Having browsed the endless pages and sourcing various parts from the vast resource that is the interwebs the decision was made…
The Chosen One:
…It was time to order a Prusa i3 Hephestos by bq.
Undoubtedly the best looking and seemingly “consumer” friendly and thought out RepRap available. Based off the Prusa i3 Model, the Hephestos clears a bit of the cable management up and comes a nice “all-in-one” (appart from the tools) kit.
RepRap.org : Prusa i3 Hephestos Page : A full blown guide that lists all the required components and the method for building and calibrating.
bq : Prusa i3 Hephestos Product Page : The product page frombq
PrintMe3D : Prusa i3 Hephestos Store Page : UK Distributor of the Prusa i3 Hephestos