Gas cookers and hobs can’t be installed by consumers unless they have the relevant qualifications. While a typical installation doesn’t take long, it needs to be completed by a pro.
Many retailers in the UK offer an installation service by one of their approved Gas Safe registered installers, so if you’re buying a brand new gas or hob, start by checking their prices, many will also offer a disposal service for your old appliance and it’s generally cheaper and easier than doing this separately.
On this page you’ll find:
- a poll – we want to know how much you think this will cost.
- average cost via a white goods retailer.
- average cost via a local tradesperson.
- extra costs to consider.
- can a gas cooker or hob be installed DIY?
- do you need a gas certificate? What are they used for?
- the best place to get a quote.
How Much Do You Think It Costs to Install a Gas Cooker and Hob?
This may sound like a strange question but we are conducting research into how much consumers think certain services and projects will cost. We’ll use the data to compare expectations with how much it really costs.
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Average Cost to Install a Gas Cooker and Hob- Via a White Goods Retailer
Most white goods retailers offer an installation service for fridges, freezers, washing machines and cookers etc.
In most cases, this work is just sub-contracted out to local tradespeople, with the retailer taking a percentage as a commission.
In April 2021 we checked the prices of 12 retailers to see what the going rate was for a professional to install a gas cooker and a gas hob.
Below is the results of our findings, the figure is an average of all the prices we gathered:
|Free Standing Cooking Appliance||£80.00|
|Gas Cooker Installation||£95.00|
|Gas Hob Installation||£85.00|
Average Cost – Via a Local Tradesperson
For the sake of comparison, we also got in touch with 12 local gas registered installers directly and asked how much they charge to install a gas cooker and hob.
As we expected, the prices were slightly lower.
The table below is an average of the prices we were given:
|Free Standing Cooking Appliance||£65.00|
|Gas Cooker Installation||£80.00|
|Gas Hob Installation||£65.00|
|Get a Custom Price Here||Get a Custom Price Here|
About These Prices
We sourced these prices from businesses in Surrey and West London in April 2022, other areas, especially those further away from the capital, may offer cheaper rates.
All 24 businesses and individuals we contacted were at random and were all Gas Safe registered.
Extra Costs to Consider
The prices on this page are for a like-for-like swap, they do not include the cost of cutting worktops, supplying hoses, extending pipework or anything beyond a standard installation.
These tasks will cost extra and some may require a certificate to be generated for Building Control.
Can a Cooker or Hob be Installed DIY?
In one word: No.
The only work a consumer can carry out on any gas appliance will be listed in the documentation that came with the appliance. This never includes connecting or disconnecting a gas supply pipe or hose.
While connecting a gas supply pipe to an appliance is a simple task, it must be done by a Gas Safe registered installer.
Do You Need a Certificate For The Building Regulations?
Gas Safe registered installers can “self-certify” their work and for a nominal fee, they can notify your local building regulations department. A certificate of compliance is then issued, this should be kept in a safe place as you may need it when you come to sell the house.
You do not need to notify building control or get a certificate for cooker and hob installations unless you are a landlord. However, as the installation must be completed by a Gas Safe registered engineer, it’s still advisable to get a certificate.
It costs the installer very little to fill out the form and to self-certify their work. The certificate will come in handy should you wish to rent out your property in the future or sell it to someone who wishes to rent it out.
A Declaration of Safety certificate is produced when a flueless gas cooking appliance (such as a cooker or hob) is notified. These are not covered by the Building Regulations but can be voluntarily notified. – Gas Safe register website
The Best Place to Get a Quote
For small projects like this, we recommend getting quotes from local independent traders.
If your area has a Facebook group or other online community where locals share tips, advice and knowledge, you’ll probably find plenty of recommendations from neighbours.
You should of course double check that the person or company is Gas Safe registered.
Just click this link to search the Gas Safe database.
If your chosen trader isn’t listed, don’t use them!
We recently teamed up with Bark which are one of several online services that publish ratings and reviews of tradespeople.
Tap the button below and fill out the form to get quotes from local, rated and reviewed Gas Safe registered installers: