What's what on costs for kitchens and bathrooms

Nang Vo Kham Murng, head of resource data, and Alan Cowan, construction data analyst, both at RICS, on kitchen and bathroom fixtures and fittings costs

Worktops are one of the most hard-working ­elements of a kitchen. Granite, composite and solid surfaces are tough, durable and will give the kitchen a professional finish. Kitchen cabinets have a big impact on the budget as well as the aesthetic. They are one of the first things people see when they walk into in a kitchen and have a large influence on the feel of the room. 

Bathtubs, toilets and wash basins also come in various shapes/styles and materials. Before choosing, consider any size constraints and how the bathroom fittings will be installed. 

The following rates are for the supply and installation of domestic kitchen and bathroom fixtures and fittings and are intended as a guide to costs from basic to top-end. However, there is no upper limit to the amount of money that can be spent on fittings. Consequently, although costs for top range quality allows for a higher standard of finish and fitting out, they cannot be taken as an absolute extreme or suitable for the ‘super-luxury’ market. Prices are based on the BCIS schedule of rates online estimating data (service.bcis.co.uk/BCISOnline). 


The rates below are a guide to kitchen and bathroom costs as at 2019 Q2.  No allowance is made for sundry or related preliminaries. VAT is excluded.


Prices ranges in £
FURNITURE/EQUIPMENT
Kitchen fittings
 
Floor cupboard units, 500 or 600mm deep, 900mm high, supplied assembled
Door line units: 300mm/500mm/1000mm long     £71-169/£80-196/£115-331
Drawer line units: 300mm/500mm/1000mm long     £89-174/£101-201/£167-336
4 drawer units: 500mm/1000mm long      £180-250/£321-447
Pan drawer units: 500mm /1000mm long      £162-224/£290-402
Sink drawer line units: 1000mm long      £130-298
Belfast sink unit: 625mm long      £86-181
Door line corner units: 1000mm long     £121-275
Draw line corner units: 1000mm long      £143-279
 
Oven and tall storage units, 500 or 600mm deep, 2100mm high
500 or 600mm long      £222-395
 
Wall cupboard units 300mm deep
720mm high: 500mm/600mm/1000mm long      £78-121/£84-138/£103-212
720mm high: 600 x 600mm corner unit      £156-230
900mm high: 500mm/600mm/1000mm long      £129-200/£147-226/£226-350
900mm high: 600 x 600mm corner unit      £245-377
 
Worktops
40mm MDF: applied veneered, 600mm wide      £53-90
Extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob etc/ forming corner      £22-31/£19-25
40mm beech/oak block: 600mm wide      £96-155
Extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob etc/ forming corner      £35-49/£28-40
40mm beech/oak, solid: 600mm wide      £154-224
Extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob etc/ forming corner      £50-63/£40-52
40mm polished Purbeck stone/granite: 600mm wide      £610-972
Extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob etc/ forming corner      £161-236/£133-195
12mm Corian: 600mm wide      £602-928
Extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob etc/ forming corner      £206-258/£170-212
 
Sundry accessories
End panels 500 x 600mm wide x 900mm high      £39-56
Cornices      £20-29
Lighting pelmets      £19-37
Tidy bins, vegetable racks and the like     £74-107
Cooker hood/island chimney hood      £136-297/£472-849
 
Sinks etc
Stainless steel, single/double bowl, single drainer      £173-285/£210-368
Belfast sink unit      £278-403
Ceramic, single/double bowl, single drainer      £273-384/£314-431
Mixer taps/ waste disposal unit      £75-102/£201-259
 
Appliances, fitting and testing
Hob, gas/ electric      £147-277/£187-344
Oven, single/double, gas or electric      £269-400/£632-935
Range cooker, stainless steel/ Aga or Rayburn     £1028-1874/£5854-8454
Microwave, integrated, combined     £308-668
 
SANITARY APPLIANCES/FITTINGS
Bathroom sanitaryware
 
Toilet suite
Close couple, cover and seat     £277-387
Close couple, syphonic, cover and seat      £313-421
 
Bidet £319-437
 
Wash basins
Standard, white or coloured, including fittings      £164-238
Vanity, white or coloured, including fittings and base unit     £ 215-292
 
Baths
Plastic /pressed steel with panels and mixer taps     £ 400-509/£455-576
Cast iron with panels and mixer taps      £916-1349
Cast iron, antique with brass mixer taps      £1852-2913
Corner bath with panels, whirlpool and mixer taps      £963-2092
 
Showers
Ceramic, standard size, thermostatic mixer valves, hose and rose      £480-827
Ceramic, quadrant, thermostatic mixer valves, hose and rose      £580-950
Wet room tanking, 1.5 x 2m, thermostatic mixer valves, hose and rose     £1430-2302
 
Shower partitions
Sliding door and side, glass, standard size      £252-344
Bath side panel, glass, standard size      £186-304
Shower door and side panel, glass, standard size     £253-409
Quadrant door and side panel, glass, standard size      £300-490
Independent cubicle      £1199-1635

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