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Kitchen fitter hourly rate

Kitchen fitter hourly rate

Kitchen fitters specialise in helping you design a kitchen and installing it. They may also offer maintenance and repairs to your kitchen. Many kitchen fitters are carpenters by trade as they work with kitchen doors and worktops. The average kitchen fitter hourly rate is £28, but it can range from £18 - £37. Rates usually differ based on where you live.

See our kitchen fitter rates table for more hourly rates broken down by location. Or, post your job on HaMuch and get a more accurate quote for free.

Kitchen fitter day rate

If you’re refitting your whole kitchen, you should expect it to take at least a couple of days. Because of this, a kitchen fitter will usually charge you a day rate. The average day rate for a kitchen fitter is £203, but as you can see by our table, the price can vary between £140 - £269 based on your location and the type of job.

Larger kitchen installation companies will probably charge you more than a kitchen fitter that runs a small business as they will have more overheads.

Check our rates table for kitchen fitter day rates in your area.

How to get the cheapest quotes when looking for a kitchen fitter

To get the cheapest quotes from kitchen fitters without sacrificing quality, here are some strategies you can try:

Research and compare: Don’t just go with the first kitchen fitter you find. Look for several kitchen fitters in your area and request quotes from each of them. This will allow you to compare prices and services to find the most affordable option.

Be clear about your requirements: Clearly communicate your specific needs to each kitchen fitter. This will help them provide accurate estimates and prevent any surprises or additional costs later on.

Detailed quotes: Ask for detailed written quotes from potential kitchen fitters. The quote should include a breakdown of costs for materials, labour and any additional services. This will help you compare quotes between different fitters accurately.

Check reviews: Check reviews from the fitters’ website, social media page and previous customers. This can give you an idea of their reliability, affordability and customer satisfaction levels.

Negotiate: Once you have received multiple quotes, don't be afraid to negotiate with the kitchen fitters. Ask if they can offer any discounts or if there are any ways to save costs.

Consider your timing and flexibility: If you have some flexibility in terms of timing, ask the kitchen fitters if they have any discounted rates during off-peak seasons or if they offer lower prices for weekdays compared to weekends.

Don't compromise on quality: While cost is important, it's crucial not to compromise on the quality of workmanship or materials. Ensure that the kitchen fitter you choose has a good reputation for delivering quality results. Otherwise, you could end up spending more money correcting the fitter’s mistakes.

Remember, the cheapest quote doesn't always guarantee the best value. It's important to consider the overall package, including the kitchen fitter's experience, reputation and the quality of their work before you make a final decision.

Choosing a kitchen fitter

Here are some tips to help you choose a reliable and skilled kitchen fitter:

Experience and expertise: Look for a kitchen fitter with a solid track record and experience in kitchen installations. Check their website, portfolio or ask for references to gauge their expertise in fitting kitchens similar to yours.

Accreditation and certifications: Check if the kitchen fitter has any industry accreditations or certifications. Membership in trade associations or being part of recognised schemes indicates their professionalism and commitment to high standards.

Insurance and guarantees: Ensure that the kitchen fitter has adequate insurance coverage, including public liability insurance. This protects you in case of accidental damage or injuries during the installation process. Also, ask if they offer any guarantees or warranties for their workmanship and materials.

Previous work: Ask to see examples of the kitchen fitter's previous installations. This will help you assess the quality of their work, attention to detail, and whether their style aligns with yours.

Communication and professionalism: Pay attention to their communication style and how responsive they are. A professional kitchen fitter should be approachable, communicate clearly and be able to answer your questions or concerns promptly.

Trust your instincts: Trust your instincts when you meet a kitchen fitter. It's essential to feel comfortable and confident in their abilities. A good kitchen fitter should be transparent, reliable and have good communication skills.

By considering these factors and doing thorough research, you'll have a better idea of how to choose a reputable kitchen fitter who can transform your kitchen into your dream space.

Kitchen ideas and costs

New kitchen cost

A new kitchen is a considerable expense, so you want to make sure you get the perfect one for you. You’ll need to consider what materials you want your worktops and kitchen doors to be made from and what style you’re looking for. For example, shaker-style kitchens often cost more than modern handle-less kitchen cupboards as there is more craftsmanship involved. Laminate is generally the cheapest material of kitchen worktop, whereas granite or marble will cost much more.

How much your new kitchen will cost will depend on:

  • The size of your kitchen
  • How many units you’ll need
  • Whether you want a kitchen island
  • The length of worktop space you need plus how many cut-outs are required
  • The materials you choose for the worktops, cupboard doors and flooring
  • Where you live

Kitchen wrapping cost

If your kitchen needs an update but you don’t want to spend lots of money on a whole new kitchen, you could consider wrapping your worktops and cupboard doors with vinyl. There are some high-quality vinyl wraps on the market now that can completely change the look of your kitchen without the high price tag.

