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    • breaking_free
    • By breaking_free 14th Mar 17, 11:47 AM
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    Kitchen installation - quote on the high side?
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:47 AM
    Kitchen installation - quote on the high side? 14th Mar 17 at 11:47 AM
    What would a reasonable quote be for the following (installation only - electrics, tiling floor, etc are separate quotes plus I'm doing all the making good myself):

    The quote is for a Howden's kitchen installation, so all units are pre-assembled.

    Existing units have already been ripped out so the fitter is starting with a completely clean slate.
    Kitchen is 3.60m x 3.17m.
    Units to be fitted on the floor are 3 double base units, drawer unit and 4 single base units.
    On the walls are 1 single unit and two double units.

    The fitter needs to:
    - box in the boiler pipes
    - install a double sink
    - reconnect the washing machine
    - fit the worktops, plinths, and cornices
    - install the electric oven and put up a splashback
    - install the extractor and vent it outside (requires bashing a hole through the wall)
    - install a gas hob (so a gas certified tradie will be called in during the job, included in price)

    One chap is doing the whole fitting job and reckons it will take 5 days. His boss has quoted 'around £2000'. That's £400 per day (including the gas safe certified work).
    Seems steep to me, but I've never had a kitchen fitted before.

    Thoughts?
    Last edited by breaking_free; 14-03-2017 at 5:24 PM.
    "The problem with internet quotes is that you cant always depend on their accuracy" - Abraham Lincoln, 1864
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    • cddc
    • By cddc 14th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
    May need to bring other electrics up to part p levels as well.

    Not a bargain, but not outrageous either, would be my initial general view. Depends where you live, as labour costs vary hugely across the country.

    I would get at least one more quote though.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 16th Mar 17, 8:58 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 8:58 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 8:58 PM
    Get a joiner to do it. Seriously... forget 'kitchen fitter'.

    My joiner did our kitchen in 3 days. That's something like 12-14 units, built in this and that, build a full bulkhead around the top of the units, also removed and boarded up a doorway. This was one man on his own. He then spent a day doing flooring afterwards.

    I expect you can get the job done properly for £1k if you find a local joiner who does kitchen fits.
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