Get quotes to fit a cooker hood in your kitchen

This kind of job takes around 4 hours for a standard cooker hood installation from new including the wiring and ducting but it can be more or less depending on how complicated the job becomes. The average hourly rate of an electrician is £34 per hour in the UK and a standard cooker hood costs approximately £100. So with call out and VAT you are looking to pay around £250 for cooker hood installation.

What is a cooker hood?

Having a cooker hood fitted in your kitchen is essential to remove steam, grease and fumes associated with cooking. Cooking is responsible for air pollution in your home. Burning gas creates fumes you don’t see and cooking creates water vapour, smoke, grease, and odours that are difficult to get rid of if you cannot ventilate the room naturally. Extracting waste gas including CO2 from your living areas using a cooker hood will keep you home safer and more comfortable. With a lot of homes adopting an open plan living area the cooker hood has become an essential feature of our kitchens.

The best way to extract fumes is to have a cooker hood installed directly over the stove so that it will extract all the air from cooking at source. The type and price of cooker hoods vary and you need to make sure you get the right hood for your kitchen. The types include chimney, canopy, integrated, visor, island, ceiling, downdraft and integrated in the hob itself, so there are plenty to choose from.

Cooker hoods operate in two ways, ducted to vent outside or ductless that recirculate the air. Ductless hoods use a filter to “clean” the air. If you have a gas stove you have to use a ducted system but if you have an electric hob you can use a ductless hood if a ducted system is not possible. The recommendation by most kitchen fitters and electricians is to get a ducted system because they are safer and more efficient and you don't need to change carbon filters periodically. On the downside they take longer to install and cost more to fit. Be sure to find a cooker hood that will compliment your kitchen.

How much does it cost to fit a cooker hood?

To fit a new cooker hood in your home you will need to hire a qualified electrician to install it correctly. If it's a straight swap or you already have the plug socket (power) and ducting in place you could maybe fit it yourself. But with any new electrical appliance in your home it is a good idea to make sure you have fitted it correctly. Completely new cooker hood installations and major modifications will require the hiring electrician to provide power and certify the installation.

The installation of a new cooker hood should not take an electrician longer than 4 hours to fit depending on access, the complexity of the wiring and the amount of ducting required to vent outside. This would be a basic installation with no issues, be prepared to pay more for more complicated installations like ceiling and island hoods.

The average rate for an electrician is £34 an hour so expect to pay around £150 including VAT if registered. Buying a cooker hood can be daunting with so many options out there, consulting the electrician about brands and suitability would be advised before you make a purchase.

How much do cooker hoods cost?

Cooker hoods for your home vary in price depending on materials used, the quality and noise of the fans, the features and design. You will also have to add on the price of the ducting and extra materials associated with powering the cooker hood. Which type of hood will also affect the price. Ductless or recirculating hoods will not require ducting and less complicated hoods like visor hoods seem to be cheaper. Some visor hood manufacturers also have the option to choose to recirculate or extract air using the same product depending on your kitchen layout and type of stove. Below is a guide to cooker hood prices, excluding commercial hoods which are more expensive.

We have used cooker hood prices in 2022 based on google searches for all the major brands and retailers.

Cost of visor cooker hood

Budget price: £35

Highest rated price: £149

Visor hoods appear to be the cheapest of all the hoods on the market. They are simple to install and are the most common type of recirculating hood. All sounds very appealing but they are also the least efficient and if not cared for correctly (ie change the filter) they can add to your electricity bill and your cooking area will not be properly ventilated.

Cost of chimney cooker hood

Budget price: £50

Highest rated price: £200

Chimney cooker hoods are the most popular type of extractor to vent outside. They are more efficient, consume less electricity and have higher extraction rates than most others. They are more difficult to install than recirculating hoods because of the additional ducting required to vent outside so will take the electrician or kitchen fitter longer to install.

Cost of integrated cooker hood

Budget price: £80

Highest rated price: £150

If you are purchasing the cooker hood as part of a new kitchen you will more than likely be offered an integrated hood that is built into the units. When you pull the handle on the unit you activate the hood. Aesthetically they work well with the other kitchen units and like the visor hoods they either vent externally or recirculate the air.

Cost of island cooker hood

Budget price: £200

Highest rated price: £700

Island cooker hoods are not the cheapest option but if you are using your kitchen island for cooking you will need to purchase one of these or a ceiling hood. They are the most efficient cooker hoods with powerful fans suitable for extracting air from larger kitchens and living areas.

Cost of ceiling hood

Budget price: £160

Highest rated price: £890

Ceiling cooker hoods are the most efficient and expensive cooker hoods on the market. The minimalist design coupled with discrete installation makes them a popular choice. They are only suitable if access to the ceiling cavity is possible because ducting is required to run to the wall and outside. They are particularly popular with open plan kitchens with cooker islands where island cooker hoods obstruct the view.

