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Hi my name is Lee i have been a joiner for over 20 years. I have a multitude of experience within the building sector, from shopfitting, flooring, joinery work, bathrooms, kitchens, I also build bespoke pieces.

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Reviewed by Felicity on 22/9/2018

Lee was great from start to finish. Very quick to answer my request and understanding of our needs, having a young child we needed a new bathroom quickly and he accommodated every requirement we had and more. Very impressed with the work and communication. Professional outfit and would definitely hire again. The work was done while we were away on holiday and we had regular updates for peace of mind which was perfect. Thanks for a fantastic experience and a wonderful bathroom to boot.

My name is lee and i am a time served joiner with advance craft papers aswell. I love to fulfill the customers imagination and deliver a high class finish. I also have a small workshop at home can make furniture,beds,etc.

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Reviewed by Jen on 22/9/2018

Excellent work - taken me this long to leave a review as I have been waiting for some bad weather to test the leak that we suffered. The quality of work was first class. Sharp edges and fine craftsmanship. Would definitely recommend Lee.

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Reviewed by Jackie on 22/9/2018

Great job completed by a lovely young man. Really reliable and quality to a great standard. Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely use him again. Arrived on time and tidied up afterwards too. Thank you Aston.

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Reviewed by Alasdair on 22/9/2018

Totally recommend Michal. Reliable, hard-working, good quality paint job. Will definitely call on services again

Self-employed builder covering all aspects of domestic & commercial plastering as well as undertaking a comprehensive range of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, tiling, decorating, kitchens/bathrooms and groundwork requirements. 16 years in business.

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Reviewed by Karen on 22/9/2018

Thank you very much to Rated People because I would never have found such a professional in every way. Simon was polite, calm. highly skilled and very reasonable in his quotation. I was extremely pleased with his workmanship and tidiness. We asked him to decorate the bungalow ready to rent. He is trustworthy and I felt assured our house key was safe in his possession. He was reliable and kept me informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend. Thank you Simon Jeffrey & Partners. Thank you Simon

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Reviewed by Alan on 22/9/2018

Spencer replaced a worktop, sink and taps and the finished job looks and is excellent, so happy to recommend him. He is personable and communicated well about the job. I was supplying the sink myself but was let down by the supplier and Spencer went a long way out of his way to get a replacement for me.

My customers needs are of the utmost importance. I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of my work is from repeat customers and referrals I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service.

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Reviewed by Helen on 22/9/2018

Very impressed with the end result & with Jonathan's flexibility to be able to do the job so quickly for me

MLS Kitchens was founded in 2001 and provides kitchens in the Greater Manchester and Yorkshire areas to Trade and Retail clients. Our main aim is to give our customers a seamless hassle free experience when choosing and ordering a new kitchen. Our expert staff have been involved with kitchens for over 25 years and MLS Kitchens have built up good relationships with all the major distributors in the Kitchen Industry. Main advantages in choosing a kitchen from MLS Kitchens: -7 day turnaround from ordering to delivery -All kitchens fully installed ie gas , electric and plumbing -Free 3D plan and design in your own home -Full Transparency on pricing -No pressure selling tactics MLS Kitchens can cater for anyone's budget from high end spacious kitchens to rental properties – we have a range to suit everyone's pocket . Our Trade customer database is our bread and butter and can compare to Howdens and B and Q . We offer a free no obligation design visit where we can design your kitchen in 3D and give the customer exactly the look they are looking for. Equally we can price match or compare with quotes you have already obtained – we will do a like for like quote and feel confident of either beating it or matching it.

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Reviewed by Simon on 22/9/2018

excellent service provided from start to finish

At Tobias Services we aim to offer a unique service at affordable prices for all jobs around the home ranging from plumbing to maintenance We are all ways happy to quote how ever small or large your job we regualy carry out a wide range of comprehensive plumbing services, including shower plumbing, repairs to toilets, leaks, burst pipes and much more. We also provide an all-round service for bathroom & kitchen installations, offering all plumbing, Carpentry and design work in one total package, with everything from fitting sinks to tiling and grouting provided. Not only does this make life easier for you, it also means you are able to take advantage of our great value rates, and we offer a 12 month warranty on all parts and labour. Our team are also available for emergency plumbing services, such as burst water pipes, heating breakdowns, leaks and blocked pipes, offered 24/7 for customers across the entire south west. Get in touch today for more information We are here to help !!

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Reviewed by Reena on 21/9/2018

Turned up on time and did he job perfectly. He tidied up after himself and made sure everything worked before he left. I would highly recommend and would use him again

Covering all of Devon and Cornwall, we take pride in not only doing the best but doing so with consideration for our customers and the Environment. With over 36 years in our industry we boast qualified staff, full insurance & FREE quotations within 48hrs.

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Reviewed by Dave on 21/9/2018

We found JB services to be highly efficient with excellent workmanship. Jay left everything clean and tidy and completed the job on time and was always ready to go that extra mile to ensure that we were happy with the result. We would highly reccomend him and will be using JB services again.

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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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