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How Much is a New Bathroom?

Like most people across the UK, you’ve no doubt considered getting stuck into a renovation project in your home. One of the best places to start is the bathroom, as it's bursting with potential when it comes to upgrades and redesign. But is the thought of your bank account making you hesitate? With a project as big as a new bathroom, you may wonder how much will it cost.

Although there’s a lot of information out there about the cost of a bathroom and what you might expect to pay, what are the exact prices and is it expensive? Can you tackle this dream makeover on a budget? And how much could it set you back? Well, Plumbworld is here to help explain how much a bathroom can be for all budgets.

We have gathered the information you need about various bathroom appliances, along with the cost of having them installed, to answer that burning question: ‘how much does a new bathroom cost?’.

Read on to find out the prices of a new bathroom and everything you need to know before starting on this DIY project…

What is the Average Cost of a New Bathroom?

What is the average cost of a new bathroom?

The truth depends.

Generally speaking, the average cost of a bathroom is roughly £5,000*, with the average time to install a bathroom being 5-10 days. However, the bathroom replacement or installation cost can vary depending on what you have done. With a lower-budget renovation, you may look at a price closer to  £2,500. But if you're looking for something larger scale, and factoring in installation and products, you could have to fork out over £9,000.

If you're considering upgrading your bathroom, the price will often be decided by a few key factors:

  • The value of the new suite being installed: this can include a bath, shower, basin, and toilet, depending on your bathroom. This is the first and most important factor. The average cost can be £500 - £2,000
  • The cost of installation: this will mainly depend on the length of time the job will take and the number of people working on it. The average cost can be £800 - £3,000
  • The cost of removing your old bathroom: this can include removing things such as the tiling, as well as any additional items, such as taps, towel rails, and sealant. The average cost can be £500 - £2,500
  • The size of your bathroom: it's always good to consider the size of your bathroom, too, as this will influence the cost of both installation and removal of the old suite. In short, the larger it is, the more it will cost!

*average UK cost in 2024.

How Much does it Cost to Fit a Bathroom?

How much does it cost to fit a bathroom?

Although you can get an estimation for the cost when planning a new bathroom, the final figure can vary. 

Depending on the type of bathroom and what's being fitted, installers will charge different amounts. A small job, such as fitting a new basin or toilet, can cost as little as £100, compared to fitting a new shower which could cost you roughly £350-£600. However, larger jobs, like tiling an entire bathroom, can cost as much as £1,000.

Bathroom installation costs can vary so much because each job needs to be priced concerning each circumstance. The shape and size of your bathroom can affect how easy a job is to complete, the time it will take and how much material is required. Unforeseen complications, such as damaged pipes, will also increase the cost of a quote.

Even though the average price of a bathroom is £5,000, you can save money by shopping smart. In fact, if you’re simply swapping a like-for-like suite without any additional tiling or flooring, you could do this for around £1,500.

Top tip: quality is always a priority, so it’s worth paying that bit more to ensure your bathroom has a professional finish and avoids costly mistakes.

What are the Costs of Bathroom Appliances?

What are the costs of bathroom appliances?

When looking to buy a new bathroom, there are different ways you can do it. This could be piece-by-piece, with a replacement suite or a new one. We are delving into some of the main products found in the average UK bathroom and the price you might have to pay for them:

Bathroom Suites

Bathroom suites can range in style and cost, as well as what is part of the suite itself. Here at Plumbworld, you can choose from a variety of suites, each with its own unique inclusions. If you're looking for a basic bathroom suite, our prices start from around £190. But if you're looking at a complete bathroom suite, you'll be looking to pay as little as £349, with our higher-end suites reaching prices of £899.


When looking to include a bath as part of a renovation, consider whether you need a new one or whether a bath panel and tap upgrade will do the job just as well. If you do want a brand new bath, they can start in a price range of around £170 for a comfortable single-ended bath and go right up to over £3,000 if you're looking for ultimate indulgence, such as a luxurious BC Designs Bath.

Installing a bath can cost between £250 - £400 and take 3 - 5 hours.

Read more: What Size Bath Do You Need?


Showers come in a range of types, which influences their cost. You will also need to consider whether your home plumbing matches the type of shower you want. Shower prices can start at around £80 and go as high as £1,200. Mixer shower parts start low but need to be bought separately, such as the mixer and shower head.

Installing a shower, of most kinds, can cost between £350 - £600 and take 8 hours for a new fitting or 2 hours for a replacement.

Read more: What Are The Different Types of Showers?

