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Cost to replace a standard bathtub with direct to stud surround

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Posted by: from London
1/15/2020 at 10:14:20 AM

Wondering what it should cost to have my tub replaced with a new tub and direct to stud surround and cap. I was quoted 5700 tax in with removal of old tub and surround and drywall behind it. It seems high to me.

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Date/Time1/15/2020 at 11:14:34 AM

Without knowing all the details and what fixtures tiles are being installed and who is supplying bathtub shower faucet taps tiles Etc??

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Date/Time1/15/2020 at 11:14:56 AM

Hello, I just quoted a job where I'm ripping out the walls and tub and bathroom floor. Installing the underlay, building a walk in shower, waterproofing and reinstalling fixtures. Plumbing is included. The customer is responsible for purchasing the tiles and fixtures. I'm only charging 4000. I could be a bit on the low side but it does seem to be a bit padded in my opinion. Get multiple quotes to compare.

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Glenna from Estate Mechanical Services in Parkland County
Date/Time1/15/2020 at 11:36:34 AM

Are you in London, Ontario? I would ask the company to detail your estimate: cost of Removing The old unit, Rough in( new abs, drainage, waterlines, shower rough in, framing for cap) : the cost of a new tub with cap, a new shower/tub kit, pick up material, Disposal, and warranty.

Just to note: installing a tub with a cap is hard to install, not impossible, but hard.

If you send me the details, I can confirm if it is a ok price.

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Dillon in Nanaimo
Date/Time1/15/2020 at 2:47:44 PM

Yes seems very high

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Date/Time1/15/2020 at 7:19:58 PM

Again lacking so many details... seems high, but who knows. get another 3 quotes at least 1 from a big name company.

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Godfrey from BCG Renovations in Toronto
Date/Time1/15/2020 at 9:31:31 PM

If you buy all the materials, I will charge $3000

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Date/Time1/15/2020 at 9:33:52 PM

Hi Stefan,

Due diligence on your part is paramount in order to protect your wallet AND to ensure to the best of your ability, that you ARE dealing with a professional. Time consuming, yes. But well worth it.

5 estimates min.

Call references.

Ask for previous project pics.

Insist on a written contract!!! Contract should detail the full scope, your preferred conditions,

contractor conditions, start / finish dates, change work order details, an exit strategy for all parties should things go array AND a payment schedule.

Upon receiving at least 5 estimates, you'll at least be able to determine a price range based on contractors comparing apples to apples based on the scope.

Any red flags...listen to your gutt and eliminate that contractor.

Best of luck....

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Date/Time1/15/2020 at 9:43:55 PM

It's very hard to give a exact price. Look at a few past projects your contractor has completed. If they do good work and have good reviews. Then maybe their price is worth it.

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Date/Time1/30/2020 at 1:13:23 AM

yes you are right. for works for that it's on the high end.

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