Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Replace/Install a Power/Electric Shower
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 Power/Electric Shower?
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These prices are based on a plumber’s 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.
(The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
To replace with a similar unit, which requires no supply cable upgrade.
This will require a plumber and an electrician. Plumbers play the “Manuel” card when it comes to electrics….(work it out). Also it’s illegal for anyone who is not affiliated to a “competence scheme” to undertake electrical work in a bathroom.
So, one to do the wet work, one to do the “sparky” bit. Hopefully they won’t both charge half a day………£175.00
Plus the cost of the particular unit you want.
If a new cable and fuse are necessary, this could take half a day easily, so expect an additional ………£150.00 minimum.
A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Replacing and Installing an Electric/Power Shower
This article only relates to electric shower fitting, the assumption being that you are replacing an existing broken one. We also have different “costed” articles relevant to all the other aspects of showers (bases, cubicles, twin impeller pumps, entire enclosures etc). There is also an article, which amalgamates all of these and costs out installing different types of complete shower assemblies.
So….If you were happy with your existing electric shower, simply get a replacement. If you think a bit better flow rate for a particular heat setting would be nice, now’s the time to upgrade. They come with roughly 8.5, 9.5 and 10.8 kW (power) outputs and have corresponding prices between about £80 and £225.
Better ones incorporate thermostatic control which means the shower water temperature stays the same if someone turns a cold tap on elsewhere in the house: it’s an anti scald device.
If you do upgrade to a higher heat output, it will probably be necessary to upgrade the electrical supply cable and possibly the fuse, as well.
You may however be replacing a pumped electric shower. Normal electric showers don’t require stored water, they take mains pressure cold water, heat it in the shower unit and deliver it to the shower head. A pumped electric showers take stored cold water (from the loft tank or it’s own separate tank) heats it just like a normal electric shower and then pumps it to the shower head. These are more expensive …about £330.
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