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How much will it cost to get your plumbing jobs done?

A valuable plumber is the most important tradesperson you need for your home. Plumbers have a vast knowledge with extensive skills and need a strong stomach to handle some jobs that can come their way like an urgent blocked toilet. Plumbers install, service and repair pipes as well as any items to do with a connection to water e.g. jet blasting a blocked outside drain or replacing a kitchen sink, plumbing in the water supplies to the tap and ensuring the sink is watertight. To make a plumbing project less overwhelming, HaMuch has put together information including questions to ask to keep the project running smoothly, to how much to budget, as well as how to find the right plumber for you. We have prepared a table so you can compare rates of plumbers in your area and use our estimator to work out how much a plumbing job will cost. We have also prepared a table to help you with basic plumbing costs in your home.

Managing money and getting off on the right foot with your plumber

When choosing a plumber try to get 3 comparison quotes so you have a feel for the value of service and what is being offered at what price. Most important is to check what qualifications the plumber has – if they have a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and how much experience they have had in the plumbing world as so much to do with plumbing is down to problem solving.

Ask if your plumber is vat registered and if yes, check if the quote includes VAT or if it still must be added. Don’t be afraid to insist on a ‘written quote’ to avoid any miscommunication errors during or after the project. Ask what different plumber’s payment terms are, if they only accept cash, bank transfers or have card facilities. Nowadays people are moving away from paying by cheque so if that’s your preferred payment method, it is worth seeing beforehand if they will accept cheque payments.

When receiving a quote, material costs are often not included. Get advice from the plumber if you have to first source parts e.g. kitchen sink, bath hot and cold taps, bath or sink waste pipes on which trade / consumer shops they could recommend for you to pick up the parts you need at trade prices. Also ask for the plumber’s opinion on their favoured brand to last the test of time (many companies have their own preferred prestigious bathroom suite… Bristan vs Grohe vs Mira).

If it is a company or even a ‘man-in-van’ you are choosing, having a quick Google for any reviews on their plumbing capabilities to see if other clients have had a positive experience. If you are using your plumber for a big project like a complete bathroom refurbishment, ask to see photos showing a ‘before and after’ of a comparable project. As plumbing so often involves water at high pressure, chose a plumber who is insured and perhaps it is a good time to double check your own home emergency cover. Always when handing money over, protect yourself and ask for an email or paper invoice to create a paper trail of monies handed over and amounts still owing.

If you live in an area with parking restrictions, out of fairness to the plumber, organise parking nearby the property as he will need to make a few trips to his van for tools and parts during the visit and it is better he can focus on his job at hand rather than walking a mile to the van or worrying about getting a parking ticket.

Defining the quality and detail of the plumbing job

When a plumber arrives to quote your job, be prepared with us much detail as possible; tell them why you have needed a plumber, explain how the system behaved before, if there is any leakage from a pipe or a drip from a tap clearly point that out, show any broken parts, move furniture or anything that may be in the way hindering a good visual inspection, explain what is happening that is your cause for concern, how long the system has been behaving in this way, give your opinion on what it might be, after all you have a better idea on the history of your property and finally be honest about any attempts made to fix the issue, whether that means having called in a previous plumber or yourself.

E.g. If the washing machine or dishwasher is not draining, say when you first noticed this, when last did it work correctly, make a note of any strange or unusual smells / noises associated with this issue and clear out the cupboard under the sink so the plumber has access to the waste pipes.

It is also important that if you have an idea of where you stopcock is, that you locate this before your plumber arrives, ready to show them, so if they do need to shut off the mains water supply for further investigative work, it is easy and possible, which will also keep down labour costs for less time in your home and an easier safer way to work.

A small repair job like fixing a pop-up plug or tightening a valve on a dripping kitchen tap might be easily rectified when the plumber arrives to have a look but a more involved job like a wet-room not draining or a power shower losing pressure will most likely involve a call out to quote before coming back with correct parts to carrying out the repair. Even a quick seemingly simple job to swap a traditional brass stopcock with a modern more effective Surestop might require two visits to your property.

Good communication keeps the plumbing costs down. This page is designed to help you understand how much a plumber will cost for plumbing work in your area. Click on a plumber link in your area to find a plumber near you.

Rough guide for how much basic plumbing in your home costs;

Job

Job details

 

Estimate

Fit a new pedestal basin

Install in the same position,

no new pipework is needed.

 

£145

Fit a new toilet

Install in the same position,

no new pipework is needed.

