Price range – £1475 to £7000
Average Cost – £3500
Best/Cheapest price – £3500
Bathroom remodelling can improve your property’s value which makes it a perfect investment.
This guide will break down the cost of remodelling the different types of bathrooms and other additional repairs necessary and their prices.
How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom in the UK?
The average price of remodelling a bathroom in the UK ranges between £600 – £3,295. However, this is dependent on the specifications of the renovation; such as the condition of the bathroom, the accessories to be added, and the materials used. In addition, depending on the size of your bathroom, the cost may be higher or lower. For example:
|Type of bathroom
|Remodelling average cost
|£7,000 to £15,000
|Average Quality, Large Bathroom
|£7,000 to £10,000
|£4,000 to £10,000
|£4,000 to £10,000
|£4,000 to £10,000
|Mid-Quality, Minimal Renovation Bathroom
|£4,000 to £5,500
|Budget Renovated Bathroom
|£1,000 to £3,500
To get a clearer idea of how much it may cost for the remodelling, let’s break down the cost of the materials and labour to be used.
- Bathroom fittings
The cost of appliances like the taps, storage, shower, bath and toilet varies depending on the designs and brands preferred. The cheapest bath can go for as low as £80. However, it’s wise to note that they are acrylic, lightweight baths and will need extra tiling to form a waterproof cladding, while a basic bath is more economical, ranging from £250 – £700. In addition, for a higher budget, you can install a luxury bath, which can take up to 4 hours to install.
The table below provides a clearer insight into the amount of each item needed.
|The time needed to install
|Walls – Wall panels and Tiles
The cost is dependent on the particular needs of each bathroom. For instance, you may desire to move the location of your toilet or replace your water supply and drainage. This will require a skilled tradesperson, saving you money and time compared to opting for a DIY.
However, pipes can range from £6.70 to £2.60; these are galvanised pipes to the cheapest copper pipes, respectively.
Using the existing wiring will cut down your cost but if you need a luxurious look for your bathroom, you will have to chuck out more money. Below are some of the factors to consider while calculating the cost for electrical cost for bathroom renovations.
- Power outlets
- Bathroom circuits
- Ventilation fans.
When estimating the walls and tiles installation price, it is essential to factor in the cost of adhesives and the ply underneath floor tiles. Budget floor tiles, including ply, grouting and adhesive, should cost around £25 per square metre while the top-end tiles range can cost up to £65 per square metre.
These charges will not be the same all over the country as some areas will require more work than others. In contrast, other places are more remote, making the materials’ availability harder or more expensive to transport. Besides, it can take up to 5 days to complete the work and one can expect to pay £350 per day for labour and £1000 for the actual plumbing.
Also, before installing a new bathroom, your old bathroom may have to be removed entirely to give the tradesperson a fresh canvas to work with. In this case, it can cost from £300 to £1000 to get the entire bathroom removed while plumbing relocation is likely going to cost around £700 and £900. This involves shifting the sink, toilet and its entire drainage pipes for new baths.
Considerations for renovations costs
1. Type of bathroom.
Having a final idea of how the bathroom should look will give you a clear picture of the budget cost. In general, an Ensuite will be expensive and influenced by the number of fixtures used in the remodelling while a basic bathroom consisting of a bath and sink will be cheap. Therefore, describing the type of bathroom you’d want to have will provide a more precise cost estimate.
2. Type of bathroom renovation.
Bathrooms need replacement and repair from time to time since regular usage causes them to wear and tear. While a complete transformation will be ideal, you may choose parts to renovate and redesign to provide the space with a new look.
The cost may go up or down depending on the duration taken to remodel your bathroom. For example, suppose you are planning to replace a lot of your appliances and relocate the sink. In that case, you may need to hire more professionals to take care of the bathroom to use less time, especially if the house you’re remodelling is the same house you are currently residing in.
4. Materials for the renovation
It’s important not to be taken by surprise with the materials necessary when the tradesperson mentions them. Beforehand, ensure to do proper research on the types of materials to be used, their cost, how they are fixed, and even how to care for them.
DIY VS TRADESPERSON
For a DIY enthusiast, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to exercise your expertise. However, it’s crucial to note that it may take longer to complete the remodelling and will be cheaper by up to 50% compared to the average price of remodelling the house by a professional which is £12,500 and a DIY will be £6,000.
If you have no prior experience in house remodelling, having a DIY moment will be costly. There will be a possibility of extra damage and poor installation of some bathroom accessories like tiles placement. It may even take longer than projected, making your bathroom temporarily hospitable. In addition, other costs like waste disposal which ranges from £200 to £250 must be considered as you will have to contact a waste collection company. However, a professional tradesperson will ensure all this is sorted.
When having your bathroom remodelled, there are other factors to put into consideration. There might be a need for some minor additional works to be done. They include;
- Knocking down a wall is likely going to cost you £100 to £300.
- Moving a door will cost £150 and £250.
- Replacing an existing fan will cost £150 to £250.
- If you desire an extractor fan installed, it will likely cost you £250 and £350.
- For power shower installation, the cost is likely going to be around £400 and £600.
Then again, during remodelling, there might be some existing bathroom materials that may require repairs. Some of these costs include;
- Faucet repair- This might have been caused by leakage and is likely to cost you £30 to £80 while replacing the entire faucet ranges from £25 to £150.
- Replastering price- For an average bathroom, it’s likely going to cost you around £50 to £100 with the labour ranging from £390 to £700.
- Unclogging the toilet cost – This is not an uncommon problem. Most of these issues can be fixed with an easy DIY method; calling a professional sometimes is required and may cost 75 to £150 inclusive of the materials needed.
- Caulking costs- This method of filling holes and cracks with sealants will cost up to £25 while labour is around £50 to £130 for the entire room.
These prices are estimated values