiling airer. The fitter was excellent - a really nice guy who was very considerate and easy to have in the house. I have no hesitation in recommending John Franklin Kitchens and giving them a 5 star rating.”
Yours sincerely,
Claire Tinker
Wells, Somerset
“A big thank you to Sue Franklin and her team for a wonderful job, well done.
After 20 years our tired old kitchen needed resuscitation and indeed major surgery. It's functionality was hampered by an ill-placed redundant wall of which The Donald would be proud. So the idea was to rip it down (gulp), to open up the whole area and give the kitchen a fresh new look. However, due to budget restrictions, replacing everything was not an option. We wanted to keep the good and ditch the bad. Sue listened to our thoughts and then quickly returned with a cunning plan. She offered suggestions for replacing the floor, worktops, sinks, taps, oven and hob - drawing on her immense knowledge and expertise. She knows her onions! She also came up with new ideas we had not considered. The original units have been refurbished to fit the new expanded space - thanks to the skilled carpenters in her team. The results speak for themselves.
The whole project was completed speedily, on schedule, in budget and with minimum hassle - much of it done while we were away.
Communication was excellent. We always felt we were on the same page. Sue and her team were open to suggestions and queries along the way. Richard, her project manager and his merry band, were very skilled and professional. They were also very friendly and helpful.
The whole exercise was a very positive experience and the result has far exceeded our expectations. This is entirely down to the enthusiasm and expertise of Sue and her team.”
We would recommend Franklins to anyone.
Sue & Lindsay
Butleigh, Near Glastonbury
“Dear Jane

We should like to record our sincere thanks to you, Richard and all the tradespeople (too many for us to remember all their names) for the brilliant work recently completed in our kitchen, bathroom and cloakroom. We are absolutely delighted with the results, from the design through to the excellent quality and workmanship involved in producing and fitting.

As you know, John Franklin was the only company we approached reqarding our requirements and we know that we would not have received better service anywhere else.

Every one of the tradesman who came into our home was cheerful and hardworking, and never left before tidying the area in which they were working.

Our particular thanks have to go to Richard, who came to our rescue post-haste when there was a problem with the dishwasher hose. His eye for detail is second to none and, we believe, he is an asset to John Franklin Kitchens.

Finally, we should like to thank you, Jane, for your design. the difference in our small kitchen is amazing, commented on by family and friends.”
With kindest regards,
Helen & Derek Loring
Paulmont Rise, Temple Cloud, Bristol
“Hi Jane,

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all the help with the plans and installation of our new kitchen and utility room.
We are very pleased with the work done by all the team - it all went very smoothly.
We're now very much enjoying our new facilities and would thoroughly recommend John Franklin Kitchens to our friends and relatives (and already have done so!)”
With best wishes,
Lesley & Neal
Lydford, Somerset
“Hi Sue

Thank you so much for giving our kitchen such a good facelift! I was dreading the turmoil that the renovation inevitably was going to entail but it is all worth it. All the craftsmen worked very hard and were so friendly and polite - they made sure that they cleared up every evening and everyone always let us know what was happening and when. That makes a huge difference. The end result is a lovely 'new' kitchen which will be good for years to come.”
Yours sincerely,
Rosalie Odgers
Barton St David
“Dear Sue,
Hilary and I returned home from holiday late last Thursday evening to find that Steve had completed the painting and our kitchen was finished. We are absolutely delighted with it and we are so glad that we came to John Franklin Kitchens with our custom. The quality and 'look' of everything is wonderful.”
Thank you so very much!,
Peter Barton
“Our bathroom was in need of a complete overhaul, we researched many options. The best option by far was the complete project management offered by John Franklin Kitchens.
We visited the showroom and explained our vision of a separate bath and shower, WC & hand basin. We thought we were asking for the impossible in the space we had. Our bathroom designer, Jane, came and measured up. We returned to the showroom where Jane presented us with three different layout options and prices for us to choose from. We selected everything right down to the tiles & flooring, each product was explained in detail to help us decide which we thought met our requirements.
Once we had made our choices based on what we wanted and our budget the job was booked in and was started a few weeks later. Every tradesman that came to do their part was absolutely amazing and the project manager kept us informed every step of the way. The job was completed on time and is a complete transformation from a very dated pink bathroom to a stylish modern bathroom”
Thank you, thank you , thank you !
Yvonne & Richard McIntrye-Cook
Higher Brooks, Street
“Dear Sue
After moving to Wells a few months ago we started looking for a local kitchen company to fit our new kitchen. You were highly recommended to us by some friends. After our initial visit to your extensive showroom we found exactly what we were looking for.
The whole job was completed on time and all your workmen were clean, tidy and a pleasure to have in our home.
We are delighted with our beautiful hand painted kitchen and especially love our granite work surfaces.”
Thank you once again for an excellant job - well done!
James & Mary Brooks
Wells, Somerset
“Dear Jane
Thank you so much for designing our new kitchen and also your team who installed it. We realise it was an awkward space, and with all your care and attention, we are really delighted with the final look.”
Many Thanks,
Tony & Pam Hodgson
West Pennard
“John Franklin Kitchens have installed kitchens on a number of project where we have been the main contractor. This includes new build farmhouses and period renovations, spanning back at least 15 years.

