Get quotes to refit your kitchen sink

HaMuch is Excellent
By Emily Rivers
Last updated 18th July 2022

If you are looking at giving your kitchen a revamp, or perhaps it is a more immediate necessity due to fixing a faulty kitchen sink, when choosing a kitchen sink, we are spoilt for choice. Not only is there the decision regarding space on whether to opt in for a single or double basin, (the trend is to go for a large single basin deep enough for large pots with a small prep section) but also the choice on style from a farmhouse kitchen sink to a modern integrated matt style kitchen sink or a sink with a draining board. Then when it comes to fitting the sinks, have you chosen a top-mount or under-mount sink? Once you have an idea of what it is you are after, it is time to get the professional plumber in to remove the old sink and fit a new sink but how much will all of this cost?

How much will it cost to remove and refit a kitchen sink?

A plumber will be able to remove the old sink from your kitchen and fit the new chosen sink in about half a day. The cost of the sink will depend on what you have chosen, a simple stainless steel sink can cost as low as £50 whereas a modern sink on either stainless steel, granite or ceramic can cost over £1000. The more high-end sinks usually come with a matching mixer tap. Check whether your sink will need a basket strainer waste.

A simple job for the plumber to keep costs down is to remove the old sink and fit a sink of similar measurements. If the plumber is fitting a large sink in place of the previous, they will have to cut into the worktop to make space for the bigger sink. Depending on the material of the work top this can be challenging and add to labour costs. A plumber will not be able to fit a smaller sink without having a new work top so be sure to at least order a sink that is the same size or larger.

Cost to replace a kitchen sink

Per

Average cost

Replace a sink, like for like 2 - 3 hours labour

Per hour 

£70

Replace a sink with a larger different model sink 3-4 hours

Per hour 

£70 

Move a kitchen sink to a new location and cap of old pipework

Per day

£200

Cost to refit a kitchen sink

What plumbing is involved with a kitchen sink?

The obvious parts that you can see is the sink itself, the tap which normally is one mixer tap delivering both hot and cold water and the drain / plug. The tap has connectors or pipes feeding the water so when working on the kitchen sink, the plumber will need to isolate the water source.

Underneath the drain of the sink is the waste pipework first the basket strainer flowing to the sink trap. The P-trap is the U bend of pipework that allows water and waste to carry through without any smells coming back up through the drain. It is vital to triple check that all of the components are correctly sealed to avoid any water leaks. From mounting the tap and tightly connecting the pipes to the water feed, to siliconing the sink in place and having some plumbers putty when installing the strainer and ensuring the PVC pipework, including the P-trap is all correctly tightened by hand (but not over tightened that might strip the thread). Eventually the pipework will either lead to join on the sewage pipe or join an outside pipe running the water to an outside drain.

Can I move my kitchen sink to a different area in the kitchen?

If you are planning on a kitchen remodel and the current location of the sink does not make sense, or perhaps for aesthetics, you would like the sink to be moved by a window so that while dealing with the chore of washing up, you can at least enjoy the view… then do not be afraid of moving your sink to a location that flows better.

Before you call in the plumber, decide on the location you want it moved to as this will affect the price. Moving slightly from where it is means that current flexi hoses can be adapted using the same drain and waste pipes but moving across the kitchen or to an island, will mean needing to reroute a water supply and a waste pipe to connect to the main waste pipe. Usually this will be run under floorboards or behind kitchen cabinets.

My kitchen sink is leaking, can it be repaired?

In some situations when a kitchen sink is leaking, it may be a simple case of tightening a nut or replacing a deteriorated washer. Often leaks under the sink are caused by the hand tightened joins on the PVC that have loosened over time and may just need a re-tighten. Worst case, if your sink has a pin hole, check with the plumber if it is a hole that can be patched to avoid having to replace your kitchen sink. Plumbers putty is a great fix especially when the drain needs resealing.


