Kitchen Fitters Godalming Surrey (GU7): For a great many families in Godalming the most natural room to gather and interact with one another is the kitchen. Because, through the years, lots of brilliant memories are going to be created there, it's important that the kitchen is a room where every member of the family feels at ease, in addition to looking good and being practical. Changing your kitchen into a space that everyone enjoys and wants to hang out in can transform your family life and create a meeting place for both loved ones and friends.
In order to wind up with the kitchen of your dreams, and one that also appeals to the rest of your family, make sure that you use an experienced and reliable kitchen installer in Godalming to do the project.
If you happen to be buying your new kitchen from a company like B&Q, Wickes or Homebase, you'll most likely be offered a fitting service, and obviously at an extra cost. There may be a sharp intake of breath when you're presented with a price for this service, because it will probably be at least twice as much as you were expecting to pay. The reason for this is that they'll give roughly 50 percent of this to the actual installers and keep the other 50 percent as profit for themselves.
There are obviously certain benefits to be gained from using these (contracted out) fitting services. They save you having to waste time your own fitter, there are some guarantees included, and any serious issues occurring with the installation will be resolved or compensated for. Having said that, you can reduce your installation bill by fifty percent by booking these services yourself, and you could even wind up using the same fitting service because a concern like B&Q commonly use local fitters from the Godalming area in any case. Locally based Godalming kitchen installers still have to preserve their reputations, and will usually be quite happy to remedy any issues, so not only will you save yourself some cash, but also avoid the requirement to trudge through the notoriously sluggish and "clunky" complaints procedure of a huge national DIY chain!
It also pays to keep in mind that various issues are known to crop up when buying new kitchens from some of these larger DIY companies. Things like having fixtures, fittings and parts missing from individual packs, not including everything you've ordered and delivering the wrong packages, are what they are most renowned for. It is quite normal for kitchen units to come in flat-pack cartons, particularly when ordered from DIY stores, and to save costly and inconvenient delays to the installation, you will need to meticulously check that everything is there on delivery, and that all the packages are present and containing the correct components.
It's been widely reported that on account of the issues with these kitchens, some kitchen installers in Godalming don't even like to work for such chains. In which case you should have a potential kitchen fitter lined up before ordering. With all that said, these kitchens will remain extremely popular, because they are outstanding value for money and of decent quality (as long as all the parts show up!), when fitted professionally they should be just as long lasting as any equivalent (chipboard or MDF) kitchen.
There are a number of ways to find reliable tradesmen, and an excellent place to start is with family and friends. If anybody you know has had kitchen installation or remodelling work done in the past, you could ask if they were professional and did a good job. Word of mouth is often more reliable, and should be viewed as a good starting place when you're looking for a kitchen fitter in Godalming. To be on the safe side you'll want to get at least 3 or 4 quotations from your shortlist of possible kitchen fitters.
An experienced Godalming kitchen fitter will draw up a plan of your new kitchen after carrying out a home survey and accurately measuring the available space. They'll explain room layouts, cabinet designs, materials and colour schemes, in order to prepare the most comprehensive plan feasible. From this carefully prepared plan, they'll be able to supply you with you a precise price quote, according to your kitchen choices. If you wish to take the DIY superstore route, you can shoot down to Homebase or B&Q with your dimensions and measurements, and they will feed them into a specialist software program, that will work out a layout and design.
Professional kitchen fitters ordinarily have a wealth of joinery know-how and experience behind them and may have completed some type of apprenticeship program with their employers. Proficient in the use of tools, both hand and powered tools, they will be able to disassemble your existing kitchen in Godalming and change it for your new units skillfully, professionally and swiftly.
Your chosen kitchen installer could easily discover sections that need additional work during the removal of your old kitchen units. Because of the years that have gone by since the existing kitchen was fitted the floors and walls behind the units will have been essentially neglected and forgotten. There are almost certain to be issues that need to be rectified and areas that require attention if your new kitchen is to last as long as you would like it to.
