Average Labour Cost/Price to Remove/Drop a Radiator

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 Drop a Radiator?

cost to drop a radiator

To get a plumber in who will remove one radiator, then return and put it back…..

If a problem arises and considering the nature of
radiator valves, particularly when they are old, it very well might, you can double that!

(Maybe the decorator
was right to stick his head in the sand in the first place)!

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Removing Radiators

One thing is dead certain, the decorator won’t do it!

Unfortunately though, if he
does give you a written quotation he won’t bring the subject up either. This is because if he does, he will have to do something about it. It will require him to liaise with a plumber, this means organisation, phone calls, payments, possible leakage problems and who takes the blame (the plumber is technically his subcontractor, so he, the decorator, would be liable).

No, it’s all too complicated and if he tells you to organise it yourself , you will say…
“Surely, you must know a plumber, you do this all the time don’t you”?

So you see we have a “Catch 27” scenario and unfortunately, radiators
do need to be removed because no one can paint all the way behind a radiator, let alone wallpaper behind one.

So ask him straight. Is
he going to organise it? He will have to say yes or his credibility is shot (and make sure he states the fact in his quote). If he doesn’t do it when he’s written that he will, then knock £400 off his bill because that’s what another decorator will charge you to turn up, remove the radiator and all the new paper from that wall and re paper.

(You don’t want a
patch do you? You tried to get it done properly, why should you suffer)? To hell with £400. Knock off £750 for all the extra disruption!

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