Costed: Kitchens & bathrooms

Nang Vo Kham Murng, head of resource data at RICS, looks at kitchen and bathroom fixtures and fittings costs

Several factors determine the choice of kitchen and bathroom fixtures and fittings, including size, function of the space, aesthetic appeal, comfort, cost, quality and durability. However, it usually comes down to cost and to some extent the life cycle costs of the components. 

Worktops are one of the most hardworking 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 both budget and aesthetics. They are one of the first things people see when walk in a kitchen and have a big influence on the whole feel of the room. 

Bathtubs also come in a variety of shapes/styles and materials. But before choosing, consider whether there are size constraints and how the bath will be installed. 

The following rates are for the supply and installation of a range of domestic kitchen and bathroom fixtures and fittings. These are intended to give a guide of the range of costs for basic to top-end trade and contract fixtures and fittings. However, while it is unlikely that any­thing less than the basic would be acceptable, there is no upper limit to the amount of money that can be spent on fittings. 

Because of the very wide variation in design and quality of kitchen and bathroom fittings, the prices can vary significantly depending on exact specifications. Prices are based on the BCIS Schedule of rates online estimating data

The rates below are a guide to kitchen and bathroom fixture and fitting costs as at 2018 Q2.  No allowance is made for sundry or related preliminaries. VAT is excluded. Prices given as £/unit


Domestic kitchen fittings

Kitchen fittings
Floor cupboard units, 500 or 600mm deep, 900mm high, supplied assembled
Door line units: 300 / 500 / 1000 mm long   69-161 / 78-187 / 112-316
Drawer line units: 300 / 500 / 1000 mm long 86-166 / 98-192 / 162-321 
4 draw units: 500 / 1000 mm long    174-238 / 311-426
Pan draw units: 500 / 1000 mm long 157-214 / 280-383
Sink drawer line units: 1000mm long 126-284
Belfast sink unit:    625mm long 84-173
Door line corner units:   1000mm long 118-263
Draw line corner units: 1000mm long 140-267
 
Oven and tall storage units, 500 or 600mm deep, 2100mm high
500 or 600mm long 215-377
 
Wall cupboard units 300mm deep:
720mm high: 500 / 600 / 1000 mm long     76-117 / 82-132 / 101-204
900mm high: 500 / 600 / 1000 mm long 126-191 / 143-216 / 220-335
600 x 600mm corner unit: 720 / 900mm high 152-221 / 238-361
 
Worktops
40mm MDF: applied veneered, 600mm wide 52-86/m
extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob or the like 22-29
extra for forming corner 19-24
40mm beech/oak block: 600mm wide 94-149/m
extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob or the like 34-46
extra for forming corner 27-38
40mm beech/oak, solid : 600mm wide 150-215/m
extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob or the like 49-60
extra for forming corner 38-47
40mm polished Purbeck stone/granite: 600mm wide 592-928/m
extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob or the like     155-224
extra for forming corner 128-185
12mm Corian: 600mm wide 568-884/m
extra for cutting hole for sink unit, hob or the like 198-245
extra for forming corner     163-202
 
Sundry accessories:
End panels 500 x 600mm wide x 900mm high     39-50
Cornices / Lighting pelmets 20-27/m / 19-35/m
Tidy bins, vegetable racks and the like 72-103
Cooker hood / island chimney hood 134-286 / 466-821
 
Sinks etc
Stainless steel, single / double bowl, single drainer     172-277 / 209-357
Ceramic, single / double bowl, single drainer      269-373 / 309-418
Belfast sink unit / Waste disposal unit 273-389
Mixer taps 74-99 / 195-248
 
Appliances, fitting and testing
Hob, gas / electric 142-264 / 183-329
Oven, single / double gas or electric     260-322 / 610-856
Range cooker, stainless steel / Aga or Rayburn 994-1,783 / 5,666-8,213
Microwave, integrated, combined     298-636
 
Sanitary appliances/fittings
Bathroom sanitaryware
WC suite inc cover and seat: close couple /close couple, syphonic     272-375 / 307-407
Bidet, including fittings 313-423
Wash hand basins inc fittings, standard /vanity inc base unit    163-234 / 214-287
 
Baths with mixer taps
Plastic / pressed steel / cast iron with panels 398-501 / 452-568 / 899-1,305
Cast iron, antique with brass mixer taps     1,801-2,789
Corner bath with panels and whirlpool     948-2016
 
Showers with thermostatic mixer valves, hose and rose
Ceramic, standard size / quadrant      474-803 / 573-923
Wet room tanking, 1.5 x 2.0m 1,387-2,198
 
Shower partitions – glass, standard size
Sliding door / shower door / quadrant door and side panel 245-496
Bath side panel     181-290
Independent cubicle 1,166-1,569

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