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How much should I be paying to have a shower fitted/installed? HELP

DudeyGeeza Avatar
4y, 1m agoPosted 4 years, 1 month ago
We need a shower fitted, found one for about 120£ called a plumber, he said about 100£ to fit it but I need an electrician to install the wiring from the consumer unit, called a sparkey, he says about 150£

Now this seems like a **** take, 120+100+150=370

Is this about right ? Am I missing something?

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4y, 1m agoPosted 4 years, 1 month ago
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1 Like #1
Is this a new installation or replacement of an old one?

Don't forget to factor in redecoration of room, including tiles etc.
1 Like #2
Find an electrician who can plumb
#3
No previous installation and yes this is without tiles too!
1 Like #4
Seems about right; it'll be an hour or two work for each plus travelling time. Obviously the main problem is that for an electric shower you need both an electrician and plumber so the cost is amplified.
1 Like #5
We had the same problem so in the end we had the plumber drill into the wall and run a pipe feeding of the hot water hidden from view, then tiled over, cost us 500 in the end for shower, shower fitting, and tiling, the tiling took him 2 days...

Edited By: Aeschylus on Jun 26, 2012 18:45
suspended 1 Like #6
Seems expensive. As mentioned above find a plumber with the qualifications to do the electrics. Should be a lot cheaper if you find someone local.
suspended 1 Like #7
What shower have you seen?
#8
Find a plumbing who's part p registered cost of the plumbing is about right anyway
suspended 3 Likes #9
Why can't you just wire it yourself, Its not a difficult job.
1 Like #10
Tree fiddy
1 Like #11
jonny619447
Why can't you just wire it yourself, Its not a difficult job.

are you sure, I thought you are under no circumstances allowed to do electrical work unless you are qualified?
#12
thanks for the tips guys, im now trying to hunt down a sparky that can plumb :s
suspended#13
Aeschylus
jonny619447
Why can't you just wire it yourself, Its not a difficult job.

are you sure, I thought you are under no circumstances allowed to do electrical work unless you are qualified?

As long as you consider yourself to be a 'competent' person you can do what you wan't. If you don't feel comfortable don't do it, but the only way you learn things and gain knowledge is by actually doing it.
#14
jonny619447
Aeschylus
jonny619447
Why can't you just wire it yourself, Its not a difficult job.

are you sure, I thought you are under no circumstances allowed to do electrical work unless you are qualified?

As long as you consider yourself to be a 'competent' person you can do what you wan't. If you don't feel comfortable don't do it, but the only way you learn things and gain knowledge is by actually doing it.


yeah - stuff the law 8)
suspended#15
DAMNOME
jonny619447
Aeschylus
jonny619447
Why can't you just wire it yourself, Its not a difficult job.

are you sure, I thought you are under no circumstances allowed to do electrical work unless you are qualified?

As long as you consider yourself to be a 'competent' person you can do what you wan't. If you don't feel comfortable don't do it, but the only way you learn things and gain knowledge is by actually doing it.


yeah - stuff the law 8)

Its nothing to do with breaking the law, The HSE say a 'competent person can work in their own home as long as they keep to the BS7671 regs.
#16
jonny619447
Aeschylus
jonny619447
Why can't you just wire it yourself, Its not a difficult job.

are you sure, I thought you are under no circumstances allowed to do electrical work unless you are qualified?

As long as you consider yourself to be a 'competent' person you can do what you wan't. If you don't feel comfortable don't do it, but the only way you learn things and gain knowledge is by actually doing it.

If you have a fire your house insurance will be void everything will be lost and they wont pay a penny. So yeah really worth it (_;)
#17
"To comply with the law you must notify your local building control office before you
begin any work and pay the appropriate fee for them to inspect the work."

How much would you expect to pay?

The tradesmen are probably self employed so have overheads.

How much does a solicitor charge? Why should a skilled tradesman get less than a solicitor.
suspended#18
jensangel
jonny619447
Aeschylus
jonny619447
Why can't you just wire it yourself, Its not a difficult job.

are you sure, I thought you are under no circumstances allowed to do electrical work unless you are qualified?

As long as you consider yourself to be a 'competent' person you can do what you wan't. If you don't feel comfortable don't do it, but the only way you learn things and gain knowledge is by actually doing it.

If you have a fire your house insurance will be void everything will be lost and they wont pay a penny. So yeah really worth it (_;)

Choices have to be made in life, this is simply one of those do I, don't I ones :)
banned 3 Likes #19
Maybe the problem is that you called "A" plumber and not "some" plumbers. Ring around and get a few quotes. If it's still too much, wash your balls in the sink instead.

