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How Much Does Bathroom Fitting Cost in the UK?


How much will it cost you to fit your bathroom in the UK? A quick search online will make you see lots of contradictory information when it comes to the cost bathroom fitting. This is why it is important to do your research ahead of time to set your budget expectations.

How Much Will It Cost You to Fit a Bathroom?

While you can receive good cost estimates when planning your new bathroom, the final figures may vary a lot. Every reliable plumber or bathroom fitter charges different amounts based on what will be installed. Smaller jobs, for instance, like fitting a new basin typically costs £70 to £120 while larger jobs such as tiling a bigger bathroom may cost up to £1,000.

A bathroom’s average cost is £4,500 but you can save some money if you shop wisely and compare prices. You might even get a designer bathroom for as low as £2,000 if you budget and plan well.

The costs of bathroom fitting can also vary a lot because every job is priced according to individual circumstances. Your bathroom’s size and shape can also affect how fast and easy it is to complete the job, how long it will take, and the amount of material required. You also need to factor in any unexpected complications like damaged pipework that can increase the quote’s cost.

Quality remains as the number one priority with all kinds of installation jobs that is why it is always worth it to pay a bit more just to guarantee a professional finish for your bathroom. Cutting corners might make you pay more in the end to fix costly mistakes.

Quick Guide on the Cost of Bathroom Fitting in the UK

Below is a short list of the approximate costs of bathroom fitting together with the typical job times:

  • Installation of basin with pedestal

A basin pedestal can cost you £42.00 and the installation job can cost you £70 to £120 and can take 1 to 2 hours.

  • Toilet installation

Toilets are priced at £53.00. Installing a toilet takes 2 to 3 hours and this job will cost you £75 to £140.

  • Bath installation

Installing a bath often takes 3 to 5 hours and this is priced at £130 to £220. You can get baths for £118.80.

  • Changing bath taps or basin

Taps cost £28.00 and changing one is priced at £50 to £80. This job is typically finished in 1 to 2 hours.

  • Underfloor heating installation

Installing underfloor heating can take 5 hours up to 2 days to finish and this will cost you £350 to £850. Underfloor heating starts at £31.49.

  • Extractor fan installation

Installing an extractor fan is a job that takes 2 to 4 hours and is priced at £150 to £240.

  • Tile removal

Removing tiles often costs £12 to £18 for every square metre.

  • Removal of old bathroom  suite

This job can cost you £150.

  • Tiling

It can take 1 to 5 days to do this job that costs £400 to £1300.

  • Removal of rubbish and rubble

Expect to pay around £150 for every tonne.

  • Resealing a bath

Taking 1 to 2 hours to finish, resealing a bath costs £45 to £75.