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reality check: how much would you expect it to cost to strip out old loo, sink , tiles etc. and fit new...

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LadySanders Tue 16-Sep-08 14:46:35

one loo
one sink
one towel rail
remove some old tiles and put new ones on

have had 2 quotes, one £2600, one £2000 just for the labour

is it really going to cost me more than 3k just to put one loo in?

piratecat Tue 16-Sep-08 14:49:11

seems steep

ex was a plumber, i would have thought about 3 days work for one bloke, so about 800-1000.

LadySanders Tue 16-Sep-08 14:50:16

hmmm thank you, i must admit i thought it'd be 1500 tops plus cost of materials...

Spidermama Tue 16-Sep-08 14:51:40

I would do it yourself. There's lots of online help for DIY stuff these days. 3 Grand is a crazy price.

Smittals Tue 16-Sep-08 15:04:55

Have just been quoted £550 for taking out bath, loo, basin, shower, then fitting the same (we will supply). However, this does not include tiling. Have a feeling the tiling/grouting may be a big part of the quotes you've been sent as it's quite time consuming?

LadySanders Tue 16-Sep-08 15:12:58

spidermama, it took us all weekend just to put up 2 shelves from ikea, i think a whole loo is way above our level!

LadySanders Tue 16-Sep-08 15:14:13

we eventually got my dad to help. he is 70 and blind, and he managed it in one afternoon.

soremummy Tue 16-Sep-08 15:21:34

my hubby would do it for a lot less than that! where are you based?

LadySanders Tue 16-Sep-08 15:24:40

essex/east london

soremummy Tue 16-Sep-08 15:33:58

shame its too far from us although i could be persuaded to let him go stay for a few nights smile . he is an electrician by trade but has worked at a plumbers/electrical contractors in years gone by he done a fab job on our bathroom including an inbuilt tv touch control for lighting etc.

LadySanders Tue 16-Sep-08 16:26:22

oh well, thanks for the thought anyway. i don't know why but there seems to be a real shortage round here.... hence why they can charge so much i guess... 2 people that came to quote never even got back to me with a price!

MrsMattie Tue 16-Sep-08 16:48:01

Cost us £2,500 all in to strip out old bathroom (large room, actually) and install new one. That's in London.

wombleprincess Tue 16-Sep-08 20:42:55

to put it into context we've just paid 2800 to take out entire old bathroom, tiles, whole suite, replaster, retile, reinstall suite.

for our cloakroom suite (toilet and sink, tile floor) it wsa going to cost 800.. again it was in the south...

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