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    • omariqy
    • By omariqy 10th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
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    New Bathroom
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    • 10th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
    New Bathroom 10th Jun 17 at 6:58 PM
    Hi all

    We have just bought a house. We need to completely change the bathroom as it is an old avocado suite and it has carpet! Basically we need to do the following:

    - Remove old suite and tiles
    - Remove carpet
    - Move waste pipe to the other side
    - Install new suite
    - Tiling
    - Install new extractor fan
    - Paint where needed
    - Install new radiator

    How much should I expect to pay for someone to do that? Not including the suite, tiles, extractor fan, paint or radiator.
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    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 10th Jun 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 7:03 PM
    How can anyone answer that. How big is your bathroom, who will dispose of the items, what is the area of tiling, what condition will the walls be after old tiles off, where is the paint needed, do you want as cheap a job as possible or do you want Quality?
    • omariqy
    • By omariqy 11th Jun 17, 11:48 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 11:48 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 11:48 PM
    2.2m x 1.8m. Not sure what the state of the walls will be but if it's like the rest of the house then I imagine pretty good. Tiling all the way up where the bath is and then half way around the rest of the bathroom. It's a 1930s semi so pretty high ceilings. Paint the other half. I want decent quality but it doesn't need to be the best of the best.
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 12th Jun 17, 12:03 AM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:03 AM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 12:03 AM
    get two/three quotes then come back on here
    • omariqy
    • By omariqy 12th Jun 17, 9:12 AM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 9:12 AM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 9:12 AM
    I've had three quotes. £2,200, £2,700 and £1,500. The first two seem pretty high to me.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 12th Jun 17, 7:24 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:24 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:24 PM
    I've had three quotes. £2,200, £2,700 and £1,500. The first two seem pretty high to me.
    Originally posted by omariqy
    You mean you prefer to go for the cheapest one?


    You need to identify what each one is going to do for their money.


    Will a skip be included? Does it include any plastering? If there are any electrics being done, is it done by a qualified tradesman and will appropriate certificate be given?
    Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.
    • omariqy
    • By omariqy 13th Jun 17, 3:36 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 3:36 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 3:36 PM
    Thanks. Good point I will get a breakdown of costs.
    • omariqy
    • By omariqy 16th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
    Right new quote - £2,200 to do the bathroom, tile the floor of the ground floor WC and paint the house (walls, ceilings, wood). I need to provide the following:

    - Suite
    - Plumbing
    - Paint
    - Tiles, adhesive, grout etc
    - Radiator
    - Fan
    - Lights

    Seems reasonable to me?
    • phill99
    • By phill99 16th Jun 17, 7:21 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 7:21 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 7:21 PM
    How many days is he suggesting and for how many guys?
    Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.
    • omariqy
    • By omariqy 18th Jun 17, 11:26 PM
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    How many days is he suggesting and for how many guys?
    Originally posted by phill99
    5 days work and 2 guys.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 19th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
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    Consumer advice on choosing someone to do the work.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/get-more-help/finding-a-trustworthy-trader/
    • ashe
    • By ashe 27th Jun 17, 11:34 PM
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    I've just had my bathroom done. Its 1.44mx2.6m so not massively different to yours.

    We supplied:

    Suite
    Tiles
    Towel holder/toilet roll holder
    Bathroom cabinet

    He supplied and fit everything else;

    Tiles to 3 walls, 4th wall skimmed (we painted it)
    Installation of the suite (toilet, bath, basin, shower attachment to the bath)
    Rubber flooring (Sounds weird bit its much nicer than laminate)
    Removal of some un-necessary boxing and moved toilet and bath backwards to create additional space
    installation of false ceiling and installation of 5 spotlights
    installation of bathroom cabinet
    installation of accessories
    moved light pull cord backwards
    supplied and fit heated towel rail
    All grout/UPVC/plaster etc

    Pretty high standard, total cost for him was £1600. We also had an avocado suite so its a godsend having a nice new bathroom

    If you don't already have an extractor fan or electric shower in the room, part P electric work will bump up your costs massively. He also took away all rubbish/old suite.

    Edit: I need to add that included in that price was £54 for a new tap as the one that came with the suite wasn't suitable for our pressure system, and £120 for supply and fit of a new kitchen sink and tap, so need to knok that off his price.
    Last edited by ashe; 27-06-2017 at 11:35 PM. Reason: forgot some info
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