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Kitchen fitting, order of work.
I'm looking to get a new kitchen fit soon and was wondering what should be the order of work.
The walls will need skimming/plastering, some electrical work will need doing such as new sockets, old kitchen ripped out, old flooring ripped up, new kitchen and flooring installed, new tiling and painting.
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Coventry • Member since 19 Jan 2017 • 19 jobs, 95% positive feedback
I fit quite a lot of kitchens and I have a process I follow from start to finish.
Firstly I discuss the requirements with the customer to find out exactly what's required, I then get plans drawn up so the customer can see what it will look like in 3D.
The process of the installation then would be as follows:
Removal of all existing fittings, tiles from wall and floors, any damaged plaster work.
Then installation is as follows:
1st fix electrical work to include any new positions for washers, dryers, dishwasher, fridge freezer, under unit lights, plinth lights and hood/extractor fan.
Plaster work next making sure all areas are solid and secure.
1st fix plumbing work would then be done making sure supply and waste flows to and from the new appliances with minimal disruption.
Then it would be the base unit installation, then wall units making sure the height between units is correct to match any tall cupboards.
Worktops then would be cut creating butt and scribe joints for a professional "invisible" joint including cut outs for hob, sink etc.
2nd fix plumbing attaching the sink.
Laying of the floor to go just under the base units.
Fit the plinths.
2nd fix electrics with chosen faceplates, lights etc.
Install pelmets, cornice, doors and add handles. Paint and tile walls where required. Finally seal all worktops and hob/sink using an anti mould silicone seal (translucent for around hob and sink)
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Answered 12th Feb 2017
Pershore • Member since 18 Aug 2015 • 7 jobs, 100% positive feedback
Remove kitchen & flooring
1st fix electrics
Plaster & dry time
1st fix plumbing
Install new kitchen and worktop
2nd fix electrics & plumbing
Install tiles or whatever you prefer
Get brew on and admire.
Answered 8th Feb 2017
Warringron • Member since 8 Feb 2017 • 70 jobs, 97% positive feedback
I would advise that you get your new Layout 1st Visit a few Showrooms / Howdens Ect: get 3d images Cad Drawings once you now where all the appliance's are going and the sink then I would
Remove the Old Kitchen and Clear the room
1st fix Electrics Sockets and new Lights hob cooker under counter lights Plinth lights if needed ( no reason to run untidy cables under the units if you know where the appliance's are
Re board / Plaster allow drying time
1st fix the Plumbing
Install kitchen base units and towers if needed (don't remove protective covers)
Install wall units (don't remove protective covers)
Install the handles
Cornice / Pelmet (Remove protective cover)
Fit Worktops Hob if gas make shore there is a gas value connected to the hob / fit the sink and Waterproof PVA the cut outs
2nd fix Electrics
final fix Plumbing sink /Taps / Dishwasher / Washer use insolation values on all
Tile if needed
Paint if needed
Install New floor / Skirting if needed
Fit the plinths
adjust doors and drawers fit the shelving cover any showing screw heads with caps
seal in hob and sink I use clear silicone
Colour match silicone to wall tiles and seal the worktop.
remove all the protective covers off all the units.
Brush and clean everywhere.
Answered 8th Feb 2017
Hertford • Member since 18 Nov 2016 • 7 jobs, 43% positive feedback
from rj property services advise that all electrics get done first readt for bonding in and then plaster ready to fit kitchen in a clean and tidy way
Answered 8th Feb 2017
Woodhall Spa • Member since 30 Jul 2008 • 7 jobs, 100% positive feedback
As Avondale Plumbing suggested - maybe avoid painting where you're going to tile.
Get your electricians to run a cable under the base units for sockets that may be required for washing machines/dishwashers etc.
Answered 8th Feb 2017
Gravesend • Member since 4 Jan 2022 • 2 jobs, 100% positive feedback
Here's how I would approach kitchen installation after overlooking kitchen installation in over 200units both new buildings and renovations.
1.) Design! Design! Design!
Design the new kitchen in its entirety and go through with your selected builder. Possibly ask for a 3d model so everyone is crystal clear on expectations and a full budget is known. I always encourage you allow for couple of extra decor end panels for wall and base units. They come in handy at the later part.
2) Strip out stage:
Take out all old units, floor tiles and in some cases ceiling, depending on the state of property. I also keep the longest old worktop and use for my work bench later.
3) First fix electrics and in some cases plumbing where properties have floor boards and pipes have been installed shabbily in the past.
4) Cut out light holes if downlights have been chosen then plaster and allow drying time. It's a nightmare cutting light holes out post plastering only to realise there are joists or noggin clashing with them. It costs you more!
5.) Time to start looking through the delivered kitchens and stacking the units in the order of install and also complete plumbing 1st fix.
6) Mistcoat the plastered walls and ceiling(not final paint, walls will definitely have minor damages when kitchens are being installed) Put the new lights on so you can see your next stage of works clearly.
It's best to install kitchen in the final light condition you see everything you are doing first hand!
7.) Kitchen install. I usually start with wall units working from that awkward corner unit outwards. ( Make sure you dry fit any larder units too so you can work out the kitchen height. Base units go in last for me.
8.) Time for worktop templating for stone or marble tops. While laminate or wood worktops are cut down and installed. You can then tile your splashback or fit ms decorative boards. All determined by options selected at Design stage.
9.) Floor finish installation with protection once complete.I bring the flooring right up against the base unit legs. Some flooring are designed to expand/contrast, therefore consider expansion gap to wall at this stage.
10.) 2nd fix electrics after splashback has been completed, followed by 2nd fix plumbing. You need power to sockets for dishwasher/washing machine/ plumbed fridge connection and testing hence this sequence.
10.) Fit all doors, plug in appliances, integrated appliances, pelmet, plinth, the lot! including aligning doors and completing every single bit of kitchen component. Test all components/appliances at this stage and make sure all are in perfect working condition.
11.) Final decoration. Time to get ONLY painters in your kitchen to give it a midas touch after everyone has finished their work. You end up with a crisp looking kitchen walls and ceiling with no flashing paint, kinks and nicks etc.
12.) Final thorough kitchen clean and then seal all joints with mould proof sealants. I prefer Arbosil sealants.
13.) Final completion certificate issued to the Client.
Always happy to help Clients with their intended Kitchen projects.
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