Help. I am unable to select NO STARS.
Currently trading as Lifestyle Kitchens. DON'T USE THEM. Almost everybody I spoke with including other customers, staff, suppliers, and tradesmen, have trouble with this company's operator PETER KEVIN MCGRANE (Currently bankrupt). search for him on companies.govt.nz - do your research if you are thinking of hiring this company!! He's linked to multiple similar-business liquidations with CREDITOR CLAIMS IN THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, since 1991, including ZENITH MANUFACTURING in 2005.
Our kitchen was ordered in October 2014 and it has been a hard slog getting anything done. It is still not complete and we've issued our final notice, without prejudice. Whenever Peter McGrane says "I've got that at the painters" or it's "in the warehouse" or "it'll be ready next week" etc... ask for their name and CALL THEM or visit the warehouse.. truly you will be impressed at the volume of BS from this outfit.
He made our kitchen with NO CUTLERY DRAWER!!! (It was in the plan).
What kitchen maker who's apparently been making kitchens and joinery for years... skips details like this.
It would be like a bathroom designer forgetting to leave space in the bathroom, for THE TOILET.
Other things that have lacked are;
1.the brand new dishwasher drawer doesn't fit,
2. the extractor fan unit was made not to fit our purchased extractor fan (we gave him the model), AND He installed it too low to the stove top (the plan shows the correct height),
3. there was no drawer under the oven AS PLANNED,
4. we were promised full installation by the end of november - come January we had only carcasses installed - meaning we had NO KITCHEN for months,
5. multiple cupboard doors were made the wrong size and door and end panels for made without the correct detailing as prescribed in the plan.
plus way more... but that would be boring for you.
This guy has asked to measure AT LEAST four times. During work hours. We've had more than one week off work thanks to their DIS-organisation and often NOBODY TURNS UP. When they do, it's late. And if they do, you better keep your eye on them. One time, after keeping me from getting to work on time - an employee arrived and when I returned at Lunch - he had hinged two doors together (four screws in total)... yup. that was the extent of his four hours in my home up to that point. What had he done until then? Your guess is as good as mine. But if they promise that something will be done - you can bet that not even half of it will.
Trust me, if you speak with the CORRECT references, you'll hear plenty about payment issues with staff, suppliers and tradespeople, as well as manufacturing and installation issues with many (here I want to say ALL) customers.
make no mistake, use this company and prepare to go to WAR for what you paid for.
310 Onehunga Mall Rd Onehunga Auckland