If gas appliances or a gas oven are incorporated in your new kitchen in Godalming you will need to ensure that a Gas Safe registered engineer undertakes this aspect of the work for you. Occasionally, but very rarely, a long established kitchen fitter will have made the effort to be Gas Safe registered - if not he will know somebody who is. When a brand new kitchen is being put in it's also very common to exchange all the flooring, because in most situations the existing flooring will be damaged or unsuitable. Whether the new floor surface is going to be laminated, stone, vinyl, tiles, engineered wood or wood block, your Godalming kitchen installer will probably be able to do that task for you, however you may plan to use a flooring specialist in this instance.
There will be very few kitchen installations in Godalming that will not require extra electrics, and while some kitchen fitters will "try their hand" at this, and even fewer are Part-P certified, it's probably wise to bring in a professional and fully qualified electrician for this sort of work.
Nearly all kitchen installers in Godalming have a grounding in carpentry & joinery, though some might have dabbled in plumbing and electrics to get by in an emergency, but even if they are unable to do this electrical work, they will probably have an electrican available who they use when this work is necessary.
Ask questions about this during the quote stage, as you will need to set aside additional cash for the electrical work, and electricans don't come cheap!
Subject to the design and layout of your kitchen you may need a fair amount of electrical work doing, and this is now covered by part P of the building regulations. Required electrical installations could include things such as light switches, heating, isolation switches, new plug sockets and lighting.
By making use of the very latest kitchen innovations and industry trends a seasoned Godalming kitchen fitter will be able to completely transform the look of your current kitchen and make the best use possible of the space that is available for the installation. You can hopefully expect to wind up with a space-saving, ultra modern kitchen that will be envied by your friends and neighbours. In actual fact, they're going to find it difficult to believe that it's the same room that you started with.
Kitchen fitting projects can be undertaken in Godalming and also nearby in: Brook, Wormley, Puttenham, Peper Harlow, Catteshall, Milford, Charterhouse, Shackleford, Compton, Farncombe, Hambledon, Busbridge, Hurtmore, Wanborough, Chiddingfold, Witley, and in these postcodes GU7 1GU, GU7 1EB, GU7 1JE, GU7 1LJ, GU7 1HG, GU7 1GF, GU7 1EH, GU7 1HF, GU7 1PP, GU7 1NW.
Floor Levelling Godalming
It might be necessary to get the floor levelled before fitting the base units when you are doing a new kitchen installation, particularly if you're knocking down walls (broom cupboard, larder, etc) to increase the size of the available space. Some further work on your kitchen floor will also be necessary if you're putting in underfloor heating, less so with electric than water. If the requirement for this was evident from the outset, the price will be included in your original quote. Your kitchen fitter might conduct the work himself or call in a flooring specialist to spread a thin layer of floor levelling compound.
Kitchen Tiling Godalming
Kitchen tiles help add an extra layer of protection to your walls, with a hard wearing, easily cleanable surface finish which looks awesome. Tiles for any kitchen are offered in a whole host of colours, sizes and styles to suit your decor, budget and overall design. From large square or oblong wall tiles for a contemporary, sleek look, to intricate designs and patterns using tiny mosaic tiles, there's a design which is appropriate for every kitchen in Godalming.
An experienced tiling company in Godalming will provide a comprehensive installation service. This should include an on-site survey of the kitchen area to be tiled, guidance on the best tiles for the job, painstaking preparation of the wall surfaces, and a full installation service plus any aftercare that may be required. Any self-respecting kitchen fitter in Godalming will either be able to provide you with a decent tiling service, or will be able to call on a tradesman who can. For kitchen tiling quotations in Godalming - CLICK HERE. (Tags: Kitchen Wall Tiling Godalming, Kitchen Tiling Ideas Godalming, Kitchen Tilers Godalming, Kitchen Tiling Godalming).
A Selection of Kitchen Worktop Finishes
- Solid Wood
- Resin (Corian)
Kitchen Worktops Godalming
One of the things that really finishes off your kitchen are the countertops. If your new kitchen is going to look perfect, it's absolutely essential that the worktops are correctly fitted. While fitting kitchen countertops is definitely not the easiest job on the planet, it is imperative that this process is accomplished in the correct way if you want your new kitchen to last and function as it ought to.
