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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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My name is Aidan. I am new to the area but by no means new to plumbing and the building trade. I moved here for love and left behind a very successful bathroom and plumbing installation company. I previously worked as recommended by a showroom company so I spent a lot of time creating beautiful bathrooms. My eye for detail really lent itself to the quality of finish, right across the board with tiling,plastering,plumbing, heating and kitchen fitting. I have worked on bathrooms where the materials chosen cost so much it’s scary. Likewise I can work on a B&Q £400 bathroom bundle. My gas safe certification is about to lapse however my knowledge and qualifications are of the highest standard, as this is a new beginning for me I am reluctant to retake the course right now until I understand how beneficial it will be for me in the future. As for me. I am a young man with 15 years on site experience that has always been willing to work hard and treat people fairly. I more than not keep customers for life and am always more than willing to go out of my way to keep people happy. I usually have my dog with me as he is my best bud and comes everywhere with me. If this is a problem he is more than happy to wait for me in the van. Or if you want to say hi he loves people,kids, dogs. He loves everything. We can’t wait to meet you.

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

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Reviewed by Christine on 19/6/2018

Aidan completely renovated our bathroom over approximately five days. He is honest, reliable and very knowledgeable. He takes great pride in his work and has excellent ideas. We have already passed his number onto family/friends, we highly recommend him (& his dog).

I offer complete services as Part-P registred (certificate in a galery) electrician, skilled plumber, creative and effective problem solver. I preffer to repair than to replace and I do not mind working night. I price fair, guided by buildingsheriff.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Nicole on 19/6/2018

Fast response, quick turnaround of the job and reasonable price.

We offer a friendly, professional and reliable service at competitive prices. Working within time and budgets, using only the best durable materials and giving complete attention to detail on every job.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by John on 19/6/2018

Completed the job the day after I posted it, very good service.

I'm a new company and been up and running for over 2 years now with over 14 years experience in Plumbing and Tiling. I always make sure the customer receives a 100% workmanship and guarantee the job is done at a high standard.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Robert on 19/6/2018

Great price and top quality work

Hi my names mike, I am a fully qualified exp carpenter. I believe in always doing any job small or large to the best of my ability. I work hard and always get the job done in good time causing little disruption to you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Trades serviced: Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Fitted kitchens, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Liz on 19/6/2018

Amazing job and will use again.

my work is to detail as your homes beauty & comfort is our priority.

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

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Reviewed by Justin on 19/6/2018

God quality job with transparent pricing

- Electrical Instalation, - Complete Kitchen Instalation - Complete Bathroom Instalation - Complete Boiler and Radiators Instalation , -complete room decoration, painting, plumbing.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Gareth on 19/6/2018

Mohammad arrived on time as planned and quickly and efficiently went about the job of plumbing in my dishwasher which will save me a lot of time. I shall contact Mohammad again to fit a new shower because he is a very reliable tradesman. Thanks.

We are private own company that have combined over 40 years experience in the building trade .We have joiners who been working on various projects from 1k - 1.5m budget . Plasters who can do internal and external wall covering of all kinds including wet or dry dashing , K-rend or just normal rendering . We have a brick layer who will build your extension or garden wall . We also have block paving expert who can fix or relay a new driveway or a patio for you . We are specialising in the flat conversion from start to finish . Taking full project management of your shoulders . We have build up good relationship with our suppliers and we can get a great deals on kitchens and all needed materials witch helps us to keep the cost down . We can deal with Building inspectors for you and making sure your building pass the sound test and comply with all the regulations . If you are looking for stress free project we are a dream team for you so feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you with advice and completion of your project . We are happy to show you around our previous conversions to see the end results . No project is too small or too big for us so if you need your lock changing , wall plastering or you looking to build home of your dreams dont look any further .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Simon on 19/6/2018

Excellent contractor...job done on time and on cost.

We are an island based company with fully qualified and polite tradesmen. Whether a complete renovation or a simple fix Isola building Services is there for all your requirements. free quotation and fully insured too.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Richard on 19/6/2018

Isola did an excellent job of removing an old cracked & uneven pathway & replacing with a new concrete pathway. Many thanks to Mark & his excellent team.

Welcome to Homes and Gardens UK, the complete property maintenance service. We pride ourselves on getting the job done quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. Fully insured.

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Demolition, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Daphne on 19/6/2018

Courteous, hard working ,friendly,tidy and efficient.

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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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