Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Replace a Gate Valve (Plumber's Rates)
To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…
(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
How Much Does It Cost Fit a New Gate Valve?
These prices are based on a plumber’s rate of £200 per day and a labourer if required at £100 per day. They include the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need.
(The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
To replace an accessible gate valve in an airing cupboard or loft.(Accessible once you have emptied out all the towels and sheets etc. Don’t expect him to do it)!
He will either have to drain the tank or put a bung in somewhere or freeze the pipework and he will charge half a day for one man plus materials……….£110.00
If he has to replace pipework, for instance remove some old steel or even lead pipe, he should still get it done in half a day, so…………….£125.00
The Building Sheriff recommends Peter from gasplumb.com (in West London/Surrey/Middlesex) - he works on The Building Sheriff's own home!
(gas safe no. 529 102)
A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Replacing and Installing a Ball Cock
You have probably arrived here by mistake! If not I apologise profusely but I’m still confused how, in a world full of generic terminology (velux, cement, video), you discovered that a gate valve is a different animal to a stop cock or even a ball cock.
However, here you are thirsting for knowledge so let’s begin. Gate valves differ from stop cocks because they are designed to control water at low pressure. By that I mean water which comes from a tank which is probably in the loft, rather than “mains” water. Gate valves are operated by turning a knobbly wheel and they are usually found in the airing cupboard or loft, not under the kitchen sink. Stop cocks, which look a bit like outside taps are usually found under the sink. Ball cocks are the automatic valves found in toilet cisterns and loft tanks.
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