We are having a new kitchen fitted by a UK DIY store where they are supplying both the kitchen and the fitters. They are insisting that we require a new dedicated ring main installed for the kitchen which is almost doubling the installation costs. Currently, we have enough sockets in the kitchen to run everything we need, all running from the main house ring. All the sockets are in the place they would need to be and run a microwave, kettle, tumble dryer and fridge. There is also a dedicated supply for the cooker and another one for the hob, both on 6mm cables with 32a MCBs.
Could someone please confirm/deny that it is a REGULATION that new kitchen installations must be on their own ring, or simply a recommendation? They are also saying that this new ring is going to be installed using trucking as taking the floor boards up will take much longer - which is somewhat annoying in a newly plastered kitchen!