Hiring an electrician to fit a cooker hood

If you need a cooker hood fitted in your kitchen, post your job on HaMuch to local electricians and see their rates so you get the electrician who matches your budget. Get quotes from a couple of electricians listed so you know how much you have to pay in your area.


Estimates for common electrician jobs;

Job Estimate
Cost to troubleshoot and diagnose an electrical fault £95
Cost to rewire a single room or circuit £1000
Cost to rewire a house or flat £6250
Cost to replace a consumer unit £400
Cost to do a PAT test £60
Cost to install solar panels £7500
Cost to installing an electric shower £450
Cost to install downlights in a room £440
Cost to install CCTV cameras £740
Cost to install a bathroom extractor fan £220
Cost to install or fix a light switches £50
Cost to repair or install an electric hob (or an induction hob) £85
Cost to install or fix a light fitting fixture £90
Cost to fit an electric towel rail £75
Cost to fit an new plug socket £180
Cost to install an electric vehicle charger £400
Cost of an EICR test £150
Cost to install of a cooker hood £260
Repair of a cooker hood £150

Rates for other trades

Cooker hood installation cost in the UK
Cooker hood installation cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKCooker hood installation cost
Cooker hood installation near Aberdeen£134
Cooker hood installation near Amber Valley£126
Cooker hood installation near Angus£110
Cooker hood installation near Arun£134
Cooker hood installation near Ashfield£130
Cooker hood installation near Aylesbury Vale£162
Cooker hood installation near Barnsley£134
Cooker hood installation near Basildon£170
Cooker hood installation near Basingstoke & Deane£174
Cooker hood installation near Bassetlaw£130
Cooker hood installation near Bath & North East Somerset£146
Cooker hood installation near Bedford£170
Cooker hood installation near Belfast£98
Cooker hood installation near Birmingham£138
Cooker hood installation near Blackburn£138
Cooker hood installation near Blackpool£130
Cooker hood installation near Bolton£138
Cooker hood installation near Bournemouth£138
Cooker hood installation near Bracknell Forest£182
Cooker hood installation near Bradford£142
Cooker hood installation near Braintree£162
Cooker hood installation near Breckland£154
Cooker hood installation near Bridgend£138
Cooker hood installation near Brighton£174
Cooker hood installation near Bristol£142
Cooker hood installation near Broadland£150
Cooker hood installation near Broxtowe£130
Cooker hood installation near Bury£138
Cooker hood installation near Caerphilly£126
Cooker hood installation near Calderdale£130
Cooker hood installation near Cambridge£162
Cooker hood installation near Canterbury£134
Cooker hood installation near Cardiff£130
Cooker hood installation near Carmarthenshire£130
Cooker hood installation near Charnwood£134
Cooker hood installation near Chelmsford£170
Cooker hood installation near Cheltenham£138
Cooker hood installation near Cherwell£150
Cooker hood installation near Chester£130
Cooker hood installation near Colchester£150
Cooker hood installation near Conway£250
Cooker hood installation near Coventry£142
Cooker hood installation near Crewe & Nantwich£130
Cooker hood installation near Dacorum£182
Cooker hood installation near Derby£126
Cooker hood installation near Doncaster£126
Cooker hood installation near Dover£130
Cooker hood installation near Dudley£138
Cooker hood installation near Dumfries & Galloway£130
Cooker hood installation near Dundee£134
Cooker hood installation near East Ayrshire£122
Cooker hood installation near East Devon£134
Cooker hood installation near East Dunbartonshire£146
Cooker hood installation near East Hampshire£146
Cooker hood installation near East Hertfordshire£166
Cooker hood installation near East Lindsey£94
Cooker hood installation near East Riding£130
Cooker hood installation near Eastleigh£162
Cooker hood installation near Edinburgh£150
Cooker hood installation near Elmbridge£206
Cooker hood installation near Epping Forest£194
Cooker hood installation near Erewash£130
Cooker hood installation near Exeter£126
Cooker hood installation near Falkirk£150
Cooker hood installation near Fife£130
Cooker hood installation near Flintshire£122
Cooker hood installation near Gateshead£138
Cooker hood installation near Gedling£134
Cooker hood installation near Glasgow£138
Cooker hood installation near Gloucester£130
Cooker hood installation near Guildford£174
Cooker hood installation near Gwynedd£162
Cooker hood installation near Halton£134
Cooker hood installation near Harrogate£134
Cooker hood installation near Havant & Waterloo£146
Cooker hood installation near Horsham£178
Cooker hood installation near Huntingdonshire£154
Cooker hood installation near Ipswich£134
Cooker hood installation near Isle of Wight£166
Cooker hood installation near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£134
Cooker hood installation near Kingston-upon-Hull£130
Cooker hood installation near Kirklees£130
Cooker hood installation near Knowsley£138
Cooker hood installation near Lancaster£134
Cooker hood installation near Leeds£146
