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 broken shower can ruin your whole day, whether you use your shower to wash your hair of a morning or to get clean after a trip to the gym. So making an early call to a plumber to repair any faults with the shower is a good idea. You will usually find that the cost of repairing a shower is far from excessive and you may well end up with a better service from your shower as a result of having it serviced. The most common problems with showers relate to heat and water pressure, with both usually being insufficient.

A plumber should be able to help with these, whether your system runs off an electric unit or via your gas boiler. But do check first, as not all plumbers deal with electrical units. For an expert, repairing the issue with low or high shower water heat could be as simple as making some small adjustments to your boiler. Similarly, a plumber could offer to fit a pump to help with water pressure or simply advise using a different type of shower head. Many plumbers will have a spare shower head and other parts on their van and should be able to show you how a different type of shower head could improve your mornings. They should also be able to descale your current shower head to make it more efficient.

Repairing faulty showers

Leaks and drips in your shower are often the result of faulty taps, shower heads or shower hoses. In most cases your plumber will be able to repair these parts or advise on reasonably-priced replacements that will improve your shower experience. A plumber can also investigate your whole water system and see how other parts of it may be responsible for drips, water pressure problems or situations that cause your taps to run unevenly or not at all.

Many plumbers will also be able to inspect the bathroom fan that keeps your shower from causing condensation. These ventilation fans can sometimes become clogged with dirt, dust and even hair and become inefficient over time. They can also come away from their fitting on your ceiling or wall, but repairing them should be fairly cheap and simple.

Repairing shower doors and shower pans

Any experienced plumber will also be able to help with repairing the shower pan or the shower doors, whether your problems with these concern leaks or physical damage. Leaks often occur when the seal on your shower door perishes or it can be down to poor fitting or assembly. Shower doors can be re-sealed, repaired or adjusted as necessary and this should not be a lengthy job.

Similarly, poorly fitted shower pans that have begun to leak can be repaired. This usually requires taking the pan up and adjusting the levels of the surface beneath it. Cracks and cosmetic scratches on your doors or shower pans can be repaired, although a specialist expert will need to to deal with any deep scratches. Making this kind of repair should still be cheaper than buying a replacement, especially if you have something more than standard range pans or doors.

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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