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Calling all plumbers - Is this a good price?

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Hi Everyone

Please don't get angry when I say I am very clueless about this, but I wanted to check that a quote I had was good or not. I would really appreciate your advice.

I want to plumb in an en-suite into my bedroom and have been quoted £600 to plumb it in. My bathroom is right next to my bedroom. I will have a toilet, hand basin and shower. I have thick external walls (through which a pipe will need to be put through). I will need to have the existing external waste pipe that is connected to my existing toilet changed so that the pipe from the new toilet can be diverted into it (it is very old too). It is including the fitments etc. We are supplying the toilet, shower and sink. The plumber says it will be two days work.

Is £600 about right?

I can't think of any other details so if you need any further info please ask so I can judge if this is right.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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1 Like #1
Does it include full fitting of the shower, electric wiring?

I would have said anything from £400 upwards, without seeing area it sounds ok.
#2
The area is very small, just enough to squeeze it in. I believe it includes fitting of the shower, not sure about the electrical wiring x
banned#3
take pics :)
#4
Proximo
take pics :)


Of it now or when it's done?
1 Like #5
he means he wants to see it now so he can work out the size and get an idea of the area
#6
Ah ok I understand - I cant take pics at the moment - my camera is out of order but it is 2.2m x 1.45m. There is a large window oposite what will be the door way, so the shower will be on the left of the door and there will be built in hand basin and toilet with hidden cistern on the right. The door will open outwards due to the small space.
#7
ps I have done a plan of it using bathroom planner with focus so I can see that it will fit
#8
pps I guess I should ask what would normally be included too - so that I can clarify with the plumber x
#9
This is one of those how long is a piece of string questions. To my mind though the question is...

If your current bathroom is right next to your bedroom, why go to all the hassle? Seems like overkill to me tbh.
banned 1 Like #10
PS: i am not a plumber but it might help visualise for people who might know and get an idea of how much work is involved and thus how much would be appropriate to charge.
#11
Shengis
This is one of those how long is a piece of string questions. To my mind though the question is...

If your current bathroom is right next to your bedroom, why go to all the hassle? Seems like overkill to me tbh.


I have two children and my existing bathroom is narrow. It wouldn't look right to extend my existing bathroom, and I would like to utilise the currently unused space in my bedroom (my bedroom is a fair size but has an unusual square at the one end that screams ensuite).
1 Like #12
If its any use, I recently had a plumber sub contracted by my builder and he was charging the builder around £250 a day so £300 per day doesnt sound too bad. Assume this doesnt include any tiling either?
#13
no just putting the pipework in place and attaching the toilet shower and basin.
#14
really depends on what fittings you have chosen - as I said, if he is working for two full days then this probably is about right with parts as well. Good luck!
banned 1 Like #15
Get another quote. Never just stick with the one quote and make sure you use a reputable tradesman, not one from yellow pages!
#16
thats the going price as long as he knows what he's doing
#17
csiman
Get another quote. Never just stick with the one quote and make sure you use a reputable tradesman, not one from yellow pages!


Always best to get more than one quote, It seems a pain but at least you get an idea from differant places.:)
#18
£300 day is about £30 an hour (taking into accounts fittings etc), which sounds about right for an experienced plumber. Depends where you live as London would be alot higher.

I am putting bathrooms in now for free to complete my NVQ - so if you have a college nearby, might be worth asking if someone wants a project - however it's a bit like asking a trainee to cut your hair! They won't do the shower though as you need Part P electrics for that (presuming it's an electric shower that is).

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