Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Install an Oven
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 Replace an Oven?
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These prices are based on a gas fitter / electricians rate of £200 per day. They include the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials he will need.
(The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
To change a like for like oven which you have paid for (£200----£600) and had delivered.
This will take one man a leisurely half a day plus dumping the old one…….£120.00
To fit a new unit to take a different sized oven, assuming he isn’t too high and mighty for such demeaning work, he will now charge for the day.
The unit will cost about £100. So that’s ……….£300.00
To fit a new cable and switch.
This could take another day plus £70 materials ………….£270.00
A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Installing/Fitting an Oven
Luckily for you, kitchens are the one place where almost everything is standardised, so your new oven will fit into the same space the old one comes out of. And here we come to no. 685 in the list of “differences between the sexes”. A bloke will just change the oven over. His wife will disappear into the hole with a mop and a “dead mouse remover” before allowing any new oven to be fitted in her kitchen!
Beastliness aside, whether gas or electric, with like for like, the job is simple!
Not so simple, is when you want something different. If it’s a gas oven, the only problem will be removing, altering or replacing the unit it fits into, the gas supply remains the same.
Do they still make gas ovens? Didn’t they sort of die a death at about the same time as Tony Hancock and Watney’s draught Red Barrel? (I can still sing the red barrel advert you know, there’s nothing wrong with my memory……. now where was I)?
If you want a different sized electric oven, the supply cable may have to be upgraded. If your new one now has hot plates, or it’s a double oven, your existing cable will probably be too “small”. A “meatier” cable will have to be connected to the “fuse box” and routed somehow to your new oven. A new isolation switch may also have to be fitted. That’s the one with the red toggle switch set into the wall near that useless electric tin opener that never worked.
Then there’s the unit to mess about with as well!
Your fitter must legally be a member of a relevant competence scheme.
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