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The kitchen is often the heart of the home, where you can eat, cook, relax and entertain. A fitted kitchen is a stylish and practical upgrade, tailored so everything is exactly where you want it.

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Reviewed by Chanelle on 19/9/2018

Deyan's work ethic was remarkable and wish others would take a leaf out this guys book. He came by early (always on time) and sometimes worked until after 7pm to get tasks done - high standard. Pleasant guy and really passionate about his work. Clean, tidy, honest and completed the work within the timescale. I also asked for extras/ changes as the work went on (paid for obviously!). Fairly well priced too. I'd recommend him easily to friends and family. The work that he completed has left us very happy.

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Reviewed by karen on 19/9/2018

Very helpful, pleasant guy who turned up when he said he would. Did a very good job tiling kitchen and bathroom floors. Will be using again for other work.

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Reviewed by Pam on 19/9/2018

Fixed window same day.

Small company producing good quality work at reasonable rates

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Reviewed by Shauni on 19/9/2018

Colin is such a nice man, fitted 2 external and 2 internal doors - very pleased with his work! Would recommend him to anyone.

Hello everyone, I'm Andrei and with my vast experience in home decorating/painting, tiling (tiles, marbles, natural stones) plastering, carpentery and joinery I can make your dream projects to became true! I look forward to hear from you!

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Reviewed by Linda on 19/9/2018

Good job overall

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Reviewed by Jan on 19/9/2018

Came & gave a quote straight away & after I weighed up the other quotes I gave them the job.

As a highly skilled carpenter with over 20 years experience, i provide a full suite of expert woodworking and associated services- from installing your skirting boards to producing stunning, unique pieces of furniture. If you have been dreaming about some perfectly fitted, bespoke built-in bookcases that will never buckle under the weight of all your reading materials, or you need someone to instal your new kitchen, i provide a high quality, efficient service at a very affordable rate. In addiction to providing specialistcarpentry services, after two decades working on projects in the construction trade, i have the expertise and practical ability to take care of a wide range of more general improvements and repairs around your home. From picture hanging to bathroom remodeling or instaling your new home entertainment system, i can help you complete all the odd jobs on your to-do list. Whatever may be the requiment, i take real pride in my work and never consider a job to be finished until my customer is completely satisfied. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.

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Reviewed by pravin on 19/9/2018

an average workmanship slightly expensive but against all he is perfect and very reliable job finished in time and all rubbish cleared, overall "GOOD WORK" Can employ again if needed

Carmarthen based , all aspects of carpentry undertaken

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Reviewed by Sharon on 19/9/2018

Came when he said he would. Good job done

Have been in the building trade for 20 years..general building...driveways.. soffit and facias...fencing...driveway cleaning...gutter cleaning and replacement this is a new business as sold previous business in kent in 2017 and now moved into the area of carshalton. So now starting with rated people

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Reviewed by janet on 19/9/2018

Andy did a brilliant job retiling and decorating our bathroom. Very reliable, great workmanship - will definitely use him again. Highly recommended.

Meraki developments are a family run company working in the construction industry for many years. We cover all aspects of construction projects. Bespoke carpentry and joinery, kitchens, Bathrooms, conversions, extensions. We do our very best to satisfy our customers with our friendly trustworthy attitude and top quality craftsmanship. We love what we do and it shows in our work. Thank you for taking the time to view our profile Richard and Paul Meraki Developments.

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Reviewed by Joanne on 19/9/2018

Richard arrived on time. Very presentable and covered floors and anything that could get dusty. Very friendly and completed job to high standard. We have a number of other jobs I’ll be asking him to quote for thanks Rich.

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Fitted kitchens specialists - what you need to know

Old and outdated kitchens can make cooking a chore. It’s also a wasted communal space if you’re only going in there to whip up a meal before returning to the comfort of the living room. Sprucing it up with a renovation or refit can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life.

Kitchen fitting is much more than simply swapping out appliances, cupboards and worktops though. If you’re investing time, effort, emotion and hard-earned cash into a kitchen refit, you’ll want to properly plan everything out. A refit gives you the opportunity to remodel and rearrange elements of your kitchen – for example, moving your oven, installing an island worktop or upgrading your sink to a double bowl. Work with a specialist kitchen fitter and they’ll be able to support you throughout every stage in the process, from design and planning to fitting and commissioning appliances.

