Published on 08 Jan, 2018

When making the decision to hire a professional for a home improvement project, it’s important to understand exactly how much it will cost. It’s essential to do your research to make sure you don’t overpay for the service you require.

To assist you, we have outlined the national average costs of the most popular home improvement projects below. They are organized by category for your convenience.

Roofing

Replacing Fascias and Soffits

typical three-bed detached, two-storey house

Price range is £1,625 – £3,000 and the typical time to complete the job is between 2 and 5 days.

Single Garage Roof

Prices range from £1,195 to £1,985 and the average time to complete is between 2 and 4 days.

Roof Installation

The price of a brand new roof will depend on the type of material used, whether the installation requires scaffolding, and the size of the roof. As a guideline, the average cost of a new tiled roof is £4,952. The most common type of roof tiles are made from cement or clay and are a popular choice for modern homes. Cement tiles are cheaper, costing around 70p compared to a clay tile which costs around £1.20.

Roof Cleaning

Only a really serious build-up of dirt is likely to cause you major problems with your roof. The life-span of the tiles may be affected eventually, but for most people cleaning their roof is a purely aesthetic decision. Pressure cleaning a roof of a semi detached house will take just under one day to complete. A small, one-man roofing company could charge you around £400 – £500 in London. Further North, the cost for roof cleaning tends to drop to as little as £300 for a one-man company in some cases. The average price for roof cleaning in the UK is £450.

Painting and Decorating

Paint a home exterior

The average price for painting a house is between £850 and £1100. In London and surrounding areas this increases to £1250 – £1500. However, factors such as number of stories and ease of access can also affect the overall price.

Paint a home interior

For a single room, costs should vary between £375 and £500, with the higher end of the scale being more widespread in affluent areas like London. Though it might seem a little steep, you have to remember this price is for all walls, ceiling and woodwork. You should schedule at least two days per room so that undercoats can be prepared properly before the final finish is applied.

Plumbing

Boiler Installation

If you are keeping the same type of boiler, the price to buy and install it will start at about £1300 provided there are no real plumbing adjustments required. As a guideline, the price of installing a new boiler is approximately £600 – £1000 and you will need to pay for the boiler on top of that.

Toilet Replacement

Replacing a toilet can cost an average of £115 for labour only.

Hot Water Tank Replacement

The average cost of replacing a hot water tank is £460.

Kitchen mixer tap replacement

The price range for removing an old tap, supplying and fitting a standard chrome mixer tap is £75 – £150. The average time to complete is 1 – 2 hours.

Fitting of a Bath

Usually includes the removal and disposal of the old bath and installation of the new bath in the same position. Average prices range from £150 to £250 and it usually takes 3 to 6 hours to complete.

Electrical

Light Fitting Replacement

Price of the service ranges from £30 to £50 and the average time to complete is between 0.5 and 1 hours.

Complete Rewire

Average Two-bed Terraced House

The service includes removing the old wires and fittings, installing new wiring and fittings for six rooms, including kitchen and bathroom. The average price ranges from £2,200 to £3,000 and it takes 5 to 8 days to complete.

Flooring

Prices range from £300 for a small vinyl sheet and £900 – £1500 for a vinyl tiled floor to £8,000 for a complete ground floor in parquet. The costs include materials and labour as well as sub-floor preparation and sundries.>/p>

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Installation

The average cost of a new kitchen installation in the United Kingdom is £1,687. This figure usually covers the labour costs associated with a kitchen renovation. Your final cost will vary depending on how long the renovation takes and the level of finishes you choose.

Kitchen Tiling

The median cost for a 20-square-meter kitchen tiling job in the UK is £425. The same will cost you £500 in London. This cost includes the cost of tiles and can naturally vary significantly depending on the quality and price of tiles you end up choosing.

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.

Edith Sitwell


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