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Kitchen Installation Costs

How long is a piece of string?

The cost of an installation by a professional fitter varies massively and is dependent on:

a) The amount of work involved (expected and relatively unexpected)
b) The quality and amount of material used

Installations cover the full spectrum.

Some projects may be more of a refresh for example, replacing a few units, new doors, installing an island unit, whilst others are full scale refurbishments which include installation design and planning and the co-ordination of many skilled tradesmen for example, plumbers, tillers, plasterers, joiners and decorators.

Most kitchen installations are refurbishment rather than refresh and include the gutting and disposing of an existing kitchen, the installation of new units and appliances, the fitting of flooring, tiling and lighting and then decorating.

Professional kitchen fitters specialise in the installation of kitchens and bring the equipment and experience necessary to get the best results possible. You can lower the kitchen fitting cost by trying to do some the work yourself but of course you risk damage due to faulty installation which may cost more to put right later on. If you are confident with electrics or a paintbrush then these maybe some of the areas you can save costs on. However, if your kitchen installation includes the setup of a gas cooker you should always look to employ the services of a gas registered fitter.

Using your kitchen suppliers own installers should be beneficial in terms of cost as the supplier may charge you less as you have also purchased the kitchen from them. Certainly an opportunity for negotiation!

Generally you should request at least three quotes from different installers before you make up your mind who to use.

Providing a guide to the costs involved in fitting a kitchen is not easy as each job is unique. However, the table below should give you some indication in terms of fitting costs and installation charges.

The making good of any damaged plaster or flooring and costs relating to installation of under floor heating are not listed

General Fitting Costs and Installation Charges *

Cupboard unit & Carcase Installation JobAverage Cost in £'s
Cupboards & carcases fitting inc. trims£40 per unit
Decor end panels£25 each
Custom made cupboard carcase£200 per unit
Custom made cupboard doors and frontsfrom £70 per unit
Worktop & Counter Installation JobAverage Cost in £'s
Worktop installation charge per straight run£25 per lengtd
Worktop cut-outs for sinks and hobs ect.£25 each
Worktop finished edges and end cuts inc. fitting of edging trim£15 each
Worktop joins & hockey stick mitres£50 each
Worktop supports and legs£15 each
Plumbing Installation or Repair JobAverage Cost in £'s
Sinks fitted & plumbed in£85 each
Free standing washing machines fitted & plumbed in£50 each
Integrated washing machines fitted & plumbed in£65 each
Gas appliance installation (CORGI)£85 each
Water filters plumbed in£40 each
Washing machine water supply points fitted£40 per machine
New radiators fitted to exsiting supply£40 per radiator
Radiators removed and caped off£20 per radiator
Radiators moved£50 per radiator
Water leaks and blockages£25 per hour plus call-out charge
Call out charge£40 per visit
Electrical Fixtures & Fittings Installation JobAverage Cost in £'s
Power points off existing ring main£40 each
Replacement socket face plates£10 each
New flush mount lighting£25 each
Under wall unit strip lights£30 each
Replacement light fittings£15 each
Replacement extractor fans£40 per unit
Part 'P' electrical certificate£80 per certificate
Call out charge£40 per visit
Wall & Floor Tile InstallationAverage Cost in £'s
Standard wall and floor tile removal£12 per square metre
Builders wall and floor tile removal£25 per square metre
Standard wall and floor tiles£30 per square metre
Mosaic and designer tiles£40 per square metre
Porcelain wall and floor tiles£44 per square metre
Wall and floor tile cuts£25 per linear metre
Grouting wall and floor tiles£12 per square metre
Re-grouting existing tiles£30 per square metre
Kitchen Fixtures & Fitting Removal JobsAverage Cost in £'s
Old units and appliances removed£200
Rubble and rubbish disposal£150 per ton


*Prices correct at time of going to print (November 2013) 30 August 2016