bathroom refurb

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bathroom refurb

Postby 40plus » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:30 pm


I've had a few quotes from companies, which i think, is absolutely extreme. The work to be carried out is 3 bathroom refurbs, plumbing, electrics, new bathroom suites, plastering, tiling etc.
Can anyone recommend a company, or builders who they have personally used to re-do bathrooms? I have been quoted over £100,000 which i think is an obscene amount of money. Is this how much things cost these days?

Any recommendations gladly received.
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Postby Seb » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:40 am

A rough rule of thumb is, I think, £15k per bathroom but obviously it depends on the cost of the fittings/tiles etc.

The £100k - does it include everything?
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Postby BalhamLiz » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:04 am

That seems expensive :o !!

We used Brad at the Hamilton Group to do our 3 bathrooms and they were fab. Happy to send photos of the work they did for us, 3 years later we've never had a single problem. They can do some really unusually designs too, Which I think they have on the website but I'm sure they could show you.

We sourced the fittings ourselves and I guess that's where the costs will be bumped up depending on where you buy and if you want tile or marble.

I'd say if you get your fittings from bath store and use tiles then you're probably looking at about £10k per bathroom. If you go for marble and high end fittings then it can be £40k per bathroom upwards.

If you call Brad at the Hamilton Group he'll talk you through options, he's a lovely local dad and won't put pressure on you.
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Postby Bananasplit » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:35 am

Yes, that's a crazy price. A friend of mine has just had two bathrooms done. She sourced tiles and bathroom suite herself (from the bath shop I think) and the work per bathroom was £6.5k. This also included ripping the old big water boiler out. So a £100k is taking the mickey really.
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Postby frenchmum » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:37 am

£100k is an insane number!!! :o
I would agree, by rule of thumbs, £10-15k per bathroom and you will have a fantastic result.
Try Orchestrate, they are on Webbs road. Really fantastic people.
I would really recommend them
Good luck!
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Postby Flump2013 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:52 am

It is all relative. To someone on benefits, that is a lot, but to Posh and Becks it is pocket change. To me it sounds like a lot. I am currently doing 3 bathrooms and should be well under £25k in total. I am project managing and have sourced all materials. Builders generally add 10-15% to all materials. Instead I have negotiated a trade account with Victoria plum and secured a 15% discount. As others have said, it varies wildly with the fittings and tiles too. I always ask myself 'how much longer will I live here?' and 'what value will it add?'
Good luck.
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Postby ZNW » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:27 am

My friend specialises in bathrooms and I would wholeheartedly recommend them - lovely guys and great finish. 100k is ridiculous - we did our small one for about 6.5k and did not cut corners (we used Bathrooms at Source as it was before Burgess Bathrooms, who were also lovely)
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Postby BeeCee » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:46 am

I agree with what others have said about the estimate of 100k for 3 bathrooms being high (!!), but again, it depends on your choice of materials and fittings. Having done a number of bathroom refurbishments recently, I would also agree that you should expect to pay 10-15k per bathroom for a full renovation and fit out. You can save quite a bit by sourcing tiles and sanitary ware yourself and I would recommend Paulo at the Bathroom Discount Centre on Munster Road in Fulham -he is lovely and really helpful.
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Postby petal » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:23 am

you are not very clear on what the fee is for , all bathroom stuff included I hope.
Even if you go really high spec, that is still not adding up.
I've had CH Haart bathrooms, really good tiles,unerfloor heating, cut to order glass from Germany for frame-less shower, spot lights etc and my bathrooms were perhaps near 12-15 K ALL IN.
In general, you need to pay almost the same to fit the bathroom.
Are you doing a lot of other prep work that is beyond a bathroom fit?
Complicated re-wiring that affects the rest of the house.
I can't see how this adds up.
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Postby LB Electrical » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:15 am

Hello I am an electrician who also advertises on this website and many others and could recommend a few companies if you drop me an email on I will forward you over details
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Postby mylifestory » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:53 pm

Its all relative but I recommend doran bros construction who did a whole house for me including 2 bathrooms - I think you'll be surprised at how much (or shd that be little?!) they cone in at.

For tiles go to reed harris just over wandsworth bridge - amazing displays, I guarantee you'll like all of them! Theyre a bit of a warehouse so best quality stuff at good prices. Beware when looking that some have to be ordered from Italy & some are in stock.

For fittings the bathstore sale - a shop also just over wandsworth bridge.

Good luck!
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Postby 40plus » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:21 pm

thank you so much for your replies. Relieved you are all just as shocked as me as to the amount. The price does include a rough guestimate of all the bathroom stuff!
I suppose its all a bit overwhelming when you start a project and my initial thoughts were to have a company do the whole work, but reading your replies it makes me realise what i can do to limit the costs.

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply and for all your references, i have a lot to think about :-)

Happy sunny Monday everyone
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Postby sarah.jones » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Myself and my brother own a bathroom company that offer installation

We are a local friendly family business and have worked with lots of mums from nappy valley , sw18 mums ,sw11 mums , sw6 mums we cover all SW POSTCODES .

let me know if you would like us to do a comparison quote .

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Postby twomonkeys » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:40 pm

We used Bathrooms at Source and they were excellent in all aspects. Highly recommended.
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Postby Sanobub » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:56 am

We used Art-Build 40 Ltd. (Artur, phone: 07788582926) and I can highly recommend him and his team. They renewed our bathrooms (and did other refurb works in the house) and I'm extremely pleased with the quality. Very friendly, pleasant to deal with and hard-working!