How Much Does Shower Installation Cost In The UK?
Posted by Kevin Taylor
Replacing, upgrading, or installing a shower is one of the most common bathroom renovation projects in residential buildings. If you are considering getting a new shower, you’ll want to have an approximate idea of how much the project will cost so you can budget accordingly.
In the UK, average shower installation costs for tile and tray showers go from £150 for an electric shower, to ten times that amount for a digital shower. You don’t always get to choose which type of shower you can install, as some types require a certain level of water pressure or specific boilers.
You also need to bear in mind that there are several factors that can affect the final price. These include:
- Your location, since contractors in London tend to charge more than in other areas. Depending on where your premises are located, you may be charged for travel time or a fuel surcharge.
- The shower’s size, which affects the amount of time needed to install it.
- The type of shower you choose. As a general rule of thumb, digital and power showers are more expensive than electric or mixer showers.
- Whether any shower features require custom work.
- Whether the contractors you choose charge a minimum fee.
- The complexity of the installation itself, which may increase the number of contractors needed or the time taken.
One more thing to keep in mind is that the cost will go up if you choose to renovate other areas of the bathroom in addition to the shower. A complete bathroom renovation can cost upwards of £15,000, and it could cost more if the project requires tiling, which can cost anything between £12 / m2 to £160 / m2.
How To Reduce Shower Installation costs
One of the easiest ways of saving on shower installation costs is by choosing a shower type that requires fewer tradespeople to install.
Shower pods or self-contained showers can be a cost-effective alternative to standard tile-and-tray showers, and here are a few reasons why:
- An experienced shower pod installer can get the job done in one day, and in many cases it only takes a few hours. This is because pods are pre-assembled for ease of installation.
- Shower pods can be installed by a single tradesperson, which lowers labour costs.
- Pods can be installed in bathrooms with awkward corners or in hard-to-reach areas without requiring additional time and labour.
- No tiling is required.
Shower pods are also a cheaper alternative in the medium and long term, since they’re leak-proof units that will reduce or eliminate maintenance and repairs costs post-installation. In our experience, they’re the most inexpensive, hassle-free, and attractive alternative to tile-and-tray showers.
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