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Any idea how much it costs to fit radiator thermostats please?

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Found 25th Nov 2008
My new house doesn't have thermostats on the radiators and I wonder how much it would cost to get this put in/on?

38 Comments

It would be best to call 3 plumbers in your area and find out.

It depends on how many you are having fitted, but approx £30 each including the T.R.V.

partner is a plumber and says approx £7 each per valve plus labour around £60 working on 6 rads.

I'd charge you about £274 to fit 6 in your house (inc. VAT), that would be a straight forward job any issues and the price would obviously go up

I'm not a plumber either I just learnt how to do it in prison so i'd charge less than a normal plumber. Your best bet is to get someone to come round as a lot of the plumbing firms will give you a free estimate.

louloo;3564524

partner is a plumber is a plumber and says approx £7 each per valve plus … partner is a plumber is a plumber and says approx £7 each per valve plus labour around £60 working on 6 rads.



My god that's cheap, i'm a plumber/heating engineer and there is no way i'd do it for that price, people should be snapping his hand off!

It's a complete system drain down, fit the new valves, re-fill, add fernox and vent system.

He's do all that for £102?!! :?

souljacker;3564750

My god that's cheap, i'm a plumber/heating engineer and there is no way … My god that's cheap, i'm a plumber/heating engineer and there is no way i'd do it for that price, people should be snapping his hand off!It's a complete system drain down, fit the new valves, re-fill, add fernox and vent system.He's do all that for £102?!! :?




yep and trust me he has given quotes and been refused the work for being too expensive:w00t:

souljacker;3564750

My god that's cheap, i'm a plumber/heating engineer and there is no way … My god that's cheap, i'm a plumber/heating engineer and there is no way i'd do it for that price, people should be snapping his hand off!It's a complete system drain down, fit the new valves, re-fill, add fernox and vent system.He's do all that for £102?!! :?



Does seem cheap but look what she said £7 per valve plus £60 for him and £60 for his alter ego then add VAT £149.23. Maybe but still cheap!

louloo - which part of the country are you based because I was quoted £150 + £20 per radiator to have mine done (inc vat)! At that sort of price I'd be very interested in getting him to quote - we are in South East!

Original Poster

Thanks for the info, it's actually cheaper than I expected and yes, would probably need 6 doing (4 bedrooms, 1 in the living room, 1 in the dining room). Shame I'm in the South West though!

GAVINLEWISHUKD;3564799

Does seem cheap but look what she said £7 per valve plus £60 for him and £ … Does seem cheap but look what she said £7 per valve plus £60 for him and £60 for his alter ego then add VAT £149.23. Maybe but still cheap!



he doesnt have an alter ego:w00t: where did i say £60 x2?????????????

he does it all himself-and no vat..

graham29a;3565201

louloo - which part of the country are you based because I was quoted … louloo - which part of the country are you based because I was quoted £150 + £20 per radiator to have mine done (inc vat)! At that sort of price I'd be very interested in getting him to quote - we are in South East!



aww we are north west warrington...

souljacker;3564750

My god that's cheap, i'm a plumber/heating engineer and there is no way … My god that's cheap, i'm a plumber/heating engineer and there is no way i'd do it for that price, people should be snapping his hand off!


That's what he tells his partner he charges...

alanrowell;3565693

That's what he tells his partner he charges...



i hope that was a joke? especially as i do his books..

louloo;3564524

partner is a plumber is a plumber and says approx £7 each per valve plus … partner is a plumber is a plumber and says approx £7 each per valve plus labour around £60 working on 6 rads.



That is cheap, if I were a plumber I wouldn't even get out of bed for that!

I'd want £70 just for walking through the front door!

RedIron;3565709

That is cheap, if I were a plumber I wouldn't even get out of bed for … That is cheap, if I were a plumber I wouldn't even get out of bed for that!I'd want £70 just for walking through the front door!



partner is still working now tonight-he has been self-employed just a year so building up business. He actually loves his job after being in finance and retail most of his life.

He doesnt NEED to work as we are comfortable-so he doesnt bleed people dry. I am proud of him:oops:

louloo;3565741

partner is still working now tonight-he has been self-employed just a … partner is still working now tonight-he has been self-employed just a year so building up business. He actually loves his job after being in finance and retail most of his life.He doesnt NEED to work as we are comfortable-so he doesnt bleed people dry. I am proud of him:oops:



as you should be lou, good on you and good on him for not being in it just to rip people off :thumbsup:
we use the same builder and plumber for all the jobs round the house, they give us a great price and a great result so we recommend them to friends and family, they are never short of work.

bitseylango;3565833

as you should be lou, good on you and good on him for not being in it … as you should be lou, good on you and good on him for not being in it just to rip people off :thumbsup:we use the same builder and plumber for all the jobs round the house, they give us a great price and a great result so we recommend them to friends and family, they are never short of work.



