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We are pleased to now supply & install Howdens kitchens.

Howdens Kitchens:


Howdens kitchen

Inspirational Howdens kitchens:

We are now supplying and installing Howdens kitchens in Worthing and surrounding areas. With great prices, and fitted by our experienced fitters, plasterers, electricians, tilers and decorators, offering a great all inclusive service and price.

You can view the full range of doors and finishes at Howdens Worthing and Howdens Rustington on their website Here

Inspirational Howdens kitchen designs:

Howdens offers a choice of over 60 inspirational kitchen designs, plus a full range of accessories. These include worktops, handles, sinks, taps, flooring, doors, and a wide variety of Lamona appliances exclusive to Howdens.

These products have a great variety of clever features and adaptations. For safety and convenience, include easy to reach ovens, remote control extractors, pull-out accessories, and height adjustable worktops and cabinets.

Howdens inclusive kitchens are designed to meet the needs of all kinds of people with different abilities. Howdens have a great variety of clever features and adaptations, to help with most aspects of food preparation. These include cooking and cleaning aids, so more people can keep enjoying their kitchen at every stage of their life.

Here at Pickthornes, we can design your kitchen around you and requirements, leaving you with a professionally designed kitchen.

We offer a complete supply and installation service for your new kitchen and offer a wide range of kitchens from leading manufacturers. These include Crown Imperial and Lifestyle, Symphony’s Gallery collection, as well as Howdens. All doors are available for our CAD images. Appliances are supplied from leading manufacturers, including Neff, Bosch, Hotpoint, AEG, Baumatic, CDA, Franke, Blanco, Abode, Perrin & Rowe, and Liebherr to mention a few.

If you like to try your hand at designing your own kitchen you can do that here via Howdens kitchen planner. Don’t forget to call us on 01903 501796 and we can send you your quote.

Pickthornes will present the design and contents, and amended the details to your satisfaction and requirements. Pickthornes will then project manage the whole installation. Our installations are only carried out by experienced installers, tilers, qualified and certified electricians, and ‘GasSafe’ gas registered engineers in their specialist service.


Franke Omni Water Tap

Franke Omni Water Tap

Water at its most wonderful:

the Franke Omni Water Tap is the world’s first mechanical 4-in-1 kitchen mixer tap, offering filtered boiling and filtered cold water, as well as the usual mains hot and cold. It’s easy to fit in new or existing kitchens, safe to use and ultra-reliable with a 3-year warranty. Omni works beautifully with existing plumbing to revolutionise the way you use your kitchen.

Pure and simple:

A complete system comprising of tap, boiler and under-sink filter, Omni is elegantly designed and easy to use. Normal hot and cold water is dispensed through a conventional mixer lever, while the opposite lever is pushed forward for filtered cold water and back for boiling. An innovative ‘tube within a tube’ design ensures that your filtered water remains fresh and safe to drink at all times, as it is kept separate from normal mains water. The clever design also keeps the outside parts cool, even when dispensing boiling water.

Safety assured:

Safety is a key priority and Omni is safer than a traditional kettle in so many ways; there are no cords which can be pulled to avoid any nasty accidents like on a kettle. The childproof push-to-activate lever helps to keep boiling water away from little hands. The lever is also spring loaded to switch off instantly if any splashes occur. A child safety clip is provided for total protection from curious little hands or visitors to your home.

New Aquadi – Naples Taupe

Naples Taupe

Naples Taupe 2
Symphony are pleased to announce the latest exciting product launch from their Aquadi collection, which includes the new Naples range of heritage style painted furniture, and a variety of replacement end panels to compliment existing ranges.

Naples Taupe (pictured above) and Naples Stone are the latest addition to the Aquadi Lindo collection. The range of in-frame bathroom furniture comprises heritage with elegance. The framed look appeals to customers that are looking for a more traditional design. The range includes drawer units and full height units (300mm & 600mm wide), semi-recessed basin units and WC units (600mm). Naples can be designed in either a freestanding or fitted configuration giving total flexibility.

Furthermore, a range of replacement end panels will become available to compliment existing ranges of Aquadi furniture. Replacement end panels are now available for the Aviano, Fiora Cashmere and Larino ranges


Symphony Gallery is endorsed by chef Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell
Symphony are delighted to announce that the Symphony Gallery is endorsed by chef Peter Sidwell. He is best known as a restaurateur, author and judge on ITV’s ‘Britain’s Best Bakery’ and has given his endorsement to the Gallery kitchen brand. Peter attended our Gallery launch days last week, and was a judge at The Great Symphony Bake Off.