How much vinyl wrapping your kitchen will cost will depend on a variety of factors:

  • Whether you want both your worktops and cupboard doors wrapped or just one
  • How much surface area there is to cover
  • The quality of vinyl wrap – though you might save money on a lower-quality vinyl, it may take a kitchen fitter longer to install, pushing up fitting costs
  • Your location in the country

Rates for other trades

Kitchen Fitter hourly rate and daily rate
Kitchen Fitter: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2024 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Kitchen Fitter near Aberdeen£27£224
Kitchen Fitter near Amber Valley£27£199
Kitchen Fitter near Angus£29£230
Kitchen Fitter near Arun£30£222
Kitchen Fitter near Ashfield£26£197
Kitchen Fitter near Aylesbury Vale£35£230
Kitchen Fitter near Barnsley£25£189
Kitchen Fitter near Basildon£33£225
Kitchen Fitter near Basingstoke & Deane£36£216
Kitchen Fitter near Bassetlaw£23£182
Kitchen Fitter near Bath & North East Somerset£27£208
Kitchen Fitter near Bedford£34£233
Kitchen Fitter near Belfast£18£140
Kitchen Fitter near Birmingham£28£182
Kitchen Fitter near Blackburn£28£189
Kitchen Fitter near Blackpool£31£174
Kitchen Fitter near Bolton£28£196
Kitchen Fitter near Bournemouth£29£207
Kitchen Fitter near Bracknell Forest£36£228
Kitchen Fitter near Bradford£25£185
Kitchen Fitter near Braintree£33£220
Kitchen Fitter near Breckland£24£192
Kitchen Fitter near Bridgend£26£181
Kitchen Fitter near Brighton£30£223
Kitchen Fitter near Bristol£27£207
Kitchen Fitter near Broadland£23£184
Kitchen Fitter near Broxtowe£26£197
Kitchen Fitter near Bury£30£199
Kitchen Fitter near Caerphilly£27£191
Kitchen Fitter near Calderdale£25£184
Kitchen Fitter near Cambridge£28£212
Kitchen Fitter near Canterbury£26£193
Kitchen Fitter near Cardiff£27£193
Kitchen Fitter near Carmarthenshire£19£163
Kitchen Fitter near Charnwood£25£192
Kitchen Fitter near Chelmsford£33£223
Kitchen Fitter near Cheltenham£30£226
Kitchen Fitter near Cherwell£34£231
Kitchen Fitter near Chester£26£188
Kitchen Fitter near Colchester£30£214
Kitchen Fitter near Conway£24£181
Kitchen Fitter near Coventry£28£189
Kitchen Fitter near Crewe & Nantwich£28£212
Kitchen Fitter near Dacorum£34£243
Kitchen Fitter near Derby£26£198
Kitchen Fitter near Doncaster£24£181
Kitchen Fitter near Dover£25£190
Kitchen Fitter near Dudley£28£181
Kitchen Fitter near Dumfries & Galloway£19£157
Kitchen Fitter near Dundee£34£264
Kitchen Fitter near East Ayrshire£24£189
Kitchen Fitter near East Devon£24£182
Kitchen Fitter near East Dunbartonshire£26£184
Kitchen Fitter near East Hampshire£30£214
Kitchen Fitter near East Hertfordshire£35£239
Kitchen Fitter near East Riding£23£191
Kitchen Fitter near Eastleigh£30£215
Kitchen Fitter near Edinburgh£28£220
Kitchen Fitter near Elmbridge£36£233
Kitchen Fitter near Epping Forest£35£229
Kitchen Fitter near Erewash£26£197
Kitchen Fitter near Exeter£25£184
Kitchen Fitter near Falkirk£26£196
Kitchen Fitter near Fife£31£243
Kitchen Fitter near Flintshire£27£194
Kitchen Fitter near Gateshead£24£180
Kitchen Fitter near Gedling£26£193
Kitchen Fitter near Glasgow£26£183
Kitchen Fitter near Gloucester£29£217
Kitchen Fitter near Guildford£35£232
Kitchen Fitter near Gwynedd£20£160
Kitchen Fitter near Halton£27£187
Kitchen Fitter near Harrogate£24£182
Kitchen Fitter near Havant & Waterloo£29£211
Kitchen Fitter near Highland£26£204
Kitchen Fitter near Horsham£30£219
Kitchen Fitter near Huntingdonshire£35£220
Kitchen Fitter near Ipswich£31£213
Kitchen Fitter near Isle of Wight£28£208
Kitchen Fitter near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£29£221
Kitchen Fitter near Kingston-upon-Hull£22£178
Kitchen Fitter near Kirklees£26£196
Kitchen Fitter near Knowsley£26£184
Kitchen Fitter near Lancaster£26£192
Kitchen Fitter near Leeds£25£189
Kitchen Fitter near Leicester£25£189
Kitchen Fitter near Lisburn£18£141
Kitchen Fitter near Liverpool£27£185
Kitchen Fitter near London£35£230
Kitchen Fitter near Luton£36£257
Kitchen Fitter near Macclesfield£31£208
Kitchen Fitter near Maidstone£29£215
Kitchen Fitter near Manchester£30£204
