Designing your dream bathroom can be a costly process, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. By knowing how much installation will cost before you find the perfect bathroom fitter for your project, you’ll save time and money in choosing furniture that fits into budget plans. 

Also, note that installation can be costly too. Getting professionals who have experience will ensure less time wasted and improve quality overall which saves money down the road.

At Glasgow Tradespeople, we make sure to provide the best value for money in terms of installing or renovating a bathroom, or any other home renovation, as well as the materials used.

Cost of a New Bathroom

Installing a new bathroom can be a vague project as there are many elements included. Whether you know the exact cost of a bathroom or not, it’s good to go into your project knowing what kind of costs are involved. The principal factors to consider when installing a new bathroom fitting include:

  • Cabinetry and countertops
  • Plumbing for toilets and sinks
  • Floor finishing materials required
  • The bathroom suite and appliances chosen
  • Waterproofing walls around the shower or bathtub 

We will elaborate on the elements involved and their average cost here below.

What to Include in a New Bathroom Fitting 

First of all, the most important element to consider is the value of a new suite being installed. The regular units are a bathtub, a shower, a washbasin, and a lavatory. The overall cost is usually between £500 and £2,000.

The second factor is the installation cost which mostly depends on the time needed to complete the job as well as the number of people required. Most of the time, the price ranges from £800 to £3,000.

Lastly, it is essential to include the removal of the old bathroom’s materials such as the old tiles along with other items such as towel rails or taps.

This costs on average £600-£2,400.

All in all, the average price range for a new bathroom is between £3000 and £6000 depending on the elements above and the property’s location.

Costs of Lighting in a New Bathroom 


Lighting makes a big difference when it comes to the bathroom area in a property. But how much should lighting set you back?

Determining the cost of bathroom lighting varies on a number of different factors. While the average cost of lighting in a new bathroom is around £25 to £100, it does not include the installation. 

That is to say, the lighting installation in a bathroom can vary from £25 to £50 per hour. 

Costs of Flooring in a Bathroom

The usual flooring installed in bathroom tiles as they are durable and are long-lasting. They are oftentimes inexpensive to buy, making them a great value for money and this is the reason why we recommend choosing them. 

Tiling installation can range from £400 to £1300 depending on the cost of materials used. The cost typically ranges around this price range point even with more complex patterns or finishes in mind.

Needless to say, luxury flooring for the bathroom is available should you want something more exclusive. These can cost £40 per square meter and more.

What Type of Flooring is Appropriate for a Small Bathroom?

Having a small bathroom is often a source of inconvenience. But there are ways to make the space feel bigger using the type of flooring. 

As mentioned previously, we recommend using tiles because they’re durable, waterproof and require little maintenance.

Other options include using laminate flooring which has many benefits including being affordable and water-resistant. Or luxury vinyl tiles that insulate sound other than being durable and waterproof.

How Much Should You Plan for Bathroom Fixtures?

The cost of bathroom fixtures must be considered in the budget as it is certainly a significant part of it. For instance, to give you an idea, to get the fixtures done in a 40-square-foot bathroom takes between 40 and 50 hours. The regular price is about £1,500 and sometimes more. 

In plain words, we recommend planning between £1,000 and £2,000 for the fixtures, the material, and the unplanned situations.

How Much Should You Plan for a Small Bathroom Renovation?

Based on previous quotes at Glasgow Tradespeople, bathroom renovations can be quite costly. For example, a new suite costs around £1,000 but a complete refurbishment could cost around £8,000.

This amount includes labour charges, plumbing, electrics, as well as finishing work such as decorations or flooring.

How Many Lights are Needed in a Bathroom?

Estimating the lights and lumens needed for your bathroom is a simple calculation. In fact, just take your total square footage of the space and multiply it by how many foot-candles are required in that area.

For instance, if you need 70 to 80-foot candles (lumens) for an average-sized bathroom with 64 sq ft, then the amount of lumens required is 4480 – 5120 lm. The number of lights will depend on the lumens each of them has.

What Type of Lighting is Best for a Bathroom?

Choosing the appropriate type of lighting for a bathroom can be daunting. If you’re planning to increase the number of lights in your bathroom, we recommend bulbs that are as white as possible.

In addition, an important factor is the CRI as it should be around 90 to 100 for the most accurate colours. Light bulbs that are defined as soft white with a range of 2700K to 3000K are recommended.

Conclusion – How Much Does a New Bathroom Fitting Cost in the UK

All in all, the average cost of a new bathroom fitting in the UK is about £6000. Sure, this is a large amount to spend at once, but this will be offset by lower running costs and higher resale value over time.

An old-fashioned toilet can use up to 26 litres while a modern one only uses 6 litres or less. Needless to say, that’s a significant saving on your water bill.

With this in mind, you should consider an all-inclusive service like Glasgow Tradespeople. We will handle every aspect of your bathroom fitting from start to finish. Our experienced team can guide you through the process ensuring that your needs are met at every step of the way.