Average Cost to Fit/Replace Mains Stop Cock
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 Replace a Mains Stop Cock?
This is to fit a new 15/22 mm brass stopcock.
Lets assume its accessible (he can work on it easily) but just seized up and the pipework is steel.
Half a day + materials £125.00
Lets assume he has to remove and replace a cupboard which you empty and fill up.
1 day + materials £225.00
You want it moved to another part of the room, (leave the old one alone in this case).
Let’s assume he will need to remove a cupboard, take the carpet and some boards up and put them all back again.
1.5 days plus materials £350.00
15 mm Brass Stopcock £5.50
22 mm Brass Stopcock £10.00
22 mm MDPE (plastic) Stopcock £18.00
25 mm MDPE Stopcock £22.00
15 mm Copper Pipe £3.00 per metre
A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Replacing and Installing a Stop Tap or Stopcockl
99 times out of 100 there’s only one stop cock per household, it’s usually in some inaccessible place under the kitchen sink and you never go near it.
The problem is, when you do want to turn it off it’s because you’re in trouble. When you are in trouble you are at the mercy of the plumber and he charges an arm and a leg when he’s feeling benevolent!
Do yourself a favour. See if yours is accessible and working. If it’s not, get it moved / replaced at a time when you are in charge and not the plumber.
If you need a new one it’s because the existing one is seized. If it’s seized it’s because it’s old. If it’s old it’s probably an “in line” affair on mild steel or even lead pipework. Bother!
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