Are you looking for a price to replace an entire bathroom suite? We know how much it costs as we have been researching the costs and charge made by businesses and tradespeople within the home improvement sector. So read on and explore our results. We last updated this page on the
What Do We Get For Our Money?
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 three piece suite including all plumbing
- Also 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
How Reliable Are Our Prices?
We feel that our guides are a very good starting point for anyone wanting to know how much this work should cost.
There are of course caveats and every property is different but the price guides shown on our pages are based real quotes we gathered from businesses in the UK.
We then calculated an average price and displayed that here along with hints and tips.
You can read more about our quote gathering method on this page.
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New Bathroom Prices – Our Examples
The tables on this page show the figures we gathered from our chosen bathroom installers. We have averaged the prices and displayed the results based on location, as you can see, the typical cost to replace a bathroom is £3600.00.
Keep reading for more information about the materials we wanted installing and how much they cost.
|Location||Small Business /Trader||Larger Business (5+ employees)|
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|South, SW and Midlands||£3200.00||£3700.00|
|Outer Region and North||£3000.00||£3200.00|
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Cost of Materials Inc in Our Price Guide
The table above includes the cost of the materials which we wanted installing:
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.
We gathered quotes from bathroom fitters in July 2015 and updated this page again with new data 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 their tradespeople could complete the work in around seven days. We can only guess that this is because a bigger company would throw more workers at the job.
When we questioned them further on timescales, most stated that the wall preparation work and tiling are 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 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 the government has currently set the VAT rate 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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