Shower installation costs – What you need to know

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Planning a new bathroom is a huge decision. There are many factors to consider, such as space, layout, cost, and aesthetics. Some of the most important factors to consider when you are considering a new shower installation are the cost, process, and availability. Here’s a simple guide on shower fitting costs.

Cost of shower installation

The first factor to consider is the cost of the shower installation itself. If you are building a new house, the cost of an upgrade shower installation can be as high as £6000.

If you are looking at upgrading a typical property, you may not have a huge amount of money to spend on installing a new shower. You may not want to spend that much money on an upgrade shower installation if you are on a budget.

However, it is still a good idea to consider the costs of the shower upgrade before you go ahead with your plans. Potential savings may be made by using a shower over a bath as the installation will be much less costly.

You may also consider other materials for the shower installation such as copper, timber, stainless steel, and ceramic.

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Types of shower fittings

There are a few types of shower fitting systems:

Bathroom tap fittings – Using this type of system requires the tap to fit inside the main pipe coming out of your tap. The shower attachment will attach to the rear of the tap.

Water storage fittings – These can be very effective for shower installation. They allow the water to bypass your tap and can be fitted to your wall behind a shower unit. They are more expensive but effective.

Drains – Drains are the easiest to use. A drain will go directly into your main pipe. It is usually fitted at the base of the shower to prevent debris going into your main pipe.

In-ground pipes – You will need to dig a trench and pour concrete in order to install an in-ground water tank. You will then need to dig a hole for your existing taps to fit into.


If you plan to add a new shower to your bathroom, you will need to look for reputable manufacturers and installers to make sure that you get a reliable and reliable product.

To get the best value for your money, look for manufacturers that offer competitive installation rates and in-house training for your installers. The installation process is an investment in time and money, so the quicker you get it done the better.

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