‘We are excited to announce that Peter Sidwell will soon be appearing at Pickthornes showroom to perform a live cooking demonstration, and give you his hints and tips to transform you into a professional bakers!’ 

The rise in popularity in celebrity chefs and entertaining means that the kitchen has never been more central in the home, and Gallery has always been first choice for consumers who want a high quality kitchen. Peter’s endorsement of the brand fits in well to his own work ethic of providing simply good family food. Gallery by Symphony offers a number of design options to those consumers who love to cook.

To find out more about what’s cooking, click here to visit Peters website and be inspired with his recipes, videos and ideas…  We look forward to seeing you soon in our showroom…

Do you wish to attend and meet Peter Sidwell…

Please contact via our contact for here to register for a dedicated time to attend his presentations or email

Peter Sidwell commented, “Kitchens are more than just places to cook; they are the heart of every home. Having enjoyed cooking as a professional chef for over 20 years, I spend a lot of my time in a kitchen. A well planned kitchen inspires me and helps me create new dishes for my books and restaurant; it’s the same at home and a beautiful kitchen makes an inviting space for family and friends to gather and socialise.

I am really pleased to be associated with Gallery kitchens, as they only use the finest products made in the UK, and have a focus on offering the very best in design for consumers. I chose New York White to go in my brand new cooking school in my home county of Cumbria, but it was a hard decision to make as there were so many styles and ranges.

I’m looking forward to a long and productive relationship with Gallery.” 

Peter Sidwell

VADO Launches New Electric Showers Range

 VADO Electric Showers

Vado have announced the launch of their exiting new range of 5 stylish new electric showers.

Their new range of electric showers are available in a range of vibrant colours:

More details can be obtained from the Vado electric showers page on their website here.

You can also browse a virtual copy of the electric shower catalogue or download the catalogue in PDF format from the VADO website

Vado Vogue
Stylish design with illuminated touch controls, large accurate temperature display and 5 function easy clean handset
Vado Elegance
Minimalist compact design, soft-press illuminated controls and 5 function easy clean handset
Vado Digital Remote
Digital Remote
Elegant chrome oval design, discreet control panel with separate power pack and 5 function easy clean handset
Vado All chrome
All Chrome 
Curvaceous slimline design and 5 function easy clean handset
Vado Black Chic
Black Chic
Striking design in black and chrome and simple easy to use temperature control

why VADO

VADO is a leading British bathroom brassware manufacturer providing high quality taps, showers, accessories and fittings to customers across the globe.

Every product that VADO offer are created and produced around our four guiding values:


All  products are passed through strict quality assurance processes helping to ensure our range offers unrivalled value.


Vado products range from traditional mixers, shower valves and accessories to contemporary designs including waterfall style spouts and handle options in different colours and materials.


They pride themselves in delivering outstanding customer service throughout the entire buying process, from initial query, through delivery, point of sale displays and after care.


Vado have a team dedicated to developing product ranges tailored to specific requirements – be these driven by their customers or our desire to create products that work to minimise environmental damage.

Ideal Standard Space Bathrooms

Ideal Standard

Ideal Standard
Wether you planning a family bathroom, a stylish shower room, or a compact cloakroom, Concept Space from Ideal Standard will provide you with the solution. The range includes short projection basins & toilets for better planning in awkward spaces, new Spacemaker and shower baths (1700mm & 1500mm options) and clever storage solutions, making it the perfect choice for small bathrooms, cloakrooms, and en-suits.

We have a typical en-suite layout in your showrooms, displaying a 1000m x 1000mm April quadrant shower, with a Aqualisa shower over, and modern Bauhaus basin and tap. Included in the en-suite is a working  Saniflow Compact WC, which accepts the waste from the basin.

The showroom and above image layouts take up a minimum space in a room of approximately 1.8m x 1.8m. So if your considering a en-suite for your property, then call and contact us today or visit our showroom in Ferring.


83 New Crown Kitchens Now Completed

83 New Crown Kitchens at Rustington Hall

We are pleased to have now completed the installation of all 83 new Crown kitchens at Oakhurst Gardens, in Rustington. 

It was just under two years ago that we were successful in obtaining the contract, and started the installation of the 83 new Crown kitchens for all the residents in Oakhurst Gardens, at Rustington Hall.

From the outset we gave each resident the opportunity to put their own ideas, and touches to their kitchens. We gave each resident a choice of 7 door finishes to choose from, as well as numerous work-tops, flooring finishes, and tiling choices.

The kitchens  that Rustington Hall choose and we installed were from the Crown Lifestyle range, and included Panama, Ottawa, Chester, Europa, Kempton, York, and Bahama.

