Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Replace a Kitchen Sink
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 a Kitchen Sink?
These prices are based on a plumbers 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.
In each case you will be providing the new sink (and taps)
A simple sink and tap swap, with a bit of cutting of the work surface.
One man, half a day.
A complicated sink swap, with complete waste realignment and much larger hole to be cut. This will be a day’s work and an extra £30 for the new wastes
To fit a new sink in a new position in a kitchen work surface.
We must assume there is water in the kitchen nearby but a cabinet has to be removed (and replaced) to access it.
This could take 2 men a day and a half. + his materials
A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Replacing/Fitting/Installing Kitchen Sinks
We are talking a replacement sink here, so there's one to take out. If it’s set into a worksurface, then you will have a hole. There is no way you can get a new sink to fit exactly into that hole if the old one is over a year old, so the new sink will have to be bigger.The chances are, that you will be changing the tap as well, so make sure the new sink will take two taps if that’s what you want. Some are designed only for a mixer tap.
If you buy a new sink that’s much bigger you could end up with a problem. What is in the adjacent units under the work surface? If it’s drawers, then “the bowl” of the new sink might need to be fitted right where your “eating irons” are kept, which will make the drawer a tad difficult to open and you won’t be able to get your fork’n knives out!
If the new sink is to sit directly onto a free-standing unit and is not set into a work surface, then you will have no choice as to size, or possibly even design. In this case the new sink will fit the old free standing unit and there will probably be drawers on one side, so that’s where the draining board has to go.
If you mess around with the new sink design too much, there may be a problem with the waste pipework. This is adaptable of course and all problems are solvable but the more complicated the job the more it will cost. This is particularly so if washing machine and dishwasher outlets connect into the sink waste.
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