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EnSuite in an old Victorian house

Postby ma9gm1 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:03 am


Am looking to stick an Ensuite into an old Victorian house in the master bedroom. How much roughly would we be looking at? Would it be possible even? We're aiming for a shower, toilet and basin. Which we're told we'll need about 2.5m x 1m spare space!

The house has a bathroom on the ground floor at the back of the house. The master bedroom is at the front of the house. It's semi-detatched so can run the drainage out the outside. My only worry is running hot and cold water pipes through the house.

We have enough space. Am just interested in rough costs. We're in north London if that helps.
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Postby balege » Thu May 22, 2014 3:08 pm

Fitting the bathroom is not going to be very expensive, but running the pipework can be, depending on how far away the drainage and water supply are.

The most difficult part is going to be connecting onto the soil pipe. There needs to be a fall on the pipe, and it may need to be run through the flat to the rear wall. You also need a water supply. This will probably mean running an additional pipe through the floor boards.

It is impossible to give a price without seeing the size of the flat, where the pipes are and how much redecoration would be needed afterwards. Call a few local builders, they should be able to give you a free quote.
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