How much would you expect to pay to have a kitchen worktop fitted?

(8 Posts)
moominmaiden Mon 15-Jul-13 10:56:05

Nothing fancy - we're probably going to go with a wood laminate from ikea or b&q, trying to get a few more years life out of our current kitchen while we save up for a new one.

There are approximately five metres of counter space, with the slight problem of a heavy porcelein sink (inset, not butler style) which we would like to keep.

How much should I expect to pay a workman to remove the old worktop and fit a new one? We're in Yorkshire if that makes a difference!

WhoNickedMyName Mon 15-Jul-13 20:34:01

Around £150?

I reckon 5 hours work, might cost a bit more depending on how many corners/joins they have to cut butt and scribe joints for, and how much of a PITA re-fitting the sink is.

7to25 Mon 15-Jul-13 21:07:13

£150 came into my head as well but this is not a job to scrimp on and the quality of finish will make a big difference to the look of the kitchen.

eviekingston Tue 16-Jul-13 22:00:27

I just got a quote for replacing 2 lengths (about 7m total), no mitred corners but cut out for sink and gas hob. £200 labour and cost of worktops (£250). Am in London though and there seems to be a big North/south divide for labour costs!

flow4 Wed 17-Jul-13 07:42:44

I got approx 5m of IKEA solid wood worktop fitted for £120, 3 years ago. This included insetting the sink and gas hob, one mitred corner, and a fiddly bit to fit round the chimney breast of the old fireplace. smile (Yorkshire tho!)

Vickibee Wed 17-Jul-13 07:44:41

does the old one need taking out as well, this may increase the price. Max up to £200

SoozleQ Thu 18-Jul-13 01:33:09

I paid £200 as a day rate for someone to fit my wood work tops. About 6 metres, cut out for hob, joining a breakfast bar bit and doing a lovely job of rounding off all the edges. Also did all the upstands. Took a full day to do but he was really good. I'm in the northwest.

PigletJohn Thu 18-Jul-13 12:45:41

taking the sink out and putting it back will need plumbing ability, so it's not just woodwork. It may also need two strong women to lift and replace it.

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