Kitchen Fitter near Mid Bedfordshire£36£262
Kitchen Fitter near Mid Sussex£29£217
Kitchen Fitter near Middlesbrough£36£205
Kitchen Fitter near Milton Keynes£34£225
Kitchen Fitter near Neath Port Talbot£23£172
Kitchen Fitter near New Forest£30£211
Kitchen Fitter near Newbury£36£215
Kitchen Fitter near Newcastle-under-Lyme£28£212
Kitchen Fitter near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£23£178
Kitchen Fitter near Newport£27£195
Kitchen Fitter near North Ayrshire£23£184
Kitchen Fitter near North East Lincolnshire£24£188
Kitchen Fitter near North Hertfordshire£37£269
Kitchen Fitter near North Lanarkshire£26£184
Kitchen Fitter near North Lincolnshire£22£174
Kitchen Fitter near North Somerset£27£209
Kitchen Fitter near North Tyneside£24£179
Kitchen Fitter near North Wiltshire£27£209
Kitchen Fitter near Northampton£34£224
Kitchen Fitter near Norwich£23£189
Kitchen Fitter near Nottingham£26£197
Kitchen Fitter near Nuneaton & Bedworth£28£193
Kitchen Fitter near Oldham£30£202
Kitchen Fitter near Oxford£33£228
Kitchen Fitter near Pembrokeshire£22£200
Kitchen Fitter near Perth & Kinross£34£262
Kitchen Fitter near Peterborough£35£222
Kitchen Fitter near Plymouth£22£179
Kitchen Fitter near Poole£29£208
Kitchen Fitter near Portsmouth£28£209
Kitchen Fitter near Preston£29£177
Kitchen Fitter near Reading£36£222
Kitchen Fitter near Redcar & Cleveland£31£205
Kitchen Fitter near Reigate & Banstead£35£229
Kitchen Fitter near Renfrewshire£26£189
Kitchen Fitter near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£26£180
Kitchen Fitter near Rochdale£29£198
Kitchen Fitter near Rotherham£24£186
Kitchen Fitter near Salford£30£203
Kitchen Fitter near Salisbury£29£214
Kitchen Fitter near Sandwell£28£181
Kitchen Fitter near Scarborough£27£218
Kitchen Fitter near Scottish Borders£28£223
Kitchen Fitter near Sefton£27£183
Kitchen Fitter near Sevenoaks£32£222
Kitchen Fitter near Sheffield£24£185
Kitchen Fitter near Slough£35£233
Kitchen Fitter near Solihull£28£184
Kitchen Fitter near South Ayrshire£24£189
Kitchen Fitter near South Bedfordshire£34£233
Kitchen Fitter near South Cambridgeshire£31£224
Kitchen Fitter near South Gloucestershire£27£208
Kitchen Fitter near South Kesteven£27£202
Kitchen Fitter near South Lanarkshire£23£170
Kitchen Fitter near South Oxfordshire£34£224
Kitchen Fitter near South Somerset£29£239
Kitchen Fitter near South Tyneside£24£180
Kitchen Fitter near Southampton£30£215
Kitchen Fitter near Southend-on-Sea£33£219
Kitchen Fitter near St Albans£35£239
Kitchen Fitter near St Helens£27£186
Kitchen Fitter near Stafford£30£198
Kitchen Fitter near Stockport£31£207
Kitchen Fitter near Stockton-on-Tees£35£203
Kitchen Fitter near Stoke-on-Trent£28£210
Kitchen Fitter near Stratford-on-Avon£29£190
Kitchen Fitter near Stroud£29£217
Kitchen Fitter near Suffolk Coastal£31£211
Kitchen Fitter near Sunderland£24£182
Kitchen Fitter near Swale£29£210
Kitchen Fitter near Swansea£21£170
Kitchen Fitter near Tameside£30£204
Kitchen Fitter near Teignbridge£26£188
Kitchen Fitter near Tendring£30£214
Kitchen Fitter near Test Valley£32£221
Kitchen Fitter near Thamesdown£26£201
Kitchen Fitter near Thanet£24£189
Kitchen Fitter near The Wrekin£26£180
Kitchen Fitter near Thurrock£33£223
Kitchen Fitter near Torbay£26£187
Kitchen Fitter near Trafford£30£203
Kitchen Fitter near Vale of Glamorgan£27£188
Kitchen Fitter near Vale of White Horse£30£220
Kitchen Fitter near Vale Royal£28£194
Kitchen Fitter near Wakefield£25£187
Kitchen Fitter near Walsall£28£183
Kitchen Fitter near Warrington£28£195
Kitchen Fitter near Warwick£28£191
Kitchen Fitter near Waveney£24£179
Kitchen Fitter near Waverley£34£224
Kitchen Fitter near Wealden£28£216
Kitchen Fitter near West Lancashire£28£180
Kitchen Fitter near West Lothian£27£211
Kitchen Fitter near West Wiltshire£27£209
Kitchen Fitter near Wigan£28£192
Kitchen Fitter near Windsor & Maidenhead£35£229
Kitchen Fitter near Wirral£27£188
Kitchen Fitter near Wokingham£36£225
Kitchen Fitter near Wolverhampton£29£184
Kitchen Fitter near Wrexham Maelor£28£197
Kitchen Fitter near Wychavon£27£189
Kitchen Fitter near Wycombe£35£229
Kitchen Fitter near York£24£187