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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Bath blockages £50 £100

If the bath water is draining away slowly or even not at all, then it is likely that you have a blockage somewhere in your set up, whether that is just below the plughole or right down in the pipework. A simple plunging or use of a drain unblocking product from the supermarket should be enough to solve most blockage problems, but there will also be cases where you need to call out your local plumber.

In many cases your plumber should be able to simply remove any panels around your bath, access the pipes that connect it to the waste and remove blockages of hair, soap or even the odd dropped toy or razor. Anything deeper into the system can mostly be dealt with by your plumber’s tools, such as a flexible hose or tools used to break up blockages.

But in some cases, your plumber will need to fully investigate your pipework. This can take some time, as the pipework runs from your bath to your drain, going underneath floorboards as it wends its way out of your house. In some ways the removal of blockages is a trial and error affair, but your plumber should have the expertise to know where the problem is. In serious cases pipes may have to be undone, removed or cut open and it can take time to do this as well as to replace or repair pipes that have become blocked, whether due to wear and corrosion or by the introduction of a foreign object.

Rated People surveyed 49 of our plumbers across the country to give you an idea of the approximate costs for a range of work to 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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