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

DudeyGeezaDudeyGeeza

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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    highguyuk
    Is this a new installation or replacement of an old one?

    Don't forget to factor in redecoration of room, including tiles etc.
    DAMNOME
    Find an electrician who can plumb
    DudeyGeeza
    No previous installation and yes this is without tiles too!
    Domislice
    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.
    Aeschylus
    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
    Starr
    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.
    Starr
    What shower have you seen?
    04DCHAVE
    Find a plumbing who's part p registered cost of the plumbing is about right anyway
    jonny619447
    Why can't you just wire it yourself, Its not a difficult job.
    emmalampkin
    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?
    DudeyGeeza
    thanks for the tips guys, im now trying to hunt down a sparky that can plumb :s
    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.
    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)
    jonny619447
    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.
    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 (_;)
    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.
    jonny619447
    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 :)
    DJ1
    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
    timtom13
    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

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