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This page has everything you’ll need to know about finding and hiring a local kitchen specialist. Learn about this trade and how they can help you around the home.

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We at Elite Building Services North undertake all electrical, plumbing, joinery and plastering work. Quality work at reasonable price assured.

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

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Reviewed by Kirsty on 17/2/2018

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Whether you need a small job done or would like to add an extension to your home, we do it all big or small. We Have over 11 years on the market and hundreds of happy customers. We are committed to customer satisfaction and delivering a superior quality of work each and every time.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Richard on 17/2/2018

Very professional approach and good workmanship as well.

We provide the best kitchen & bathrooms service in London Free designs advices on any projects www.cezaryrennovare.co.uk Marble, natural stone,onyx, travertine, Slate ,bathstone & granit restoration end instalation .Fully insured Friendly & helpfully service

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 17/2/2018

Cezary is a very skilled and versatile tradesman, his work was of a very high standard and finish I would highly recommend him

A.s joinery and maintenance ltd all aspects of joinery lock smithing and maintenance work undertaken at grate rates

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Geoffrey on 17/2/2018

Andrew did a good job - I am happy with the result.

I want to be judged by individual performance and I want be rewarded for my efforts based on their my to execute.Thanks

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Carpet Cleaning, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular

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Reviewed by George on 17/2/2018

Excellent job. Highly recommended - thank you!

When the square hole does not fit in the round ,you know who to call POUND FOR POUND

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

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Reviewed by Simon on 17/2/2018

Decent chap. Did what he said.

Roofing Specialist , we offer a straightforward hardworking efficient roofing and building service .

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Carpet fitters, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Stuart on 17/2/2018

Dave and his team did an excellent job, and the price was right. Would recommend him to others.

I have been in the trade since I left school, 12years ago. I started with a apprenticeship working for Taylor wimpy, and been self employed since finishing my apprenticeship. I cover all aspects of joinery, from hanging doors, fitting kitchens/wardrobes or putting roofs on. I have also formed a very good relationship with a local builder and we have completed a few projects together.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Fitted kitchens, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden office / Studio construction

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Reviewed by Chris on 17/2/2018

Highly recommended. Great quality and highly efficient service.

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

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Reviewed by mahjabeen on 17/2/2018

Very good prompt quick and reliable !!

Hi my name is nigel i have been in the building trade most of my life my farther was a builder and I learnt all I know from him. I am a seasoned builder and landscape gardener. No job is too big or too small.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Julian on 17/2/2018

Nigel was friendly, efficient and very good at his job. He did a lot of work for a good price, and we would certainly use his expertise again.

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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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