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What do you think to this quote for kitchen refit?

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MissisBoote Mon 15-May-17 09:59:21

Only managed to get one quote back from the fitters/builders who've been out to have a look at the job.

Kitchen is approx 3x5m and is a complete redesign so lots of moving pipes/electrics.

Will include:

Stripping out existing kitchen and removal of waste
Repositioning boiler
New electrics
New pipework for sink, dishwasher, washing machine
Supply and fit new radiator
Plaster walls and ceiling
Fit new French windows
Fit new kitchen
Install all other appliances

Price is £3440

I'll be buying the kitchen from diykitchens and supplying the French windows/appliances. Will be getting someone else to do the flooring.

What does this sound like to you experienced lot?

KoolKoala07 Mon 15-May-17 10:05:01

That sounds exceptionally cheap! Usually fitting just the kitchen is upwards of £3k. I appreciate it depends on area but it just sounds too cheap to me.

PaintingByNumbers Mon 15-May-17 10:07:15

have you seen their work? are they reputable? sounds incredibly cheap, so cheap I would be wary. dont pay anything upfront and check quals eg gassafe

JigglyTuff Mon 15-May-17 10:13:21

That would have been cheap 8 years ago which is when I had a new kitchen fitted and had half that amount of work done.

I'd be very, very suspicious!

MissisBoote Mon 15-May-17 10:24:07

That's what I thought.

It's a youngish guy (late 20's) who's building up his own business.

I've got him to quote for another job in the house so might get him to do that first and see how he gets on.

He was well known to the Howdens guy who came round to do a design.

What do you do when you struggle to get people to provide a quote?

jigster01 Mon 15-May-17 10:45:31

Yes very cheap ...we were quoted £3800 to fit (only) our kitchen over 5days !

Bearbehind Mon 15-May-17 11:05:28

If he's not yet VAT registered because he's only building the company up then that saves you 20% automatically.

It depends where in the country you are too; if it's London or SE it is cheap, elsewhere probably less so.

MissisBoote Mon 15-May-17 12:16:56

Yep - he's not yet vat registered.

HipsterRaccoon Mon 15-May-17 13:19:51

Is he planning on doing all the plumbing/electrics on his own, or does that include getting registered tradespeople in to do that? We've been quoted around 2.5k for the electrics alone in our planned kitchen fit 😢

MissisBoote Mon 15-May-17 14:09:45

Plumbing will be outsourced but cost is covered in the quote.

CakeThat Mon 15-May-17 22:14:39

He might quote low but add on 'extras' to the final bill.

Lucisky Mon 15-May-17 22:25:49

Has he shown you a full costing item by item? I would say there was a 1 missing from in front of your quote. Seems unfeasibly cheap.

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Mon 15-May-17 22:27:02

If something is too cheap/too good to be true, there's a reason.

That's fucking cheap

didireallysaythat Mon 15-May-17 22:49:15

How many days does he think it will take ? Do you know what your local day rate is ?

tooearlytobeup Mon 15-May-17 23:46:15

I would say it is unrealistically cheap. We had good friends doing ours at genuine mates rates (prof kitchen fitter, plasterer and electrician) it cost more than that

EpoxyResin Tue 16-May-17 07:31:13

If you didn't have "reposition boiler" in there it would still be cheap, and the boiler's no small job!

I would get him to break it down for you with costs against the items you've listed. Then you can google "average cost of x/y/z" and see what doesn't look right.

MissisBoote Tue 16-May-17 09:04:11

Good idea to get his quote costed per line.

I'd previously got costings from subcontractors when I was going to do it myself and they came in as follows:

Reposition boiler and new plumbing for sink/dishwasher/washing machine /radiator = £1900 (Inc vat)

Plastering = £290 (Inc vat)

Electrics = £620 (Inc vat)

So that would probably leave him with a day rate of approx £150.

Diy kitchens come ready made so that would cut down the fitting time/costs.

Whole job would take approx 3 weeks (including drying time for plastering)

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