Each old kitchen was removed, along with all the existing tiling, and the new Crown kitchens were then installed.

We have been very impressed with the end results and choices made by the residents, and all our staff have said it has been a pleasure to carry out the installations.

The management at Rustington Hall confirmed that they have been delighted with the end results, and Pickthornes are sure that the Crown Lifestyle kitchens we have installed will give both Oakhurst Gardens, and the residents, many years of pleasure and satisfaction.

We would like to thank all concern and look forward to continuing our good relationship with Rustignton Hall.

Dear Mark,

I’m writing to thank you and all your team for all the work involved with fitting our 83 new kitchens at Oakhurst Gardens.

All of the tenants involved have excellent feedback on the quality of the units and appliances and also the friendliness and workmanship of all the different contractors they had in their homes.

As you know this project has taken a couple of years for all the work to be completed and at no time have we had any concerns raised.

I would be grateful if you could please pass on my thanks and appreciation to all of the team members involved and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Kind regards,

Sally Morris

Sally Morris

Aquadi By Symphony Continues To Increase Its New Bathroom Ranges

Aquadi by Symphony has recently expanded its portfolio to include further on trend styles and finishes to its already stunning collection of bathroom ranges.

The desire for high gloss finishes has influenced the design of Carrara White Fine LineFiora Anthracite andFiora Cashmere GreyCarrara White Fine Line is a beautiful high gloss white woodgrain finish that allows consumers to achieve a modern, sleek look in their bathroom. The brand new Fiora Anthracite is a stunning dark grey gloss finish, whereas Fiora Cashmere Grey, a more muted earthy tone that is set to be very popular this year. Both colours give consumers the choice of a stunning on trend finish.

Recently a move in the marketplace has seen more matt finishes being requested and as such Aquadi have introduced two brand new ranges with Aviano and BorelloAviano is a stone coloured finish whereas Borello is a black textured finish that adds a touch of luxury to the bathroom.

With customers preferring to source sanitaryware alongside their bathroom furniture, Aquadi has added to its current offering of basins and WCs in a variety of styles to suit which will enable retailers to provide different solutions. What’s more, new handle designs have been developed to add the perfect finishing touch to the overall bathroom design.

Robert Newton, Aquadi Marketing Manager, comments “We’re very excited about the new Aquadi launches as we have been listening to customers and retailers about what they want to feature in their bathrooms, the new additions offer something different. High gloss and matt finishes are catered for and the new collections of sanitaryware will ensure that there is something for every style and trend.”

As an established and popular brand, Aquadi has recently become the first bathroom supplier to achieve FIRA Gold Product Certification. This globally acknowledged status signifies that the Lindo and Venetian furniture collection have passed rigorous independent testing procedures to provide total reassurance of the quality of Aquadi furniture.

Vado Identity Digital Shower

Vado – Identity thermostatic Products

The Identity range from Vado offers state of a state of the art digital shower option that we love to see in todays modern bathrooms. All identity mixers and shower valves are supplied with concealed controlled units.

We currently have a illuminated model at our showrooms, installed in a shower enclosure, with a aquablade single function slimline easy clean shower head mounted from the ceiling, and a separate riser rail.
Vado Identity thermostatic shower valve with diverter and digital control panel 1.0 bar MP if one outlet is used to fill a bath. IDE-147-C/P £715.00 inc.

Vado Identity thermostatic shower valve with diverter and digital control panel 1.0 bar MP  for showering function 1.5 bar MP to fill a bath. IDE-145-C/P £636.00 inc.

Touch control mono basin mixers for both basin and walls are also available, as well as waterfall spouted options.

Vado ide-146

HiB Cyclone Fan

Size: Ø14.5 x D1.5cm

  • Extraction rate 210m3/hr
  • Only 32 decibels
  • Adjustable run on timer (2-30 mins)
  • High power electric motor
  • External fixed grill
  • 3m flexible Ø10cm ducting
  • Low energy 3 Watt LED bulb
  • IPX4 – electrically safe for use in the bathroom

The new HiB Cyclone Fan with a powerful extraction rate of of 210 cubic meters per hour,  has been designed for use within wet rooms, and bathrooms.

Described by the company as 25% more effective than a standard inline ceiling fans, it also boasts a quiet 32dB noise level. Available in chrome or white finishes, it has an external fixed grill, an energy-saving 3W LED and an adjustable timer that can be set to run from between two and 30 minutes.

We now fit these newer shower fan lights as standard to all of our new bathroom and wet room installations.