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.

Bath or basin surfaces

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Bath or basin surfaces £50 £200

Your bath and wash basin are two items you will have thought long and hard about purchasing and probably spend a lot of time cleaning and polishing. So when they break, crack or start to look shabby then it can feel like your bathroom is on the way out.

The scratches, scrapes or scuffs in your bath or on your wash basin’s surface can be the result of wear and tear or accident, but an experienced plumber should have a good knowledge of whether the problem can be dealt with and how to improve your bathroom hardware’s appearance.

Ceramic, enamel or fibre-glass surfaces can all be cosmetically repaired. In most cases they will use an epoxy resin to effect the repair, which will ensure that the mend is water-tight and does not show. They may also use a enamel spray or silicone. Obviously this will be a lot easier on a white bathroom suite rather than one where the plumber or bathroom fitter will have to try to match the colour of your bath or basin.

In some cases they may offer to ‘give it a go’ if they are not sure if the item is repairable or if the repair will look good. This is where you are paying for the skill and experience of your tradesman, as well as their judgement. This may save you having to buy a new bath or basin and can keep the item functional until you are ready to invest in a new bathroom suite.

For cases where your plumber cannot repair your bath or basin there are specialists who deal with resurfacing of baths and basins. This can be costly, but it will certainly be less expensive than buying a new suite. The cost of the job will largely be down to how much time your tradesman spends on it.

They should have all the materials needed for a repair and will only charge more than labour costs for any extras they may have to buy, such as specialist repair kits in colours that are best suited to your needs.

Rated People surveyed 67 of our registered bathroom specialists across the country to give you an approximate price for common bathroom installation and repair jobs.

Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and are offered as guidance only to help you when posting a job on Rated People. For an accurate quote based on your specific needs please contact one of our local bathroom specialists.


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