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Finding a bathroom fitter

A bathroom fitter is the Pro to call when it comes to removing or installing new bathroom units, whether you have a whole suite ready or just need a quick replacement. With Plentific, you can be sure of finding a top notch bathroom fitter in no time at all: once you post your job, some of the best bathroom fitters in your local area will be in touch to offer free custom quotes. Comparing your candidates is simple, with qualifications and reviews clearly displayed on each tradesman’s profile. You can also hire a ‘Verified’ Pro to qualify for the Plentific Guarantee, which will cover your project from start to finish.

What does a bathroom fitter do?

A bathroom fitter is a tradesman that specialises in installing different bathroom units, including toilets, showers, baths, sinks and extractor fans. When you have a bathroom suite to install, a bathroom fitter is the Pro to call!

Usually a bathroom fitter with have basic skills in areas like tiling, plumbing and plastering, but only for the sake of facilitating their own work. For more complex work, such as making alterations to your bathroom’s plumbing, they should be able to provide evidence of the proper qualifications.

What do you need to know about hiring a bathroom fitter?

Before you start screening candidates, try to make sure that you know as much about your job as possible. Measure out your bathroom, including the size of your current units, and note down which units will just need a direct replacement and which ones will need to be moved. Be prepared to discuss the job with your candidates before making your final decision; the more precise you can be, the easier it will be to get an accurate quote.

You should also be sure to discuss any non-standard bathroom units. A typical bathroom suite contains a sink, shower, bath and toilet, while items like jacuzzis or wet rooms are more niche. If a fitter does not have experience with the kind of installation work that you need, it will be wise to look elsewhere.

When looking for a tradesman of any kind, it is important to screen your candidates. A ‘fitter’ does not need qualifications to practice, but your ideal candidate should have several years of experience as a minimum. Certain candidates will have completed an apprenticeship or equivalent course in installation, while others may have transferred from other trades like plumbing or joinery. Be sure to look out for any potential hires that belong to a national tradesmans’ organisation, such as the FairTrades Association. These groups have strict entry requirements and expect members to always deliver high quality work on jobs.

Another way to screen your candidates is to ask to see reviews from their previous customers. Read them carefully and try to get an idea of how a certain candidate behaves on the job: do they arrive and get their work finished on time? Are they polite? Is their work top notch?

For your peace of mind, and because a good bathroom suite should last several years at least, you should make sure that your final candidate can offer a warranty for their work. They should also have an active public liability insurance policy in case of any accidental damage or injuries.

How much does it cost to hire a bathroom fitter?

A bathroom fitter will usually charge a fixed rate based on the size of the job and the items involved. Installing a new toilet or pedestal basin will usually cost between £70 and £140, while work on larger pieces like baths and showers can cost up to around £230. Installing an appliance like an extractor fan can cost between £150 and £250, depending on the amount of work involved. Like-for-like installations will be the cheapest option; any jobs that involve relocating units or altering your plumber will come with extra costs.

It is important to remember that tradesmen in the UK charge regional rates, with areas in London and the south of England typically being more expensive. Because of this, you should be careful when trying to estimate your costs based on a national average.

Having said that, there are ways that you can save money. If you are having an entire suite fitted then you may be able to negotiate a discount. You can also ask for a price breakdown from your candidate to see if there are any tasks that you can do yourself, such as removing and disposing of your old bathroom units.

Latest Bathroom Fitter Jobs

Rahul G.

On behalf of customer: Remodernising main bathroom including replacement of fixtures and installation of a shower screen, could involve repositioning of WC and basin, plus update flooring and maybe tiling too. Also, installation of toilet in old boiler cupboard next to kitchen.

Gloria W.

Would like to take out existing bathroom furnitures, and reinstall bathroom furnitures and wall/floor tiling. Also looking to install flooring, check electric wire, rewire the electricity to create two garden socket Please provide quotation separately for individual services. Thank you.

Miss J.

New bathroom installation. New floor and wall tiles. Contract required to be drawn and signed for the project. Work to be completed in 4 days

Dr. G.

To redo bathroom and toilet in up stairs in a three bedroom semi

Latest Bathroom Fitter Reviews

by Sally W.
I was highly impressed with the service of Hive of London who did everything they could to make sure i was happy and kept informed throughout - nothing was too much trouble! My quote was competitive and the work finished to the highest standard - i couldn't have asked for more. I would highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again.
by Jonathan S.
Very prompt with quote and date for job. Team arrived on time and worked very hard all day and completed the job that day to an excellent standard. Would certainly recommend this company.
by Graham B.
Beyhan of Byko totally understood my vision for the project. He gave good advice when I needed it and he followed my design completely. His guys worked really hard and with great skill. They have made a superb job of the renovation, and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. I also like how it was a fixed price for labour and I supplied the materials. That way there were no surprises and I completed under budget. Graham
by Christopher B.
Tim was very personable and completed the job, which wasn't straight forward, to given us a solution that worked. He and the other guys he was with were well presented and did a good job. Stayed late to finish the job and a good communicator. Will use again.