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    • ek5932
    • By ek5932 12th Jan 19, 12:55 PM
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    Bathroom Refit
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:55 PM
    Bathroom Refit 12th Jan 19 at 12:55 PM
    Hey Guys,

    I'm planning to get my bathroom refitted - it's a pretty decent size job. I just got a quote from a plumber and it's 6.5k for labour excluding the woodwork/electrical which sounds pretty high. It's not a bog standard re-fit, I'm doing the following:

    + Replacing the existing bath/units/rad/toilet
    + Having the two exposed walls insulated
    + Having a new ceiling fitted
    + Floor-to-ceiling tiles (only the ceiling wont be tiled)
    + Moving the toilet waste pipe (it's difficult to get to outside due to a pitched roof)
    + Extending the plumbing into the attic for the future for a loft conversion
    + Dry underfloor heating
    + Having a new wet-room fitted (upstairs so will need to be cut into the joists. There's no existing shower so all the plumbing will need to be added)

    It's a fair amount of work, but 6.5k still seems like a lot. Does anyone have any idea if it sounds about right?

    Cheers
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 12th Jan 19, 1:44 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 1:44 PM
    • #2
    • 12th Jan 19, 1:44 PM
    Hey Guys,

    I'm planning to get my bathroom refitted - it's a pretty decent size job. I just got a quote from a plumber and it's 6.5k for labour excluding the woodwork/electrical which sounds pretty high. It's not a bog standard re-fit, I'm doing the following:

    + Replacing the existing bath/units/rad/toilet
    + Having the two exposed walls insulated
    + Having a new ceiling fitted
    + Floor-to-ceiling tiles (only the ceiling wont be tiled)
    + Moving the toilet waste pipe (it's difficult to get to outside due to a pitched roof)
    + Extending the plumbing into the attic for the future for a loft conversion
    + Dry underfloor heating
    + Having a new wet-room fitted (upstairs so will need to be cut into the joists. There's no existing shower so all the plumbing will need to be added)

    It's a fair amount of work, but 6.5k still seems like a lot. Does anyone have any idea if it sounds about right?

    Cheers
    Originally posted by ek5932

    For that amount of work, I wouldn't say that £6.5K is excessive. Have you obtained any other quotes?
    • goodwithsaving
    • By goodwithsaving 12th Jan 19, 2:25 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 2:25 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 2:25 PM
    £6.5 doesn't sound excessive to me, it actually sounds quite low/reasonable.
    Where in the country are you?

    I'd get some other quotes, and if you know anyone who has also used them then go and look at their work.
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 12th Jan 19, 3:38 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 3:38 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 3:38 PM
    What knowledge and experience do you have that makes you feel it's excessive? "Excessive" is not the same as "more than I thought it would be."
    • Homersimpson
    • By Homersimpson 13th Jan 19, 11:34 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:34 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:34 AM
    Just be aware if you extend hot and cold water services to the loft for a future conversion these shouldn't be connected, its important not to have any dead legs on hot and cold water pipe work to reduce the risk of legionella.

    There is a limit for dead legs which I recall is 150mm, you may find a lot of domestic grade plumbers are not aware of this.
    I have a lot of problems with my neighbours, they hammer and bang on the walls sometimes until 2 or 3 in the morning - some nights I can hardly hear myself drilling
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