Cost to Install a New Bathroom Suite

Thank you for visiting our site here at Quotation Check – Your guide to construction and home repair prices in the UK. Welcome to our bathroom price guide. You can see our full price list here. We last updated this page on the . How much does it typically cost to rip out an old bathroom and install a brand new suite?

We contacted dozens of bathroom installers and asked them to quote for a typical bathroom in a 3-bedroom house, we wanted the following work completed:

  • Remove old suite, floor and wall tiles (floor to ceiling)
  • Supply and install new wall plasterboard and floor plyboard
  • Supply and install new 3 piece suite inc all plumbing
  • Supply and install floor and walls tiles, grout as required
  • New ceiling light, cord switch, bath/sink taps, wall vanity mirror and light
  • Paint ceiling and bathroom door
  • Replace radiator with vertical towel rail (example here)
  • Dispose of all waste material (hippo bag is cheaper than a skip)
  • All electrical work to be signed off by qualified Part P electrician

New Bathroom Prices – Our Examples

The following table shows the figures we were given by our chosen bathroom installers. We have averaged the prices and displayed the figures based on location, as you can see, the typical cost to replace a bathroom is £3600.00.

Don’t forget that there are limitations to our data but the following figures may be of use to you:

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London Area£3750.00£4750.00
South, SW and Midlands£3200.00£3700.00
Outer Region and North£3000.00£3200.00

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We calculate an average price and display that here along with hints and tips.

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Cost of Materials Inc in Our Price Guide

The table above includes the cost of the materials which we wanted installed:

Three piece suite inc shower screen – £450.00

Bath and sink taps – £95.00

Wall and floor tiles and grout/adhesive – £450.00

Power shower – £225.00

Wall mirror and light – £100.00

Heated towel rail – £45.00

Ceiling light and cord switch – £45.00

Ceiling paint – £15.00

Pipework, electrical parts and other incidental costs £100.00

Plasterboard for walls and ply for under floor tiles – £75.00

Hippobag waste disposal is around £110.00

Total materials and waste disposal: Approx £1700.00

Obviously how much the materials cost for your bathroom will depend on the exact size of the room and also the type of tiles and bathroom suite you choose.

B&Q occasionally have special offers where you can purchase an entire suite, including taps and mirrors etc for £300.

Data Freshness

We gathered quotes from bathroom fitters in July 2015 and updated this page in November 2016.

How Long Will the Work Take?

When we asked our chosen to provide written quotes for the work we also requested a rough timescale for the work to be completed.

We found that most of the “one man” traders suggested the work would take around 8-9 days, while many of the larger businesses thought the work could be done in 7 days. We can only guess that this is because a larger company would throw more workers at the job.

When we questioned them further on timescales, most stated that the wall preparation work and tiling is the one aspect that took the longest. This could be because we wanted floor to ceiling tiles and also floor tiles.

What Can Affect the Price?

Having underfloor heating can add considerable cost, as can having premium wall tiles from floor to ceiling.

You can save money by only having the walls partially tiled. Value bathroom suites from B&Q etc can save you hundreds but they usually look and feel cheap.

If you are really keen to save money then tiling over the existing tiles is possible but not recommended.

Choosing a bathroom fitter who is trading below the VAT threshold can save you a packet as VAT is currently set at 20%.

As with most tradespeople, location is a primary factor in the cost to have a bathroom completely replaced. London is by far the most expensive area, closely followed by the south east.

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