Ensure that your chosen Godalming kitchen fitter is capable of the task before he begins, ask to see images, particularly close-ups of the worktop finish. Kitchen countertops are available in a massive choice of designs and colours and are also manufactured from a multitude of different materials including beech, marble, laminates (chipboard or MDF), granite, metal, resin and quartz.
Hinge Adjustments to Kitchen Cabinet Doors
Among the most frequent issues that you can encounter with an existing kitchen in Godalming is the cupboard doors getting loose or going out of alignment. No matter how well a kitchen is installed, the door hinges will get sloppy, move around, or even become detached altogether with constant use. It's probably a wise idea to learn how to re-adjust these hinges yourself, since it will save you calling in a handyman or kitchen specialist to do this for you. If you decide to start fiddling around with your screwdriver without knowing what you're up to, it might seem a hopeless task, but as soon as you understand the right procedure and understand which screws to turn and in which direction, it can actually be quite simple. And you can make a huge difference to the appearance of you kitchen once all the doors have been correctly adjusted. With a little practice you'll soon have the perfect spacing around your cupboard doors, and stop them from knocking into one another and causing damage. The method is not that easy to describe in text, and a very good description is given in the YouTube video shown on the right of this page. So, please spend two or three minutes viewing the video and you'll soon be fine-tuning your own cabinet hinges and making your kitchen look perfect.
Recent Kitchen Projects
Recent Surrey kitchen installation job postings: Zackary Todd was looking to get a quote from a kitchen installer in Brockham who can build and install an oak kitchen in his family home. Ms Adeline Kemp was enquiring about a kitchen installer who can install a Jewson's fitted kitchen in her farmhouse in Horne. Frank Banner was seeking a kitchen fitter to design and install a new kitchen in his apartment in South Earlswood. In Shepperton Mr Nathaniel Gillett needs a kitchen installer to build an elm kitchen. Mrs Annabel Aston was wishing to get a quote from a kitchen installer in Capel to put up a Cooke & Lewis fitted kitchen in her family home. Luka and Crystal Furlong were wishing to get a price quote from a kitchen fitter in Chertsey who can install a Wickes fitted kitchen in their semi-detached property. Mr and Mrs Wyatt need somebody in Banstead who can install a Magnet flat-pack kitchen. Mr and Mrs Hamnett want a kitchen installer who can Kitchen Fitters in their semi-detached home in Charlwood.
Kitchen Installation Articles
With the web as an unlimited resource it is quite easy to find plenty of valuable information and ideas about kitchen flooring, kitchen worktops, kitchen lighting, kitchen design, kitchen colours, narrow kitchens, kitchen breakfast bars and kitchen wall tiling. As an example, with a brief search we came across this interesting article on the subject of 75 kitchen designs and ideas.
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Kitchen Fitters Near Godalming: Also: Hambledon kitchen fitters, Compton kitchen fitters, Milford kitchen fitters, Chiddingfold kitchen fitters, Shackleford kitchen fitters, Charterhouse kitchen fitters, Busbridge kitchen fitters, Wormley kitchen fitters, Catteshall kitchen fitters, Wanborough kitchen fitters, Witley kitchen fitters, Puttenham kitchen fitters, Peper Harlow kitchen fitters, Hurtmore kitchen fitters, Farncombe kitchen fitters, Brook and more.
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Kitchen Fitters Around Godalming: Over the last few months, homeowners in these Godalming roads have enquired about kitchen installation: By-pass Road, The Cedars, Summerhill, Catteshall Road, Applegarth, The Horseshoe, Brackenlea, Shillinglee, Shackstead Lane, South Hill, The Oaks, Brocks Close, Broadwater Lane, The Cricket Green, Tilthams Green, The Paddock, Skinners Lane, Simmonds Cottages, Alvernia Close, Scizdons Climb, Ash Combe, Sailors Lane, Cornfields, The Common, Staceys Farm Road, Culmer Lane, Silver Birches Way, Shadyhanger, Dunsfold Aerodrome, and also in these postcodes GU7 1GU, GU7 1EB, GU7 1JE, GU7 1LJ, GU7 1HG, GU7 1GF, GU7 1EH, GU7 1HF, GU7 1PP, GU7 1NW.
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