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Refit a kitchen sink cost in the UK
Refit a kitchen sink cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKRefit a kitchen sink cost
Refit a kitchen sink near Aberdeen£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Amber Valley£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Angus£104
Refit a kitchen sink near Arun£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Ashfield£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Aylesbury Vale£130
Refit a kitchen sink near Barnsley£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Basildon£122
Refit a kitchen sink near Basingstoke & Deane£140
Refit a kitchen sink near Bassetlaw£98
Refit a kitchen sink near Bath & North East Somerset£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Bedford£126
Refit a kitchen sink near Belfast£94
Refit a kitchen sink near Birmingham£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Blackburn£104
Refit a kitchen sink near Blackpool£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Bolton£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Bournemouth£116
Refit a kitchen sink near Bracknell Forest£140
Refit a kitchen sink near Bradford£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Braintree£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Breckland£90
Refit a kitchen sink near Bridgend£100
Refit a kitchen sink near Brighton£128
Refit a kitchen sink near Bristol£104
Refit a kitchen sink near Broadland£114
Refit a kitchen sink near Broxtowe£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Bury£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Caerphilly£98
Refit a kitchen sink near Calderdale£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Cambridge£118
Refit a kitchen sink near Canterbury£118
Refit a kitchen sink near Cardiff£100
Refit a kitchen sink near Carmarthenshire£88
Refit a kitchen sink near Charnwood£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Chelmsford£122
Refit a kitchen sink near Cheltenham£118
Refit a kitchen sink near Cherwell£126
Refit a kitchen sink near Chester£104
Refit a kitchen sink near Colchester£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Conway£94
Refit a kitchen sink near Coventry£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Crewe & Nantwich£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Dacorum£134
Refit a kitchen sink near Derby£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Doncaster£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Dover£118
Refit a kitchen sink near Dudley£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Dumfries & Galloway£98
Refit a kitchen sink near Dundee£110
Refit a kitchen sink near East Ayrshire£108
Refit a kitchen sink near East Devon£98
Refit a kitchen sink near East Dunbartonshire£108
Refit a kitchen sink near East Hampshire£118
Refit a kitchen sink near East Hertfordshire£132
Refit a kitchen sink near East Lindsey£100
Refit a kitchen sink near East Riding£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Eastleigh£116
Refit a kitchen sink near Edinburgh£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Elmbridge£140
Refit a kitchen sink near Epping Forest£140
Refit a kitchen sink near Erewash£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Exeter£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Falkirk£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Fife£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Flintshire£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Gateshead£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Gedling£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Glasgow£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Gloucester£154
Refit a kitchen sink near Guildford£140
Refit a kitchen sink near Gwynedd£94
Refit a kitchen sink near Halton£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Harrogate£100
Refit a kitchen sink near Havant & Waterloo£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Highland£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Horsham£134
Refit a kitchen sink near Huntingdonshire£118
Refit a kitchen sink near Ipswich£122
Refit a kitchen sink near Isle of Wight£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£96
Refit a kitchen sink near Kingston-upon-Hull£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Kirklees£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Knowsley£104
Refit a kitchen sink near Lancaster£104
Refit a kitchen sink near Leeds£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Leicester£104
Refit a kitchen sink near Lisburn£96
Refit a kitchen sink near Liverpool£104
Refit a kitchen sink near London£140
Refit a kitchen sink near Luton£134
Refit a kitchen sink near Macclesfield£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Maidstone£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Manchester£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Mid Bedfordshire£128
Refit a kitchen sink near Mid Sussex£134
Refit a kitchen sink near Middlesbrough£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Milton Keynes£124
Refit a kitchen sink near Neath Port Talbot£102
Refit a kitchen sink near New Forest£114
Refit a kitchen sink near Newbury£142
Refit a kitchen sink near Newcastle-under-Lyme£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Newport£98
Refit a kitchen sink near North Ayrshire£106
Refit a kitchen sink near North East Lincolnshire£102
Refit a kitchen sink near North Hertfordshire£132
Refit a kitchen sink near North Lanarkshire£108
Refit a kitchen sink near North Lincolnshire£100
Refit a kitchen sink near North Somerset£104
Refit a kitchen sink near North Tyneside£108
Refit a kitchen sink near North Wiltshire£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Northampton£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Norwich£112
Refit a kitchen sink near Nottingham£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Nuneaton & Bedworth£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Oldham£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Oxford£130
Refit a kitchen sink near Pembrokeshire£82
Refit a kitchen sink near Perth & Kinross£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Peterborough£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Plymouth£92
Refit a kitchen sink near Poole£116
Refit a kitchen sink near Portsmouth£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Powys£114
Refit a kitchen sink near Preston£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Reading£140
Refit a kitchen sink near Redcar & Cleveland£112
Refit a kitchen sink near Reigate & Banstead£142
Refit a kitchen sink near Renfrewshire£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£100
Refit a kitchen sink near Rochdale£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Rochester-upon-Medway£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Rotherham£100
Refit a kitchen sink near Salford£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Salisbury£114
Refit a kitchen sink near Sandwell£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Scarborough£100
Refit a kitchen sink near Scottish Borders£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Sefton£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Sevenoaks£134
Refit a kitchen sink near Sheffield£100
Refit a kitchen sink near Slough£138
Refit a kitchen sink near Solihull£108
Refit a kitchen sink near South Ayrshire£106
Refit a kitchen sink near South Bedfordshire£126
Refit a kitchen sink near South Cambridgeshire£120
Refit a kitchen sink near South Gloucestershire£106
Refit a kitchen sink near South Kesteven£108
Refit a kitchen sink near South Lanarkshire£110
Refit a kitchen sink near South Oxfordshire£132
Refit a kitchen sink near South Somerset£94
Refit a kitchen sink near South Tyneside£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Southampton£114
Refit a kitchen sink near Southend-on-Sea£116
Refit a kitchen sink near St Albans£136
Refit a kitchen sink near St Helens£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Stafford£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Stockport£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Stockton-on-Tees£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Stoke-on-Trent£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Stratford-on-Avon£114
Refit a kitchen sink near Stroud£116
Refit a kitchen sink near Suffolk Coastal£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Sunderland£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Swale£118
Refit a kitchen sink near Swansea£100
Refit a kitchen sink near Tameside£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Teignbridge£104
Refit a kitchen sink near Tendring£122
Refit a kitchen sink near Test Valley£114
Refit a kitchen sink near Thamesdown£134
Refit a kitchen sink near Thanet£114
Refit a kitchen sink near The Wrekin£154
Refit a kitchen sink near Thurrock£126
Refit a kitchen sink near Torbay£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Trafford£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Vale of Glamorgan£102
Refit a kitchen sink near Vale of White Horse£130
Refit a kitchen sink near Vale Royal£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Wakefield£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Walsall£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Warrington£108
Refit a kitchen sink near Warwick£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Waveney£114
Refit a kitchen sink near Waverley£138
Refit a kitchen sink near Wealden£124
Refit a kitchen sink near West Lancashire£104
Refit a kitchen sink near West Lothian£114
Refit a kitchen sink near West Wiltshire£120
Refit a kitchen sink near Wigan£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Windsor & Maidenhead£136
Refit a kitchen sink near Wirral£104
Refit a kitchen sink near Wokingham£142
Refit a kitchen sink near Wolverhampton£110
Refit a kitchen sink near Wrexham Maelor£106
Refit a kitchen sink near Wychavon£112
Refit a kitchen sink near Wycombe£138
Refit a kitchen sink near York£100