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Having a new Kitchen can be a stressful time for many people, it is a big job to have done around your home.  To make it as stress free as possible you want a fitter who will do a highly professional job and someone you can rely on and trust.  Many people ask “What should I ask a kitchen fitter?”  To help you find the right fitter for your kitchen installation, we have put together this post to help you ask the right questions so you can hire the right kitchen installer for your fit.

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We Hear You! - What Should I Ask A Kitchen Fitter?

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Top 6 Questions You Need To Ask

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In Summary

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Additional Resources

What Should I Ask A Kitchen Fitter?

As already said, it is a big thing to have a new kitchen and it can be quite a disruption and for some people they struggle with that. To ensure your Kitchen fit runs as smoothly as possible, and to make it as stress free as possible too, there will be questions you should ask. Some before you appoint your fitter and some during the “Pre-fit survey.”

A brief idea on the kind of questions you should be asking would be, are they, or do they have qualified supporting trades (Gas engineers and Electricians), how long have they been fitting Kitchens for, do they have any recommendations or references, do they include a pre-fit survey, do they provide an itemised quote, are there any areas of work that they will not undertake.

Now let’s delve deeper into each question and why you need to be asking them.

Top 6 Questions You Need To Ask

Having a new Kitchen fitted is a complex project that can be daunting for the uninitiated. So, asking the right questions will help you to feel far more comfortable in the process and in the fitting team that you have chosen.

What Should I Ask A Kitchen Fitter?

Question 1:

Definitely ask about their experience. There are lots of options on who could fit your Kitchen but as a rule of thumb, look for experienced kitchen fitters. They have spent years honing their skills and are far more likely to be reliable in both their attitude and service. 

Question 2:

Ask for references and check out reviews and recomendations. Good recommendations are essential in our opinion. It sounds harsh, but we’d always suggest, no recommendation, no work as a solid principle. Do be careful where the reviews and recommendations come from though. There are many sites out there that are subscription sites and reviews on these can be somewhat dubious. We’d recommend using Google or Facebook as both of these sources tend to include more spontaneous comments and reviews from previous customers, which ideally, is what you should be looking for. 

A good fitter will always be able to supply references for you to check, so do ask them for some and make sure to follow them up so you know exactly what to expect from their service.

Question 3:

Does your fitter carry out a Pre-Fit Survey?  It’s really important that a pre-fit survey is carried out in advance of your fit, so make sure before you appoint a fitter that this is included within their service package. The pre-fit survey will go a long way to isolating and ironing out many issues, prior to the fit starting. 

Question 4:

Will you receive an Itemised Quotation? Do ask your fitter for an itemised quote and shy away from estimates. If they have carried out a pre-fit survey, there is little reason why just about everything should not be included within your quote.  An estimate is a ball park figure, this can go up, whereas an itemised quote, is what it is, that is what you pay.

Question 5:

Do ask your fitter if they are qualified as an Electrician or Gas engineer. If not, make sure they have service trades that will support in this area. Laws on gas and electrical works are complex and, although there are some ambiguities and exceptions, your fitter shouldn’t really be touching these areas without the relevant qualifications. As the potential danger levels are high, don’t take any risks in this area.

Question 6:

Do ask if they carry out the majority of the work themselves or if they have a third party come in to carry out works like plastering, flooring and tiling for example. Many fitters will choose to do these works themselves so don’t be alarmed if this is the case. Very often it works out far more time efficient for the customer when the fitter can complete these works themselves.

What Should I Ask a Kitchen Fitter

 

So… what should I ask a kitchen fitter? There are of course a mountain of other questions that you may want to ask. Ultimately, if you are letting someone into your home you need to feel as comfortable with them as possible so don’t be frightened to ask. In fact, we reckon one of the best ways to get a rapport with your fitter is just throw in a random curve ball question. It’s a great way to sort the wheat from the chaff.

In Summary

At the end of the day it’s your home and your Kitchen so you need to feel as comfortable as possible, so we say….. ask whatever you like! In our opinion there are some must ask questions, they are, experience, recommendations, pre-fit survey, itemised quote and qualifications where applicable.  The rest is up to you, but asking those should give you enough information as to whether you want to hire that fitter to carry out your installation.

Additional Resources

We hope you have enjoyed reading this post entitled What Should I Ask A Kitchen Fitter?, and we also hope it has helped you in your search for a fitter and understanding about what to ask a them.

We have some other posts, which are relevant to this one, which maybe of interest to you, so before you go, please do check them out.

How Much Does A Kitchen Fitter Charge?

How Much Will My Kitchen Installation Cost? 

Jewsons have also written a post on this subject, you can find it here: https://jewsonkitchens.co.uk/questions-to-ask-when-choosing-a-kitchen-fitter/

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