Finding the right installer for you
Whether you’re simply updating your room or looking to completely transform your space, we know choosing your installer is just as important as choosing the products for your project.
Where to start looking
- Ask family and friends for recommendations
- Check out websites that rate tradesmen
- Through a trade association
- The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) is a government sanctioned and not-for-profit registered organisation, dedicated to improving standards within the industry, whilst providing consumers access to free practical advice and guidance
- As part of their services, BiKBBI provide a ‘find-a-member’ search facility for consumers to search for and find local installers
Find out more about BiKBBI here www.bikbbi.org.uk
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Tips for finding suitable installers
Luckily there are a number of ways to find a suitable installer for your project.
- Look for installers who specialise in kitchen, bathroom or bedroom installations
- Look at their experience as much as accreditations and qualifications
- Check their rating, customer reviews and photos from previous projects
Things to do before selecting an installer
Like with any big task you are undertaking, it is worth ensuring you do some good research on any installer you approach for your project.
- Ask the installers to visit your home to get a full view of your room and be able to estimate the cost of work required
- Make sure all quotes are like-for-like
- Do they all include materials and work that needs to be done, as well as any subcontracting the tradesman may do and VAT? Make sure you know exactly what’s included and importantly, what’s not!
Questions you might want to ask before making a decision
Before you make your final decision, think about what is most important to you in the choice you make.
Making sure you’re comfortable with your installer
Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom installations aren’t completed in a couple of hours. Depending on the size of the job, it can take up to several weeks. Think about whether you could work with your installer on a daily basis. Being able to maintain good communication throughout the project is essential and you should feel comfortable speaking openly about any concerns that may arise.
When you’ve chosen an installer
- Share your completed B&Q measurement guide with your installer and discuss your room plans
- Ensure they double check and sign off the measurements before you place your order
- Your installer will be responsible for making your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom fit perfectly
- Discuss with them how much time should you allow between your delivery date and when you book your installer to start work
Please note: This advice and any advice provided by any B&Q employee is intended for guidance purposes only. B&Q provides no warranty or assurance in respect of the performance of any tradesmen who B&Q may recommend or suggest to you and accepts no liability in respect of their performance or the content of any third party websites referred to in this leaflet.
Disclaimer: If you provide us with measurements you must ensure they are correct and accurate. You are responsible for the accuracy of measurements you provide. If there is an error in the measurements you supply and the Products and/or Services are made or supplied to those measurements, we will not refund the cost of the Products and/or Services provided, unless the Products are faulty or we have failed to exercise reasonable skill and care.