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By Emily Rivers
Last updated 18th July 2022

Cost to install an extractor fan

Extractor fans are important in bathrooms and kitchens to remove moisture and odours associated with bathing and cooking. Steam creates damp walls, floors and ceilings in poorly ventilated areas that can cause mould or mildew to build up. Cooking is also responsible for the most air pollution in your home, caused by burning gas stoves and particulates from burning oils in pans and in the oven. Extracting water vapour and smoke from your living areas will keep you home safer and more comfortable.

Replacing an extractor fan is a quick job and should not take an electrician more than 1 hour if the wiring and hole for ventilation is in place. You might want to make sure that the new fan is big enough to cover the hole you are trying to extract through but other than that an electrician can replace it fairly quickly. They might need to replace connectors if the wiring is old but this is a relatively easy job for an electrician. The average hourly rate of an electrician is £34 but expect to pay a call out charge for such a quick job and VAT if they are registered.

Fitting a new extractor fan is more time consuming and assuming that everything goes to plan should take around 3 hours. You need to decide which extractor fan to choose and how you are planning to extract the air because you either need to bore a hole through the cavity wall, through the ceiling and venting out to the soffit or through a window. The latter is less common but can be equally effective in venting water vapour. We are focusing on wall or ceiling extractor fans for your bathroom or kitchen.

There are 3 types of fans on the market, inline, axial and centrifugal. Which type you choose depends on the layout of your room, size and how much air you want to vent. All need a qualified electrician to fit them correctly and safely, especially if it's a new installation . If a new fan is being fitted adequate ventilation will be required so that the moisture will be extracted efficiently. 

For new installations, additional wiring will be required that is activated by a pull cord, light switch, humidistat, sensor or timer that continues after a pull cord or light switch is turned off. Holes in the plasterboard and wall used to access wiring and fit the fan will need to be repaired and decorated, but the electrician will not be expected to do that. They will probably offer a basic filler or plastering service to make sure the wiring and fan are secure. You will need to make sure that the damaged areas are repainted and decorated accordingly.

The fan will also need an isolation switch outside the bathroom to meet building regulations so that the fan can be turned on and off independent of the live light switch. 

Cost to fit a bathroom extractor fan

Kitchen extractor fans

A cooking hood is the most common extractor fan fitted in the kitchen. It is able to extract more air than a conventional extractor fan due to its large surface area and is better suited to extracting smoke and the particulates associated with cooking. 

In some cases you might not be able to fit a cooking hood extractor fan and therefore you will need to fit a conventional extractor fan. It all depends on what space you have and what kind of access you have to ventilate the air.  

For this purpose inline extractor fans that can expel large volumes of air in a short time are better suited that axial fans. The inline fans are more cost effective than centrifugal fans (that can also expel larger volumes) and are better suited for using large amounts of ducting. 

Click the link If you would like to see how much it will cost to buy and fit a cooker hood rather than a conventional extractor fan.

How much do bathroom extractor fans cost?

The extractor fan market is very competitive so you get some great bargains that will suit anyone's budget. Axial fans are the most common and can cost from as little as £15. Higher performing inline and centrifugal fans are more expensive. The fan you fit depends if you want to go through the ceiling or wall. Axial fans are better designed for venting out through the cavity wall while inline fans are more commonly used when venting through the ceiling, where more ducting is required.

Extractor fan cost

Product Type Room Price
Manrose MG100T 100mm Axial Bathroom Extractor Fan with Timer White 240V Axial Bathroom £26.99
Centrif Duo Plus - Timer Centrifugal Kitchen £322.80
Turbo Tube Pro 100 4 Inch Inline Fan Inline Bathroom £67.60
Xpelair C6HTS Simply Silent Contour 6/150mm Square Extractor Fan w/ Humidistat And Timer - 93176AW Axial Bathroom £114.50

Inline extractor fans

Inline fans are used with ducting to draw or pull the air through to exhaust outside. These are normally installed in the loft space or the ceiling cavity. They have a better draw than axial fans so would suit a system where lots of ducting is required. They are also good for large bathrooms and kitchens where high rates of airflow can be achieved. Also, because the fan is not attached directly to the wall or ceiling it doesn't generate a lot of noise.

Axial extractor fans

Axial fans are visibly working when you switch them on. They require a short piece of ducting to vent out through a wall or ceiling. They are not as powerful as other types of fans and should not be used with ducting over 2 metres. For anything shorter they are suitable for most bathrooms.

Centrifugal extractor fans

Centrifugal fans are configured to extract air through the fan and then exhausting it at 90 degrees which creates an additional pressure drop that pulls the air through the short ducting. Centrifugal fans have a higher flow rate than axial fans and are suitable for kitchens as well as larger bathrooms.

Choosing the right electrician to fit your extractor fan

Whatever fan you choose you will need to hire an electrician and the best way to find one that suits your budget is to post your job on HaMuch. We have local electricians in your area waiting to quote you on your job.