Some kitchen fitters will offer both supply and fit services, while others will be happy to fit items that you purchase on your own. It’s important to check with your professional, so you know where you stand before committing to a project.

Cost of fitting a new kitchen

The cost to fit a new kitchen will depend on the quality of appliances, fittings and fixtures, and flooring, as well as the size of the room. Then there’s the removal of the old kitchen, post-refit decorating and any specialist features to consider.

However, typically you can expect to pay:

  • Small kitchen: £1,000-£3,000
  • Medium kitchen: £4,000-£6,000
  • Large kitchen: £7,000-£10,000+

What are the main features of a fitted kitchen?

While there are plenty of custom or premium features you might consider adding to your kitchen, there’s a fairly standard list of items you’ll need to think about.

  • Worktops – budget options are laminates, while real wood provides a relatively affordable but authentic finish. At the premium end of the spectrum, a granite, natural stone or composite worktop look elegant, and are also hard-wearing and resistant to heat.
  • Units – beyond selecting solid wood or a cheaper veneer, your main consideration will be the colour and finish of your kitchen units. This will naturally be personal preference, but it’s worth thinking about how practical and easy to keep clean they’ll be. Some units will also feature space-saving swing-out corner cupboards or other neat features, so take a moment to investigate these options.
  • Appliances – when it comes to appliances, your wallet really is the only limit. From huge American-style double fridge-freezers to integrated slimline dishwashers, there’s a solution for every size of kitchen out there.
  • Flooring – traditionally kitchen floors are tiled, but many people opt for wooden flooring now, which isn’t so cold to touch. If your budget can stretch, underfloor heating is a premium feature you may want to consider too.

The key stages in a kitchen refit

Every kitchen is unique, and the exact stages or phases involved in your refit will vary according to the work that needs to be carried out. Typically, though, your renovation will feature:

  • Planning and design – understanding how to make the best use of the space available, as well as what you want your kitchen to do for you.
  • Removal of your old kitchen – carefully and methodically removing old appliances, units, worktops and flooring, before preparing the room for the fitting of the new kitchen.
  • Electrics and plumbing – this step may not be necessary if you’re replacing appliances or features in the same locations, but typically even the most minor alterations will require plugs or light fittings to be moved or altered.
  • Fitting new units and worktops – units are typically fitted first, followed by your new worktops. They’ll need to be properly secured using appropriate load-bearing fittings, and this is where the value of an expert can be felt. When fitting your new worktop, your tradesperson will also install your sink.
  • Tiling or laying a new floor – with your units in place, your floor can be tiled (or wooden floor fitted).
  • Installing new appliances – the last major job will be installing and commissioning your new appliances. Most of these will be fairly straightforward, but gas and certain electric appliances will need to be fitted by Gas Safe and NICEIC-registered professionals.

The qualifications your kitchen fitter needs

As we’ve mentioned, Gas Safe and NICEIC registration will usually be required, as a kitchen refit will inevitably involve installing appliances that run on gas or electric. Beyond that, experience is going to be the most important asset your professional can hold.

City and Guilds qualifications or apprenticeships in carpentry, tiling and plumbing will certainly be beneficial, but the breadth of skills and capabilities demanded when fitting a kitchen means that (to reuse an old cliché) there really is no substitute for experience.

Make sure your tradesperson has a track record of fitting the type of kitchen you’re looking for. So, if you’re seeking to have a tiled floor installed, make sure they’re particularly proficient at tiling. Same goes for any specialist features, such as underfloor heating.

Insurance for kitchen fitting

Public liability cover should be your priority when it comes to insurance. It’s also worth asking about warranties on the work your kitchen fitter delivers.

Appliances will typically be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, but the work itself can be guaranteed from 5-20 years, depending on the policy your professional operates with.

Questions you should ask your kitchen fitter

  • Will they also assist with design and planning?
  • Do they have a portfolio or examples of previous kitchens they have fitted?
  • Will they be completing the work by themselves, or do they plan to bring in sub-contractors and other third parties?
  • Can they provide a warranty on their work?
  • Can they dispose of your old kitchen and appliances?

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