Edited By: DJ1 on Jun 26, 2012 19:15
#20
whatsThePoint
find someone from poland £50 job done
ReportED for being racist.
YOU CAN`T SAY 50 QUID. MORE like £20

Edited By: timtom13 on Jun 26, 2012 20:09
#21
If you are not 100% sure what you are doing then you should not attempt to install the shower yourself
#22
bubblegum2910
"To comply with the law you must notify your local building control office before you
begin any work and pay the appropriate fee for them to inspect the work."

How much would you expect to pay?

The tradesmen are probably self employed so have overheads.

How much does a solicitor charge? Why should a skilled tradesman get less than a solicitor.
bubblegum2910
"To comply with the law you must notify your local building control office before you
begin any work and pay the appropriate fee for them to inspect the work."

How much would you expect to pay?

The tradesmen are probably self employed so have overheads.

How much does a solicitor charge? Why should a skilled tradesman get less than a solicitor.

Our solictitor charges £325 per hour oO
#23
"Our solictitor charges £325 per hour"

Ah, can he install a shower?
suspended#24
Dudey what shower have you seen? I might be able to get it a bit cheaper.
1 Like #25
timtom13
whatsThePoint
find someone from poland £50 job done

ReportED for being racist.
YOU CAN`T SAY 50 QUID. MORE like £20


nice one m8, im polish and i could do both jobs, but you being english will have to find pole and pay him :) anyway i have a sense of humor but can't stand cheap jokes.
#26
that seems quite high i am in the middle of having my bathroom fitted and am paying £800 for fittiing the bath, toilet, sink and shower cubicle and shower and also tiling the walls and floor
banned#27
I'd do it for free for ya if you lived near Blackpool
1 Like #28
Not an expert but I'd say less than a bath and more than a sink.
banned#29
Starr
Dudey what shower have you seen? I might be able to get it a bit cheaper.

Hey dont be like that

Tell everyone what you do and where you work so we can all take advantage of your generosity :D
#30
Why don't you chisel out for the cabling yourself and run cable from shower to your mcb housing so the sparky only has to connect both sides, also mount the shower yourself, will take less time for plumber so saving you a few more quid.
banned#31
[quote=bigweapon07]Why don't you chisel out for the cabling yourself and run cable from shower to your mcb housing so the sparky only has to connect both sides, also mount the shower yourself, will take less time for plumber so saving you a few more quid.[/quote

Rarely saves money doing half the work yourself in these situations
#32
It will save labour cost, is be charging £100 local area for labour, 10m of 6/10mm cable , trunking/capping and mcb at 45a. Will only take an hour at most, even for testing. Usually best for plumber to mount shower for pipework. If I was just connecting the mcb and shower and testing would be an easy £40.
#33
But it will pay for itself in saved electricity, Water and convenience!
#34
if you know any fireman ask them as they are normaly fully trained plumber/ sparkys thats what i did he installed me a gas one
banned#35
Aeschylus
jonny619447
Why can't you just wire it yourself, Its not a difficult job.


are you sure, I thought you are under no circumstances allowed to do electrical work unless you are qualified?

basic electrics are ok to do (e.g change light fitting) but certainly not fitting an electric shower without qualifications. Wiring to the consumer unit with a new isolation switch certainly isnt a job for an amateur.
#36
no installatio its a fair price. You will possibly need a new breaker in your CU with a min 6mm2 cable for the showerand have it fed from the Cu to the bathroom wall. Also, new plumbing, which isnt very difficult as the pipes will be there but still require some effort. Almost a days work for one man so £370 is ok.

if you get all the work done from one man price should come down by £50-£70.
#37
Starr
Dudey what shower have you seen? I might be able to get it a bit cheaper.

anything around the 9.5kw or above range for about 100-130£ m8, ive only looked at argos lol
#38
DIY
banned#39
DudeyGeeza
Starr
Dudey what shower have you seen? I might be able to get it a bit cheaper.


anything around the 9.5kw or above range for about 100-130£ m8, ive only looked at argos lol

9.5kwh isnt gonna cut it in winter

we had to change ours to a 12kwh one and that was still only luke warm on full output

we eventually got a power shower put in connected to the HW tank (cost was £350 including pump) and its a million times better than any electric shower.
#40
id take a power shower (connected to hot and cold) if it cost less than 400!

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