How Much Does A New Bathroom Cost in the UK

By Megan

28th Feb 2024

5 mins read

DIY & Technical

With us facing the biggest cost of living crisis of recent times, be smart in your plan to renovate and make sure you fully understand the cost of a new bathroom in the UK!

How Much Does A New Bathroom Cost in the UK

Now that we have firmly welcomed in the new year, you may be thinking of starting your journey on a bathroom renovation. In all the excitement of picking out your favourite fittings and fixtures, many of us forget to bring the cost of installation into account, which can really affect the total cost of a new bathroom.

You may consider yourself an expert in DIY however, there are many aspects that you may just need to leave to the professionals. With the recent cost of living crisis, you may be wanting to limit the amount of work you leave to the professionals due to an expected price hike. However, now that finance plans have become more accessible with the help of Klarna, you can begin to turn your pipe dreams into dream pipes.

With all this, we have taken the stress out of this by doing our research and getting in touch with some of the highest-rated local fitters to give you an updated breakdown of the cost of a new bathroom in 2024.


Average Cost of a New Bathroom

Over the past month, we have spent some time getting in touch with local bathroom fitters getting quotes for almost every refurb job we could think of for a bathroom. Please note that, much like house prices, bathroom prices in different parts of the country will vary by some degree. Our estimates are provided from February 2024.


Tiles & Flooring

Let's start with the base of every good bathroom; its walls and floors! When trying to estimate your bathroom remodel costs, it's important that you accurately measure the area you plan to overhaul first. This is because prices can fluctuate massively depending on the size of your space and the materials you're working with.

In 2024, to get a professional to install typical ceramic or porcelain wall and floor tiles you can expect costs of up to £250 a day. Based on the average size of a UK bathroom (4.8 square metres).

Time-wise, things can vary quite a bit too. Expect your average tiling job to take anything between 6 hours to 3 whole days of work, depending on the size of the space and the complexity of the job.

If tiling the whole space sounds too intensive or costly, your can always opt for vinyl flooring instead. Installation costs for this will set you back up to £200 a day however, this can take as little as a few hours to install.

Another thing for you to consider is underfloor heating. While it may have once been reserved for the mansions of millionaires, underfloor heating systems are now quite affordable - especially for smaller spaces.

Electric underfloor heating installation can be installed for £100 - £130 per square metre. However, wet underfloor heating systems (that require intricate underfloor plumbing work) are still very expensive. Avoid them if you’re looking to keep costs manageable.

Tiles & Flooring Bathroom Refurbishment Cost 2023
Whether you opt for the durability of tiles or the value of vinyl flooring, it's worth considering underfloor heating for those cold winter months.

Rails & Radiators

No bathroom refurbishment is complete without upgraded heating. No longer just practical items, rails and rads can now be used to add heaps of style to your bathroom's overall look.

You can expect the installation of a standard heated towel rail or radiator to add about £200-£800 to your total bathroom remodel costs, depending on the size. It should take around 2-4 hours.

Rails & Radiators Bathroom Refurbishment Cost 2023
Though they can differ in functionality and heat output, both towel rails and radiators share similar installation costs.

Bathroom Suites

When it comes to bathroom refurbishment, your choice of bathroom suite is likely to be one of the most impactful purchases you make. With that in mind, it’s best you hire a professional to fit it properly!

Bathroom suite installation is quite an intensive job that will require a lot of plumbing. A standard suite (consisting of a toilet, bath, and basin) will take around 6-10 hours to install. It’ll cost anything from £400-£1000 - again depending on the complexity of the job.

Bathroom Suites - Bathroom Refurbishment Cost 2023
A new bathroom suite can make or break a bathroom's style, so make sure to hire a professional to install yours.

Showers & Enclosures

Next up, that sparkling new shower. Simply replacing an old shower can be a really quick plug-and-play job. On the other hand, adding a shower to a bathroom that doesn’t already have one can take a whole day’s worth of plumbing and cost in the range of £300-£600.

Installing or refurbishing the shower enclosure itself will cost a similar amount, but you’ll also need to take into account any tiling that needs to be done. The total cost of a complete shower and shower enclosure installation will be around £650 - £1300, taking 1 or 2 days of work.

Showers & Enclosures - Bathroom Refurbishment Cost 2023
Many bathroom refurbishments in 2024 are opting for the ease of access that comes with sleek walk in shower enclosures.

Additional Costs?

Though we’ve ticked off all the key components for the cost of a new bathroom, there are a few additional costs that you may have to take into account.

Extractor Fans - Most bathrooms will already have a perfectly serviceable extractor fan installed. However, if yours doesn’t or you are converting a regular room into a bathroom you may need to add one. This will cost you between £100-£300, taking about 3-4 hours.

Lighting - You may have noticed that we didn’t include the costs of installing new bathroom ceiling lights. If you plan on doing this, you’ll need to pay for IP Rated lighting and a qualified electrician to install them for you.

Trips To Tips & Hiring Skips - All that debris from your old bathroom has got to go somewhere! The local bathroom fitters that we quizzed charge an average of £160 to remove each tonne of bathroom waste. You also have the option of managing this yourself; by hiring a skip or making many trips to your local skip.

We hope this has given you a rough idea of the installation cost for a new bathroom in 2024. If you’re yet to pick out those all-important products, stick with us on the Victorian Plumbing blog for even more inspiration.



Megan is an expert bathroom blogger, she enjoys writing helpful DIY articles and bathroom inspo blogs. As well as specialist bathroom advice, Megan also shares expert how-to blogs with step by step guides.

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