The company provide a full service from concept to completion which takes the burden away from the builder and ensures that the client gets exactly what they want.

They have consistently installed high quality kitchens with a great attention to detail. Their site operatives are very professional and always work well with our own tradesmen on site.

In addition they have a very good after sales service and are quick to respond to any issues which may arise during the snagging and rectification period.

I am very happy to recommend John Franklin Kitchens to anyone who is considering hiring them on a direct or sub-contract basis.”
Yours sincerely,
Edward P.Reeves
F. J. Reeves and Sons Ltd,
“Thank you Sue & Jane for my lovely kitchen sink, taps and granite work surfaces - and my wonderful en suite bathroom. I love it to bits - all the workmen were brilliant, friendly, tidy & efficient. They all did a great job.”
Thank you for my beautiful flowers, Love
Jackie Bowditch
Great Orchard, North Wootton
“Thank you so much for the wonderful job your firm did on my kitchen. The whole process of installation was so well co-ordinated and the standard of craftsmanship invariably of the very best. I am really delighted with the results.”
Yours sincerely,
Jane Patterson
Chalice Hill Close, Glastonbury
“To all the team at John Franklin Kitchens,
Thank you all so much for the work you put into creating our beautiful kitchen! We really appreciate your attention to detail and the wonderful craftmanship, not to mention all the good advice along the way. We have absolutely no regrets about choosing you for the project and would certainly recommend you to all.”
I hope you have a successful 2013
Emma James
Wells, Somerset
“We are so thrilled with our new bathroom and can't believe so much could be put in there with room to move around and without it looking squashed. It certainly has exceeded our expectations - our fantastic shower has made me into a shower addict now after being a dedicated `bath person` so far. It's the best shower I've ever used and it keeps its temperature so very well.

Please thank all the team for making this possible for us: the men in the workshop, Daniel, Mark, Phil and Nathan, Stuart and Lee and the plasterer, all of whom are extremely skilled and have such likeable personalities. We'd not met Mark before and were so impressed with his work and perfectionism and liking for a challenge, which he had with the stud walls not being straight or lined up correctly. All the tradesmen had a challenge with the different types and shapes of wall and with the floor being the ceiling of the rooms below. A big thank you to Jane who was so very helpful when we were making our choices, designed the bathroom and managed the project. It must be so difficult to manage tradesmen and we now have such a gorgeous bathroom which we know we could have achieved only through Franklins.”
Many thanks again and all good wishes to you and your team and for continued business success.,
Eileen (and Richard of course)
Butleigh, Nr Glastonbury
“Just a little note to say how very pleased we are with our new kitchen. The finish, quality and workmanship is all at a very high standard. Thank you so much for a wonderful job!”
With best wishes,
Margaret & Peter Smith
Street, Somerset
“I am very pleased with our new kitchen and thank you so much for all your help and suggestions from your first visit to the completion of the installation. I have been most impressed by the courteous and professional approach of your staff and those who carried out the various tasks - nothing was too much trouble and at the end of each day everything was left clean and tidy.”
Yours sincerely,
Pam Small
Lower weare, Axbridge
“I write to express my appreciation and thanks for my bathroom and en-suite. I am delighted with the completed work and your help in selecting colours, styles & fittings was invaluable. It has made it all so pleasing to the eye. All your workmen were helpful, efficient and very professional”
Yours sincerely,
Valarie Harper
Othery, Nr Taunton
“I would like to say how delighted we are with our new kitchen which has been finished to a very high standard. We would have no hesitation in recommending John Franklin Kithens to others.”
Yours sincerely,
Mavis Beresford
Alhampton, Shepton Mallet
“We are absolutely thrilled with our new kitchen. We have been so impressed by the quality of your service. Your patience and advice was invaluable and the quality of the kitchen and fitting by Phil was of an excellant standard. Our under floor heating is lovely and Stuart & Co have fitted the floor tiles beautifully. Please pass on out thanks to everyone.”
Yours sincerely,
Helen Rowling
Porters Hatch Farm, Meare, Glastonbury
“We would like to place on record our appreciation of the effort, workmanship and commitment shown by all at John Franklin's who worked on providing the kitchen for our new house. We believe we made the very best decision in selecting you to design and supply the complete kitchen and would recommend your services to anyone seeking a quality fitted kitchen.

Thanks again for making sure that everything was just right.”
Yours sincerely,
Paul Darling
Long Sutton, Langport