Thanks, Bits!!!
most of his work is from people he has worked for so he is doing something right! He also works Saturday and Sunday if required-he loves early days with our son-and takes hols anytime i book a flight:thumbsup:

bitseylango;3565833

as you should be lou, good on you and good on him for not being in it … as you should be lou, good on you and good on him for not being in it just to rip people off :thumbsup:we use the same builder and plumber for all the jobs round the house, they give us a great price and a great result so we recommend them to friends and family, they are never short of work.



What's the point of being a plumber and not ripping people off?

It's like being a Gigolo that refuses to "Give up the goods".

making a mental note not to employ either Rediron or the saint to do any work for me cos they are just conmen - money isnt everything - my reputation means more to me - good for your husband louloo - id rather have him and recommend him to friends and family than the other two cowboys

sn0ttyang3l;3568563

making a mental note not to employ either Rediron or the saint to do any … making a mental note not to employ either Rediron or the saint to do any work for me cos they are just conmen - money isnt everything - my reputation means more to me - good for your husband louloo - id rather have him and recommend him to friends and family than the other two cowboys



Thanks!! unfortunately you never know who you employ-i hate getting work done around the house-its such a lottery...:x

louloo;3565741

partner is still working now tonight-he has been self-employed just a … partner is still working now tonight-he has been self-employed just a year so building up business. He actually loves his job after being in finance and retail most of his life.He doesnt NEED to work as we are comfortable-so he doesnt bleed people dry. I am proud of him:oops:



Wish there were more like him about Loulou. I got quote for new bathroom and it was nearly £5000.:x Small bathroom. Nothing fancy. Guess I`ll just need to doctor it up as usual:?

rosie2008;3570276

Wish there were more like him about Loulou. I got quote for new bathroom … Wish there were more like him about Loulou. I got quote for new bathroom and it was nearly £5000.:x Small bathroom. Nothing fancy. Guess I`ll just need to doctor it up as usual:?



jeez Rosie-who did you get in?? he actually told someone last week £250 to fit a bathroom suite-included removing old and all pipework etc....and the guy said thanks but too dear!!!!

It was even an emergency job and he would have to fit it in for him...

We need to move:x

Morning Rosie anyway!!!!!!!!!!!

louloo;3570290

jeez Rosie-who did you get in?? he actually told someone last week £250 … jeez Rosie-who did you get in?? he actually told someone last week £250 to fit a bathroom suite-included removing old and all pipework etc....and the guy said thanks but too dear!!!!It was even an emergency job and he would have to fit it in for him...We need to move:xMorning Rosie anyway!!!!!!!!!!!



Morning Loulou:thumbsup: Would you consider moving to Glasgow:-D Cant seem to find anyone to do reasonable price for this bathroom. Mind you it has been bathroom companies I`ve been getting for quotes. Think I might just phone round the plumbers and tilers and see what they quote me.

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louloo;3570233

Thanks!! unfortunately you never know who you employ-i hate getting work … Thanks!! unfortunately you never know who you employ-i hate getting work done around the house-its such a lottery...:x



So where do you live Louloo? I'v got plenty of work at home - including the job being descibed here. (ie rad valve change!) No doubt you are nowhere near... but worth asking just in case!:thumbsup:

Louloo thats handy to know were the other side of chester and im hoping for a new bathroom in the near future!! :thumbsup:

rosie2008;3570308

Morning Loulou:thumbsup: Would you consider moving to Glasgow:-D Cant … Morning Loulou:thumbsup: Would you consider moving to Glasgow:-D Cant seem to find anyone to do reasonable price for this bathroom. Mind you it has been bathroom companies I`ve been getting for quotes. Think I might just phone round the plumbers and tilers and see what they quote me.



Rosie its cheaper if you choose trades and organise yourself. Partner often removes a bathroom and returns two weeks later to fit new after floor and tiles are complete.

You may need an electrician too but if you get a plumber he will usually know someone:roll:

guv;3570311

So where do you live Louloo? I'v got plenty of work at home - including … So where do you live Louloo? I'v got plenty of work at home - including the job being descibed here. (ie rad valve change!) No doubt you are nowhere near... but worth asking just in case!:thumbsup:





Warrington Guv. Anyone wants anything doing without being stung let me know:thumbsup:

louloo;3570404

Rosie its cheaper if you choose trades and organise yourself. Partner … Rosie its cheaper if you choose trades and organise yourself. Partner often removes a bathroom and returns two weeks later to fit new after floor and tiles are complete.You may need an electrician too but if you get a plumber he will usually know someone:roll:




:w00t: Dont think I could hold it in that long:lol:

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louloo;3570412

Warrington Guv. Anyone wants anything doing without being stung let me … Warrington Guv. Anyone wants anything doing without being stung let me know:thumbsup:



Thanks Louloo.... Just spotted the Chester reference above! Bit too far I think... (Unless he would like a visit to London! )

guv;3570423

Thanks Louloo.... Just spotted the Chester reference above! Bit too far I … Thanks Louloo.... Just spotted the Chester reference above! Bit too far I think... (Unless he would like a visit to London! )



oh his little battered van may not make it that far:oops: what a shame:)

rosie2008;3570417

:w00t: Dont think I could hold it in that long:lol:



lol its ok if you have two bathrooms but in your case remove tiles yourself carefully and then get the bathroom suite changed in one day-then tile.

