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£5k for new ensuite?

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ginmakesitallok Sat 23-Jan-16 13:55:22

Just had quote to replace our ensuite. What started off with just needing a couple of tiles replaced had ended with a £5k quote for new shower, toilet and sink, new enclosure, new cabinets, mirror, towel rail, tiling for shower and over sink. Includes all fitting and vat. Only thing not Included is flooring.

Does that sound reasonable?? I had no idea how much it would cost....

Genx77 Sat 23-Jan-16 14:04:40

No it sounds very expensive. I'm having my bathroom done this week. Cost for; old bathroom ripped out and tiles removed, floor sanded (bathroom is 15ft x 15ft) new bath, sink, toilet, taps, tiles, 2 new Victorian style radiators and all labour costs is 2k.
You're being ripped off somewhere!

Madbengalmum Sat 23-Jan-16 14:07:45

It depends on the brand and quality of fittings you are using and the size of room. Sounds about right to me if it is for Vileroy and boch/matki type quality, in an average size ensuite, but very expensive if it is cheap b and q / bathstore spec.

Allice Sat 23-Jan-16 14:10:19

I had mine done about 6 months ago and paid about £4,600 inc decorating so it doesn't sound a million miles away imo.

Genx77 Sat 23-Jan-16 14:12:38

Also it depends on if you're having like for like or if you're moving stuff around, as moving pipe work etc will bump the cost up considerably.

ginmakesitallok Sat 23-Jan-16 14:15:31

Sink is moving a bit - otherwise like for like pretty much. It's a small room, £2.5k for fittings and sameish for fitting.

GrouchyKiwi Sat 23-Jan-16 14:16:01

We paid £9,000 for a new bathroom a few years ago. But that included some expensive (because unusual) choices and a full set of mirrored cabinets, plus some remedial work as the original bathroom had leaked and ruined floor- and wallboards. (And some pest killing for the colony of ants living under the bathroom floor!)

Genx77 Sat 23-Jan-16 14:19:02

Ok so it's 2.5k labour costs? I wouldn't say there is anymore than a weeks work there. Tiling is time consuming but you're only having a splash back and a shower tiled aren't you? Have you used this person for any other work or know anyone who has used them? Only then can you really decide if their work is worth 2.5k.

ginmakesitallok Sat 23-Jan-16 14:22:38

The shower is 3 walls of tiling, so a fair bit. They said it would be a weeks work. Could do the fitting without VAT, would save us about £400?

uggmum Sat 23-Jan-16 14:23:46

I've just had a quote for a new en-suite and a new main bathroom.
The ensuite is approx £5500. I've chosen some great quality fittings and this includes fully tiling the room.
Both rooms together are around 13500. The main bathroom had more complex plumbing.
I could probably get it cheaper but I really trust the plumber and I love the fittings I've chosen.
But I don't think it's unreasonable.
I last had the ensuite done 9 years ago but I cut corners and it hasn't stood the test of time very well at all.

CannotEatApples Mon 25-Jan-16 10:01:38

I'd love to get that quote. I've been quoted 6 - 7K for fitting alone on a tiny ensuite (270x150cm): shower, wall hung loo, wall hung basin, tiling, flooring, lighting. Where are you? I'm just north of London.

redhat Mon 25-Jan-16 10:03:34

I don't think its way off the mark. I would however be very wary of any builder who says he can do the job legitimately or off the books without charging vat. That's fraud for a start.

ginmakesitallok Mon 25-Jan-16 10:10:07

Not if the workers aren't vat registered it's not.

YaySirNaySir Mon 25-Jan-16 10:20:18

Have you had 3 quotes? The difference can be thousands. It's not just the money either. Who would do the best job and not be nipping off to do other jobs was top of my list.

redhat Mon 25-Jan-16 10:21:49

Clearly hmm but I thought you meant the same builders had said they could do the work without charging vat.

If you meant you would use a different company then no of course there's nothing wrong with that.

bigbadbarry Mon 25-Jan-16 10:25:19

Sounds in the right ball park to me.

ThePrinceofParties Mon 25-Jan-16 10:35:36

i paid £4.7k for a complete (small) bathroom refit - flooring, replastering, new skirting, extractor, the works. Not high-spec stuff but not bargain basement either. My plumber is expensive, so labour costs were comparatively high, but he does a great job, especially on refurbs, so I was ok about paying the extra for a decent finish.

ginmakesitallok Mon 25-Jan-16 14:13:30

The thought of having to get more quotes! It means staying in to wait for folk to measure, and then more time to go and discuss work with them- we just don't have the time! Have had a look at prices elsewhere (not including fitting) and quoted prices seem reasonable.

Wuffleflump Mon 25-Jan-16 14:22:55

"Not if the workers aren't vat registered it's not."

But non-VAT registered workers can't reclaim VAT on their equipment and materials, so their costs are higher. If they are just fitters it would work out as inputs would be low, if they are supplying the materials themselves, less so.

ginmakesitallok Mon 25-Jan-16 19:17:56

Sorry, meant that company would provide the goods (on which we would pay vat), but that we could pay fitters separately and that would be vat free. Anyway- just received quote, it's not to level of detail I would want, so we're going to get at least 1 more.

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