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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Shower blockages £50 £100

If your shower is flooding or not draining as fast as it should be, then the chances are that there is some form of blockage between your plughole and the drain. Plunging should remove any simple blockages, such as hair, and caustic soda, or a branded drain unblocking product, should shift most build ups of soap or dirt. But there are some blockages that cannot easily be removed by the homeowner.

Happily, most blockages will be able to removed by your plumber within an hour or two, with the use of a flexible hose or by taking some pipes apart by your plughole. If, however, the blockage is deeper down or is due to corroded pipes then it will take longer to remove and, in some cases, could be an all day job. This is because your plumber will have to investigate the pipes that run from your shower to the drain. They may have to unscrew sections of pipe or cut in to them to remove the blockage, as well as replacing any damaged pipework.

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 for tradesmen with Rated People. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements please contact our local plumbers.


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