Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Replace a Hot Water Cylinder





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 To Fit/Replace a Hot Water Cylinder?


cost to replace hot water cylinder

These prices are based on a plumber’s rate of £200 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)

The price of the cylinder isn’t included. But if you want a “normal” sized, insulated, indirect cylinder, probably just like the one that’s sitting in your airing cupboard right now, it will cost about £200.00.


Job 1
Replacing “like for like” (or near as dammit).
This is a day’s work for I man plus his fittings
……….£250.00


Job 2
Upgrading to an all singing etc stainless, unvented, insulated, pressurised cylinder and saying goodbye to the loft tank, will take 2 plumbers a day, plus their fittings……….£450.00


Material Information

Copper Hot water Cylinder £200.00
Cylinder Thermostat £15.00


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Price Guide and Information Sheet on the Cost of Fitting a Hot Water Cylinder




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There is a lot of technical info. relevant to cylinders. Not only do they come in 20 odd different sizes, but the metal they are made from comes in different thicknesses and can be copper or stainless steel. They can be direct, indirect, vented or unvented, and can cost from £120 to £2000!

There is no way I’m going to start educating you in the differences. I’m assuming here that you don’t want to redesign the
way your hot water is delivered but simply want a new cylinder because yours needs changing.

It might be worth getting a
plumber to explain the differences to you. If you are changing the cylinder anyway, now is the time to at least consider the alternatives!

What you must do with your new cylinder is get one that is as large enough for your requirements and has as much insulation as possible. Standard copper ones come with 25mm of spray foam insulation, we don’t think that’s enough!




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