Shower Enclosures

If you're looking to add a modern touch to your bathroom, a shower enclosure is a popular choice. Unlike a bath, a shower enclosure is the perfect space-saving solution, ideal for smaller bathrooms and en-suites. But how much do they cost?

When you take into consideration each element needed, including the glass panels, a shower door, the shower tray, and possibly a riser kit, you could be looking at spending around £500.

Installing a shower enclosure costs approximately £115 and takes 3-5 hours to install.

Read more: Shower Enclosures Buying Guide


Like all rooms in our homes, heating is imperative. You don’t want to step out of a nice warm shower into a freezing cold bathroom, especially during the colder months! With a heated towel rail, you can ensure your bathroom stays nice and toasty warm throughout the year. Installing one of these handy towel rails doesn’t have to break the bank either! With prices starting as low as £45, to a more luxurious heated towel rail reaching over £500, you can choose the right towel rail for your bathroom.

Installing a radiator or heated towel rail costs between £200 - £300 and can take around 2-4 hours to fit.

Affine Round Countertop Basin Matt Grey - 420 x 420mm


Out of all bathroom appliances, basins can be the cheapest. At Plumbworld, our basins start from around £40 for a stylish countertop or wall-hung basin, and up to £1,000 for certain vanity unit and basin combinations.

Installing a basin can cost between £70 - £150 and it can take 1 - 2 hours.


Despite their obvious importance, toilets are one of the cheaper appliances for a bathroom. There are different types of toilets, so the prices can differ. At Plumbworld, our toilets start from around £100 for a back-to-wall toilet and can cost over £500 if you're looking for a more upmarket toilet.

Installing a toilet can cost between £100 - £200 and take 2 - 3 hours.

Bathroom Taps

One of the easiest ways to transform your bathroom is with new taps, either for a basin or bathtub. At Plumbworld, our taps are available in a range of unique and contemporary styles at various prices. They can start at around £20 and go up to as much as £430 for added luxury and character! But if you're looking for a classic basin tap, the average price is between £30-60.

Changing a basin or bath tap can cost between £50 - £100 and may take 1 - 2 hours.

Read more: Bathroom Taps Buying Guide

What Additional Factors can Affect the Cost of Installation?

What factors can affect the cost of installation?

Of course, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to our bathrooms. Although bathroom appliances may be a key element, they're not the only factors that influence the price of a new bathroom! Other issues such as plumbing and electrical work, or having tiling done can also impact the overall cost. We’ve gone into more detail about some of them below:

Electrical Work

Depending on how old your current bathroom is, you may be looking to upgrade your current lighting to something more modern such as bathroom lights. This could be for their appearance and lower running costs. Other electrical work may include installing a socket, extractor fan, or a power shower. Typical costs can be around the £300 mark depending on other variables.

Wall Tiling

The cost of tiling can vary depending on the size of the bathroom and the tiles you have chosen. The average cost for tiling can be between £850 - £950. If it goes wrong and is not done correctly, tiling can be costly to fix, so it’s important to ensure you get the best tiler you can.

Read more: How to Tile a Bathroom Wall

Multipanel Click Aspen Oak Limed Barnside Vinyl Floor Planks 1210 x 190mm


A commonly ignored area that comes back to haunt most homeowners is flooring. Some bathroom fitters will not include flooring on their quotes, so although initially, their price will seem low, a nasty extra price will be added on afterward. Always ensure you have the price included if you want to replace the flooring.

With a range of affordable flooring options available, including vinyl flooring at a starting price of around £30 / m2, you can find the perfect flooring solution for your bathroom refurb. If you're looking to add a touch of luxury to your bathroom, underfloor heating can be the way forward. This innovative flooring installation is perfect if you're looking to warm your bathroom with ease. It's incredibly easy to install, especially if you're already taking your floors up, and is the perfect option if you don't want to install heating in your bathroom. Underfloor heating mats can start at prices as low as £60, but be sure to check the coverage of the mat.

Read more: How to Tile a Bathroom Floor


Obviously, a large portion of your money will go towards plumbing, which can include new taps, a toilet, a shower, or a bath. Although the costs can increase if there is a significant alteration to the existing layout of your bathroom and plumbing work, on average, about £700 - £900 will be needed for plumbing services.

warm bathroom with a copper freestanding bathtub

Please note: all prices shown are ballpark averages. If you would like a precise installation figure, be sure to contact a local tradesperson for a direct quote.

If you’re looking for ideas for your next plumbing project, check out our buying guides for tips and inspiration - DIY Home Improvements - How much should fitting a bathroom cost? - Plumbing Costs Estimates: From an Install to a Pipe Repair.

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