View Full Version : How much does a new bathroom cost?


banesmabes
25-08-2005, 19:56
I'm about to move into my first proper (i.e. not rented!) home, but it could do with a new bathroom suite. I have looked at how much suites are and I know I wouldn't spend a fortune on it - I'd just get a fairly standard white suite. However I have no idea how much I'd have to then save up to have it fitted. Can anyone give me any ideas for what they have paid to have a new bath, sink and toilet installed (and the old ones taken away)?

I'm not going to be in a position to get quotes for a while yet, I just need to get a ball park figure to save towards. Not bothered about extras like shower (already a decent one in) and tiling (my dad can do this!), so just the basic installation.

biggan
25-08-2005, 20:08
go to wickes - prices start from under 200!

MTheo
25-08-2005, 20:18
a lot of plumbers will advise against bathroom suites from CERTAIN places as they are cheap...and a pain to fit.

your best TRYING to get someone round to measure up and quote you.

ermm... 600 ?


im gonna be a plumber in 2 years....if ur still luking let me know hahaha

the_rudeboy
25-08-2005, 21:37
You can pick up a suite for about 200-250.
A mate has just bin quoted 200 to fit one.
Get some cheap tiles for around 50....tiling is pretty straight forward.
Total around 500.

Shiesh
25-08-2005, 22:03
yeah I would recommend somewhere like Plumbco etc

Do not buy from a DIY store like MFI/B&Q/Focus/Homebase etc unless you want dirt cheap ie., selling property on!

If you are 'living' in this property and want it to last go to a plumbers merchants or specialist..we got our cloakroom suite from Rawsons Bathrooms on Abbeydale...they were very competitively prices which surprised me and the suite supplied is absolute quality!!

:thumbsup:

Hels
26-08-2005, 00:01
Don't forget to add on the price of taps!

kirky
26-08-2005, 07:41
i got mine from b&q around 200 quid and i paid 400 for fitting and tileing..summat like that anyway....forgot exactly how much.

the highest quote i got was 1100 for the same job so becareful.

Ousetunes
26-08-2005, 07:51
Originally posted by biggan
go to wickes - prices start from under 200!

Ha, ha, ha. Get a bath with 3mm acrylic thickness and when you stand up you'll probably put your foot through it. Wickes and B & Q sell garbage when it comes to bathrooms.

From someone in the trade, you can't buy a good quality cheap bathroom suite. You can buy a cheap one OR you can pay more and buy a good quality one.

We sell baths with at least 5mm acrylic - we sell others with 8mm acrylic. Our suites cost in the region of 500 to 1200, we know who to recommend to fit - they'll quote you free of charge and we've been in business 76 years.

You want to go to Wickes? Feel free but just don't bring your faulty parts into us three months later.

Lickable
26-08-2005, 07:51
I got one from homebase for 200, i got it on a % off day, think it was 10% or 25% :D

It was fairly easy to fit. If you look on the B&Q website, it shows you how to fit them yourself. It took around 4 hours for the bath and an hour for the sink.

The one thing that i found to be a bit crappy however, was the underlying framework. We had to build our own from wood and metal.

Good luck

P.S.

My parents bought a bath from B&Q 15 years ago and it still looks very new with no problems over the years.

Cyclone
26-08-2005, 07:59
we had quotes of around 10k for completely redoing the bathroom. But that included moving a wall, taking out a chimney breast, etc...

In the end we did it ourselves at less than 2k.

BruciesBabe
26-08-2005, 08:06
Hia,

I'm just about to move into my first real house - very scary! and this needs a new bathroom (only after Ive knocked some walls down!)..

I'm going to get a relatively cheap and simple suite and then dress it up with nice taps and a nice sink..

I'm also moving the kitchen - that is going to be rather more expensive!!!

nick2
26-08-2005, 08:15
I paid about 3K, for the entire bathroom gutting, a wall moving, a new shower, toilet and sink, a new radiator, new floor boards (the old ones had rotted under the bath), tiles floor to ceiling, an extractor fan and the floor tiled plus a new ceiling with spotlights.

