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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 are a local firm, offering all aspects of property maintenance we cover a large area and offer a high level of service. We can quote for a large range of jobs, and give you many different solutions for your works.

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

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Reviewed by rob on 24/2/2018

Good service, and nice guy (engineer).

Hello and thanks for paying me a visit. I’ve been self employed now for the past 18 months. I offer a wide range of skills from decorating to decking to flooring. I am a Reliable tradesman here to please you I look forward to hearing from you thanks.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Ellen on 24/2/2018

Speedy repair. Came on time and did a very professional repair

Here at J&c design & build we make your dreams come to life . We can do design work to suite your exact requirements or offer you a complete building service . We do minimal jobs from rooms of skirting right up too loft conversions and extensions .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Uzma on 24/2/2018

The tiling grout were not filled between tiles properly or enough because of which the kitchen tiles edges were sharp while you walk on them. I also purchased the material to go over the grout to prevent moisture or water mess up the grout but it was not been used in bathroom. The lights were not fitted properly in my living room and i had to take it down again and get it done from someone else. The base of the chandelier needed 4 screws to secure but there was only 2 because of which it was not stable.

Merthyr based property maintenance. Excellent service with clean and tidy ,quick working. All aspects of kitchen fitting, bathroom suites, roof repairs on new roofs, extensions, etc.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Bennie on 24/2/2018

Excellent service, really happy with the job.

I have been fitting kitchen for over 30 years which includes plumbing, electrics, tiling and fitting laminate floors.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Fitted kitchens, Home maintenance /Repair, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Jenny on 24/2/2018

Turned up when he said he would, did the job, good to work with, no problems. Would use again.

I am a small painting & decorating business with over 30 years experience.Undertaking all aspects of painting & decorating work ,internal , external and specialists painting techniques . we offer competitive rates and a fast reliable service.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by Keith on 24/2/2018

Brian painted the front of my house and I am delighted, it really is a first class job. He takes pride in his work, nothing was too much trouble and I would recommend him with confidence. Keith L4.

If you're visiting this page,is because you are looking for a reliable tradesman. I am the person who is talking less,but letting my work to talk. Most important for me,is that customer is happy, therefore I am not leaving the job,until customer is happy.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Ryan on 24/2/2018

Brilliant job done. very friendly guy who came on time. Would definitely recommend

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by ambrogio on 24/2/2018

Thanks Lucas. Apologies I did not need you in the end.

Hello, my name is Daniel Marsden and I run a property maintenance and repair company. From your drains under the ground, through to your kitchen and up to your roof, we are able to offer many skilled, professional services. And all our work is guaranteed.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bespoke kitchens, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Kathy on 24/2/2018

A very well done job and pleasant, reliable worker. Would recommend and hire again.

Welcome to our family company. We have over 65 years experience in the building industry. We undertake anything from a tap washer to a fully renovated house. A recent achievment is we were asked to take part in DIY SOS BIG BUILD project in maidstone.

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

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Reviewed by Barry on 24/2/2018

Great service. I would highly recommend Mark. Thank you

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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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