Hi mumsgreentrees - Fingers crossed that Devol come back reasonably... I genuinely think they are SO beautiful.
You're doing the same thing of avoiding HMKD not so nice hinges if you do what you describe - also that should come in at under £1500 for the island I think? DeVOl would charge about £1000 for just one drawer unit.
We're ALL about fussy with these kitchens, all of us, aren't we! I'm beyond obsessed. No worries re British Standard - actually my friend who has ordered from them is now a little sigh as she prefers deVol's units (nb still ahven't worked out how to spell their name re capitals).
If you want wall panelling (I'm getting some to tie teh room together) have a look at Scumble Goosie's MDF wall panelling /
ALSO if you are in teh market for one of deVOl's recommended mixer taps from Perrin and Rowe I've just found a brand new chrome one (wall mounted) on ebay for £190. I can't use it but can hook you up to the link if you want it.
Good luck! Exciting but TERRIFYING at the same time. Wait til you get to the worktops - that's a breathtaking amoutn of money.