I was in the process of ordering a new bathroom from B&Q. The existing shower room is too small so we planned on converting the smaller bedroom next to it into a bathroom. The design went well - cost was to be in the region of £5k. However, the B&Q surveyors came out today and said the job would be nigh on impossible as our existing soilpipe is cast iron and even though we are looking to locate the toilet on the other side of the wall, this cant be done as the elbow bends the wrong way.
Apparently, the options are:
1) Take out the existing pipe by removing walls in my lounge and replacing the cast iron soil pipe with a plastic one.
2) Get an external soilpipe fitted.
There is a manhole cover approx 2 metreies from where the downipe would hit the round with concrete paving.
So.....my questions for you are:
1) Does this sound correct?
2) What would the approximate cost be to doo option 2 above?
I live in Cwmbran, South Wales and would be interested in any recommendations to quote/do the work.