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  • the boyo
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    • 31st Jul 06, 5:37 PM
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    • 31st Jul 06, 5:37 PM
    My brother has just replaced his tiny downstairs bathroom himself because he had 3 quotes all over £5k (floor, tiling, bath with shower over, sink & toilet).
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 31st Jul 06, 7:58 PM
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    comping cat
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    • 31st Jul 06, 7:58 PM
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    • 31st Jul 06, 7:58 PM
    Depends what you want, im about to change a downstairs cupboard into a downstairs toilet, but im going to have a sani flow put in, linked to the waste from the upstairs toilet, as this will be a lot cheaper than having new waste put in. Luckily, i have a friend who can do it for me, so will cost about £500 for everything (which includes making a cupboard for the gas meter, putting in a fan light for ventilation, tiling, the toilet, sani flow and basin etc) which i think is very good, how much a professional would charge, im not sure.
    Mind you, if you are after a shower and/or bath as well, then you would have to have proper drainage, so would cost a few thousand!!!
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    • By Prudent 31st Jul 06, 8:23 PM
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    • 31st Jul 06, 8:23 PM
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    • 31st Jul 06, 8:23 PM
    My brother has just replaced his tiny downstairs bathroom himself because he had 3 quotes all over £5k (floor, tiling, bath with shower over, sink & toilet).
    by the boyo
    Goodness that's high. Friends of mine have just had a large bathroom replaced (includering replastering of walls and seperate shower unit) for jst under £3,500. This also included wall and floor tiling - one wall was painted.
  • star1
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    • 31st Jul 06, 8:39 PM
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    • 31st Jul 06, 8:39 PM
    Anyone got any ideas as to how much it roughly costs to have a downstairs bathroom installed?
    by SID
    To give an indication on price, and accurate assessment of what would need to be done to install a bathroom - you would need to advise of the following?

    - Is this a replacement or a new / additional bathroom?
    - Is the room existing? or does it need to be constructed in a corridor/garage or part of another room?
    - Is there suitable drainage in or adaject to the room on the side where the toilet/bath/sink are to be installed, or does a device such as a sani-flow need to be considered?
    - Is there existing plumbing (hot and Cold) in the room, or adjacet to the room? and is this suitable pipe size to serve the toilet/sink/bath?
    - Is the existing hot water supply (combi or tank) suffiencient to suppot an additional bathroom (ie. is there enough storred water etc)? or do tanks need to be enlarged, or a larger/more powerful combi installed?
    - Is there a window, outside wall - to allow for install of an event/fan? or where/how will it be ducted, to prevent buildup of steam/conndensation/mould.

    As you can see - a number of factors that need to be considered before just going ahead and installing a bathroom, and some these can increase the cost significantly .... If you're able to answer these - it will help with providing you with a more accurate "ball-park figure" ....
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