Fitting a Kitchen - Things to Consider

Fitting a new kitchen can be a painstaking task. The fitting can be a really difficult job that many find unachievable. If you are not confident that you will be able to fit your kitchen, we can explain how to find professionals to carry out the work instead and explain carefully what you can expect during the installation process.

If you are looking to get a kitchen, you should search for kitchen fitters in your area and do ample research to ensure that you are going with a reliable company.

Whether you are looking for a kitchen fitting service recommended by the kitchen retailer, or by choosing a kitchen fitter yourself, there are several important things that you should look out for.

What to Consider When Getting A New Kitchen Fitted

  1. Use a trusted installer and check that your installer is properly accredited or endorsed by an organisation that you can properly trust. This means that professional trade associations will associate themselves with your chosen company. Be sure to ask about this with your prospective fitters.

  2. You should ask around amongst friends and family to find someone who has used a fitter. The advantage of this is that you can even go to someone’s home to witness the work for yourself - then you will know whether you can rely on the company in question. If this, however, isn't an option, then you could look at the customer reviews of traders that you are considering to see what other customers thought of them. This is usually a good guideline. You should be objective when looking at reviews and judge for yourself if comments sound genuine.

  3. Look at pictures of kitchens that they have fitted, ask to see a portfolio. Check the fitter’s website for yourself, along with social media channels or their work. If there is nothing available, then you should be wary of trusting them after contacting them. There is no harm in contacting and asking about seeing portfolio work.

  4. When necessary, get the specialists in - could really be worth using specialist traders for particular aspects of a job. For example, gas appliances should only be fitted by a gas safe engineer and electrical work by a qualified electrician.

  5. Ask about what insurance that your trader has. All traders must have public liability insurance and additional insurance in place to cover employees also.

  6. In the case that the company that you bought from is installing the kitchen, you should find out about the party who will be fitting it. Many companies will subcontract to third parties. You need to know who you should contact in the event that issues arise.

  7. When technical service requirements appear, you should find out if you will have to charge extra. Sometimes additional work will require extra payment. Be sure to work with a communicative company who will reply to your queries quickly in regards to these issues. This will decrease the risk of any unexpected charges appearing.

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