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Do I need a floor fitter, and how do I choose one?

A great floor fitter will provide your home with beautiful wood, tile or laminate flooring. It’s important to select a local tradesman who will ensure that your floors are high-quality, durable and easy to maintain. There are many instances when you might require the expertise of a flooring contractor:

  • If you want to remodel the interior design of your home
  • When your current floor is due for renovation, perhaps because it is wearing out or damaged
  • If you’re building a new home from scratch
  • If you’re changing the use or function of a room — converting a living room into a dining room, for example. The purpose of a room generally determines the most suitable type of flooring for it.

In all of the above circumstances, it’s advisable to seek the advice of a local floor fitter. Whatever changes you’re making to your home’s floors, you will need a local flooring contractor, who will handle the entire flooring installation process and ensure your home improvements increase your home’s value

If you’re looking for floor fitting services for your home or commercial property, use HaMuch to find a quality tradesman near you. Compare prices and customer ratings to find a specialist you can trust.

What does a flooring contractor do?

Flooring contractors specialise in flooring installation and repair. Their work ranges from fitting carpets and tiles to laying timber wood and replacing laminate. These specialists will be able to select the right materials for your floor based on the intended use of your room, your budget, and the overall aesthetic you want to create, from carpet and wood to resin and asphalt.

The responsibilities of a professional flooring specialist include:

  • Preparing work spaces: Before laying carpet, tiles or any other flooring material, it’s important the work area is prepared to ensure the longevity of your new floor. A specialist will clear the work area and remove old floors if required. If they are building a new floor, they will first lay a concrete sub-floor, then lay screed (a thin layer of specialist concrete) to ensure it is level.
  • Administrative duties: While installing a new floor is largely a practical job, as with any work there are administrative tasks to be completed. These duties include working with other tradesmen on site (during renovation or building), estimating the cost and amount of materials needed, and liaising with the main contractor if the floor work is part of a larger job.
  • Carpentry duties: Wood is a material commonly used in flooring, so most floor fitters are equipped with specialist carpentry skills.
  • Finishes: The right finish can make a big difference to your floor. A floor fitter will usually wax or spray your floor for protection and decoration.
  • Repair and maintenance: Your floor installation doesn’t end when your floor has been fitted. Professional floor fitters will also be on hand to repair and maintain your floor, ensuring that it lasts for many years to come.

How to find a flooring specialist near you

To find a floor fitter near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to flooring contractors near you. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

If you’re looking for floor fitting services for your home or commercial property, use HaMuch to find a quality tradesman near you. Compare prices and customer ratings to find a specialist you can trust.

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Builder near London£35£221
Builder near Birmingham£26£205
Builder near Leeds£25£189
Builder near Glasgow£34£261
Builder near Sheffield£30£250
Builder near Bradford£25£186
Builder near Liverpool£26£180
Builder near Edinburgh£30£218
Builder near Manchester£30£191
Builder near Bristol£26£193

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
West Lothian£24£181
Scarborough£23£182
Mid Bedfordshire£34£217
Tameside£31£199
Braintree£26£185
North Somerset£28£204
Swansea£24£186
Rochdale£30£190
Highland£19£190
Wigan£26£185

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Renfrewshire£37£183
Mid Bedfordshire£31£222
Charnwood£23£190
Erewash£27£196
Edinburgh£26£205
Ipswich£21£181
Warwick£26£188
Vale of Glamorgan£24£174
Braintree£29£189
Torbay£24£183

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
East Hampshire£31£230
South Ayrshire£27£214
Warrington£31£219
Dumfries & Galloway£30£232
South Lanarkshire£28£237
Test Valley£32£229
Suffolk Coastal£30£222
Breckland£28£236
Torbay£27£217
Knowsley£28£200

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Charnwood£17£191
Wolverhampton£19£141
Sandwell£117£130
Newbury£22£168
Liverpool£32£230
Exeter£24£144
Eastleigh£31£200
East Ayrshire£12£75
Wychavon£254£199
Thurrock£27£211

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Coventry£27£146
Swale£34£232
Mid Sussex£37£207
South Somerset£65£175
Leeds£41£293
Leicester£16£150
Luton£51£245
Lisburn£28£147
Nuneaton & Bedworth£27£146
Tendring£18£145

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Falkirk£13£113
Highland£18£150
Luton£20£152
Wirral£14£115
Newbury£19£152
Cherwell£18£82
Slough£18£128
Mid Sussex£16£107
Dudley£15£117
South Cambridgeshire£57£187

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stockton-on-Tees£38£300
Bath & North East Somerset£46£400
West Lothian£10£60
Southampton£43£278
Chester£35£175
Amber Valley£36£260
Coventry£36£281
St Helens£34£247
Salford£36£226
Blackburn£34£128

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Swansea£33£214
Havant & Waterloo£42£248
Rotherham£34£225
Northampton£45£255
New Forest£43£269
Leicester£40£222
Amber Valley£40£250
Powys£33£260
Belfast£32£194
Stratford-on-Avon£46£251

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Warrington£38£226
Maidstone£44£247
Stafford£37£234
West Lancashire£34£217
Slough£52£278
South Cambridgeshire£42£253
Peterborough£36£248
Portsmouth£40£239
Rotherham£32£219
Bedford£47£259

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Teignbridge£20£164
Chelmsford£27£173
Erewash£20£159
The Wrekin£15£130
Cambridge£22£188
Elmbridge£31£196
Vale of Glamorgan£24£179
Belfast£19£144
Slough£34£200
Wirral£23£154

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