Experienced Local Kitchen Fitters

A new kitchen installation can transform a tired room into your dream space – adding value to your property and improving your way of life.

We have a wide range of experienced local kitchen fitters we can recommend, but if you’d like to manage the trades yourself, then employing an independent kitchen fitter is also available to you.

In this kitchen fitting guide, we’ll answer some of the key questions around fitting a kitchen, as well as how much you can expect to pay.

Why use a specialist kitchen fitter?

Kitchen fitters are professionals who will install your new kitchen.

Kitchen fitters provide a ‘dry fit’. This includes building your units and fitting them, along with all kitchen units and door, the sink, taps, appliances and all fittings. Normally, kitchen fitters will not connect appliances to mains supplies and configure them for use, or connect your sink and taps.

What a kitchen fitter will do:

  • Kitchen fitters will usually take out your old kitchen (if requested)
  • They will then install your units and if required your worktops
  • They will install your appliances, sinks and taps, but not connect them
  • They may plaster and re-tile walls and floors if requested
  • Some may paint your kitchen too if requested

What a kitchen fitter won’t do:

  • Kitchen fitters will not connect appliances, sinks or taps to mains services
  • They won’t collect and store your kitchen before its installed
  • The won’t be able to provide any missing parts

How much does kitchen fitting cost?

The average cost of fitting a new kitchen is around £1,500, but this depends on your the size of kitchen and your location. This is for an average-sized family kitchen and covers just the labour cost, not the supply of the kitchen, appliances and accessories.

You can ask for references and examples of previous work, which they should be happy to share with you, along with a quote for the work upfront.

How long will it take to fit a kitchen?

The average time it takes to fit a kitchen is 10 days (2 full weeks). However, this timeframe depends on the factors detailed above.

What do I need to provide my kitchen fitter?

We will be responsible for providing everything your kitchen fitter needs to do the job. This includes:

  • Kitchen designs
  • Kitchen units
  • Worktops
  • Tiles or Splashbacks
  • Appliances
  • Fixtures and fittings

Factors affecting kitchen fitting costs

The cost of fitting a kitchen depends on multiple factors, including:

  • The size of the kitchen
  • The number of units and appliances
  • Location of your property
  • Any plastering, replacement of plasterboard or refinishing prior to kitchen fitting`

While it may be tempting to use a kitchen fitting cost calculator, we recommend that you speak to one of our recommended fitters instead. They will visit your property and provide a bespoke quote for you.

If you are looking to reduce the total cost of kitchen fitting, you can remove your old kitchen and dispose of it yourself.

Other kitchen fitting costs to budget for

There are other costs that you should be aware of and budget for, including:

  • Removal and disposal of old kitchen cabinets
  • Safe recycling of old appliances
  • Other trades that are required to complete the kitchen, including an electrician, plumber and gas engineer
  • Any alterations to mains services (water, gas and waste)
  • Structural work that may be required
  • Finishing, including painting (although some kitchen fitters will do this)

Can I fit my kitchen myself?

Fitting a kitchen is a job for a professional or a highly skilled individual. Some kitchen units may be flat-packed and easy to assemble, but fitting a kitchen from scratch is a challenging job.

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