Local Kitchen Fitters
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and, with the right touch from a skilled construction team, can become a beautiful design centrepiece. Our experts are highly experienced and fully accredited in kitchen removal, installation, renovation, and remodelling.
M Jarrald has the experience and expertise required to manage every aspect of your kitchen project. Whether you’re looking for a renovation with structural alterations, a simple installation, or even a skilled expert to complete the finishing touches, our team have the skill to oversee the process, apply for necessary permissions, and to communicate with a wide range of suppliers on your behalf.
End to End Support: Our Promise
M Jarrald Construction are more than just local kitchen fitters. Our skilled team of kitchen fitting specialists combine technical expertise and a client-first approach to deliver excellence at every touchpoint. From our initial consultation to post-completion, we promise to communicate with complete honesty, finish your project to the highest possible standard, and provide results to your satisfaction.
Martin and Ben were exactly what you dream of from a builder. They arrived when they said they would and finished when they said they would. The standard of their work and their employees was exemplary. Their quote was very accurate and any adjustments were completely fair and of no surprise.
I would recommend them wholeheartedly, and I look forward to their work on another project next Spring.
Martin and his amazing team have spent the last few months refurbishing my house. They installed a new kitchen, replastered most of the walls, and converted a large bathroom into a bedroom and bathroom. Every single tradesperson sent to the house has been professional, courteous, and always left the house in a clean, tidy state. Nothing was too much trouble and I cannot recommend these guys enough.
We highly recommend Ben and his team for the quality of their work, their professionalism, and their attention to our requirements. They completed a single story extension at our house in Colchester as per the schedule and to cost quoted. The finish is great and everyone who has seen our extension now wants one! Thanks to all of you for a wonderful job!
Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend M Jarrald Construction. They have recently completed an open plan extension for us and everyone just says ‘wow’! We are very pleased with all aspects of the build from start to finish, all tradesmen involved with our project have been fabulous and extremely trustworthy. Thank you to Martin and all the guys.
Martin and Ben are great to work with. They have given us a fabulous new space in our house which makes a difference to our lives every day. They have been reliable throughout the build and have responded swiftly to any problems.
We have been very impressed with M Jarrald. They recently finished fitting our single-storey kitchen/diner extension and we are so pleased with it. Every team they sent was very polite, knowledgeable and so happy to help. The site was kept tidy, deadlines were pretty much kept to, as well as the budget! The place feels quite deserted without someone on site now it is finished. We would hesitate to recommend M Jarrald and will definitely use them again when the need arises!
We’ve had extensive works carried out by M Jarrald Construction. Ben G has been brilliant to work with throughout the project. His team on site have been amazing. They’ve all been great fun to have around. They’ve all been polite, friendly, professional, and worked incredibly hard. Ben and Kyle did an amazing job on our new driveway and patio renovation. Tony did an absolutely incredible job with all the carpentry. The 3 of them, as well as the electricians, plasterers and plumbers, went above and beyond and worked incredibly hard. Any issues have been resolved quickly by Ben or the guys on site.
Martin and his team are absolutely fantastic! We just had our house refurbished, a large extension added on the back, bathroom remodelled and a new kitchen installed. They have been amazing from the beginning to the end! The site was always extremely tidy and the tradesmen were very professional and helpful. The final result is stunning and the quality of work is excellent! We will definitely be using them in the future! Thank you so much for all your hard work!
Kitchen Fitting FAQs
Which kitchen worktops are best?
Kitchen worktops are available in a number of designs, materials, and finishes, each with their own advantages and disadvantages - meaning which one is 'best' for you comes down to your individual requirements. When selecting your worktop, it’s important to consider each of these elements, and how they’ll contribute to the look, longevity, and functionality of your new kitchen space.
- Quartz is a popular choice for modern mid-range to high-end kitchens thanks to its sleek visual appeal, anti-bacterial properties, and heat, stain, and scratch resistance. Depending on the thickness selected, it can be considered pricey compared to less hardwearing alternatives.
- Granite or natural stone worktops are a great way to add an attention-grabbing design element to your kitchen space. This material is available in a wide variety of naturally occurring patterns, colours, and textures, and boasts a high level of damage resistance. Unlike quartz, however, granite worktops will require sealing in order to prevent staining.
- Acrylic worktops, often selected as a budget-friendly alternative to quartz, offers a sleek, hygienic surface with a variety of design options. Though they can mirror the appearance of their pricier counterparts, acrylic worktops do not live up to the hardiness of natural stone worktops.
- Natural wooden worktops make a beautiful accompaniment to almost every kitchen design, and are relatively hardy. Unlike more modern materials, most authentic wooden worktops will require regular oiling in order to maintain their desired appearance.
- Laminate worktops are arguably the most popular choice on the worktop market thanks to their near-endless variety of finishes and budget-friendly price tag. Unfortunately, these worktops do not fare well when exposed to heat or scratching.
How much does fitting a kitchen cost?
According to check-a-trade, the average labour cost for the installation of a medium-sized family kitchen is £1500, however, the cost of fitting a kitchen can vary significantly in accordance with your individual circumstances and requirements. In the UK, factors influencing your quote may include the size of the kitchen or number of cabinets present, the worktop material selected, the complexity of the space or design, the number of appliances to be installed, and the scope of any plumbing, electrical work, or additional work such as plastering and tiling required. In the case of large retailers, prices may also be influenced by sales, branch location, or package deals.
At M Jarrald Construction, we understand the importance of budget in our client’s kitchen projects. That’s why we provide an extensive quote and project proposal outlining all costs upfront and offer an adjustment period prior to the production of a final quote. During this period, our team will work to align our services and prices with your project and budget.
How long does it take to fit a new kitchen?
The installation period can for a kitchen may vary slightly in accordance with a number of factors including the kitchen fitter selected, the complexity of the design, and the logistics of the installation itself. For example, an install in which plumbers and electricians will be required to assist in the creation of a new sink, drainage, and appliance layout will take more time than a simple install in which the kitchen format will remain much the same. On average, a kitchen fitting or installation should take between three to five working days in accordance with the above factors.
In order to discuss a potential timeline for your kitchen fitting, please reach out to the M Jarrald team online, or in our Hadleigh High Street office.
Where do you start with fitting a kitchen?
Fitting a kitchen often consists of a complex, multi-step process, which may vary slightly in accordance with your individual space or requirements. Whilst the ins and outs of the fitting process itself are well-known, the vital first step in preparing for a kitchen removal and installation is often overlooked by busy clients; ensure all existing units are empty and ensure a plan is in place for managing without appliances for a period of five days or beyond.
Once this step is complete, and the fitting team have removed existing elements (including doors, drawers, appliances, units, tiling, flooring, and lights where required), construction-heavy elements such as structural alterations will be completed as the first port of call.
How often should you replace your kitchen?
There’s no set guideline or standard as to when you should replace your kitchen, however, it’s reported that the average homeowner makes the decision to undergo kitchen renovations approximately every 10-15 years. Common reasons for this decision include changing colour and design trends, alongside the appearance of significant wear and tear.
It’s important to note that a complete kitchen replacement may not always be necessary. In some circumstances, you may prefer to repair or replace one specific worn element, or make upgrades in accordance with changing tastes and trends in the form of changing hardware, painting cabinet doors (where possible) or upgrading worktops.
Will your kitchen fitters knock down walls?
If you wish it so, we can arrange some careful demolition of your internal partition walls to make space for your kitchen fittings. This may be necessary if you have a particularly space-consuming design in mind. Consult with our construction experts before ordering the destruction of internal walls so that we can ensure the rest of your property remains stable and undamaged.
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