Installing a Chimney Cooker Hood

Do I need to have a socket above the cooker on the wall for the the wires?
The cooker hood does not come with a plug. I have two sockets on both sides of the cooker on the wall. Would like to avoid seeing any wires or leads. What sort of work would be required to get this fitted and how much would this cost.

Asked by Natasha on 13th Nov 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"Would need to see pictures really and a cooker would normally need it’s own supply as they use quite a lot of current. Could range from £160-£290."
Answered on 13th Nov 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"Most of the time you put a unswitched socket behind the flue and have a switched spur that is protects the socket at a different location"
Answered on 13th Nov 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"There are 2 ways one you can fit a spur switch at the Same level as the sockets and run a wire to where the hood is or fit a socket behind the hood.
Either way, the wall has to be chased out to put cables
Cost between £180 - £280 depending on what problems there are.
Especially if you have tiled walls."
Answered on 13th Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"This job requires additional wires that can connect from the existing sockets on the wall to power the cooker, this job would be of £100 roughly"
Answered on 13th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"The wires can be chased within the wall and then plastered and painted, inside the cooker hood will hide the terminal outlet for the supply to the cooker hood, the cooker hood can be fed with the spur from either of the two sockets and the 3A fuse to be fitted inside the spur to support extra protection. The chasing can be up to £250-£350 depending on how far the cooker hood is from the two socket outlets mentioned. Plus parts, the parts is dependent whether you want chrome , brass or just plain white, they all have different prices. The connection fees for the wiring will probably be £50 - £75, plus the minor certificate may be given for the additional circuit, this may cost £25"
Answered on 14th Nov 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"You need a fused spur fitting to the height of the ceiling and a flex from the external fan to run inside to the ceiling and connecting above under the floorboards upstairs"
Answered on 4th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
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