Often a Kitchen project will require additional works completed to prepare or finish the space before or after the Kitchen Cabinetry installation. At Steven James Kitchens we work with a co-operative of other local professional trades and companies who offer the following services.
Things to think about…
• Ripping Out – Removal of old units, appliances, sinks, taps, worktops and tiles
• Plumbing & Gas - sink, tap, dishwasher, washing machine, boiler, gas cooker, cooker hood
• Plastering – Walls & Ceiling
• Painting - Walls
• Tiling – Walls & Floor
• Lighting – Ceiling, Under Cabinets and Pelmet
Top 3 Regulations that affect Kitchen Installation
1. Electrical work
Any electrical work that is carried out in your kitchen is subject to Building Regulations. If any electrical work is to be carried out, it must be done so by a Part P registered electrician, who is preferably part of the Competent Person Scheme.
In addition, all electrical work must follow safety standards set out in BS 7671 ‘the wiring regulations’. Although Building Regulations do not restrict who can carry out electrical work, in the interests of safety and creating a system that is fit for purpose, it is strongly recommended that you hire a professional electrician. If you do the work yourself and you are not a Competent Person, you are required to notify Building Control.
2. Gas Works
Gas can pose a serious risk. If your new kitchen includes a gas cooker, all gas work must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered installer. Gas Safe was originally known as C.O.R.G.I before it was rebranded in England, Scotland and Wales in 2009. Regulations are not in place to make the process of gas installation frustrating – they are there to protect you.
3. Cooker Hood Safety
Cooker hoods that utilise gas as their energy source can pose serious health risks. There are Building Regulation guidelines which stipulate how a cooker hood should be positioned. The maximum height for a hob is 650mm for electric and 750mm for gas. A safe distance between the cooker hood and hob should be created, to prevent the ventilation system from becoming overwhelmed. Cooker hoods must also comply with electrical work Building Regulations.
We are very used to working with other Trades, Architects and Builders and during your project we will ensure that the other professionals will have all the necessary information from us regarding the dimensions of the cabinetry and what we require in order for the cabinetry to be installed.