What we offer

Why choose R G Cole? And what can we offer?

The simple answer to this question is: With over 50 years retailing in Essex, we have built a reputation for quality and service!
However, you need more than that to help you decide, therefore here is a summary of what we can offer you, and split into departments to make it easier.

Fitted Kitchens and Bedrooms:

We offer a free design and quotation service, without obligation. Our designers have many years experience in designing kitchens and bedrooms, and their experience will help you to achieve a layout that will be both practical and stunning. We use a superb design package that will produce stunning 3d images, as well as a detailed quote. This is presented to you, in a folder, to look through at your leisure, and then to contact us for possible changes etc. Remember that we offer a full range of doors from the best suppliers in the trade, such as PWS, JJO, and Burbidge, as well as worktops, sinks and appliances. You are not restricted to a particular make or type, we are totally flexible, giving you the kitchen that you want. With showrooms in Thurrock, Stanford Le Hope, Elm Park and Colchester, we cover a vast area, and appointments can be made to suit you. Even if you live outside of our immediate area, Kent, Sussex, Suffolk as examples, we may still be able to help. We have literally hundreds of satisfied customers that can, and will, testify to the service we offer.
An important aspect of buying a kitchen or bedroom is the installation, and we have an Installation department that will look after you all the way, starting with our surveyor, who will check over all the aspects of your order, to confirm that you are happy with everything. We will than proceed to order and book all of the agreed works. This may include electrical work, tiling, plastering, and flooring, if fact we can help with all of your works, even minor building work. Our fitters have all worked with us for some time, we regularly visit the sites where they are working, and your designer will visit while the work is going on, we do all we can to ensure your total satisfaction. A satisfied customer will tell friends and family to visit us, we know it makes sense to look after you!
A quick word on our kitchen units. They are all manufactured locally, are rigid construction, colour co-ordinated to the door of choice, and include all of the features that you would expect, such as soft closing doors and drawers, fully adjustable legs, three heights of wall units, special size units, and more!!
If you are changing your Appliances with your kitchen, we offer most well known brands, including Neff, Bosch, Hotpoint, Belling and Stoves, and can normally get most other brands if you want something specific. Our sinks and taps are covered by offering Franke, Carron, and Leisure, probably the three best brands in the industry.
Our fitted bedrooms, manufactured by JJ Ormerod, although flat packed for ease of access to rooms, are made to a high standard, are available in various heights, have a wide range of units available, and are, quite simply, beautiful, practical bedrooms. We also offer a range of made to measure bedrooms by Eastcoast, and a range of Sliding Robes.
As a first step, why not call into one of our showrooms, pick up a few brochures, and have a chat with one of our experienced sales team. No hassle or commitment, but it will give you an opportunity to see the product for yourselves.
Our three main showrooms for fitted furniture are in Grays, Elm Park, and Colchester, so these offer the best choice if considering a visit.


We have been supplying furniture since we began in 1956, and through our two showrooms in Elm Park and Stanford Le Hope, can offer you a full range of Dining room, Living room, and occasional furniture, as well as carpets and beds in Stanford Le Hope.
Over the years we have sourced some of the best names in the business, including Nathan, Sutcliffe, Wood Bros, Intotal Designs, Sherbourne Upholstery, Buoyant Upholstery, Furniture link, Morris, Zone, Sadiq, and Celebrity, to name a few!
As part of our service we offer free deliveries, and will responsibly dispose of your old furniture, again with no charge.
Our sales consultants will help you decide on the furniture that you are looking for, in a relaxed environment, and at very competitive prices. We will arrange convenient days and times to deliver, and will assemble items if required, such as beds.
Our range of carpets, and other flooring such as Karndean can be organised through our Stanford Le Hope shop, with literally hundreds of pattern books to choose from, and as you would expect, fitted professionally at a time to suit you.
Beds are so important! We all know the benefits of a good night’s sleep! We have many beds on show, for you to try out, to see if its soft enough, firm enough, big enough, etc We can even have special sizes made, for small rooms, or if you are looking for something special!
The range of furniture available is vast, and you will see a good selection here, on our website, but as the range is constantly changing, a visit to one of the showrooms, or a phone call with your specific requirements may be a good starting point.
And finally!
The above gives you an insight into what R G Cole can offer. We are proud of the fact that we have been around over 50 years. We are all local people, most of the staff have been with us for years, and we try to instill pride in everyone, to offer a courteous service to our customers. We hope that if you are a new customer coming to us for the first time, that your experience is a good one and that you will be glad you chose us, and if you are returning to us again, we will offer the same service you have received before. Whoever you are, thank you.