Partner just did my sons-suite approx £300-not B&Q! tiles were just plain white TOPS always ask got trade(70% off adhesives and trims etc!) i think cost him less than £100 all-in 16yards approx. He got a mate to tile it £80(cheap though it should have been maybe £250-300 labour)
O/H free labour but if he had charged-

£250 O/H
£300 suite taps(shower tap on bath)
£100 tiles
£300 tiler

£950 unless you need a new elec shower or lights?
What was £5000 for?

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louloo;3570473

lol its ok if you have two bathrooms but in your case remove tiles … lol its ok if you have two bathrooms but in your case remove tiles yourself carefully and then get the bathroom suite changed in one day-then tile.Partner just did my sons-suite approx £300-not B&Q! tiles were just plain white TOPS always ask got trade(70% off adhesives and trims etc!) i think cost him less than £100 all-in 16yards approx. He got a mate to tile it £80(cheap though it should have been maybe £250-300 labour)O/H free labour but if he had charged-£250 O/H£300 suite taps(shower tap on bath)£100 tiles£300 tiler£950 unless you need a new elec shower or lights?What was £5000 for?



Round the world cruise!!!:w00t::w00t:

guv;3570487

Round the world cruise!!!:w00t::w00t:



yep i guess plumbers must do a lot of that:roll:

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louloo;3570496

yep i guess plumbers must do a lot of that:roll:



Red Iron used to!!!

That`s all sounding better to me Loulou. Thanks for that.:thumbsup:
My quote was for new bathroom suite,new tiles wall and floor.(them to remove old ones) but was also going to get new ceiling with lights No shower,got a good one already..Even at that I think it is outrageous:x Oh I`m scared to move them tiles on wall. I just know the walls gonna fall apart. lol. I`ve heard of people tiling on top of tiles. Wonder if that works well:thinking:

rosie2008;3570528

That`s all sounding better to me Loulou. Thanks for that.:thumbsup:My … That`s all sounding better to me Loulou. Thanks for that.:thumbsup:My quote was for new bathroom suite,new tiles wall and floor.(them to remove old ones) but was also going to get new ceiling with lights No shower,got a good one already..Even at that I think it is outrageous:x Oh I`m scared to move them tiles on wall. I just know the walls gonna fall apart. lol. I`ve heard of people tiling on top of tiles. Wonder if that works well:thinking:



is it the whole bathroom thats tiled? yep be careful with the walls! some come off ok some can need plastering-i would just try carefully and see?
My partner is ok at patch plastering-most tilers would be too i would think.

Anyway if you want it doing you have to start somewhere:roll:

louloo;3565371

he doesnt have an alter ego:w00t: where did i say £60 x2?????????????he … he doesnt have an alter ego:w00t: where did i say £60 x2?????????????he does it all himself-and no vat..



Read post 3 again! Or do you have a stutter! lol

louloo;3573386

is it the whole bathroom thats tiled? yep be careful with the walls! some … is it the whole bathroom thats tiled? yep be careful with the walls! some come off ok some can need plastering-i would just try carefully and see?My partner is ok at patch plastering-most tilers would be too i would think.Anyway if you want it doing you have to start somewhere:roll:



No louloo, it`s just the shower and sink area. Not alot. No tiles on the floor at the mo,just lino.
I`ll have to tear myself away from this if I wanna try it myself:? Do you wish sometimes you never found this site:roll: Where would we be without it eh:p Xmas coming up and I`ve got my bargains but the house is a disaster area. lol

rosie2008;3573542

No louloo, it`s just the shower and sink area. Not alot. No tiles on the … No louloo, it`s just the shower and sink area. Not alot. No tiles on the floor at the mo,just lino.I`ll have to tear myself away from this if I wanna try it myself:? Do you wish sometimes you never found this site:roll: Where would we be without it eh:p Xmas coming up and I`ve got my bargains but the house is a disaster area. lol



yep exactly the same here...i have got all me xmas pressies online v cheap-am a fat bloater from sitting around...and the house looks like it has been hit by a cyclone.

I spend far too much time here im gonna end up working night-shift in the house:?

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