You are of course welcome to compare our prices to other bathroom fitters but (as with all building work) please ensure you are comparing like for like.
For an accurate estimate based on a free site survey please feel free to contact us.
Bathroom installations costs do vary massively relative to:
a) the amount of work involved (expected & relatively unexpected)
b) the quality and amount of materials used
PS Please see my article on hidden bathroom installation costs for an explanation of some unexpected costs to look out for.
I do small bathroom re-freshs for under £1K, all the way up to full scale refurbishments that cost £10K+ which include lots of custom design & planning work and the co-ordination of many skilled tradesmen covering lots of disciplines e.g. plumbing, tiling, plastering, joinery, floor laying, painting, gas, electrics etc.
To enable you to discover where your planned installation lies on the spectrum, I have laid out two actual examples below. I have also tried to outline where and how costs have been squeezed and where non-necessary indulgences have taken place.
An average bathroom installation (approx £4K) may break down like this:
Measures taken to reduce costs:
If you’re looking for other ways to reduce your budget, please read my 10 ways to reduce the cost of your bathroom installation article.
Deluxe options i.e. indulgences
Extra (necessary) work required – please see Top 5 hidden bathroom installation costs
There is a huge difference between cost and value, and banging in cheap bathroom suites for the lowest price is not what I do.
Think about the value of the following aspects of my business as an example:
A single point of contact for simplicity & accountability retains liability in one place, and ensures that any problems with your installations do not fall through the cracks between the trades, as can often happen when homeowners pull together a small team of tradesmen to do your bathroom that do not know each other.
Centrally controlled installations by an experienced project manager are much less likely to go wrong, over budget or over schedule, meaning you will have a good idea of how long the work will last and how much it will cost without fear of skyrocketing prices…
Very low estimates, tendered by builders in order to secure the work against competing quotes often lead to prices being added on for ‘extras’ as the work progresses. My business provides fully itemised estimates that allows you to see in advance all the costs you will incur as well as some potential costs that you may incur. Its very simple – if its on the estimate it’s included, if it isn’t then it isn’t included.
Another competing estimate may not even mention any potential ‘extra’ costs, but do you honestly think that if the work is required in addition to what has been quoted for that it will be done free of charge? Personally, I would rather know the potential costs upfront so that I could make an informed decision.
Quality of materials is also an area that splits cost and value. For example, I personally only supply taps and showers with 10 year + warranties to give years of peace of mind to my customers, which is not to say that you cannot pick up cheaper imitations on the internet that offer 12 month warranties. Ultimately it is up to you to weigh up the risks but please ensure that you do so with an understanding that often you get what you pay for.
The biggest factor of all is workmanship. High quality workmanship, which may ‘cost’ more because it takes longer to do things correctly, represents good value as it ensures a quality bathroom installation that will last for years. Bad workmanship, which may ‘cost’ less, may represents poor value if it then necessitates work being re-done at greater expense at a later date.
PS Putting things right at a later date often costs 3 or 4x the amount that it would have done to do them correctly at the time. Pay once and have it done right!
In order to get an accurate estimate based on a free site survey please feel free to contact us.