We have just been quoted 20k to have our small bathroom replaced and our tiny ensuite refurbished

(18 Posts)
SleepFreeZone Sun 04-Sep-16 17:31:18

😦

This local guy has quoted 10k for materials alone and about 10k for labour. The dimensions of the bathroom are 2.4m x 1.8m and the ensuite 2.3m X 1.4 (part of the room is cut out and makes up part of the bedroom).

I said to the bloke that I didn't want anything expensive, just really plain with white tiles and mid range fixings etc.

Is this a record do you think? We are both just looking at the paperwork like this 😦

Scribblegirl Sun 04-Sep-16 17:33:57

Bloody hell! Whereabouts are you?

May be worth saying you'll find the materials yourself? Our entire flat refurb (small 2 bed) is £7k labour with us sourcing materials, so £10k sounds mad!

SleepFreeZone Sun 04-Sep-16 17:35:53

We are 30 mins south of Cambridgeshire, on the Beds/Cambs border.

wowfudge Sun 04-Sep-16 18:06:10

I wonder if he's quoted high thinking you'll never use him so he won't have to do too pretty small rooms, which are going to be more awkward than bigger rooms? If you are not moving things around than that's pretty expensive.

SleepFreeZone Sun 04-Sep-16 18:15:47

I think it's possible but he has gone to quite a lot of effort with almost a pack of information and drawings.

I have decided to email and actually ask him if his total came out the same as ours just incase he got fat fingers around the zero button. It's worked out as more expensive than having our kitchen/diner replaced with a brand new kitchen including structural work!

GCHQMonitoring Sun 04-Sep-16 18:21:47

Wow we had a small two storey extension done for that amount.

We had a bathroom installed about 5 years ago for £5000, also live in same county, £20000 seems excessive.

StopShoutingAtYourBrother Sun 04-Sep-16 18:25:49

We were quoted a hilariously high amount to have our tiny ensuite replaced. My theory is the job is so small it's not worth the builders time (as they want the massive renovation projects lasting months) so they quote stupid high prices to put you off

SleepFreeZone Sun 04-Sep-16 18:26:05

GCHQ I'd love to know who you used if you are nearby?

Squeegle Sun 04-Sep-16 18:27:33

I just had my bathroom done; it cost around £5k including sanitary ware and tiling, that sounds far too much unless he is doing something very special

justdontevenfuckingstart Sun 04-Sep-16 18:28:08

That is absolutely insane, it's an area I work in and there is no way for mid range and white tiles it costs that.

Squeegle Sun 04-Sep-16 18:29:09

If it's 10k for labour, how long does he think it will take. It should be around £150 per person per day??

SleepFreeZone Sun 04-Sep-16 18:34:03

Squeegle you've got me, I've no idea! He doesn't say.

I'm looking at the quote now and it doesn't seem to include the tiles actually, they are an added cost it would seem confused

Squeegle Sun 04-Sep-16 18:37:47

Yes, I would expect tiles to be separate. Why don't you ask him how many days labour is included? I think you may be better off with someone else!

Ginslinger Sun 04-Sep-16 18:38:55

that is a truly mental amount of money unless you're having diamond fittings and a gold bath - I agree with £150 per worker per day.

IrenetheQuaint Sun 04-Sep-16 18:39:54

Get another quote. If everything is going in the same place as it was and you're not going for expensive fittings then IME it should cost more like £4-5k per bathroom all in.

GCHQMonitoring Sun 04-Sep-16 18:48:49

We used www.inspirationsofstneots.co.uk , but there must be similar companies your way

SleepFreeZone Sun 04-Sep-16 19:24:19

Brilliant thank you! We are really close to St Neots 👍

GCHQMonitoring Sun 04-Sep-16 19:41:20

Glad to have helped

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