Get quotes for fitting a new bathroom from £3924

Your bathroom should be a relaxing place for you to wind down in after a stressful day. However, you’ll also want it to be functional, for those mornings when you’re running late and need to get ready quickly. So if your bathroom is looking tired, it’s probably time for an upgrade. But how much will it cost?

A new bathroom costs around £5,000 on average, but you could pay much less or much more. A new upgraded bathroom could add 5% value onto your home if the work is completed correctly.
If your bathroom is small and you’re only looking for a budget bathroom, you could spend between £1,000 and £3,000. But if you have a large bathroom and want something with a luxury feel, it could cost £10,000 or more.

New bathroom supply costs

There are plenty of costs to think about when you’re considering a new bathroom. The size of your bathroom, the type of suite you want and the brand will all have an impact on the cost.

New toilet costs

New toilet cost in th UK
Brand Average cost
Armitage Shanks £170
Ideal Standard £150
Roca £200
Unbranded £100

New bath costs

The type and size of bath you need will have an impact on the cost. For example, freestanding baths could set you back £300 or more, while a standard bath could cost as little as £100.

New bath cost in the UK
Brand Average cost
Armitage Shanks £170
Ideal Standard £200
Roca £250
Unbranded £150

New bathroom sink costs

What kind of bathroom basin would you like? The most popular type is a pedestal basin, which usually start at around £40 for an unbranded model, while vanity units may start at around £90. 

New bathroom sink cost in the UK
Brand Average cost
Armitage Shanks £95
Ideal Standard £120
Roca £150
Unbranded £65

New shower costs

If you value a good shower, make sure you don’t scrimp on this area. You could spend up to £800 on a luxurious, designer waterfall shower.

Brand Average cost
Armitage Shanks £300
Bristan £400
Ideal Standard £450
Unbranded £70

New bathroom tap costs

Bathroom taps can instantly upgrade a tired looking bathroom. If you’re not ready to commit to a full bathroom refurbishment, why not select some shiny new taps to give it a lease of life?

Brand

Average cost for bath and basin taps

Armitage Shanks

£300

Bristan

£275

0Ideal Standard

£250

Roca

£200

Unbranded

£50

Additional costs to consider with a new bathroom

When you think about the cost of a new bathroom, you might only consider the cost of a new bathroom suite. Usually that’s a toilet, sink, shower and/or bath. But when you’re refurbishing your entire bathroom, there are many more costs to consider so it is always best to speak to a bathroom fitter.

Removal costs

You’ll need to pay to have your old bathroom suite removed. Normally, you’ll need to hire a skip and pay the bathroom installers to remove your bathroom. This cost can range between £300 - £1,000.

New bathroom lighting

There’s no point in spending money on a new, modern bathroom but keeping the same dated lighting. New bathroom lighting costs around £35 on average, excluding installation. For spotlighting or more complex lighting solutions, expect it to cost much more.

Painting and decorating

Lots of people opt to only tile part of their bathroom to save money, since tiles make up a large portion of the budget. That means you’ll need to paint the rest.

You’ll need to spend around £50 or more on paint for your bathroom, not including the cost of a painter and decorator.

New bathroom floor costs

How much a new bathroom floor costs will depend on the type of material you choose. Vinyl and laminate flooring is a budget-friendly option and still gives a great finish, while porcelain tiles look luxurious but cost much more.

New bathroom floor cost in the UK
Bathroom floor material Average cost per m2
Vinyl £6 - £14
Laminate £7 - £25
Tiles £20 - £30

Bathroom tiling costs

Tiles can make or break a bathroom, so if you can spend a little more on them it could be worth doing. However, even though they are often the cheapest option, there are lots of ceramic tiles out there that offer a great finish. Porcelain tiles offer a luxury finish, as do glass tiles, but they are much more expensive.

New bathroom tiles cost in the UK
Bathroom tile material Average cost per m2
Ceramic £30
Marble £50
Slate £50
Limestone £65
Porcelain £80
Granite £90
Glass £125

Shower screen costs

Whether you have a separate shower or a shower over the bath, you’ll need a screen or cubicle to go around it to stop water from escaping. You can spend anywhere from £30 to £250 on a new shower screen depending on your needs.

How long does it take to install a new bathroom?

There are a number of factors that will impact how long it takes for your new bathroom to be installed. If you have a small bathroom, it could take between 6-13 days, depending on whether you’re having new tiles and flooring installed as well.

For a mid-size bathroom, it could take anywhere from a week to 2 weeks to install, whereas a large, luxury bathroom could take between 9-16 days.

