How Much to Fit Electric Power Shower?

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What is a fair price to pay an installer to fit a power shower?

We gathered dozens of quotes for two very different jobs:

Quote 1 – Cost to Replace Existing Power Shower

We wanted an existing power shower removed and replaced with a new unit. The plumbing and power supply is already in place and up to current standards. That means the plumbing is suitable for the new unit and the power cable and fuse doesn’t need to be changed.

This is a straight swap, one product for the other. The figure includes a typical mid-range power shower and all labour fees, excludes VAT:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarger Business (5+ employees)
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London AreaN/A£425.00
South, SW and MidlandsN/A£400.00
Outer Region and NorthN/A£375.00


Quote 2 – New Power Shower With New Plumbing and Power Supply

For this job we needed new pipework (hot and cold) and also an electrical supply to the bathroom. As the wall is tiled, we needed to replace a few that would be damaged during the installation process.

The figures below include the cost of a typical power shower unit, labour fees, cabling and pipework and replacing some wall tiles, like for like:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarger Business (5+ employees)
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London AreaN/A£575.00
South, SW and MidlandsN/A£550.00
Outer Region and NorthN/A£500.00

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The Cheapest Quote Isn’t Always the Best – Do Your Homework First

We contacted lots for plumbers and electricians when gathering our quotes, several of them suggested we connect the power supply to the ceiling ring rather than creating a new circuit from the consumer circuit (fusebox); this work would not meet current requirements (Part P).

Several of our chosen plumbers wouldn’t be able to self-certify the electrical aspect of the installation. We discarded all of these quotes from our figures and have only included prices from qualified tradespeople who can either self certify or told us they would notify the local authority (this for the new wiring aspect of the job).

Difference Between a Power Shower and an Electric Shower

A power shower is fed by both hot and cold water, an electrical pump then increases the water flow. You have more control over temperature and water pressure with a power shower.

An electric shower is usually fed by cold water, which is then heated in the unit. These systems sometimes suffer from lower water pressure as there’s no pump.

Manual or Automatic Thermostat Control?

Manual controls are the most popular, you adjust the dial as required. Automatic controls are more expensive but are easier to use, just set the desired temperature and they will automatically adjust the hot/cold flow so the temperature stays constant, assuming you have enough hot water in your header tank/cylinder.

Best to Speak to a Plumber if…

The type of unit you require will depend on your hot water system, whether that system is used solely for the bathroom or is shared with other people at the same time. Poor flow rate is the most common reason for installing a power shower so also look at the flow rates/power output of the unit.

Make sure you get your bathroom water pressure checked before you buy any unit.

How are Power Showers Installed?

The unit is secured to the wall with fixings, a power supply is then connected to the main consumer unit (fuse box). It’s important that the power shower has it’s own direct connection to the fuse box and is not just connected to an existing circuit.

A ceiling mounted cord switch is usually fitted so you can cut power to the unit from the bathroom. The water supply is taken from the existing pipework to the bath/shower.

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3 Responses to “How Much to Fit Electric Power Shower?”

  1. Ray Grahams LtdOctober 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    This was an easy reading article that covers a long list of WHAT IF’s when it comes down to the installation and pricing of plumbing shower jobs. There are alot of what IF’s surrounding the topic and if you’re not a professional, often gauging and setting aside a “realistic” and “adequete” budget to cover the cost of the work you require can be hard to measure. This guide does well by outlining the strategic design and cost factors that you should consider before purchasing any shower unit. Once you have done so then decide on what to buy. For more information on showers and a range of electric, power and mixer showers see our shower product list > http://www.raygrahams.com/category/4096-showers.aspx <

  2. SGSeptember 12, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

    Really good advice and help. Thank you

  3. PaulSeptember 27, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    Just been quoted £4000 for similar job plus the shower enclosure to be changed .
    Realise my quote is a joke .thanks for the help.

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