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.

Wash basin or sink

With pipework No pipework
Low High Low High
Wash basin £100 £200 £150 £300
Sink £100 £200 £150 £300

The price of your wash basin or sink will determine the overall cost of installation, but the main price cost as far as your plumber is concerned is whether you intend to change your set up or not. If you are replacing like with like then the installation time will be minimal. But if you are getting a larger sink, a pair of basins, or moving their location, then the plumber may have to change pipework, install new plumbing and remove old fittings.

Do also consider that you may find that you need to call in a tiler or decorator to fill gaps where the old sink or wash basin was. Before buying your new sink or wash basin you should measure up to make sure they fit in the space you want them in. Sinks and wash basins do not come in standard sizes, so it is not as simple as just picking the one you like at the DIY superstore or bathroom showroom.

Installation of your new sink or wash basin

If you are having a sink installed in a new location or a wash basin installed in a new bathroom or toilet in your house then your plumber will have to run pipes to that room, but otherwise they should be able to simply fit the wash basin to existing pipes. Any old lead pipes will need to be replaced with copper or plastic and your plumber will also earth any metal pipes for safety. He or she will also seal the point where the basin or sink meets the wall (if it is wall mounted), or work tops, to avoid water running down the back of it and ruining your décor.

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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