Cost/Price to Fit/Install or Replace a Gas/Electric Hob

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does It Cost To Fit a Gas/Electric Hob?

gas electric hob

Based on our tradesman’s rate of £200 per day and a labourer at £100 per day.
(The minimum price will usually be for a half day).

We are not including the price of the, hob, but are including the various fittings that will be needed. We assume the new unit is “on site” and ready to be fitted in the same location as the old one.

Job 1

A simple hob swap (gas or electric). You'll need a Gas Safe registered fitter for the gas hob and an electrician registered to a "competent persons scheme" which means he's qualified to "sign off" his work.

A very easy half a day

To fit a new gas/electric hob in a new position in a kitchen work surface.

Job 2

We must assume there is gas in the kitchen nearby but a cabinet has to be removed (and replaced) to access it. Electric cable will have to be extended.

This could take 2 blokes a day.

Job 2a

If the existing hole has to be enlarged, you may well be confronted by the need to get another bloke in to do it. Gas and Electrical engineers may not wish to demean themselves!

You will need to get a chippie in to do it. He will charge

Now refer to job 1 for fitting!

Material Information

Bog Standard Stainless Steel four Ring Hob Cost - £150.00
Medium Range Stainless Steel Four Ring Hob - £250.00
Top End Stainless Steel Four Ring Hob - £400.00

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Replacing Kitchen Hobs

Thankfully you only have a few choices….. gas, electric rings or plates, ceramic or induction. Then there’s several different colours of course and different “ring” configurations but compared to sinks there’s a veritable paucity of choice!

Hobs are
all set into worksurfaces and tend to be very similar in size, which in a way is worse than the sink hole problem because you can’t just “get a bigger one” and know you will be ok. You won’t know if the new hob is just too small for the old hole either, until it’s being fitted. Always buy one that you can see and measure first.

Oh no! you’ll have to go to a shop, you won’t be able to use the internet, you will have to talk to each other instead.

No matter whether it’s gas or electric, to remain within the law, the new hob will have to be fitted by a qualified person.

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