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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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Kitchen Fitter / Joiner with 36 years experience also wall tiling / floor laying and domestic plumbing.

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Reviewed by peter on 13/1/2020

Mick and Ronnie came today, on time, and fitted worktops as arranged, for the price we agreed. Can't ask for more than that! Thank you for a job well done. Quickly too. And yes, they tidy up too!

At J.G Woodworking we pride ourselves on building good relationships with our customers, offering a friendly and reliable service to a high standard, domestic and commercial services. specializing in kitchen fits and worktop installations

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Reviewed by Andrew on 13/11/2019

Good communication throughout. Reasonable price. Very polite and easy to work with. Good quality worktop supplied and fitted to a very nice standard. Would definitely recommend to others.

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

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Reviewed by James on 3/1/2020

Excellent professional service. Lukas saved the day and was good to work with.

At KST Kitchens we pride ourselves on completing a job to the highest standards and getting the job right first time. We design, supply and fit bespoke kitchens of the highest quality whilst accommodating to any budget. We work close with the client discussing their wishes and desires to make their dream kitchen become a reality. At KST Kitchens we pride ourselves in customer relations, ensuring all clients are updated on the progress of their kitchen. • Quality bespoke kitchens at affordable prices • Over 7 years experience • Competative prices

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Reviewed by Shirley on 21/1/2020

Cannot fault Kiefer's work. He fitted our kitchen really well with suggestions for improvement on the design which worked well. Kiefer was polite and considerate in our home and went above and beyond to complete the job in good time and to a high standard. Thank you Kiefer! We definitely recommend++

We are a team of skilled tradesmen with over 20 years experience. We complete all jobs to a very high standard.

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Reviewed by Barbara on 19/1/2020

This was an excellent job, they turned up when they said they would were very punctual and worked through until they finished. From start to finish I was very happy with the standard of work and the support. The job had to be postponed because of the weather but Anthony kept in touch by text and it was rescheduled and completed. They hired a skip and everything was cleared away. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Hi Im Den your local builder i can improve any aspect of the inside of your home from kitchens / bathrooms / decorating to carpentry I have 20 years experience and have undertaken all sots of projects from decorating a room to a complete refurbishment

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Reviewed by Dorothy on 9/1/2020

Den arrived on time, started work immediately and worked though without a break just a cuppa. Left at 8.30pm with kitchen fully completed and had his own hoover etc. and cleaned up at the end. Would use again and definitely recommend him and his work. Thank you.

Archer stone works are committed to giving you quality worktops at affordable prices

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/12/2019

Fantastic service- Chris and his team went out of their way to help us so close to Christmas and did an excellent job. Highly recommended.

Family run business with a wealth of experience. We are group of painters, tilers, Bathroom and kitchen fitters. We treat every job with importance and always leave customers smiling. We have a team of 30 that cover the whole of London Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey & Frinton on sea. For peace of mind, all work carried out by SDL PKB (Painting, Kitchens & Bathrooms ) is guaranteed for 1 year. Experience/Team experience: Project manage - if you have a large project with various different trades needed, to take the stress away from customers I can oversee all of the work and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Bathrooms - We can remove and dispose of old bathrooms. And then install any Bathroom that you desire. We have good relationships with bathroom suppliers to be able to get you a good suite at discount prices. We leave you with a year’s guarantee on parts. Painting - our painting service is second to none. We can cover all of your decorating needs. Making good of surfaces, painting interior and exterior. Working with all types of paint including gloss and varnish for any woodwork. We can offer wallpapering and lining services. We have good relationships with suppliers to ensure we can get customers materials for the best prices. Tiling - we can work with all kinds of tiles including porcelain and ceramic. We offer floor and wall tiling for any room desired, especially kitchens and bathrooms. Our tilers are perfectionists and aim for the perfect finish. We use top of the range tiling equipment to ensure this. Kitchens- we have top of the range kitchen fitters to help you design and installation your dream kitchen. We also provide a free CAD service (computer aided design) to help achieve this. Kitchens- we have top of the range kitchen fitters to help you design and install your dream kitchen. We also provide a free CAD service (computer aided design) to help achieve this. PLEASE NOTE: We at SDL PKB (Painting, Kitchens & Bathrooms ) understand that there is a lack of good customer service in the Building/Trades industry therefore all contractors for SDL PKB (Painting, Kitchens & Bathrooms ) are Qualified, Experienced and Reputable and have signed a legal contract with SDL PKB (Painting, Kitchens & Bathrooms) to guarantee any work carried out for 1 year. IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY AMAZING GRANDAD DAVID LOVELIDGE RIP CHAMP, WELL DO YOU PROUD

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Reviewed by Dan on 28/12/2019

We did not use Shayne, but he was very quick and efficient to respond and visit for quotes. Would be happy to consider working with him in the future.

We are limited company run by multi-skilled treadesman team with more than 15 years of expertise 5 years in the UK markets. We believe in delivering excellent work to our client, We cover many types of works and all are guaranteed for 2 years .

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Reviewed by Emprehss on 18/1/2020

Looking for trades people?...Look no further than Maestro Construction! Their professionalism, commitment to the quality of their work, attention to detail and industry knowledge all contribute to their outstanding and impeccable work. Mohamed and Mazen are true expertises in their craft! Their knowledge in all aspects and areas of building and construction allowed them to complete my kitchen renovation to the highest possible standard. Thank you Maestro for allowing my vision to come to fruition!

Years of experience kitchens renovation ,can act on your full project,or remodeling if necessary.

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Reviewed by Laura on 29/11/2019

Did an excellent job with the worktops and even cut us out a kitchen window ledge. Lovely chap, was very reliable and punctual. Definitely recommended.

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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.

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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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