Oh, and a new door.

Took about 3 weeks.

I painted the door frame and did the grouting.

I don't like DIY much :)

DON'T order anything from B&Q, they lost all the stuff I ordered and actually give me someone elses order when I went down to complain.

kirky
26-08-2005, 08:47
Originally posted by Ousetunes
Ha, ha, ha. Get a bath with 3mm acrylic thickness and when you stand up you'll probably put your foot through it. Wickes and B & Q sell garbage when it comes to bathrooms.

From someone in the trade, you can't buy a good quality cheap bathroom suite. You can buy a cheap one OR you can pay more and buy a good quality one.

We sell baths with at least 5mm acrylic - we sell others with 8mm acrylic. Our suites cost in the region of 500 to 1200, we know who to recommend to fit - they'll quote you free of charge and we've been in business 76 years.

You want to go to Wickes? Feel free but just don't bring your faulty parts into us three months later.

the one i got from B&Q is spot i have no complaints at all and the fitter said it was good value also,i'm a big beliver in you get what you pay for so i'm in no doubt that your stuff it top notch,i did come and look but it was well out of my price range.

kirky
26-08-2005, 08:53
..............edited out wrong post............

Ousetunes
26-08-2005, 09:04
Originally posted by kirky
the one i got from B&Q is spot i have no complaints at all and the fitter said it was good value also,i'm a big beliver in you get what you pay for so i'm in no doubt that your stuff it top notch,i did come and look but it was well out of my price range.


I seriously hope your suite is fine - there are no real reasons why it shouldn't be.

But I know from experience the amount of people who come into my shop and their first line of communication - which almost sounds like an apology - is 'I bought this tap / shower / toilet seat / bath panel from Wickes / B & Q / Focus and......'. They go on in the hope that WE can rectify the situation.

The problem with the big warehouses is that if you go back with a complaint they just don't care.

Our prices are higher for two obvious reasons:

a) We don't have the purchasing power of companies the size of Wickes and B & Q; and, more importantly

b) better quality of product.

We also claim to look after our customers after they have made their purchase.

I'm not having a dig, Kirky - I truly hope your suite is spot on and that, as you say, you got a good deal!

indiekidette
26-08-2005, 09:06
Hi all,

I am in the process of doing my bathroom at the moment and I went for the enamel respray option, cost about 120 to have the bath resprayed but it's lovely!
I'm just waiting for a new sink & loo to arrive now but the quotes I have had for fitting those are between 300 and 400 - am still hunting around!

the_rudeboy
26-08-2005, 11:33
The total cost of refurbing the bathroom in my previous place was less than 1k. This was only materials tho as i did all the work myself (my step dad assisted with the plumbing) I got a 'discountinued line' suite from a merchants for less than 300.
The tiles were the dearest item at around 350.
I've got to agree that some of the baths that come as part of a very cheap suite can be ...errr....a little bit flexible.

I thought a grand was more than enough to spend on a room you only spend 10 minutes a day in.

NUCAD
26-08-2005, 18:29
We agree with the avoid basic suites on some principles. Definately avoid the cheap plastic bath panels they are an absolute pain to fit the difference in price will just be sucked up in labour to construct a suitable frame. Also watch for the underside radius on the bath found on many cheaper suites as the larger ones make panels more awkward to fit and do not finish of as good. We have just completed a complete house renovation including a new bathroom and the owner wanted to source his own suite. After it was delivered we advised the same as this (he had a flimsy panel delivered) so we got a wooden one and it looked SO MUCH BETTER. If anyone wants supply/fit or fit only we will be happy to quote via quoteme@nucad.com hope this helps everyone.

kirky
27-08-2005, 11:38
Originally posted by the_rudeboy


I thought a grand was more than enough to spend on a room you only spend 10 minutes a day in.

so you haven't got daughters then?:|