Go Back   Askaboutmoney.com > Don't Askaboutmoney > Homes and gardens

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 29-02-2012, 09:45 AM
guessaname guessaname is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 29
Default Bathoom renovation - B&Q, homebase quotes - realisitic?

Hi,

Can you somebody look at this B&Q bathroom renovation quote and suggest me if its realistic or too expensive? I have read loads of negative comments about B&Q bathroom installations but the only thing I'm looking for is the after sales/installation services (withtin the guarantee period), B&Q says parts and labour are guaranteed for 5 years. In case of any leak or problem, B&Q will send a profeesional immediately to fix it. Is it real? Are there any other bathroom installation comapnies which do the job cheaper than B&Q, provide guarantee and respond to customer's problems immediately?

Can you please recommend me a good bathroom installer within Dublin area who can give at least 2-3 years guarantee (and honor it)?

Bathroom size : 1.6 x 1.8 meters
Quotation from B&Q for Euro 4700.

Work :
- Remove the exisiting bath,basin,toilet and tiles around the bath
- Replace with like-to-like bath,sink and toilet. No plumbing changes. (Supply and fit)
- Tile the entire bathroom (walls and floor) (Supply and fit)
- Fit bath screen (glass)
- Fit Triton 90 electric shower (requires plumbing and wiring - Supply and fit

Cost of material (Total : Euro 1400)
- Bath, basin and toilet including taps and waste Euro 500 (I was told there's an offer on some ideal or sdeal (can't rememner the name) baths)
- Tiles Euro 400
- Electric shower : Euro 279.
- bath screen : 94

Cost of labour: Euro 3300

I have an appointment with Homebase next week for deisigning my bathroom. Any ideas about Homebase?
Thanks
G
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Jazz01 Jazz01 is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 420
Default

To be honest, I think it's on the high side... I've a slightly larger bathroom that has been gutted & tiled floor & walls, new bathroom suite, new shower, new screen, mirror for just over 2K.

I didn't get a "5 year guarantee" on the work, but I am assuming (hoping) I won't need it... also just got a shower replaced, so wiring & plumbing done already there.

Not included in my price above is the time spent picking up everything... and there was a lot of time spent driving around trying to get the "right" things in different places.

€3300 - Just seems to be a high labour cost... maybe they are building in the "guarantee" into that price...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 29-02-2012, 10:43 AM
guessaname guessaname is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 29
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazz01 View Post
To be honest, I think it's on the high side... I've a slightly larger bathroom that has been gutted & tiled floor & walls, new bathroom suite, new shower, new screen, mirror for just over 2K.

I didn't get a "5 year guarantee" on the work, but I am assuming (hoping) I won't need it... also just got a shower replaced, so wiring & plumbing done already there.

Not included in my price above is the time spent picking up everything... and there was a lot of time spent driving around trying to get the "right" things in different places.

3300 - Just seems to be a high labour cost... maybe they are building in the "guarantee" into that price...

B&Q is charging euro 750 for fitting the electric shower. Shower costs about Euro 250 so total cost Euro 1000.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 29-02-2012, 11:04 AM
Jazz01 Jazz01 is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 420
Default

That seems a LOT for an electric shower installation... Just a normal electric pump shower?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 29-02-2012, 11:58 AM
guessaname guessaname is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 29
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazz01 View Post
That seems a LOT for an electric shower installation... Just a normal electric pump shower?
Triton 90
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-03-2012, 11:15 PM
SarahMc SarahMc is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 779
Default

That seems very high to me. I sourced my own sanitary ware and shower, but these combined with fit came to about €2K.
€750 to fit shower is a crazy price.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2012, 09:32 AM
Tired Paul Tired Paul is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Location: Cork
Posts: 228
Default

Overall that seems very expensive. We got our bathroom re-fitted just after Christmas, similar size to yours.
Got rid of the old tiles myself - saved a days work for the tiler.
Got the old bath re-enamalled for €120 - saved forking out for new bath
Done my home work on the bathroom ware and bought in one store - had prices from other stores with me. HAVE TO HAGGLE!!!!!!!! - Saved over €250 compared to other bathroom showrooms in the same area.
Did buy Chrome towel rail online and this was €95 cheaper that any shop I'd been too.
I did know the tiler we used and agreed that he who co-ordinate the electrician & plumber. Paid a little bit extra for this but it was a hassle free operation.
Job started on a Monday and completed by Friday afternoon.
Whole cost from start to finish was €2750. Very pleased overall.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2012, 11:04 AM
bren1916 bren1916 is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Location: Fingal
Posts: 326
Default

Got very similar done last year (except shower remained in place).
Sourced our own bathroom suite in 'Heat Merchants'.
Tiles in 'Right Price Tiles'
Got a local plumber to cost removing old tiles/suite and install new over 2 days.

Total Cost 1,450 incl labour.

Agree 750 for simply fitting a shower is ridiculous!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-03-2012, 01:22 PM
guessaname guessaname is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 29
Default

Thanks for all the replies friends. I got the same quote (E4500) from hombase as well.

Now I'm looking for you guys to recommend me a good/reliable bathroom supplier and installer in Dublin area who can handle all the jobs required for renovation. As its the only bathroom I have, I need somebody who can finish the in agrred time frame.

Thanks a mil. for all your replies.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-03-2012, 02:42 PM
Woodie Woodie is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Location: Dublin
Posts: 427
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tired Paul View Post
Got the old bath re-enamalled for 120 - saved forking out for new bath
Interested to know Tired Paul where you got this done. I have a metal bath sturdy and fine for a big family (rugby types) which I'd rather keep above a plastic job.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:20 PM.