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Bathroom refit for £3,000....possible?

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happyclapper Mon 13-May-13 16:32:49

Have just had a bit of a windfall and wondered if it was possible to get a bathroom done for £3,000.
Needs all the usual, new suite ( happy with fairly basic suite), separate shower, new radiator, tiling etc.
Anyone recommend anyone in south Warwickshire?

musickeepsmesane Mon 13-May-13 16:34:54

Can't recommend anyone but you should get change from £3000 if you are happy with basic suite. I have ordered from Victoria Plumb for bathroom and shower room and been pleasantly surprised by the good quality.

sparkle9 Mon 13-May-13 16:37:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyKooKoo Mon 13-May-13 16:43:03

Does the £3000 include the fitting?

happyclapper Mon 13-May-13 17:16:41

Yes, would have to include everything...fitting, tiling etc. Victoria Plumb stuff looks fine and reasonable.
Did that include fitting and tiling Music and Sparkle 9?

georgedawes Mon 13-May-13 17:26:57

we did, but our bathroom was small.

Go to a local independent store, you'll get better value and service than the big chains

doglover Mon 13-May-13 17:50:34

How about replacing manky shower cubicle, loo and basin? Tiles (wall and floor)are great but the suite is revolting. Could this be bought and fitted for about £1k?

3rdnparty Mon 13-May-13 17:54:16

not sure about fitting but via ebay/google/screwfix I got all equipment including grohe taps for less than £1k ....also local independents can match may negotiate on somethings...
tiles and flooring B&Q

splashed out on decent glue/grout from tile shop as big tiles - our fitter said they were v good quality for the money

- B&Q also have simple mirrored double wall cabinet only £60-70 but don't think its on their website
paint got F&B colour mixed in dulux trade - the more wall you paint the cheaper !
got decent shower rail rather than screen as cheaper but easier to keep clean-not v exciting but really sturdy

and steel bath if you want to stand in it- as thick as you can afford grin


doglover Mon 13-May-13 18:04:29

Thanks for that information. Looks promising.

50shadesofvomit Mon 13-May-13 18:07:26

I took the flooring and tiles off myself to save money. £3k will be fine. My suite came from B&Q and was fitted by an independent.

queenebay Mon 13-May-13 18:10:20

£3k!!! I bought a suite from local plumbers merchant for £300 and plumber fitted it for £300!

flow4 Mon 13-May-13 19:07:11

Definitely! Not a top of the range bathroom with jaccuzi and quarry tiles, but a nice basic suite, yes. Including fitting. smile

doglover Mon 13-May-13 19:09:07

Thanks, F4 smile

musickeepsmesane Mon 13-May-13 19:28:29

All done price for both was round the £3000. I actually didn't tile. I just use bathroom paint. Also, as I hate cleaning (and at the risk of outing myself to those who know me) instead of tiling the shower and cheaper than the waterboards I always use cheap vinyl flooring on the walls. Get the whole shower lined for well under £100 and no maintenance.

happyclapper Mon 13-May-13 20:05:32

Thanks for your replies. Sounds very encouraging. Just got to persuade DP now as it's his money technically.
Tempting to spend it on a holiday but this is an investment in our property isn't it!

dippymother Mon 13-May-13 20:10:59

Good god, we've just had a couple of quotes all around the £10,000 mark! Don't need/want a top of the range suite but do need a shower cubicle as well as a bath, and had been quoted for full tiling and floor, but still seems over the top!

ThatVikRinA22 Mon 13-May-13 20:16:50

we did it for 3k, top of the range suite, shower, tiles, plastering, electrics, lights, fan, flooring, ceiling (plastic so no mould! ever!) new window.

suite cost £1900
fitting cost £1500 plus £250 for new window, £90 for ceiling fan with spot light and £50 for 3 other spots.

not in your area though - source your suite at a local tradesmans and then phone your local kitchen suppliers for numbers of local fitters, our fitter can do everything, kitchens, bathrooms - thats how we got the number.

munchkinmaster Mon 13-May-13 22:27:24

10k! That's crazy money. About 6 years a go I bought a suite for £200 from the iron mongers extra £100 for taps. Fitted for £100 and £50 on tiles which I did myself. It looked great and was all I could afford.

Just done some tiling here and got floor done professionally with fab tiles for £250. 3k sounds plenty

LadyKooKoo Thu 16-May-13 21:09:35

Ours is almost finished. 1500 for suite. 500 for tiles (wall and floor). 1300 for labour. 365 for electrics. 450 for materials.

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