Can you afford a bath fitter for your bathroom renovation? Well, a bath fitter cost between £110 and £2,575 based on different factors. When budgeting for a bath fitter, some of the factors to consider are size, the options available, and the installation cost.
Depending on your needs too, you will spend less or more. For example, if you are looking for a measured liner to cover the already existing facilities, you will spend relatively low. However, if you want the entire bathtub covered and an addition of some accessories, you will be charged more.
Furthermore, if you would like to remodel a shower into a tub or a tub into a shower, it will cost you more. Bath fitter costs are flexible and there is no exact price for it. Follow through this article and learn what determines or affects the cost of a bath fitter.
What Is a Bath Fitter?
Most people think bath fitter is a product while it’s actually a company. A bath fitter is a company that makes installations for tub liners in homes. The process involves removing faucets from your tub and replacing them with fitter wall panels. To make sure the beautiful appearance remains on the tub, put a layer of wall protection. If you need, they will add more bathroom accessories and finally clean the bathroom.
How Much Does a Bath Fitter Cost?
When setting up a budget, you should learn that there are many factors that affect the bath fitter cost. For example, if you are remodeling your bathtub, the cost will be around £500. The installation price is also dependent on the existing condition of your bathroom, the position you need the tub to get installed, and the material used for the tub among others.
However, if you would like to come up with an exact figure, here are a few things to consider.
Choice of Bathtub
Bath fitter tubs come in different styles to choose from. The style and design you need will affect the final cost. The styles vary from simple, traditional, classic, or ornate. These styles however have different price tags and the choice you make will determine the final costs.
A smaller bathroom will cost way less as compared to a large bathroom. A small bathroom will require few tiles and the space is not large enough to fit in extra features like shower cubicle and bidet thus the lower cost.
Partial or Complete Refit
The costs of your fitting will be affected by whether you are doing partial or complete refitting. Ideally, the cost of refitting a complete bathroom ranges between £1,595 and £2,410. However, when replacing your bath with a shower the price will be relatively low with a range between £225 and £300.
A standard bathroom has:
- Bath with a shower
- Separate shower with shower tray
- Whirlpool bath
Depending on your needs, you could decide to have a wet room installed instead. The installation of a wet room calls for the installer to make the room completely waterproof. This is usually done by tanking the area. A paint-on tanking kit can help you with the process.
The process involves painting over the plasterboard on the walls. The kit usually comes with a tanking primer, waterproof tanking tapes to be used on joints and corners, tanking membrane, and a mat. The bathroom installation specialist will cover the walls in the primer and leave them to dry. they will then cover any corners and joints with the tanking tape.
Bath Liner Material
Bath liners are made of different materials which vary in cost. However, most bathroom liners are made of acrylic. Acrylic bath liners are the best for your home. They are easy to clean, wear well, lightweight, and quite affordable.
There are bath liners made of PVC vinyl. They are cheaper compared to the Acrylic liners. Using PVC can save you a few pounds. Besides PVC, fiberglass is even cheaper. It could cost you even 200 pounds.
If you prefer luxurious solutions, there are tubs that are made from a more expensive material. Materials such as cultured marble, enameled cast iron, and enameled steel could be sold for up to £2,000. Although cultured marble gives your bathroom a more luxurious look, they are not easy to maintain as they get scratched easily. They sometimes need floor reinforcement to support the tub due to the heavy weight of the material.
Bath Installation Costs
Depending on the complexity of the work your bathroom needs, Bath installers could charge you differently. For example, if your bath requires just some simple plumbing connections, they will charge you less. This is as compared to if you need a whirlpool bath installation which will require different jet systems and electrical accessories.