 

£165

Relocate a toilet

This may require a Saniflo or Grundfos toilet waste macerator pump pushing waste further to the sewage pipe

 

 

£600

Repair a pipe leak

Replace a section of pipework.

 

£80

Replace faulty ball valve in toilet cistern

Replace a flush valve on a toilet cistern including the fill valve.

 

£100

Unblock a clogged toilet

Call-out fee, labour and materials.

 

£70

Replace kitchen mixer tap

(no isolation valves)

Remove old tap and fit a standard chrome mixer tap, drain system.

 

£150

Replace kitchen mixer tap

(isolation valves present)

Remove old tap and fit a standard chrome mixer tap having easy access.

 

£80

Fix leaky kitchen tap

Fix a standard mixer tap that is dripping, assumes isolation valves are present.

 

£60

Install outside tap

Exterior wall behind kitchen sink.

 

£115

Fix burst water pipe

Accessible pipes, emergency call-out, mains water supply can be isolated.

 

£100

Replace a cold-water tank

Replacement in an average 3-bed, including conversion of older pipework.

 

£400

 

Replace a hot-water tank

Replacement of a vented system.

 

£580

Rates for other trades

Plumber Rates: Average Hourly and Daily Rates
Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Plumber near Aberdeen£35£271
Plumber near Amber Valley£40£230
Plumber near Angus£36£270
Plumber near Arun£43£267
Plumber near Ashfield£38£226
Plumber near Aylesbury Vale£49£278
Plumber near Barnsley£33£221
Plumber near Basildon£45£256
Plumber near Basingstoke & Deane£53£260
Plumber near Bassetlaw£32£220
Plumber near Bath & North East Somerset£39£251
Plumber near Bedford£48£270
Plumber near Belfast£32£198
Plumber near Birmingham£38£223
Plumber near Blackburn£50£233
Plumber near Blackpool£35£238
Plumber near Bolton£45£238
Plumber near Bournemouth£43£272
Plumber near Bracknell Forest£54£266
Plumber near Bradford£34£222
Plumber near Braintree£44£253
Plumber near Breckland£28£218
Plumber near Bridgend£61£796
Plumber near Brighton£46£260
Plumber near Bristol£37£248
Plumber near Broadland£42£236
Plumber near Broxtowe£38£228
Plumber near Bury£46£238
Plumber near Caerphilly£42£455
Plumber near Calderdale£33£218
Plumber near Cambridge£43£273
Plumber near Canterbury£44£239
Plumber near Cardiff£45£491
Plumber near Carmarthenshire£28£190
Plumber near Charnwood£37£223
Plumber near Chelmsford£44£253
Plumber near Cheltenham£43£290
Plumber near Cherwell£44£266
Plumber near Chester£38£214
Plumber near Colchester£44£250
Plumber near Conway£31£200
Plumber near Coventry£37£230
Plumber near Crewe & Nantwich£36£229
Plumber near Dacorum£50£270
Plumber near Derby£38£226
Plumber near Doncaster£32£220
Plumber near Dover£44£238
Plumber near Dudley£38£223
Plumber near Dumfries & Galloway£34£242
Plumber near Dundee£40£272
Plumber near East Ayrshire£41£183
Plumber near East Devon£32£239
Plumber near East Dunbartonshire£38£257
Plumber near East Hampshire£41£255
Plumber near East Hertfordshire£49£272
Plumber near East Lindsey£36£262
Plumber near East Riding£36£205
Plumber near Eastleigh£54£264
Plumber near Edinburgh£39£250
Plumber near Elmbridge£55£281
Plumber near Epping Forest£54£285
Plumber near Erewash£38£228
Plumber near Exeter£35£256
Plumber near Falkirk£40£258
Plumber near Fife£38£259
Plumber near Flintshire£36£227
Plumber near Gateshead£40£248
Plumber near Gedling£38£226
Plumber near Glasgow£38£252
Plumber near Gloucester£72£310
Plumber near Guildford£56£286
Plumber near Gwynedd£30£232
Plumber near Halton£37£229
Plumber near Harrogate£36£216
Plumber near Havant & Waterloo£40£252
Plumber near Highland£40£320
Plumber near Horsham£49£266
Plumber near Huntingdonshire£42£260
Plumber near Ipswich£62£297
Plumber near Isle of Wight£50£248
Plumber near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£33£233
Plumber near Kingston-upon-Hull£36£205
Plumber near Kirklees£33£219