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Bathroom extractor fan installation cost in the UK
Bathroom extractor fan installation cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKBathroom extractor fan installation cost
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Aberdeen£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Amber Valley£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Angus£132
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Arun£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Ashfield£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Aylesbury Vale£180
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Barnsley£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Basildon£188
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Basingstoke & Deane£188
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bassetlaw£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bath & North East Somerset£164
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bedford£176
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Belfast£112
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Birmingham£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Blackburn£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Blackpool£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bolton£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bournemouth£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bracknell Forest£196
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bradford£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Braintree£172
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Breckland£164
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bridgend£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Brighton£172
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bristol£160
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Broadland£160
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Broxtowe£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Bury£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Caerphilly£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Calderdale£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Cambridge£172
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Canterbury£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Cardiff£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Carmarthenshire£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Charnwood£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Chelmsford£184
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Cheltenham£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Cherwell£172
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Chester£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Colchester£164
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Conway£216
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Coventry£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Crewe & Nantwich£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Dacorum£200
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Derby£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Doncaster£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Dover£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Dudley£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Dumfries & Galloway£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Dundee£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near East Ayrshire£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near East Devon£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near East Dunbartonshire£160
Bathroom extractor fan installation near East Hampshire£164
Bathroom extractor fan installation near East Hertfordshire£188
Bathroom extractor fan installation near East Lindsey£124
Bathroom extractor fan installation near East Riding£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Eastleigh£172
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Edinburgh£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Elmbridge£212
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Epping Forest£208
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Erewash£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Exeter£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Falkirk£160
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Fife£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Flintshire£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Gateshead£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Gedling£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Glasgow£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Gloucester£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Guildford£192
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Gwynedd£200
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Halton£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Harrogate£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Havant & Waterloo£160
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Horsham£184
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Huntingdonshire£176
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Ipswich£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Isle of Wight£172
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Kingston-upon-Hull£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Kirklees£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Knowsley£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Lancaster£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Leeds£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Leicester£164
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Lisburn£116
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Liverpool£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near London£212
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Luton£196
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Macclesfield£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Maidstone£188
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Manchester£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Mid Bedfordshire£184
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Mid Sussex£180
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Middlesbrough£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Milton Keynes£176
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Neath Port Talbot£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near New Forest£164
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Newbury£184
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Newcastle-under-Lyme£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Newport£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near North Ayrshire£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near North East Lincolnshire£128
Bathroom extractor fan installation near North Hertfordshire£188
Bathroom extractor fan installation near North Lanarkshire£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near North Lincolnshire£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near North Somerset£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near North Tyneside£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near North Wiltshire£176
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Northampton£168
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Norwich£164
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Nottingham£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Nuneaton & Bedworth£160
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Oldham£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Oxford£176
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Pembrokeshire£120
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Perth & Kinross£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Peterborough£160
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Plymouth£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Poole£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Portsmouth£168
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Powys£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Preston£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Reading£192
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Redcar & Cleveland£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Reigate & Banstead£208
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Renfrewshire£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Rochdale£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Rotherham£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Salford£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Salisbury£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Sandwell£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Scarborough£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Sefton£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Sevenoaks£196
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Sheffield£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Slough£200
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Solihull£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near South Ayrshire£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near South Bedfordshire£176
Bathroom extractor fan installation near South Cambridgeshire£176
Bathroom extractor fan installation near South Gloucestershire£160
Bathroom extractor fan installation near South Kesteven£160
Bathroom extractor fan installation near South Lanarkshire£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near South Oxfordshire£184
Bathroom extractor fan installation near South Somerset£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near South Tyneside£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Southampton£168
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Southend-on-Sea£180
Bathroom extractor fan installation near St Albans£204
Bathroom extractor fan installation near St Helens£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Stafford£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Stockport£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Stockton-on-Tees£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Stoke-on-Trent£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Stratford-on-Avon£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Stroud£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Suffolk Coastal£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Sunderland£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Swale£168
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Swansea£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Tameside£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Teignbridge£132
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Tendring£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Test Valley£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Thamesdown£172
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Thanet£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near The Wrekin£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Thurrock£196
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Torbay£132
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Trafford£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Vale of Glamorgan£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Vale of White Horse£172
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Vale Royal£140
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Wakefield£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Walsall£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Warrington£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Warwick£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Waveney£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Waverley£188
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Wealden£200
Bathroom extractor fan installation near West Lancashire£148
Bathroom extractor fan installation near West Lothian£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near West Wiltshire£176
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Wigan£144
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Windsor & Maidenhead£200
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Wirral£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Wokingham£196
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Wolverhampton£156
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Wrexham Maelor£136
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Wychavon£152
Bathroom extractor fan installation near Wycombe£192
Bathroom extractor fan installation near York£144