How Much Will Your Worktops Cost?
Here’s what’s covered in this section of our guide:
- How much do new worktops cost?
- Which factors affect the cost of a worktop?
- Timing – When to request your quote (or ask for a re-quote) and why?
- How to workout a guide price for your own worktops
How Much Do New Worktops Cost?
As with everything in life, prices can vary. Prices across brands, types and colours of acyrlic worktops, granite and quartz can vary. For example; levels of pattern in the material, rareness of a material and current levels of market supply can all have an impact on cost.
Using a simple kitchen layout as an example, we have created estimated costs based upon 3 ranges of quartz. They range from price Group 1 (least expensive) to price Group 3 (more expensive).
Typical costs for a standard kitchen layout (as per the one below) are as follows:
Which Factors Affect The Cost?
Here are the main components that contribute to the overall cost of having new worktops installed:
- The Material – all raw materials come with a cost.
- The type / brand of the material – the higher the price group, the more it will cost.
- Templating – Taking exact measurements of your worksurface area, ensuring a perfect fit.
- Fabrication – Turning the raw material into the precisely finished worksurface.
- Installation – Installing your completed worksurface in its final setting. (The “WOW” moment!)
- Timing – Certain materials cost less as supply and demand within the industry fluctuates.
- Tip: Cost also comes down if you request your quote within 60 days of your planned installation date – it allows us to allocate resource and using our buying power to pass on savings in the overall price to you.
- Any extras – Cutouts for things like hobs, taps, waste disposal bins – we actually factor these into the overall cost of your worktop, which makes pricing much simpler to understand.
- Special requirements – This can include many things – unusual edge details, curves, waterfall edges (where the worksurface curves down to the floor) etc. Complexity usually affects cost.
Timing – When to request a quote (and why?)
We often receive quotation requests from customers who are 6 months + away from wanting their worktops installed, and our best advice in these cases is “Workout your measurements, let us give you a guide price per/m2, and then come back to us nearer the time” – the reason we give this advice is because:
- Prices change – market conditions, prices of material and many other costs can change a lot in the course of a just a few months – as we grow as a business, we aim to increase our value and lower our prices as much as possible. Requesting a quote nearer the time of an installation is always best advised.
- Preferences change – a lot can change in terms of your decision making when (for example) planning a new kitchen. Your choice of material, size of worktops and colour can often change during the buying / decision making process.
How to workout a guide price for your worktops
As a rule of thumb, we often advise people that we can install your worktops from £460 per/m2. That cost includes all cutouts (hob, sink, taps etc) and upstands up to 100mm where required. Then add a “Template, Delivery and Installation” fee of £550, which covers a number of the components in buying our worktops as mentioned above.