Cooker hood installation near Leicester£162
Cooker hood installation near Lisburn£98
Cooker hood installation near Liverpool£138
Cooker hood installation near London£202
Cooker hood installation near Luton£182
Cooker hood installation near Macclesfield£138
Cooker hood installation near Maidstone£178
Cooker hood installation near Manchester£138
Cooker hood installation near Mid Bedfordshire£170
Cooker hood installation near Mid Sussex£170
Cooker hood installation near Middlesbrough£138
Cooker hood installation near Milton Keynes£158
Cooker hood installation near Neath Port Talbot£134
Cooker hood installation near New Forest£154
Cooker hood installation near Newbury£170
Cooker hood installation near Newcastle-under-Lyme£118
Cooker hood installation near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£138
Cooker hood installation near Newport£130
Cooker hood installation near North Ayrshire£134
Cooker hood installation near North East Lincolnshire£118
Cooker hood installation near North Hertfordshire£170
Cooker hood installation near North Lanarkshire£142
Cooker hood installation near North Lincolnshire£130
Cooker hood installation near North Somerset£138
Cooker hood installation near North Tyneside£138
Cooker hood installation near North Wiltshire£170
Cooker hood installation near Northampton£158
Cooker hood installation near Norwich£158
Cooker hood installation near Nottingham£130
Cooker hood installation near Nuneaton & Bedworth£158
Cooker hood installation near Oldham£134
Cooker hood installation near Oxford£158
Cooker hood installation near Pembrokeshire£110
Cooker hood installation near Perth & Kinross£146
Cooker hood installation near Peterborough£126
Cooker hood installation near Plymouth£134
Cooker hood installation near Poole£142
Cooker hood installation near Portsmouth£162
Cooker hood installation near Powys£134
Cooker hood installation near Preston£134
Cooker hood installation near Reading£174
Cooker hood installation near Redcar & Cleveland£138
Cooker hood installation near Reigate & Banstead£202
Cooker hood installation near Renfrewshire£142
Cooker hood installation near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£138
Cooker hood installation near Rochdale£138
Cooker hood installation near Rotherham£118
Cooker hood installation near Salford£138
Cooker hood installation near Salisbury£130
Cooker hood installation near Sandwell£138
Cooker hood installation near Scarborough£122
Cooker hood installation near Sefton£138
Cooker hood installation near Sevenoaks£178
Cooker hood installation near Sheffield£118
Cooker hood installation near Slough£186
Cooker hood installation near Solihull£142
Cooker hood installation near South Ayrshire£134
Cooker hood installation near South Bedfordshire£170
Cooker hood installation near South Cambridgeshire£158
Cooker hood installation near South Gloucestershire£146
Cooker hood installation near South Kesteven£158
Cooker hood installation near South Lanarkshire£134
Cooker hood installation near South Oxfordshire£170
Cooker hood installation near South Somerset£146
Cooker hood installation near South Tyneside£138
Cooker hood installation near Southampton£162
Cooker hood installation near Southend-on-Sea£166
Cooker hood installation near St Albans£186
Cooker hood installation near St Helens£130
Cooker hood installation near Stafford£126
Cooker hood installation near Stockport£138
Cooker hood installation near Stockton-on-Tees£134
Cooker hood installation near Stoke-on-Trent£122
Cooker hood installation near Stratford-on-Avon£142
Cooker hood installation near Stroud£130
Cooker hood installation near Suffolk Coastal£138
Cooker hood installation near Sunderland£138
Cooker hood installation near Swale£158
Cooker hood installation near Swansea£130
Cooker hood installation near Tameside£138
Cooker hood installation near Teignbridge£122
Cooker hood installation near Tendring£138
Cooker hood installation near Test Valley£138
Cooker hood installation near Thamesdown£162
Cooker hood installation near Thanet£126
Cooker hood installation near The Wrekin£122
Cooker hood installation near Thurrock£178
Cooker hood installation near Torbay£122
Cooker hood installation near Trafford£142
Cooker hood installation near Vale of Glamorgan£142
Cooker hood installation near Vale of White Horse£154
Cooker hood installation near Vale Royal£126
Cooker hood installation near Wakefield£142
Cooker hood installation near Walsall£138
Cooker hood installation near Warrington£138
Cooker hood installation near Warwick£142
Cooker hood installation near Waveney£134
Cooker hood installation near Waverley£174
Cooker hood installation near Wealden£210
Cooker hood installation near West Lancashire£130
Cooker hood installation near West Lothian£142
Cooker hood installation near West Wiltshire£170
Cooker hood installation near Wigan£130
Cooker hood installation near Windsor & Maidenhead£182
Cooker hood installation near Wirral£138
Cooker hood installation near Wokingham£178
Cooker hood installation near Wolverhampton£142
Cooker hood installation near Wrexham Maelor£118
Cooker hood installation near Wychavon£138
Cooker hood installation near Wycombe£174
Cooker hood installation near York£122