Tuesday, January 08, 2019
In this blog we will talk about the costs associated with installing bathrooms, how to decide on an installer and what you should expect for the price you want to pay.
The biggest piece of feedback I ever hear from our customers about the work involved in a bathroom is "there's more to it than I first thought".
From the bathroom you are currently looking at to the one you dream of having, it's a wise move to familiarise yourself with the journey between the 2 and be realistic about this whole process and knowing what to avoid when selecting an expert to work with.
If your bathroom requires a full rip out with new plaster-boarding, electrics etc, then it's not just a bathroom you need to budget for, there is clearly a building work element to the job to take into consideration. This will increase the time and cost of delivering the project.
I want to be clear on something before we get into this subject, there are some really good 1-2 man band companies out there that go a great job from design, installation to aftercare. You must do your own homework on any installer or installation company and go with who you feel you can trust the most and feel the most comfortable with.
You also need avenues for recourse should the project into difficulties - basically, you should cover all bases and reduce the overall risk to yourself, cost should never be top of your list when deciding on a company to work with on a large project in your own home, if it is, then you are more likely to run into trouble, but this doesn't also mean you will always get what you pay for by paying top end prices - always do your homework on the company.
If you are at the beginning of your journey or considering a project, you now have a few options in front of you but as a very general rule: the cheapest options will pose the most risk and inconvenience & the more expensive options will offer you less risk & more convenience.
Let me explain what I mean and the options you now have to choose from starting with the cheapest to the most expensive:
To decide what option works best for you, firstly you need to understand in more detail what bases need covering in all of the above options, obviously, the cheaper options require more from you at each stage, and the more expensive options move the onus away from you and onto the company:
So now you know the options and the bases that need covering, you will have a feel for what’s going to work best for you. It’s not possible to give you a definitive answer without surveying your bathroom.
It goes on a sliding scale from what products and tiles you choose to then what installation options you go for and how big the room is and then how much building work is involved, all these factors will affect price and time to deliver, as a rough guide in a bathroom no bigger than 2m x 2m, 90% of the time the cost falls between £6500-£8500 including basic building work such as plaster boarding inc the ceiling, and spotlights. If your room is bigger and has any further complexities, the cost will increase.
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Thanks for reading, I hope it was useful, until next time......
Blog written by Aaron Dronsfield, Bathroom Installation Services