removing tiles and adding shower

We are hoping to change up the bathroom in our new house.

It currently has a nice freestanding clawfoot bath, vanity with bowl style sink and a decent toilet that I want to keep.

The bathroom is tiled (floor and all walls) and for some reason a previous owner has then added a cheap and horrible shower.

We want to have a Lisna Water shower put in instead.

I assume we need to remove the toilet/sink/vanity/bath safely before removing the tiles?

We can remove the tiles ourselves, lay the floor and do the painting ourselves but will need to hire a plasterer and plumber.

Can anyone give me an estimate for plastering (all 4 walls) and the plumbing labor?

Extra info: The room is approx. 2.25 x 2.40 meters, we want to keep the locations of each item the same so hopefully no moving pipes etc..., ceiling does not need plastering and we are in the north east of England.

Asked by Ratisha on 3rd Jan 2024
Expert Trade Answers
"Hello, it can be done. but in practice, you have to see it and then you can estimate the work"
Answered on 3rd Jan 2024 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
normally we do this work our self,i do understand that some client,they like D.I.Y,at the same time,when tile been remove from walls,most of the time,the existing plaster will follow,its not just plastering,its also rendering to ,to make the walls ready,ill give you some price
only skimmed the wall,the size that you mention £ 550 plus vat
to replumb back the sanitary £ 1100plus vat
hope that give you a guide

Answered on 5th Jan 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"Thanks for the question but we can only give an estimate where we have seen the job.

Some walls need filling in first than the other therefore it will depend on how bad the walls are. If you need to know we charge labour 2 tradesman £280 per day there for if there are no complex issues to be done and its a straight forward job it will be £280 that includes money paid to purchase job transport and labour"
Answered on 3rd Jan 2024 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Unless you have spare tiles removing ceramic tiles from the floor or wall is a perilous business. You may crack or damage some and then you have a big job trying to match them or replace them all.
If you wish to replace the cheap shower enclosure you could consider using marine ply or Fibo boarding instead of removing the tiles. They come in many different patterns and colours. They fix to the wall and can be bought for in circa 1m widths. It is relatively simple and means you do not have to get a plasterer or plumber as the fitting should match."
Answered on 5th Mar 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Yes remove all items then tiles there is a way round plastering and that is using shower boards that are waterproof and have numerous designs would happily do for you"
Answered on 3rd Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Couldn’t possibly answer nor should others without at least seeing photos."
Answered on 26th Mar 2024 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
"You would be best getting someone to come out and get you a quote for the work"
Answered on 11th Jan 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"Plastering will cost £400 and plumbing £380 now this is London price probably NE of England you may find cheaper quotes."
Answered on 13th Mar 2024 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"It's really hard to say before seeing the job. But fully refurbished bathroom with strip out old one and fully fit new one is cost between £3500-4500"
Answered on 23rd Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
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