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How much does is cost to fit a new bathroom?

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Fitting a new bathroom in your home is a major investment. It is generally one a homeowner has to make at least once over the ownership of a property. The costs of fitting a new bathroom or ensuite can vary massively, depending on the scale of the works and the type of suite you choose.

There are many skills required to remove and fit a new bathroom and often include plumbing, carpentry, plasterboard and plastering as well as tiling and decorating.

What effects the cost of fitting a bathroom?

There is a world of choice when it comes to bathroom fixtures and fittings and it can be a very daunting process trying to choose the product that’s right for you and your budget.

We have put together a price guide on what you can expect to pay for the various services involved in fitting a new bathroom and a guide for different parts of the bathroom suite. Generally, the cost for a bathroom replacement including labour and suite will range from about £3,750 to over £6,500 for the basic (lower end) to complete luxury bathrooms at 7-8k plus.

Old Bathroom Removal, Disposal & Prep

Arguably, this is one of the most important factors in having the best looking bathroom. Preparation is everything. It is essential to have the best prepared surfaces for tiling in order to achieve the best finish. This takes a little time and therefore a little more money. Allowing £200-£400 for the preparation works would be around average. Ripping out the suite generally takes a day and will often require a skip. For skip hire and removal of the existing bathroom, you can expect to pay £400-£500.


One of the biggest allocation of budget will go towards the plumbing works within a bathroom. This cost will be lower if most of your utilities are staying in the same place. It can become far more costly if you are moving this around as laying out new pipework often means taking up the floor and other more invasive works. The bath, shower, shower tray, toilet, basin and taps are also fitted by plumbers so there is a reasonable amount of work involved regardless of the size of the bathroom. You should expect to be paying around £600-900 for plumbing.

Wall & Floor Tiling

There are many factors that can effect the cost of tiling a room. You many choose mosaic tiles, a tiled border, or you may only want the shower or bath area tiles. An average cost for tiling in a bathroom is £500-£800. It is essential to choose your tiler well as getting this wrong can prove very costly in the long run! For tiling the floor, you should set aside around £300-£500 as this surface will need to be prepared thoroughly.

Vinyl Flooring

For vinyl flooring, you should expect to pay between £150 and £350 depending on the size and type of flooring chosen. Your fitter should always prepare the floor for vinyl using a suitable substrate such as plywood. This can help prevent stretched and tears further down the line.

Get Estimates!

Every project is different and requirements are always different so it is very important to get estimates for the works and discuss your expectations with you builder in detail. Ensure this forms part of the estimate. If you are based in Bicester, Brackley, Oxford or the greater Oxfordshire area, BPI are always happy to help with your bathroom fitting and installation service! Contact us now on 01869 254 005

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