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    Full Bathroom Fit Out

    Hi everyone,
    We have just bought our house and are keen to get the bathroom totally ripped out and refit a wide bath with shower overhead, screen, vanity unit with built in toilet sink, drawers, a nice led mirror, shaver point, a big towel radiator and maybe spotlights for the ceiling. Also looking to have both the walls and floor tiled. It's are around 3m X 3m. How much should I expect to pay for parts and labour all in. I'm looking to go mid range not massively overboard.

    Also do any retailers do Black Friday deals on the above?

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    depends if you can do any yourself, cant you fit a spotlight?

    What exactly is getting ripped out? You would need a joiner/sparky/plumber. If you can get one man then you would save a fair bit.

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    generaloneill

    depends if you can do any yourself, cant you fit a spotlight?What exactly … depends if you can do any yourself, cant you fit a spotlight?What exactly is getting ripped out? You would need a joiner/sparky/plumber. If you can get one man then you would save a fair bit.



    I'll strip the tiles, bath, sink, radiator out. I want a nice finish so will be getting someone in to do the rest. What do you reckon? Full job finished in 5 days?

    400 to 500 for the bathroom suite, and units, 200 to 250 for the electrical work (chasing wire to shower and shaver socket, light fitting, mirror). Another 100 to 200 for the towel radiator (could be electric element -cheaper or plumbed into your central heating - more costly). 200-300 for tiling.

    All of this is not counting parts and materials obviously.

    Removing tiles can be messy, be prepared to repair the walls afterwards.

    Original Poster

    generaloneill

    Removing tiles can be messy, be prepared to repair the walls afterwards.



    Cheers. Gives me an idea of what to expect.

    4k mid range

    I agree would say around 5k

    fearghalg

    Cheers. Gives me an idea of what to expect.



    ​google bonding/browning to get idea of patching up. if anything leave any filling shallow, not stuck out at all for tiler.

    generaloneill

    400 to 500 for the bathroom suite, and units, 200 to 250 for the … 400 to 500 for the bathroom suite, and units, 200 to 250 for the electrical work (chasing wire to shower and shaver socket, light fitting, mirror). Another 100 to 200 for the towel radiator (could be electric element -cheaper or plumbed into your central heating - more costly). 200-300 for tiling.All of this is not counting parts and materials obviously.



    £200-£300 for all four walls and floor tiled... so done in a day.

    The reality is a minimum of 2k on all labour, and expect it to take 2 weeks if you want it to look good.

    generaloneill

    Removing tiles can be messy, be prepared to repair the walls afterwards.


    I agree wholeheartedly there . I helped a friend take the seventies tiles off her bathroom walls recently . Turns out they had been stuck on with plaster not tile adhesive . We had to take it back to the brick . Hideous job and very very messy . I hope you have better luck than we did

    If you are getting one person in, I doubt you'll get much change from 5k and it will take longer than 5 days. I just stripped my bathroom and it took two days just to strip tiles back to brick as they were cemented on. Snapped one drill chisel and wore another flat.

    If you need plastering, you're looking at 3-5 days drying time.

    I'm currently doing something similar myself maybe slightly smaller bathroom is defo the hardest room in the house to change so much involved if its an old house.

    I'm basically doing everything myself very slowly... If your tiling check all walls are even no high spots you will be shocked as I was as my walls where horrendous but looked fine to the eye. Had to chisel a large bit of plaster out then redo it. The floor aswell if your tiling needs to be solid if on floorboards.

    I made a big mistake choosing mixer taps instead of keeping it the same and going with two taps. I went with a mixer shower but theres so much involved.... is your hot cold equal pressure and flow wise otherwise you might have problems.

    Then theres pipework.... are the taps in the same place? will walls need to be chased? will the wall support the weight of choosen tiles? do i need to tank the wall? Just goes on and on...

    All the best but prepare for a massive headache if your doing it yourself. Just soooo many things to consider if your not really adding anything just changing for cosmetic reasons youll be fine but if your changing stuff good luck :).

    psychobitchfromhell

    I agree wholeheartedly there . I helped a friend take the seventies tiles … I agree wholeheartedly there . I helped a friend take the seventies tiles off her bathroom walls recently . Turns out they had been stuck on with plaster not tile adhesive . We had to take it back to the brick . Hideous job and very very messy . I hope you have better luck than we did



    ​We had a similar problem. In the end we just boarded and then skimmed it all. Some of the walls were made of that God awful 30's crumbly brick too looks lovely now that it's all tiled!

    themorgatron

    £200-£300 for all four walls and floor tiled... so done in a day. The r … £200-£300 for all four walls and floor tiled... so done in a day. The reality is a minimum of 2k on all labour, and expect it to take 2 weeks if you want it to look good.


    No chance of any tiler doing 4 walls and the floor in a day!

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys. I'm going to keep renting for another month so that I'm not in the house while the work is being done. At least there will be now major rush then. I'm also looking to get the hideous artex skimmed over. God awful stuff is in every room, hall and landing of the house. I'm probably looking at another £1500 to get that done for a 4 bed 3 level house.

    I am a professional qualified tiler, hower it isn't something I do all day. It would take me about 5 to 6 days to do all 4 walls and floor. The key to good tiling is preparation and layout.
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