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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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I am a trusted reliable, dependable builder with 40 years of experience in the building trade. All work is carried out by a team professional of workers, supervised by myself. Also I have Liability Insurance, and a member of The UK TRADE CONFEDERATION.

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Reviewed by Philippa on 15/10/2018

Quoted 2 days, it took 5 (only works a few hours a day). Cost 25% more than quoted and insisted on cash (husband had just got back off tour tired, & was taken advantage of, would never normally pay cash without receipts) Left a mess, Left silicone on everything. Chucked rubbish over back of our balcony. We had to glue floor tiles back. It's been a month & many broken promises of receipts & invoice. AND spilled water through to the brand new ceiling of our new neighbours below. Promised to rectify & hasn't,

carpenter, tiler, decorator

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Reviewed by zara on 15/10/2018

We are left with a kitchen with big gaps, the recycle bin need to be refitted as the first one fitted on the second occasion opened the soft close broke. Cabinet is not aligned,one is higher than the other. Massive gaps have been left inside the larder between panels and flies ,dust will easily get in. We paid so expensive for this kitchen to have it in that state. We now regret that we hired this trade person not only part of the work but attitude also is bad.we will seek our legal rights.

At SM Property maintenance our skilled, experienced and trustworthy trade professionals get the job done quickly and efficiently to a high standard. minimizing hassle and making our clients lives that little bit easier. We cover a wide range of reactive, planned and preventative renovation and maintenance services. with over 25 years experience our clients can rest assure they are in safe and trustworthy hands. We offer 12 months guarantee with all work carried out from small repairs to fully refurbishments. We are also disabled adaptions specialists, we take pride in ourselves and our work and put our customers first.

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Reviewed by paul on 15/10/2018

Fantastic work, will use again and again

Hi: where a family Run Bussiness. From grandfather/father to my self. Our bond is to cure every roof 1s time every time. We have 65yrs of roofing knowledge.

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 15/10/2018

Basically very good - didn’t show up on stipulated date due to vehicle breaking down. Very annoying when we had got up especially early. The actual job was very good - no complaints.

We are a family run business since 1982, we now have three generations and we all do our best to please our customers.

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Reviewed by Robin on 15/10/2018

Noel Howe always goes the extra mile to do a better job

The company provides plumbing and maintenance services, installation of bathrooms and kitchens, and other services that you can see in the description of the profile.  Our services are provided in the most efficient and cost effective way. The work is warranted for 12 months (full responsibility ).

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Reviewed by Paula on 15/10/2018

very professional and responsive. managed to complete the job on the same day. Organised and tidy. Will definitely use again

Luky limited understands how important service is today's competitive market. We provide our customers the highest levels of service and quality. We select and manage our team to treat each project as if it was our own. The future looks bright....!!!

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Reviewed by Siouxsie on 14/10/2018

Lucian is wonderful, fully committed to the job and made my bathroom perfect even when the parts I bought were faulty. Thank you. Would highly recommend

Qualified/Timeserved joiner & handy person available for any jobs you may have/want doing around your home no job to big or small!

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Reviewed by Karl on 14/10/2018

Excellent quality, communication and efficiency. I do highly recommend him and will use his services in future.

I am a fully-qualified carpenter and joiner and I have over 25 years experience in the trade. I have trained in various other fields and have run my own company, Pro-Build Property Maintenance for the last 6 years.

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Reviewed by Philip on 14/10/2018

Carwyn was brilliant from quote to completion. Takes pride in his work and you can see by the quality of the finished product Would highly recommend him to my family and friends And would definitely use him for jobs in the future

Highly professional kitchen and bathroom fitting. Bespoke made kitchens. Laminate, composite and solid wood worktops ,supply, fitting and replacement. Vinyl and laminate flooring supply and installation. Visit our web site for more info and gallery.

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Reviewed by Neil on 14/10/2018

We did not use Lukkas in the end but the way he dealt with us when we posted the job was second to nothing. He was helpful and very flexible. The pictures of his work also looked high quality.

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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.

kitchen fitter drilling a hole in the wall

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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