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Old 01-05-2008, 00:01
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How much do you think is reasonable to pay a plumber to remove an old bathroom suite and fit a new one (bath, sink, toilet)?

Also, how much should I expect to pay for someone to tile a bathroom?

I'm just looking for rough ideas of prices because I have absolutely NO idea how much to expect when I ring round some plumbers.
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:04
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I wouldn't ask on here as a few people don't live in the real world and thing 200 is too much to pay!!!

Lets just say I doubt you will get it done for under 4900
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:14
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Seriously?

Someone would charge me 5k just for a days work?

I am definitely in the wrong job.

Must find a handyman friend who will do it on the cheap.
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:17
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You should use 100 per man day as a rough guide on top of materials.
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:23
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Ignore the 4,900 remark.

I had it done for under 500 and a really nice job it was too.
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:24
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Should I expect to pay for many materials? I mean we'll already have bought the suite, I just need someone to fit it. Obviously there will be a few bits but I wouldn't have thought there'd be anything major?

My dad used to fit our new bathroom suites at our family home and could do it in a day on his own. So 100 plus materials should I be looking at?
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:25
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Ignore the 4,900 remark.

I had it done for under 500 and a really nice job it was too.
500 just to fit it? On top of the price of the suite?

Still seems a lot to me for a days work.

I think I might become a plumber you know lol
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:29
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I am having mine done for 2000 plus labour and it is a tiny bathroom.
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:32
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I need to do my bathroom. I had a budget of 3K for it, and thought that would be more than enough to rip everything out and get it done really nicely. I had two people round for quotes, and both of them quoted over 4K for ripping out the suite and the tiles and the flooring and doing a new suite and shower and tiling and floor and lighting and everything. (ie including all the suite and shower and materials and everything.)

I've now found out that a colleague's husband is a plumber, and he has said that if I buy a suite, and get it delivered, he'll rip out the old suite and fit the new one for 100. I was gobsmacked, but he says it's a day's work to rip out a suite and stick in a new one. He won't be doing the tiling and the floor and the lighting and everything, but I've decided that I can work round those bits myself. I don't know how much a suite is, but I'm sure I can get a really nice one for much less that a thousand, leaving the rest of my budget for something else, hurrah! Ok, the bathroom might not be as fancy, but it'll be fine.
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:45
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hubby fitted my bathroom so it cost nothing

but when I had the kitchen fitted it cost 1,100 for two days work
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:46
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hubby fitted my bathroom so it cost nothing

but when I had the kitchen fitted it cost 1,100 for two days work
lol hahahahah your username made me actually laugh out loud.
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Old 01-05-2008, 00:47
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lol hahahahah your username made me actually laugh out loud.
well its better than what hubby calls me, The Old Trout
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:33
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I've got a tiny bathroom and was charged 250 to tile 3 walls of it (not including door, window, side of bath and basin area).

I thought it was a lot of money for so little area but others told me that was the going rate.

It also cost as much again (for a different person) to fit in a new basin and taps etc, but he did lots of other things such as replastering the remaining wall (to be painted), filling in gaps and replacing a wall panel, fitting a cabinet, making a bath panel etc. He provided all the plaster, wood, boards and materials included in the price.

For nearly 5 grand, I'd want a luxury suite and all the painting and fittings done too!
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:36
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I wouldn't ask on here as a few people don't live in the real world and thing 200 is too much to pay!!!

Lets just say I doubt you will get it done for under 4900
5000??

And you think some other posters don't live in the real world?
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:39
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I wouldn't ask on here as a few people don't live in the real world and thing 200 is too much to pay!!!

Lets just say I doubt you will get it done for under 4900
Maybe it was a slip of the finger and he/she meant 400?
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:40
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Maybe it was a slip of the finger and he/she meant 400?
Actually, that seems more likely now that you come to mention it, because 4900 seems rather specific!
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:13
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Actually, that seems more likely now that you come to mention it, because 4900 seems rather specific!
Well that's what I'm hoping else he/she must be completely barking!!
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:48
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Hello Laura,

We do fit bathrooms, top to bottom, ours start from, 1,500 up 70,000

Our average 2,500 all in.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:17
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Samoan Joe is a plumber who always claims extortionate rates for fitting bathrooms. Last year somebody posted a similar thread, she wanted a shower plus cubicle fitting and wanted an idea of how much the labour would cost, and he said he wouldn't get out of bed for less than 2000.

