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    Hi, can anyone recommend a joiner that can install a couple of pieces of worktop together using a butt joint, and also cut out the holes for the oven and sink.

    I am based in north Manchester area.

    Thanks.

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    butt joint... tee hee... sorry

    Might be better with biscuit joints


    nom nom nom

    If your getting them to cut and fit they will not charge that much extra to do a proper joint for you. You'll be looking at a days labor if it all goes well. Just make sure you have everything ready that they'll need to do the job. Around £150-£200

    Original Poster

    thanks for the replies, i will have a look at them, was hoping to see if anyone had any personal reliable contacts.

    Argoj

    If your getting them to cut and fit they will not charge that much extra … If your getting them to cut and fit they will not charge that much extra to do a proper joint for you. You'll be looking at a days labor if it all goes well. Just make sure you have everything ready that they'll need to do the job. Around £150-£200



    Thanks for that, i haven't got the worktops yet, what else do i need? and what is the proper joint called?

    Sagor

    thanks for the replies, i will have a look at them, was hoping to see if … thanks for the replies, i will have a look at them, was hoping to see if anyone had any personal reliable contacts.Thanks for that, i haven't got the worktops yet, what else do i need? and what is the proper joint called?



    A proper joint is done with a router using a template, when done this way the joint is nearly invisible, when you book him tell him about the joint required so he can make sure he has the appropriate clamps. You'll need the dimensions of the cut outs you need, if your just refitting the old then he can measure the holes from the old. If new then have them onsite so he can work out the hole sizes. If you want him to totally finish of the fit you'll need end strip, as well as, of course, the new work top.
    Edited by: "Argoj" 30th Dec 2015

    Original Poster

    Argoj

    A proper joint is done with a router using a template, when done this way … A proper joint is done with a router using a template, when done this way the joint is nearly invisible, when you book him tell him about the joint required so he can make sure he has the appropriate clamps. You'll need the dimensions of the cut outs you need, if your just refitting the old then he can measure the holes from the old. If new then have them onsite so he can work out the hole sizes. If you want him to totally finish of the fit you'll need end strip, as well as, of course, the new work top.



    great, thanks, i haven't pulled out the old one yet so that can stay fir the measuring.

    is it possible to get a curve done on a laminate worktop, or is that how i need to buy it from the suppliers? i was thinking of a wood worktop, but not sure i can be bothered with oiling it every 6 months.

    thanks again

    You can have a slight curve on the end of a worktop yes.
    I'm not sure what clamp the dude above is on about? we use standard worktop bolts on every type of wortop (excluding stone and composites). The end strip will come with any good quality worktop. Other materials you would need are silicon for where the holes are cut out (to seal the chipboard), some colour fill for the joint itself and some contact adhesive for the end strips. Most Joiners/kitchen fitters supplie this stuff themselves, I certainly do as I can get it all for under a tenner.
    Labour wise, to Fit an L shaped worktop, with 1 end exposed I would charge £120. Just to joint it I would charge around £60 with 1 cut out.
    I highly recommend getting whoever fits it/machines it to measure up for you, Many people bring me measurements they want tops machining to and forget about allowing for overhangs on all the edges.
    Edited by: "INDUSTRYHATER" 30th Dec 2015

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    INDUSTRYHATER

    You can have a slight curve on the end of a worktop yes. I'm not sure … You can have a slight curve on the end of a worktop yes. I'm not sure what clamp the dude above is on about? we use standard worktop bolts on every type of wortop (excluding stone and composites). The end strip will come with any good quality worktop. Other materials you would need are silicon for where the holes are cut out (to seal the chipboard), some colour fill for the joint itself and some contact adhesive for the end strips. Most Joiners/kitchen fitters supplie this stuff themselves, I certainly do as I can get it all for under a tenner.Labour wise, to Fit an L shaped worktop, with 1 end exposed I would charge £120. Just to joint it I would charge around £60 with 1 cut out.I highly recommend getting whoever fits it/machines it to measure up for you, Many people bring me measurements they want tops machining to and forget about allowing for overhangs on all the edges.



    thanks, its going to be a u shape, with one end needing a curve as i am adding a cuved base unit.

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