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A kitchen specialist can help with everything from the refurbishment of faded fittings to the installation of a brand new, bespoke kitchen.

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A very professional company, hard working, punctual and reliable. I offer full bathroom and kitchen refurbishments, ceramic porcelain and natural stone tiling. Fully qualified, gas safe registered. Full central heating installation, boiler replacement, unvented hot water, all building works undertaken. Design, install and maintain.

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Reviewed by Adrian on 18/8/2018

Done at a great price. He worked a very long day on a Saturday to get this done on the time I wanted. Highly recommended.

CBS We specialise in Bathrooms /kitchens and general Maintenance of properties. Contractors I use:- Total Heating North West for all my Gas/boiler installations. 5* company

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Reviewed by Vivienne on 18/8/2018

What’s not to like ... he answered my request swiftly & the job was done at a reasonable price, I will certainly be using Lee again !

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Reviewed by Joe on 18/8/2018

Great job.

Bathroom and kitchen. From design to fitting. Specialist in all types of tiling. 20 years experience. Portfolio of work available. Friendly, helpful, reliable.

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Reviewed by Sam on 18/8/2018

Very good tiler, very easy to get hold of and very reliable. Will use Tom again

Hi. My name is George and I have built a trustworthy business over the last 15 years based mostly on recommendation.We are a team of experienced tilers, plasterers,painters and decorators. Professional, reliable, clean and tidy Why Choose Me? I guarantee a good price for a high standard of work

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Reviewed by J on 18/8/2018

Very pleased indeed with George - and very happy to recommend his company. We posted for a Decorating job between tenants. Actually, his firm offers full building trade services and we ended up adding to the job list to get everything done by the same person. All jobs were done to a very high standard, on time and on budget. Sensibly priced too. Good communicator. Always keen to help solve problems. Impressive - highly recommended.

I've been working in the maintenance Industry for the past 17 years and i've worked for 6 different councils in London, I've been trading since 2012 with this company.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 18/8/2018

Sebastian arrived on time..get straight to work. Removed the tree stump and cleared the place . Did a good job and with a smile and worked well with his cheerful and beautiful assistant. Highly recommend him and will use him again if need to. Well done and happy with the work.

We are a good all round building and plastering company operating in the cardiff and surrounding area. I am the director and i work along side my employees to give a friendly and professional service. Free advice and quotations. I have 30 yrs experience.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 18/8/2018

Good job, turned up as agreed, fair price, could of left the floors cleaner or covered them with a dust sheet

Inside Out offers a personal service designing, supplying and installing landscaped gardens, interior joinery and general maintenance both inside and out [hence the name!]

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Reviewed by Steve on 17/8/2018

Great job. Despite poor weather and a dithering client (me) Terence provided the goods. My front garden has been transformed totally.

At WJB Joinery Ltd we cover a range of Carpentery and joinery anything form General general to fitted kitchen

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Reviewed by Sophie on 17/8/2018

Wayne has done a brilliant job of our door frame and doors. We are really pleased with them. Thankyou!

I have been building for 26 yrs now so I have a large amount of experience in plastering ,woodwork and general building.

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Reviewed by Paul on 17/8/2018

Martin was ideal and fitted our job in around other projects. There were some additional costs but he was entirely right in the extra work needed to do the job right.

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Kitchen Specialists - what you need to know

A quality, local kitchen specialist will be able to take care of your whole kitchen installation, from start to finish. They’ll pull out the old kitchen, make sure all the cables and pipes are in the right place, then install the new units. Once that’s done, they’ll be able to finish the kitchen with tiling and flooring, and of course, they’ll tidy everything away leaving you with a shiny new place to cook up a storm.

What a kitchen specialist can help with

  • Planning and designing new kitchens.
  • Measuring out work areas.
  • Ripping out and disposing of old units and appliances.
  • Marking the location of pipes and cables.
  • Measuring and cutting worktops, recesses and joints.
  • Fitting new units and appliances.
  • Tiling walls and laying flooring.
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Along the way they’ll probably use specialist tradespeople such as a plumber who’s Gas Safe-registered and qualified to work with gas. They might also use tilers, carpenters and plumbers.

At the initial stage, they’ll help with the design of your kitchen – either themselves or by recommending an architect. It’s important to consider the placement of all your appliances and work surfaces, so that they’re in practical locations, and within budget. Your kitchen specialist will be able to advise on all of this.

Once everything’s decided, your kitchen specialist will rip out everything that needs to go, and then mark out all the new positions. After that it’s down to business with installing the cupboards and appliances, followed by the finishing touches – tiles, floors, doors… whatever’s needed.

Costs for common kitchen installation jobs

Some typical jobs Low High
Small kitchen, remove kitchen first £500 £800
Small kitchen, no kitchen to remove £400 £600
Medium kitchen, remove kitchen first £700 £1200
Medium kitchen, no kitchen to remove £600 £1100
Large kitchen, remove kitchen first £850 £1,500
Large kitchen, no kitchen to remove £700 £1,200

The qualifications your kitchen specialist needs

There are no specific requirements or qualifications to become a kitchen specialist, and often their experience will cover a range of different skills.

They might have a card from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme which you could check.

If they’re going to be working with gas, they need to be registered with Gas Safe. It’s more likely that they’ll use a plumber or heating engineer to do this, in which case that person needs to be registered with Gas Safe specifically.

For anyone working with electricity in England and Wales, they need to be registered with Part P.

For both of these qualifications, the tradesperson will carry a valid ID which you can check.

What is the Gas Safe Register?

The main focus of Gas Safe is to improve and maintain gas safety to the highest standards. They make sure all gas engineers are qualified to work with gas. 

What is Part P?

In 2005 the government introduced electrical safety rules for England and Wales. Because of this, most fixed electrical installation work in homes must, by law, meet the building regulations.

Part P shows that anyone carrying out electrical installation work in a home, must make sure that work will protect people from fire and electric shocks.

Planning permission for kitchen specialist jobs

In general you won’t need planning application for installing a kitchen, unless it’s part of a house extension. However, if your property is a listed building you should speak to the local planning authority.

Insurance for kitchen specialist work

Your kitchen specialist should have public liability insurance, which will cover you and them if someone gets hurt or if the property is damaged.

Questions you should ask a kitchen specialist

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Do they use sub-contractors or their own employees?
  • What experience do their sub-contractors/employees have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking kitchen specialists

Kitchen ideas

There’s a whole host of inspiration for your kitchen over on our blog. If you’re thinking about starting from scratch with your kitchen then you’re in the right place. To help you along, check out these 4 common kitchen design mistakes. Phil Spencer’s got some tips on planning permission and building regulations too, which is always worth knowing about. Lastly, if you’re not quite in the market for a renovation, then have a look at these tips to give your kitchen a speedy makeover.

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