Most bathroom installers will charge a day rate. If your installer is working alone, expect your installation to take longer. If your bathroom installer has a team behind them, the day rate will be higher but the work should take less time.

Will I need planning permission for my new bathroom?

Most of the time, you won’t need planning permission for your new bathroom since there won’t be any alterations to the exterior of your home. However, there are exceptions:

  • If you are doing a full bathroom refurbishment in a listed building
  • If you’re adding a new bathroom where there was not previously a bathroom at all

If you’re having a new bathroom installed where there wasn’t one before, it might be down to a loft conversion or conversion of a bedroom or storage space. That means that there will probably be new drainage and ventilation, changes to the structure of your home such as the removal of walls, and maybe even a new boiler.

For these kinds of changes, you may not need planning permission but you may require building regulations sign off, especially for new electrics or a new boiler.

Get competitive quotes

It’s never a good idea to go over budget on a home improvement project, but it’s important to shop around to get the best new bathroom for your money. Local and national companies charge different rates and it could be the difference between you getting a new mid-range suite or a high-end, luxurious option. 

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Estimates for common builder jobs;

JobEstimate
Cost to build a side return extension £61000
New fitted kitchen cost £19500
Cost to lay a new driveway £3400
Cost to fit a new bathroom £8000
Cost of a loft conversion £49900
Basement conversion cost £43000

