Cost to Replace a Bath, Basin, Shower or Sink Waste Outlet/Plug

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 Install a Plug/Waste?

plumbing waste

Job 1
Changing a cloakroom waste. It’s never that simple, so half a day………..£125.00

Job 2
Any sink in a cabinet, or a bath. This may actually take a half day……..£125.00

(It may then take
another bloke, a day to rebuild the bath panel………..£200.00)

Job 3
If a pedestal has to be removed and the basin comes off the wall, he will charge for a day ………£225.00

Job 4

To change a
shower waste, the base and cubicle need to be removed with all the attendant problems that entails. Call it two days………….£450.00

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Fitting and Installing a Waste Outlet

As far as this article is concerned, the waste means everything from the shiny bit you can see to the beginning of the pipe through the wall or floor. It's what most people call the "plug hole".

Let’s start with the easy one, an old cloakroom basin. The waste/plug hole is right there in front of you, all exposed and naked. Easy! Except there is so little room that the plumber will feel like the toilet bowl is trying to make love to him!

kitchen sink waste/plug hole is next. Once all the rusty “Brillo” pads, dead mice and leaking bleach bottles are out of the way and the shelf is out, it’s not so bad because everything is once more accessible and visible.

Wastes/plug holes for basins with pedestals are next. If the pedestal has to be moved, which it probably will, then the basin is likely to drop. Then there’s all the old silicone the craftsman who installed it used to stick it all together with.

The waste outlets/plug holes on baths can be a nightmare or a doddle. It all depends on the bath panel and if it can be removed or not.

Wastes/plug holes on showers are
always a complete and utter rude word.

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