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New Bathroom

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Nooby83, 14 Apr 2021.

  1. Nooby83

    Nooby83

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    Hi, I need some advice on a new bathroom in an 1870s 3 floor terrace house. We want to partition a room at the back of the house on the and install a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. We have a bathroom already on the ground floor, and the new bathroom will be 2 floors directly above it. The water pipes have been run right to it and left ready when we had heating installed.
    Seems mostly simple, but we've become stuck with how to connect to drains for the toilet. The current waste pipe is internal, disappearing into the floor of the bathroom downstairs. Outside near to this is an inspection chamber for a combined sewer system. There is also what appears to be a vent pipe coming out of the ground next to the inspection chamber.
    We've had several plumbers come out to quote, and had 3 different proposals. One wanted to go through a concrete block outside to find the drain underneath; another said this was a footing for the house, and we should connect to the drain internally (so they would also need to refit our existing bathroom for some reason). The third said they didn't know and to find someone (who?!) to set the drain up, then they'd do the rest. They all quoted wildly different prices, ranging from £8k to £20k, for essentially a basic small bathroom.

    So, short of just handing over briefcases full of cash to people, can anyone give any advice on hows best to fix this, or even who to contact about this? (Do plumbers routinely dig up gardens to connect to drains, or are there "drainers"?)
    Thanks.
     
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  3. CBW

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    Without seeing it difficult to say. Are you able to move soilpipe outside? 20k seems a lot for a bathroom.
     
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    Baths'N'Gas

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    We normally get a builder in to do all drainage/digging outside if needed (can’t be arsed digging, and refilling the hole, with regards to your internal drainage unless you know how the drains run, it may be a case of dig up the floor and investigate

    Average price for a bathroom I do are around 8-10k, I have done bathrooms in the high 20k but they have been huge with freestanding baths, vanity units, wall units and expensive tiles
     
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