Rates for other trades

New bathroom cost in the UK
New bathroom cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKNew bathroom cost
New bathroom near Aberdeen£4750
New bathroom near Amber Valley£4421
New bathroom near Angus£4365
New bathroom near Arun£4505
New bathroom near Ashfield£4463
New bathroom near Aylesbury Vale£4498
New bathroom near Barnsley£4645
New bathroom near Basildon£4540
New bathroom near Basingstoke & Deane£4554
New bathroom near Bassetlaw£4393
New bathroom near Bath & North East Somerset£4526
New bathroom near Bedford£4680
New bathroom near Belfast£3924
New bathroom near Birmingham£4358
New bathroom near Blackburn£4358
New bathroom near Blackpool£4246
New bathroom near Bolton£4337
New bathroom near Bournemouth£4575
New bathroom near Bracknell Forest£4680
New bathroom near Bradford£4393
New bathroom near Braintree£4484
New bathroom near Breckland£4246
New bathroom near Bridgend£4267
New bathroom near Brighton£4491
New bathroom near Bristol£4519
New bathroom near Broadland£4197
New bathroom near Broxtowe£4428
New bathroom near Bury£4386
New bathroom near Caerphilly£4246
New bathroom near Calderdale£4281
New bathroom near Cambridge£4603
New bathroom near Canterbury£4323
New bathroom near Cardiff£4239
New bathroom near Carmarthenshire£4239
New bathroom near Charnwood£4267
New bathroom near Chelmsford£4519
New bathroom near Cheltenham£4547
New bathroom near Cherwell£4554
New bathroom near Chester£4295
New bathroom near Colchester£4456
New bathroom near Conway£4267
New bathroom near Coventry£4323
New bathroom near Crewe & Nantwich£4512
New bathroom near Dacorum£4617
New bathroom near Derby£4407
New bathroom near Doncaster£4435
New bathroom near Dover£4323
New bathroom near Dudley£4351
New bathroom near Dumfries & Galloway£4120
New bathroom near Dundee£4428
New bathroom near East Ayrshire£4316
New bathroom near East Devon£4218
New bathroom near East Dunbartonshire£4505
New bathroom near East Hampshire£4533
New bathroom near East Hertfordshire£4659
New bathroom near East Lindsey£4365
New bathroom near East Riding£4393
New bathroom near Eastleigh£4547
New bathroom near Edinburgh£4624
New bathroom near Elmbridge£4638
New bathroom near Epping Forest£4610
New bathroom near Erewash£4421
New bathroom near Exeter£4218
New bathroom near Falkirk£4393
New bathroom near Fife£4519
New bathroom near Flintshire£4323
New bathroom near Gateshead£4547
New bathroom near Gedling£4449
New bathroom near Glasgow£4701
New bathroom near Gloucester£4442
New bathroom near Guildford£4708
New bathroom near Gwynedd£4071
New bathroom near Halton£4302
New bathroom near Harrogate£4351
New bathroom near Havant & Waterloo£4512
New bathroom near Highland£4330
New bathroom near Horsham£4519
New bathroom near Huntingdonshire£4526
New bathroom near Ipswich£4351
New bathroom near Isle of Wight£4512
New bathroom near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£4260
New bathroom near Kingston-upon-Hull£4302
New bathroom near Kirklees£4393
New bathroom near Knowsley£4232
New bathroom near Lancaster£4358
New bathroom near Leeds£4386
New bathroom near Leicester£4211
New bathroom near Lisburn£3931
New bathroom near Liverpool£4267
New bathroom near London£4617
New bathroom near Luton£4568
New bathroom near Macclesfield£4379
New bathroom near Maidstone£4596
New bathroom near Manchester£4365
New bathroom near Mid Bedfordshire£4638
New bathroom near Mid Sussex£4498
New bathroom near Middlesbrough£4421
New bathroom near Milton Keynes£4610
New bathroom near Neath Port Talbot£4302
New bathroom near New Forest£4575
New bathroom near Newbury£4519
New bathroom near Newcastle-under-Lyme£4337
New bathroom near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£4568
New bathroom near Newport£4309
New bathroom near North Ayrshire£4435
New bathroom near North East Lincolnshire£4421
New bathroom near North Hertfordshire£4645
New bathroom near North Lanarkshire£4442
New bathroom near North Lincolnshire£4253
New bathroom near North Somerset£4512
New bathroom near North Tyneside£4631
New bathroom near North Wiltshire£4442
New bathroom near Northampton£4540
New bathroom near Norwich£4218
New bathroom near Nottingham£4449
New bathroom near Nuneaton & Bedworth£4330
New bathroom near Oldham£4379
New bathroom near Oxford£4589
New bathroom near Pembrokeshire£3980
New bathroom near Perth & Kinross£4484
New bathroom near Peterborough£4477
New bathroom near Plymouth£4428
New bathroom near Poole£4596
New bathroom near Portsmouth£4498
New bathroom near Powys£4330
New bathroom near Preston£4365
New bathroom near Reading£4673
New bathroom near Redcar & Cleveland£4456
New bathroom near Reigate & Banstead£4645
New bathroom near Renfrewshire£4771
New bathroom near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£4211
New bathroom near Rochdale£4372
New bathroom near Rotherham£4631
New bathroom near Salford£4344
New bathroom near Salisbury£4925
New bathroom near Sandwell£4344
New bathroom near Scarborough£4330
New bathroom near Scottish Borders£4820
New bathroom near Sefton£4281
New bathroom near Sevenoaks£4589
New bathroom near Sheffield£4680
New bathroom near Slough£4666
New bathroom near Solihull£4330
New bathroom near South Ayrshire£4351
New bathroom near South Bedfordshire£4680
New bathroom near South Cambridgeshire£4638
New bathroom near South Gloucestershire£4505
New bathroom near South Kesteven£4302
New bathroom near South Lanarkshire£4239
New bathroom near South Oxfordshire£4610
New bathroom near South Somerset£4743
New bathroom near South Tyneside£4589
New bathroom near Southampton£4533
New bathroom near Southend-on-Sea£4463
New bathroom near St Albans£4638
New bathroom near St Helens£4246
New bathroom near Stafford£4442
New bathroom near Stockport£4400
New bathroom near Stockton-on-Tees£4442
New bathroom near Stoke-on-Trent£4351
New bathroom near Stratford-on-Avon£4372
New bathroom near Stroud£4428
New bathroom near Suffolk Coastal£4239
New bathroom near Sunderland£4540
New bathroom near Swale£4449
New bathroom near Swansea£4407
New bathroom near Tameside£4400
New bathroom near Teignbridge£4365
New bathroom near Tendring£4400
New bathroom near Test Valley£4442
New bathroom near Thamesdown£4435
New bathroom near Thanet£4176
New bathroom near The Wrekin£4547
New bathroom near Thurrock£4547
New bathroom near Torbay£4435
New bathroom near Trafford£4393
New bathroom near Vale of Glamorgan£4253
New bathroom near Vale of White Horse£4540
New bathroom near Vale Royal£4344
New bathroom near Wakefield£4386
New bathroom near Walsall£4358
New bathroom near Warrington£4358
New bathroom near Warwick£4358
New bathroom near Waveney£4400
New bathroom near Waverley£4687
New bathroom near Wealden£4477
New bathroom near West Lancashire£4260
New bathroom near West Lothian£4568
New bathroom near West Wiltshire£4442
New bathroom near Wigan£4295
New bathroom near Windsor & Maidenhead£4673
New bathroom near Wirral£4274
New bathroom near Wokingham£4666
New bathroom near Wolverhampton£4358
New bathroom near Wrexham Maelor£4393
New bathroom near Wychavon£4365
New bathroom near Wycombe£4631
New bathroom near York£4316