How Much Does a New Bathroom Cost in the UK?

Replacing an old tired bathroom with a bright modern suite is one of the easiest ways to increase the value and desirability of the home.

But how much does a new bathroom cost, how much work is involved with a project like this and how long does it take?

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Our Bathroom Price Guide

We initially created this guide in 2015 but updated it in 2018 to reflect current prices.

In January and February 2018 we got in touch with dozens of bathroom fitters and installers and asked each of them to give us a fixed written quote to remove an old, tired bathroom and replace it with a new suite.

We also requested a breakdown of the price so we could see where our money was being spent.

The Quotes We Received

Each of the written quotes varied in both detail, professionalism and price.

The schedule below is based on the paperwork we received from our chosen installers and lists everything included in the price shown below:

  • Remove the existing bathroom suite, floor and wall tiles
  • Supply and install new wall plasterboard and floor plyboard
  • Supply and install new three piece suite including all plumbing
  • Supply and install floor and walls tiles, to be grouted as required (see how much bathroom tiling costs here)
  • Supply and install a new ceiling light, corded switch, both bath and sink taps and a wall vanity mirror with light
  • Paint both the ceiling and bathroom door
  • Replace the radiator with a vertical towel rail (example here)
  • All waste material to be disposed of via a skip
  • All electrical work to be signed off by qualified Part P electrician

Cost of Materials/Items

Below you’ll see how much each item costs.

These are the “supply only” prices:

Three piece suite inc a shower screen – £450.00

Bath and sink taps – £95.00

Wall and floor tiles including grout and adhesive – £450.00

A 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 plyboard for under the floor tiles – £75.00

Skip hire – £200

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 as little as £300.

New Bathroom Cost – Updated For 2018

Bathroom pricesThe table below shows an average of the prices we were given.

This figure includes all the parts, materials, labour, paperwork and waste disposal fees etc.

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarger Business (5+ employees)
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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When Was This Bathroom Cost Guide Last Updated?

We know that outdated price lists and guides can be frustrating, that’s why we aim to update the content on our site every few years.

This page was last updated in March 2018.

How Long Will the Work Take?

In our experience, it’s always a good idea to ask installers, firms and tradespeople how long they think a project will 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 discovered that the average predicted time was 8 days, although some of the larger firms suggested it would take no more than 6 days.

When we questioned them further on timescales, most stated that the wall preparation work and tiling will take the longest amount of time – our bathroom is floor-to-ceiling in tiles.

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5 Responses to “How Much Does a New Bathroom Cost in the UK?”

  1. Denise WrightFebruary 17, 2017 at 6:23 am #

    floor fitted .walls tiled. replacement of shower, toilet ,sink .we will provide. old suit removed.electrics ready for mirrow.point already their.can l have a rough price please.

  2. PawelJuly 21, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    I stumbled upon this web page, not realising it’s a comedy website. The prices are all jokes. I’ve been in the property restoration/refurb business for over 40 years and can assure you that unless you hire some immigrant cowboy and you’re happy with a quick crappy bodge, you’d better raid your piggy bank if you want anything like a quality job. Are you serious? . . . are you honestly expecting a tradesman to come to your house, spend time discussing assessing and measuring up your job, submit a price, travel to warehouse, pick up tiles, adhesive, grout, sealer, etc., pay for everything, load up van, transport everything to your place, hump everything inside (provided he can get parked anywhere nearby, and you’re not up 6 flights of stairs), remove all your kitchen unit kickboards, stach them safely, cover everything with dust sheets, put on face mask and ear defenders etc, start hacking away all your old floor tiles (wood or concrete floor?), keep hacking, more hacking, bag up all your smashed old tiles, remove same from your house, clean up all old adhesive (possibly requiring power tool creating loads of dust!), more cleaning, if wooden floor may need new ply top – if so, drive off and collect from warehouse – pick up adhesives and hundreds of screws at same time, pay for everything again – then measure, cut, fit etc, apply primes/sealers, work out laying plan, mark key lines, start laying/cutting etc etc, corners need to be diamond wet cut – this is messy and should be done outside, walk back and forward to diamond saw (hopefully not down and up 6 flights of stairs), when finished laying clean away and dsipose of all debris, wait for adhesive to set (24 hrs best – never use the ‘quick dry’ crap), grout, clean etc etc. refit all skirting boards (if new tiles arer thicker or floor needed to be lined or levelled, then they may need cutting etc), remove all dust sheets, clean up and vacuum dust etc. . . . oh, and during all this find time for a bite to eat, and a visit or two to the gents, . . . . all started at 9am and finished 5pm for £450-500. Ha, ha, ha! Good one!!

  3. Julie AshtonNovember 26, 2018 at 12:32 am #

    Just had a new bathroom, half tiled walls, moved some fittings around etc. £7,500. East Anglia.

  4. RaffyJuly 18, 2019 at 6:16 am #

    The almost 5K budget for your bathroom is quite the appealing estimate but I am quite doubtful of this estimate as other costs could lead up to 10K budget. Though, refurbishing old bathroom fixture could help a lot.

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