How Much Are Plumbers and Fitters Charging to Replace Toilets, Baths and Basins?

If you’d like a price for replacing a basin, toilet or bath, then you’ve come the right place.

This page contains our recently updated price guide for 2018. We can also help you source a written quote for your bathroom upgrade project.

If you want to know how much it costs to install an entirely new bathroom suite, that’s tiles, flooring, lighting etc as well as the suite, go explore our more in-depth guide to new bathroom costs.

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Our Updated Price Guide

We originally created this price guide in 2014 but updated it in 2018 to reflect current prices.

We sent out requests to dozens of plumbers and bathroom fitters, we asked all of them to give us a written quote for replacing a bath, basin and toilet.

We didn’t want an entirely new bathroom, just these three items. The flooring, tiles, electrics and everything else in the room didn’t need to be replaced.

On this page you’ll see the results of our research, we’ve compiled the figures into a table that you can see further down the page. The figures have been averaged.

One thing we noticed when researching prices for this type of work was the huge variations from one tradesperson to the next.

Those based in London and the South East were the most expensive. Small one-man traders offered the best value as many of them were trading below the VAT threshold so didn’t add 20% to the bill.

We hope you find our research insightful, don’t forget that you can get your own custom quote here.

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Cost to Replace a Bath

We first asked our chosen contractors to give us a price to replace a bath; nothing fancy, just a standard mid-range, typically priced plastic bath from Victoria Plumb or B&Q etc. We asked for the cost of the bath, tap, labour and waste disposal of the old bath to be included in the figures.

Below you’ll see an average of the prices we were given:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business (5+ employees)
London Area£450.00£550.00
South, SW and Midlands£375.00£475.00
Outer Region and North£325.00£400.00
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Wash Basin Replacement

Our wash basin was cracked, the result of a glass medicine bottle falling from the shelf.

We asked out chosen traders how much they thought it would cost to rip out the old basin and replace it with one that closely matched the original in size and colour.

We didn’t require any tiling or making good of the walls as the new basin was the same size as the old. Of course, if a smaller basin was chosen, some remedial work might be required

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business (5+ employees)
London Area£350.00£450.00
South, SW and Midlands£250.00£350.00
Outer Region and North£225.00£350.00
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Cost to Replace a Toilet

Below is what we were told it would cost to remove an old toilet and replace it with one that’s similar.

Our floor tiling was in good condition, as was the plumbing so no extra work was required.

Like the other two prices, we’ve included the cost of everything:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business (5+ employees)
London Area£400.00£475.00
South, SW and Midlands£350.00£400.00
Outer Region and North£250.00£350.00
Need a Custom Price? >Compare Up To 3 Personlised Quotes Here

Replace Taps in Bathroom

Replacing taps is bread-and-butter work for plumbers, it’s something they do frequently.

In most cases, we think you’ll end up paying whatever minimum charge the plumber applies.

Our price guide below includes the taps:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business (5+ employees)
London Area£225.00£300.00
South, SW and Midlands£175.00£275.00
Outer Region and North£175.00£200.00
Need a Custom Price? >Compare Up To 3 Personlised Quotes Here

What is the Going Rate to Replace an Entire Bathroom Suite?

An entirely new bathroom installation usually involves new flooring, wall tiling, lighting as well as the suite itself.

See how much a new bathroom will cost here.

This page contains a recently updated bathroom tiling price guide.

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