At Mirror Image we always take great care to ensure that every furniture installation we undertake is completed as quickly and safely as possible and with the minimum amount of inconvenience to you - without compromising on a high quality finish. To ensure that your installation goes as smoothly as possible, there are a number of things you can do to help our fitters before we arrive.
Due to health and safety reasons our fitters must wear their footwear at all times. Whilst we do bring our own dust sheets with us, any additional sheets you have would be useful in protecting your carpet or flooring from damage.
During the installation they will also be carrying large panels through your property, so to give them plenty of room to operate we ask that you remove any ornaments, light fittings, pictures and furniture that may cause an obstruction.
Some other queries that often come up are listed below;
Removal of old furniture:
Where possible, it is ideal if you can remove any existing wardrobes, drawer sets and beds from the room. This makes the fitters job a lot easier and faster. If you can't remove them for any reason, if you can let us know in advance then we can generally arrange someone to come out and remove them from your room before your fitting date. We can dispose of old furniture, but this does carry an additional fee.
Plug sockets and light switches:
Unfortunately, we are not qualified to undertake any electrical work. Therefore we would always recommend that where it is necessary to move a socket, this is carried out in advance of installing your furniture. Our team can recommend a number of qualified electricians to carry out this work should you require one. We can, however, cut spaces in the wardrobe to gain access to plug sockets if you prefer.
Carpets and flooring:
To ensure a precise and accurate finish to your installation, it is best to remove or roll back existing carpet from the area of the installation. If you are planning to fit a new carpet in the room, we would advise that this is done after the installation of your new furniture. This is so your new wardrobe will not drop after a period of time. Whilst our fitters can either roll back or cut away a section of carpet where the wardrobes will be fitted, they cannot relay the carpet; we can recommend a number of experienced carpet fitters to carry out this work for you.
Underfloor pipes and heating:
If your room is fitted with underfloor heating or any pipes run through the area where your wardrobe is going please let us know in advance.