Setting the right budget

How much should you expect to pay?

We know it's difficult to estimate how much a project will cost, that's why we've surveyed our tradesmen to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for specific jobs. Tradesmen all across the country have contributed to the cost guides, so the costs you see are an approximate national average.


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A bath can be one of the most costly purchases we make when designing our new bathrooms, so you will want to ensure that you repair any problems as they occur, to avoid extra costs. Repairing a bath is standard work for most plumbers, who will have worked with a variety of models, from plastic to porcelain or even cast iron. The main hitches that plumbers are called out to repair are leaks and problems with taps. Leaks are often down to drainage problems, which can be the result of a bath being improperly installed or subsequently slipping so that it cannot drain efficiently.

There may also be problems with the drainage, plughole or pipes. Your plumber can investigate all of the possibilities and can utilise their expertise to diagnose the problem before repairing it. Having a plumber in to make repairs means that the problem is looked at as a whole rather than just dealt with one piece at a time. So your plumber can repair taps or fit replacement taps as needed, while also looking at drainage issues or leaks due to loose or corroded pipes.

Plumbing problems are often connected or have an effect on other parts of the system, such as heating. An experienced and qualified plumber will be aware of all potential problems and you should always remember that you are paying for his expertise as much as for any physical work that may need to be carried out.

Repairing your bath and fittings

The amount of time that a plumber takes on dealing with problems with your bath or fittings, may depend on how your tub is set up. If your bath is built into a tiled setting then it can take more time to carefully investigate and repair than if it were a freestanding clawfoot tub. Scratches, chips or scrapes in your bath can be dealt with by your plumber in many cases, but ask first, as they may also work with a specialist who is adept at repairing surfaces on your bath, regardless of the materials it is made of. Simple repairs will be quick and inexpensive, whereas resurfacing work in your bath could be expensive as it may require a specialist.

Rated People surveyed 49 of our plumbers across the country to give you an idea of the approximate costs for a range of work in your home. Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and are offered as guidance only, to help you budget when posting a job on Rated People. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact our local plumbers.


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