How to become a Kitchen Fitter

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: June 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Kitchen fitters install and upgrade kitchens in new-build and existing properties. As well as fitting complete kitchens, they fit new doors and worktops to existing units and build bespoke pantries and cupboards for boilers and other white goods. Occasionally kitchen fitters also carry out basic plumbing, tiling and electrical work to complete the fitting of a kitchen, but their main skill base relates to carpentry and joinery.

As well as carrying out work for private homeowners, kitchen fitters also fit kitchens in commercial premises such as restaurants, schools, universities and housing association properties. Some also undertake kitchen-fitting work on behalf of architects, buy-to-let property owners, lettings agents and property developers. Many kitchen fitters work as sub-contractors for kitchen design companies, DIY and home furnishing stores, other tradespeople, general builders and construction firms.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a kitchen fitter. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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