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How To Choose A Kitchen Fitter

Finding the right installer to fit your kitchen takes homework. You've invested in the perfect cabinets and accessories so you'll need someone you can trust who'll do the job well, at the right price and in a suitable time frame.

You can install your kitchen yourself or source your own fitter, however most people opt for the kitchen supplier's own installer or someone the supplier has recommended. Whatever you choose, get at least three quotes from different people so you can compare your options.

Ensure that all of the installers get the same brief and benefit from a detailed chat about your design ideas to make comparing their quotes easier. Get a feel for the kitchen fitter's personality because you'll be liaising with them frequently and they'll be spending a lot of time in your home.

Ask them if they can provide references from their completed projects and find out if they have all the necessary certification to meet UK legislation and regulation. Find out what services they provide, such as plumbing, gas and electrical work and ask if calling in additional contractors will cost more. Look out for hidden extras and expenses too.

Good installers should set you up with temporary arrangements so you can use your kitchen sink and appliances until the job is finished, be open about their planned schedule, get the work done on time and clean up properly on completion. Get the peace of mind you need by discussing all this before work begins.

6 December 2016