Plumber near Knowsley£36£224
Plumber near Lancaster£37£254
Plumber near Leeds£35£216
Plumber near Leicester£36£225
Plumber near Lisburn£32£201
Plumber near Liverpool£37£228
Plumber near London£55£280
Plumber near Luton£51£280
Plumber near Macclesfield£34£231
Plumber near Maidstone£43£244
Plumber near Manchester£38£229
Plumber near Mid Bedfordshire£47£269
Plumber near Mid Sussex£48£263
Plumber near Middlesbrough£38£250
Plumber near Milton Keynes£47£271
Plumber near Neath Port Talbot£36£219
Plumber near New Forest£54£269
Plumber near Newbury£56£271
Plumber near Newcastle-under-Lyme£35£218
Plumber near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£40£249
Plumber near Newport£44£492
Plumber near North Ayrshire£38£217
Plumber near North East Lincolnshire£36£276
Plumber near North Hertfordshire£49£271
Plumber near North Lanarkshire£38£255
Plumber near North Lincolnshire£35£214
Plumber near North Somerset£37£241
Plumber near North Tyneside£40£248
Plumber near North Wiltshire£47£303
Plumber near Northampton£47£268
Plumber near Norwich£40£239
Plumber near Nottingham£38£223
Plumber near Nuneaton & Bedworth£37£229
Plumber near Oldham£38£236
Plumber near Oxford£46£284
Plumber near Pembrokeshire£27£204
Plumber near Perth & Kinross£39£282
Plumber near Peterborough£36£255
Plumber near Plymouth£31£234
Plumber near Poole£43£272
Plumber near Portsmouth£47£251
Plumber near Powys£42£288
Plumber near Preston£53£244
Plumber near Reading£54£268
Plumber near Redcar & Cleveland£39£247
Plumber near Reigate & Banstead£57£279
Plumber near Renfrewshire£37£251
Plumber near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£48£548
Plumber near Rochdale£38£237
Plumber near Rochester-upon-Medway£45£280
Plumber near Rotherham£32£222
Plumber near Salford£38£229
Plumber near Salisbury£40£272
Plumber near Sandwell£38£221
Plumber near Scarborough£32£227
Plumber near Scottish Borders£48£370
Plumber near Sefton£36£228
Plumber near Sevenoaks£51£256
Plumber near Sheffield£33£226
Plumber near Slough£52£275
Plumber near Solihull£39£227
Plumber near South Ayrshire£38£218
Plumber near South Bedfordshire£48£270
Plumber near South Cambridgeshire£44£262
Plumber near South Gloucestershire£37£251
Plumber near South Kesteven£38£255
Plumber near South Lanarkshire£38£261
Plumber near South Oxfordshire£49£267
Plumber near South Somerset£31£253
Plumber near South Tyneside£40£248
Plumber near Southampton£51£261
Plumber near Southend-on-Sea£43£246
Plumber near St Albans£52£281
Plumber near St Helens£37£224
Plumber near Stafford£36£219
Plumber near Stockport£38£235
Plumber near Stockton-on-Tees£39£251
Plumber near Stoke-on-Trent£35£218
Plumber near Stratford-on-Avon£46£256
Plumber near Stroud£41£273
Plumber near Suffolk Coastal£65£309
Plumber near Sunderland£40£249
Plumber near Swale£44£246
Plumber near Swansea£34£219
Plumber near Tameside£38£231
Plumber near Teignbridge£36£252
Plumber near Tendring£58£285
Plumber near Test Valley£41£259
Plumber near Thamesdown£51£300
Plumber near Thanet£42£242
Plumber near The Wrekin£87£230
Plumber near Thurrock£45£257
Plumber near Torbay£38£261
Plumber near Trafford£38£232
Plumber near Vale of Glamorgan£60£745
Plumber near Vale of White Horse£47£282
Plumber near Vale Royal£39£232
Plumber near Wakefield£35£222
Plumber near Walsall£38£220
Plumber near Warrington£38£232
Plumber near Warwick£39£241
Plumber near Waveney£42£252
Plumber near Waverley£54£272
Plumber near Wealden£47£256
Plumber near West Lancashire£36£228
Plumber near West Lothian£42£272
Plumber near West Wiltshire£47£303
Plumber near Wigan£38£225
Plumber near Windsor & Maidenhead£51£270
Plumber near Wirral£37£230
Plumber near Wokingham£55£269
Plumber near Wolverhampton£38£219
Plumber near Wrexham Maelor£40£238
Plumber near Wychavon£41£277
Plumber near Wycombe£53£280
Plumber near York£36£227

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