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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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Carpenter by preference but do most general building work with over 30 years experience from fitting a door to complete new build. I always leave the site clean and tidy. I take every job seriously as I know how important even the smallest job can be.

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Reviewed by Brian on 18/7/2018

Excellent tradesman highly recommended

We are a reliable company with competent team of workers. Our priority is quality of service provided. We look after our customers!

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Reviewed by David on 18/7/2018

Brilliant job done by both Lucas and Jarek. We are really pleased by their speed, tidiness, end result and the general conscientious, high quality approach that they take to their work. Would recommend and use again!

Over 20 years experience delivering a expert joinery service to a very high standard. Specialising in kitchen fitting and other services include. Upvc doors and windows, decking, joinery. Extensions, house renovations etc

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Reviewed by Elizabeth on 18/7/2018

I gathered a few quotes to lay my laminate flooring and peters came up the most reasonable and was able to squeeze my job in within the week. The chap that came round to fit my floor and skirtings has done great job, especially considering there are so many awkward angles in the room. Very professional and neat and tidy. Will definitely be contacting Peter for my next jobs. Thank you

We are private own company that have combined over 40 years experience in the building trade .We have joiners who been working on various projects from 1k - 1.5m budget . Plasters who can do internal and external wall covering of all kinds including wet or dry dashing , K-rend or just normal rendering . We have a brick layer who will build your extension or garden wall . We also have block paving expert who can fix or relay a new driveway or a patio for you . We are specialising in the flat conversion from start to finish . Taking full project management of your shoulders . We have build up good relationship with our suppliers and we can get a great deals on kitchens and all needed materials witch helps us to keep the cost down . We can deal with Building inspectors for you and making sure your building pass the sound test and comply with all the regulations . If you are looking for stress free project we are a dream team for you so feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you with advice and completion of your project . We are happy to show you around our previous conversions to see the end results . No project is too small or too big for us so if you need your lock changing , wall plastering or you looking to build home of your dreams dont look any further .

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Reviewed by Sheila on 18/7/2018

would highly recommend JLD Construction, they did a fantastic job of renewing my old decking. Reasonable and affordable pricing, polite and hardworking, you don't get that every day!!

We are a team of Multi Skilled Builders based in the Exeter area.The team is made up of Carpenters,Tilers, Builders,and Fitters all with vast experience in their particular trade.When we say No Job Too Small we mean it.

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Reviewed by Carol on 18/7/2018

Justin did exactly what I had wished very pleased without one would definitely have him back again

quality tradesmen at competitive prices and all work fully insured,

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Reviewed by Gillian on 18/7/2018

Scott supplied and fitted a window for us. He was courteous, extremely helpful and entirely reliable. We will definitely use him again.

work with professionalism and honesty to make the customers happy ... why we need you guys to keep me always in working and biulder working with me thank you for trusting in Art constroction ltd.

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Reviewed by Mike on 18/7/2018

Paolo and his team were hard working and a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend Paolo for his professional and friendly service.

Carpentry, kitchen/bathroom fitting. gardening, decorating. Multiskilled tradesmen. No up front payment, only on completion and customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Huw on 18/7/2018

Did a superb job, I would recommend to anyone, tidied up after them as well unlike other tradesmen we have had in the past.

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Reviewed by paul on 17/7/2018

Absolutely brilliant, would recommend to anyone, friendly , was on time and did the job

Fully qualified carpenter and joiner. (City and guilds) with a wide range of experience quality work guaranteed over 40 years in the trade

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Reviewed by Carl on 17/7/2018

Anthony said he would arrive by 8.30am was very prompt and was actually 5 mins early. Very reasonably priced and got the job done in a timely manner. Thank you again will be using you in future.

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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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