There’s a lot to consider when you’re planning your new kitchen. You’ve settled on your dream layout and the perfect worktop to finish the look; and now you need someone to fit it, someone reliable, skilled, and well-vetted in the industry.

So, how do you identify a kitchen fitter that can bring your vision to light?

Here are 5 qualities you should look for in a reliable kitchen fitter:

1. Experience

A professional checks the angles while taking measurements of the kitchen

Never be someone’s first job. Make sure that your kitchen fitter has the experience to fit your kitchen and the specific type of worktop you have chosen; for example, if you have chosen a solid surface worktop you need to be sure your fitter knows how to cut, groove and install it as its very different to installing laminate worktops. Your fitter should know what jointing cuts are appropriate and how to pattern match to a high finish.

When consulting with a potential contractor, ask to see photos of their previous projects and check their references. An experienced and competent contractor will be proud to show you both. It’s also worth finding out if they are part of a trade body or certification scheme.

2. Cost

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Obtaining quotes from different kitchen fitters will allow you to compare costs. Comparing these quotes allows you to weed out both the exorbitantly expensive and the suspiciously cheap.

Be sure to ask about any hidden fees or extras that may not be included in the initial quote. Any contractor worth your time will be upfront with you when it comes to what your kitchen fitting will cost.

3. Schedule

kitchen: from concept to reality

Discussing a time frame with your potential contractor will allow you both to go into the project with realistic expectations. A clear timeframe is important. Not only do you want your kitchen to be out of commission for as little time as possible, but it is also important in making sure that your contractor is reliable.

A reliable contractor will make sure that your fitting is completed within a reasonable amount of time and keep to that schedule. Never settle for a contractor that isn’t willing to commit to a solid timetable.

4. Warranty

Man checking warranty agreement

Ask about the warranties or guarantees offered by your kitchen fitter. You should also ensure that your fitter is certified to carry out any additional work that comes as a part of kitchen installation, this includes gas safety and certification for any electrical work that may need to be carried out. If appliances are being fitted it is vital that they are installed in line with the manufacturer’s installation instructions so that any warranties will be intact should you need to make a claim.

A worthwhile contractor will stand by their work, guaranteeing it against these problems.

5. Communication

Customer and Kitchen fitter shaking hands

Choose a kitchen fitter who is easy to communicate with and who will keep you updated on their progress and work with you in achieving your dream kitchen.

A contractor that is open and communicative will ensure that your kitchen is installed correctly and to your personal specifications. That way, if you have any concerns or questions, you will be able to raise them so that they can be addressed.

Contact Saxon Laminates For Reliable Kitchen Fitting In Chippenham

Saxon Laminates is a leading provider of worktops in the South-West, we are suppliers of worktops, splash backs, sinks and taps. When you purchase your worktops through us we can provide a list of experienced fitters that are well-known to us, to give you peace of mind.

Contact us today for a free no-obligation quote and get your dream kitchen underway!

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