11.2k for a bathroom?????

So my bathroom is 6ft by 5.5ft so not very big, just had two quotes one was 6.5k the other 11.2k !!!!! am I missing something I only budgeted for up to 5k at the most or do I need to up my budget ? 

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  • You need to tell us what you were having done for the quotes to have any meaning.

    Italian marble flooring, copper freestanding bath, Philippe Stark shower etc etc could be a bargain at £6.5k.
  • Doozergirl
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    £5k is around the lower end of the scale for a proper job.  It is a building project, it isn't cosmetic.  
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  • tacpot12
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    edited 25 February 2021 at 8:07AM
    What evidence do you have that the work won't cost £11.2K? A quote for £6.5K isn't evidence. The other tradesperson might have misunderstood the brief or missed a vital piece of work that the more expensive contractor has spotted. 
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  • maxsteam
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    You can look up the cost of materials at sites like diy.com or screwfix.com. Replacing a bath, basin or toilet might take an hour or two each. If you had asked for estimates of the labour and material costs on the quotes, it would be easier to see where the difference is.

    A cheap and cheerful suite of bath, basin and toilet will cost £200 supply only. A day's work might cost the same again. The taps can cost anything from £30 upwards. I don't know what you are wanting quotes for, but a basic bathroom suite can be replaced for £500.
  • pelirocco
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    maxsteam said:
    You can look up the cost of materials at sites like diy.com or screwfix.com. Replacing a bath, basin or toilet might take an hour or two each. If you had asked for estimates of the labour and material costs on the quotes, it would be easier to see where the difference is.

    A cheap and cheerful suite of bath, basin and toilet will cost £200 supply only. A day's work might cost the same again. The taps can cost anything from £30 upwards. I don't know what you are wanting quotes for, but a basic bathroom suite can be replaced for £500.
    A cheap bathroom suite will certainly not look cheerful a few years down the line
    In my experience  !

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  • pelirocco
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    We have just added an ensuite and re fitted out our bathroom .We didn't use a bathroom company we sourced the items and fitters  separately  ,it was a lot  of money .We didn't buy cheap as we had done that before and knew we would have to look at replacing  it ,hopefully what we have now will last us out 
    We could have spent much more btw
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  • HHarry
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    maxsteam said:
    You can look up the cost of materials at sites like diy.com or screwfix.com. Replacing a bath, basin or toilet might take an hour or two each. If you had asked for estimates of the labour and material costs on the quotes, it would be easier to see where the difference is.

    A cheap and cheerful suite of bath, basin and toilet will cost £200 supply only. A day's work might cost the same again. The taps can cost anything from £30 upwards. I don't know what you are wanting quotes for, but a basic bathroom suite can be replaced for £500.
    You’re going to get the old suite disconnected, taken out and disposed of, the new suite installed with any adjustments needed to pipework, tiling sorted and everything sealed and finished in a day?

     Can I have the number of your Fitter - I’ve got a load of work they can have.
  • Happy_Sloth
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    we have just done our bathroom,   we have new shower, vanity sink (double size), toilet, towel rail, vanity mirror and worktops  (no bath),  Laminate floor, fully tiled.  
    The bathroom suite and materials cost £2000 (we bought them ourselves with advice from the plumber on what would fit/work etc)  We then paid £3000 in labour. 
    We needed to completely stud out the walls because the brickwork was dodgy (none of the walls where flat for a start and getting them level with plaster alone would have been a no go  we also needed some minor building work on the floor so it was capable of supporting a flush shower tray.  
    I think it depends on what you have done but it took our fitter about 1 week to do everything.  11k seems very expensive to me to be honest. 
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