I guess he spends a lot of time in bed.

We had our bathroom completely gutted and a new one fitted last year, including brand new floor and wall tiling and a new ceiling with sunken spotlights fitted. We also had a Jacuzzi and a power shower installed.

The labour came to 1500 - but the plumber (and his mate) was there for over a week. Luckily we have another bathroom to use while the family one was being fitted.
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:35
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It also depends exactly what you're getting done.

If everything is going in the same place, and the current pipe work is all in good nick and re-usable, it'll be cheaper.

When we got our bathroom done we moved everything around (bath, sink, loo and radiator) had all the lightling replaced, had to have the floor levelled, had to install additional electrics for the shower and the jets in the bath. Tiled all four walls and the floor.

We ended up paying about 4.5k all-in but the bath we bought was a large part of that cost. the bath alone was 1800 if we bought it online. The plumber we used managed to get a few hundred off that by going through his trade account.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:08
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Samoan Joe is a plumber who always claims extortionate rates for fitting bathrooms. Last year somebody posted a similar thread, she wanted a shower plus cubicle fitting and wanted an idea of how much the labour would cost, and he said he wouldn't get out of bed for less than 2000.

I guess he spends a lot of time in bed.


We had our bathroom completely gutted and a new one fitted last year, including brand new floor and wall tiling and a new ceiling with sunken spotlights fitted. We also had a Jacuzzi and a power shower installed.

The labour came to 1500 - but the plumber (and his mate) was there for over a week. Luckily we have another bathroom to use while the family one was being fitted.

LOL
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:55
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I got a quote off B&Q to refit my bathroom. I knew they would be expensive. For a fairly basic loo, basin and plastic bath suite at 500, they wanted 6k+ to gut the old bathroom, detile, replaster, retile, refloor and sort the electrics out. The B&Q rep said don't bother. Do it yourself and get in your own tradesman to do all the work.

Another local bathroom place wanted 5k without even coming to look at my tiny bathroom.
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Old 01-05-2008, 13:57
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We fit and tile our own bathrooms (done it twice now) - it's much easier than you would think, just remember to turn the water off before you start!

We tend to spend around 400 on the bathroom suite, same on tiles as we tile everywhere and a couple of hundred on tile adhesive/grout, tile edging, pipes etc.
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Old 01-05-2008, 22:06
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Samoan Joe is a plumber who always claims extortionate rates for fitting bathrooms. Last year somebody posted a similar thread, she wanted a shower plus cubicle fitting and wanted an idea of how much the labour would cost, and he said he wouldn't get out of bed for less than 2000.

I guess he spends a lot of time in bed.

We had our bathroom completely gutted and a new one fitted last year, including brand new floor and wall tiling and a new ceiling with sunken spotlights fitted. We also had a Jacuzzi and a power shower installed.

The labour came to 1500 - but the plumber (and his mate) was there for over a week. Luckily we have another bathroom to use while the family one was being fitted.

Not a plumber I am a bulider. I have fitted hundrds of bathrooms. I would say you are right about 1500 for labour is ok, I personally wouldnt do it for that but I suppose some people need the work. I regurly have to turn it away so I like to make it profitable.

Last bathroom I did cost the customer 9,843 including V.A.T they got a suit including power shower with remote, corner bath, nice sink unit, and 3/4 tiling.

They were over the moon with it as all my customers are and even gave my lad a 40 tip.
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Old 01-05-2008, 23:11
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get quotes from loads of different bathroom places... but dont go with B&Q they wanted to charge us 8,000! :O we got a better deal of 4,500! for everything... they are doing it in 5 days... they will be finished tomorrow!
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