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Originally trained as Brick layer and then as plumber. Done up properties over the years putting in bathrooms kitchens tiling and roofing joinery work. All work fully insured.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Lee on 20/5/2018

Steve repaired and fitted brand-new bedroom floorboards to a high standard and for a very reasonable price! He was affable, knowledgeable and punctual and we couldn't be happier. Thanks a lot!

Marshall's Property Solutions are a friendly company with many skilled tradesmen that can cover a wide range of services from property maintenance to extensions and conversions. Our reputation is built on recommendation.

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Kevin on 20/5/2018

Come and had a look at what we wanted Said would take 5 days to give a quote but never got back in touch despite several phone call to him Shame really

Allinone

Kitchen design / Installation

Hello, we are old in construction business ,but new here.We like to make all our clients a family friends doing good works on a reasonable prices, our client know every time what his paying for, no hide interests, no tricks.Kind Regards, R&I Construction

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by seyi on 20/5/2018

Great guy.iulian is very knowledgeable and punctual as well.He did a fantastic job in changing the floor tiles and the wood underneath in my bathroom.He explained what I needed in details and was able to complete the job on time. I will definitely recommend him.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Judith on 19/5/2018

Excellent service. Work done on time, and to budget. Clean and reliable. David is multi skilled and qualified. Great job done; thoroughly recommend him.

Gas Safe Registered engineer covering all aspects of domestic gas small plumbing and electrical works. All white goods coverd (gas appliances, electric appliances, washing machines dishwashers, fridges etc) integrated works also undertaken. Please Note: Call out charges apply

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Peter on 19/5/2018

Needed an integrated fridge freezer adjusted Sean came and solved the problem. Competitive prices good work all round.

ROXPAL Ltd specialises in interior refurbishments, maintenance&project management. With more than 7 years experience in one of the most competitive business environment outside London we work on regular basis with ones of the most active and succesful property developers and subcontractors in the area. We aim to provide a 5* service with no exception regardless of the type or size of the job.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door / Window painting, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by Indu on 18/5/2018

Vlad is highly reliable, efficient and punctual in his professional approach. He did a brilliant job as requested and infact I had lost the screws of the wardrobe that needed fixing and he immediately got news screws after a quick surf in his mobile. His teammate was respectful and both were friendly and understanding. I will surely ask him to do other jobs for me in the future and would recommend his services to others as well. Mrs Indu Kaushal

Top rated electricians carrying out small and large electrical jobs - internal/external lights, electric showers, rewires, diagnostics, CCTV, alarm systems and many more jobs. All work fully guaranteed for 12 months.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Installation, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Gary on 18/5/2018

brilliant worker Thank you very much for sorting out the eliectrics

Work at a high standard. Service with a smile. Respectful and honest.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/5/2018

I needed to find a plumber/tiler to refresh a leaky ensuite. Within 15 mins of posting my job Aaron was on the phone and then came out the same morning. What a genuinely nice chap he is, nothing was too much trouble. He gave me some free tips along the way and although he was here for over a week he still stuck to the original estimate. I will definitely be using Aaron again and can highly recommend his services.

We are bathrooms kitchens and refurbishment specialist company 12years of experience,very professional we also do drawings design. Drawing design on request.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Melina on 18/5/2018

Georgi was great to work with, very tidy and detail orientated. Will hire him again.

We are a local company with over 20 years experience in the construction industry . Honesty and reliability are a big part of our make up along side quality workmanship and products we know we have everything you need to get the job done right & on budget

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by david on 18/5/2018

A Scott Joinery & UPVC Did an excerllent garage conversion for us, we were extremely happy with there standard of work. They did the job that was quoted and more for us and at a fair price. I would recommend this firm to anybody David

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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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