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Reviewed by Ricky on 21/7/2018

Excellent job and very trusting. Great value will definitely use again if the need arises.

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GTRenovation has helped create ideal living spaces to accommodate and enhance our customers' lifestyles. Whether it's a new kitchen a master bathroom, a finished basement, or a complete home remodel.

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Reviewed by Ilir on 21/7/2018

Great quality of service, assessed the problem and fixed it without delay. Responsive, and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend.

I am a sole tradesman but with many guys who work in close proximity . I have been trading for about 9 years independently and for 3 years with my brother in law who is @pendragon kitchens and joinery . We have gas registered engineer and electrician.

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Reviewed by margaret on 21/7/2018

Excellent. Character polite and well mannered. Good price with no unexpected extra costs. The work we asked him to do was to very well and quickly done and he left the job all cleaned up and proper. Would very much recommend Lee. Thank you for a perfect job.

We will Undertake All Aspects Of Building Maintenence& Repairs.We've got Over 16 Years of Experience and offer an Excellent level of Service to our Clients and pride Ourselfs in being Reliable at all Times.

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Reviewed by Karen on 21/7/2018

Adam was absolutely brilliant. He turned up on time and gave me a quote for the work that needed doing. The price he quoted was so reasonable that I was happy for him to start the work straight away. He completed all the jobs in good time and the work he did was to a very high standard. He cleaned up afterwards and was very friendly and professional throughout. Highly recommended.

We specialise in supply & instalation of fitted kitchens, all tasts, functions , lot's of design ideas. work top changes or reface your kitchen if required.

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Reviewed by Colette on 20/7/2018

Andy and Glen were a true minor miracle,. They took on our fitting at the last minute when our original fitter let us down. They turned up exactly on time. Andy priced the job while on site. His price was comparable with other quotes we had BUT we really feel that we had more than value. Our kitchen was a new handle less design, but this was no problem for them. The worktop is Slab Tec which they fitted with invisible joins. Cannot recommend more highly. A superb job. Lovely people, clean tidy work 10 stars

We aim to provide you with the most cost effective and innovative service covering all electrical and joinery aspects. We can guarantee the most reliable, professional and honest service. Part P Qualified electrician.

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Reviewed by Brian on 20/7/2018

Very reliable, tidy and hard working. Really pleased with our new decking which looks fantastic.

Blink Property Maintenance specialize in various aspects of property maintenance. Plumbing, Joinery, Painting, Bathrooms,Kitchens & general odd jobs.

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Reviewed by Richard on 20/7/2018

He did a good job changing my toilet cistern which was made difficult by the fact that it was an old toilet. Pleasant chap as well. Prompt and efficient

We are a family run bespoke joinery and construction firm specializing in the slightly different

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Reviewed by Jenna on 20/7/2018

James made some lovely shelves for my living room alcove. He was efficient and very reasonably priced. Would recommend!

We specialise in kitchen fitting but all aspects of joinery undertaken however big or small. I ensure we tidy up each day and pride ourselves on the work carried out like it our own. Time served and fully qualified team of experts to carry out the work required. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Reviewed by ROBERT on 19/7/2018

Neil arrived when he said he would and completed the job to great standard, I would definitely recommend.

We undertake a huge variety of work to a very high standard-I have over 7 years of experience as a multi skilled tradesman and have a high number of repeat customers. We are reliable, trustworthy, honest and reasonably priced to give you 100% satisfaction

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Reviewed by Juliana on 19/7/2018

Great job

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Kitchen design / Installation specialists - what you need to know

Good kitchen design is a lot more than choosing the worktops you like and ordering them in the right size. A kitchen specialist who plans and designs kitchens will take a lot of things into account to make sure the kitchen that gets installed is fit for purpose and looks great.

Some of these things are:

  • The distance between work areas.
  • Worktop materials and whether they can withstand spillages and heat.
  • How easy the kitchen is to clean.
  • The positioning of different work areas (e.g. is the sink too far from the hob).
  • Storage options.
  • The positioning of windows and lights – to help create a clean, bright environment to cook and prepare food in safely.
  • The location of plumbing and electrical fixtures.

They’ll also consider who the kitchen is being designed for to make sure it meets that person’s tastes and needs. That can mean accommodating disabilities or recognising that a left-handed person might prefer a dishwasher to be to the left of the sink rather than to the right. At the very least, it’ll mean taking that person’s height into account to make sure they don’t need to tip-toe or bend down too far to access cupboards.

A good kitchen designer will draw up plans for the kitchen to help you visualise how the new room will look and make sure the room meets current building regulations. They can also remove an old kitchen before a new one is fitted.

Cost of kitchen design work

Some typical jobs Low High
New small kitchen £400 £600
New small kitchen + remove old kitchen £500 £800
New medium kitchen £600 £1100
New medium kitchen + remove old kitchen £700 £1200
New large kitchen £700 £1200
New large kitchen + remove old kitchen £850 £1500

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There’s no one recognised qualification for kitchen specialists but most of them have taken a general interior design course with City & Guilds or a similar body before learning the trade on the job. They might start out as interior designers but they could also begin their careers as carpenters or cabinet makers before deciding to specialise in kitchen design.

As well as kitchen design principles, they’ll have a good knowledge of current building regulations and may have connections with other tradespeople like plumbers, electricians, tilers and carpenters who they can call on to help bring a new kitchen space to life. If a gas cooker is on the wish list, only a tradesperson with a valid Gas Safe qualification can fit it. A similar thing goes for electrics. They’ll need to be fitted by a tradesperson with a Part P qualification. They might have both of these qualifications themselves but it’s more likely that they’ll bring in a Gas Safe registered plumber or Part P qualified electrician to carry out the work.

What is a Gas Safe accreditation?

A tradesperson is Gas Safe when they’re on the gas registration body, Gas Safe Register. The register is an official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely on gas appliances like boilers and cookers. All qualified engineers carry ID cards with an identification number which you should check on the main Gas Safe Register website, along with their company name, before allowing them to work on gas in your home.

Building regulations and Part P for kitchen jobs

Part P is one section of building regulations which says that anyone carrying out electrical installation work in a home must make sure it’s designed and installed to protect people from fire and electric shocks. When a tradesperson has this certification, they’re known as Part P certified, so can self-certify that any work they carry out is compliant with the building regulations. It’s not a must-have qualification legally but it comes hand in hand with safety and means a tradesperson won’t have to then apply for building regulations approval for the work.

You won’t need approval to refit a kitchen but drainage or electrical work might need building regulations approval. If the kitchen is to be fitted in a room where there wasn’t a kitchen before, you’ll need approval to make sure that the room has appropriate ventilation and drainage and meets fire safety, electrical and structural stability requirements.

For guidance around the latest building regulations, visit the Planning Portal

Planning permission for kitchen jobs

You won’t need planning permission to install a new kitchen unless it’s part of a house extension. If you live in a listed building, you should check with your Local Planning Authority before carrying out any work as planning permission may be required.

Insurance for kitchen design work

While it isn’t a legal requirement, it’s a good idea for your kitchen specialist to have public liability insurance to protect against any personal injury or property damage claims.

Questions you should ask your kitchen specialist

  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they show you examples of previous kitchens they’ve designed?
  • Will they be fitting the kitchen themselves as well as designing it?
  • Will they give a guarantee for the work and how long does that last?
  • How long will the room be unusable for while the kitchen’s being fitted?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Will they be sorting the plumbing and electrics themselves or bringing in someone else? If they’re doing it themselves, do they have a valid Gas Safe and/or Part P qualification?

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