This is a general question that might be more at home in another group -
please point me in the right direction if so.
We've just had a quote for a new kitchen (supply and install) from B&Q and I'm
just going through the quote.
There are a couple of things on it that I'm not sure about.
1) We have been quoted £67 and £72 to certify electrical and gas
installation work respectively. This is on top of the installation fee of
£150 each for the gas oven and hob.
My question is: if the work is carried out by a competent (trained and
qualified) person in the first place, why do we need the work certifying?
I think the answer is probably that the installers are not directly
qualified and need their work checked in which case I don't want them to do
the job! It would almost certainly be cheaper to get a spark in!
2) We have been quoted £215 for "Install Mains Earth Bonding".
I could be way off the mark here but I thought that was installing earth
clamps on water pipes. Is that the case? If so the work was done throughout
when we had the consumer unit changed a few years ago.
I don't really have much confidence in B&Q after seeing this. They also the
want to charge
£77 to re-site and plug in our own fridge freezer (the one that's not
actually being moved),
£73 to plumb in a dishwasher we haven't yet got (the water and waste
connection points are there already)
and £150 to plumb and wire the washing machine (again it's already there and
is not going anywhere.)