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    • Andrew Ryan 89
    • By Andrew Ryan 89 20th Sep 16, 7:03 PM
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    Cost of a new bathroom
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    • 20th Sep 16, 7:03 PM
    Cost of a new bathroom 20th Sep 16 at 7:03 PM
    Hi guys,

    I am no DIY expert so most aspects will need to be done by a professional. I am looking to refurbish my bathroom and as nothing is really wrong with it, I wanted to know whether it would be realistic to do everything for no more than 2,500 including labor.

    We have a small bathroom, no more than 3 meters each wall. Is there a way I can get a rough estimate for the cost of tiling? (how much I would need to buy).

    Also, does my budget sound realistic?
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 20th Sep 16, 7:30 PM
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    • 20th Sep 16, 7:30 PM
    It really depends on what you do, and what is there now, but I would put itnat the very low end of the scale and not expect much in thebway of wow factor. Certainly not a fully tiled room.

    It may appear simple but refits are about than swapping things over and take time.
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 20th Sep 16, 7:41 PM
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    We did a basic bathroom with contractors suite, upgraded taps, full height tiling (200mm x 300mm white with an end of line mosaic border) around the bath area, vinyl flooring for 2700 a while back. So it can certainly be done, but don't expect the wow factor!!
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    • basil92
    • By basil92 20th Sep 16, 8:12 PM
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    • 20th Sep 16, 8:12 PM
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    • 20th Sep 16, 8:12 PM
    I was wondering, have you had 'the wedding' yet OP?

    Does your current bathroom not wipe your !!!!! for you?

    I'm eagerly awaiting the 'I'm getting divorced' threads.
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    Originally posted by Chopper98
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 20th Sep 16, 8:15 PM
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    • 20th Sep 16, 8:15 PM
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    • 20th Sep 16, 8:15 PM
    If you're willing to DIY the tiling (which isn't difficult), and there's nothing wrong with your existing toilet/sink/bath/shower, then you could do it for very little indeed.

    If done professionally, then your figure is do-able.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 20th Sep 16, 9:22 PM
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    • 20th Sep 16, 9:22 PM
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    3x3m isn't a small bathroom. If "refurbish" means get a new bathroom, then I don't think 2.7k will cut it. We had a new 2x2m bathroom done for 2.7k about 5 years ago and that was stuff we bought ourselves fitted by two polish fitters at 900 labour for a full week's job.
    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 20th Sep 16, 9:32 PM
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    • 20th Sep 16, 9:32 PM
    If you picked up bargains on your suite and tiling / materials and got everything for 1000 I'd say 1500 labour would just about cut it up north.
    • TeamPlum
    • By TeamPlum 21st Sep 16, 12:09 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 12:09 PM
    Hi guys,

    I am no DIY expert
    Originally posted by Andrew Ryan 89

    Yet you have another thread where you were looking for fixes for your boiler.

    Do you need advice on every aspect of your life?
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 21st Sep 16, 1:11 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 1:11 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 1:11 PM
    2.5k sounds like you'll be cutting things fine. IMO 4k is a more realistic budget. Within reason, the size of your bathroom doesn't have a huge impact on price (unless we're talking about a massive bathroom with lots of expensive tiles) as generally they require the same work - plumbing, fitting a bath/shower/toiilet/sink etc. We spent about 4k on our downstairs shower room which is only 2.5m x 1.2m but that was completely gutted, pipework modifications, new shower enclosure, shower, toilet, basin, towel radiator, re-tiled, redecorated etc.
    • basil92
    • By basil92 21st Sep 16, 1:47 PM
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    Yet you have another thread where you were looking for fixes for your boiler.

    Do you need advice on every aspect of your life?
    Originally posted by TeamPlum
    It would appear so!
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    Basil - Lovely, a sensitive soul with legs designed for the catwalk
    Originally posted by Chopper98
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 21st Sep 16, 10:03 PM
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    Yet you have another thread where you were looking for fixes for your boiler.

    Do you need advice on every aspect of your life?
    Originally posted by TeamPlum
    What an imbecilic thing to say!
    • TeamPlum
    • By TeamPlum 22nd Sep 16, 8:37 AM
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    What an imbecilic thing to say!
    Originally posted by glasgowdan
    You'll get over it.
    • dirty_magic
    • By dirty_magic 23rd Sep 16, 8:27 AM
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    A bathroom can cost whatever you want it to, it depends what you're looking for. If you just want a toilet, basin, bath and shower with a few tiles around the bath you can do it cheaply.
    • sysadmin
    • By sysadmin 23rd Sep 16, 8:47 AM
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    Just had our bathroom "refurbished"
    Its 2m x 3m. We had new flooring and some shower panelling fitted (about 3 meters worth)

    Materials came in at 400 and labour was 900
    Took 3 guys two and a half days.

    Remember, the room was already tiled, we've kept the same bathroom suite and taps etc
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