Water is essential to every modern home and whenever we experience problems with it, we always need the aid of a plumber. Plumbing services aren’t cheap, but they’re well worth it in the long run, as they can save you a lot of money in property damage and water expenses. That’s why it’s good to have a basic idea of prices for different plumbing jobs and why little leaks might end up costing more than anticipated.

So, if:

  • Your plumber only stayed 10 to 15 minutes, but charged as if he stayed longer;
  • He didn’t seem to do much, even though he managed to fix the problem;
  • You wonder whether you can fix the problem yourself next time,

Then, read along!

When should I hire a plumber?

Generally, plumbers work on everything related to the water flow of your home. That includes fixing burst pipes, replacing tanks and fittings. Whenever you encounter a water-based problem, no matter how big or small, that’s when you need this kind of specialist.

Some very common situations which you might have already encountered include:

  • Leaking pipes or taps
  • Low water pressure in the bathroom and kitchen
  • A clogged toilet or siphon
  • Constantly dripping traps

Plumbers fix leaks, repair water heaters, unblock clogged pipes, and install sump pumps, among many other tasks. See what plumbing work Fantastic Services can help you with.

How much do plumbers charge in the UK

This price varies depending on numerous factors. Usually, Fantastic Services would charge you £98 for the first hour. The minimum time for each appointment is 1 hour. After that, you are charged on a half-hour basis, meaning £46 for each following half-hour. It also depends on when your appointment is set up. Time slots from 18:00 to 22:00 are slightly more expensive than 8:00 to 18:00. Appointments on weekends can cost a bit more, as well.

Basically, a lot of factors can contribute to the final price. Such as:

  • Where you live within the M25 area
  • Whether you have parking space available
  • The time of day and whether it’s the weekend
  • The type of replacement parts required for the job
  • The nature of the actual job

In a nutshell, the final price will be calculated based on time, labour, materials, and VAT.

Plumbers cost guide

Job Price for labour Time to do the job
Repairs
Repair leak from waste pipe or trap £98 1h
Repair leak from a tap or exposed shower mixer £98 1h
Repair leak from burst pipe £144 1h+
Replacement
Replace sink taps or mixer tap £98 1h
Replace taps or mixer tap on basin £98 1h
Toilet flush mechanism – Close Coupled Toilet £98 1h
Unblock
Kitchen sink £144 1h+
Toilet £144 1h+
External drain £144 1h+
Pipework £144 1h+
Basins £144 1h+
Bathtub £144 1h+
Shower tray £144 1h+
Saniflo £144 1h+
Waste disposal unit £144 1h+
Urinal £144 1h+
Fittings
Integrated/built in dishwasher £144 1h+
Integrated/built in washing machine £144 1h+
Free standing dishwasher £98 1h
Members of our Fantastic Club get preferential booking slots and rates
We also offer other benefits such as exclusive seasonal deals, up to 15% OFF your 1st non-hourly service, deals by partnering brands and much more. Call us today. Learn more about Fantastic Club.

Professional plumbing services by Fantastic services

We are offering plumbing installation and repair services done by certified specialists. You can book a plumber 24/7 and take advantage of same-day and emergency appointments. The local plumbers we work with are fully insured and always ready to aid you.

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Takeaways

  • Do not postpone taking care of problems with your water flow.
  • Quality plumbing services are not cheap, but are well worth it.
  • The final price you pay depends on how long it takes, where you live, and what kind of materials the job requires.

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