Install a new bath

missvip

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Hi guys,

I'm thinking of replacing my bath in the bathroom...lol duh! Does anyone know plus minus how much it costs to install a new bath? I feel like the labour may be as expensive as the bath :-(
 

missvip

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There are different sizes and shapes of bathtubs that will suit different body types.

Send us a full frontal pic of yourself to advise further
Lol always love the replies haha
 

FNfal

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To change some baths there is brick work for support and tiles to be fixed/matched, plumbing .
Basically a PITA that is why if it aint broke dont fix it .
Chose the bath you want and get a quote , but changing baths is not cheap.
 

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I'd rather try and install a new electoral system in South Africa before I try and do what you are trying to do.
 

missvip

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I'd rather try and install a new electoral system in South Africa before I try and do what you are trying to do.
So we have a shower in our bath. We replaced the bath a few years ago, as there was a crack where we stand. Embarrassing as it is, we just never got around to fixing the tile work etc. Basically it's just cemented smooth around the bath. Now i realised there is a small crack in the new bath. So i figured replace and do the tile work. It's such an eye sore.
 

thechamp

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Hi guys,

I'm thinking of replacing my bath in the bathroom...lol duh! Does anyone know plus minus how much it costs to install a new bath? I feel like the labour may be as expensive as the bath :-(
Fancy bath or just a standard type of bath?
 

Stokstert

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If it's a fibre glass type bath it must be supported from underneath or it might crack again.
 

missvip

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If it's a fibre glass type bath it must be supported from underneath or it might crack again.
I was thinking dont they have to like put concrete or something under. It's obviously the weight of standing in the shower that's causing the crack
 

thechamp

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Okay, R2200 to instal one, that is just the bath including shower and associated plumbing.
 
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Geoff.D

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So we have a shower in our bath. We replaced the bath a few years ago, as there was a crack where we stand. Embarrassing as it is, we just never got around to fixing the tile work etc. Basically it's just cemented smooth around the bath. Now i realised there is a small crack in the new bath. So i figured replace and do the tile work. It's such an eye sore.
What type of bath was it? A proper Ceramic, enamelled metal or plastic/fibreglass?
 

IguBu

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Baths can cost anything from R2k for a bath and a simple job - to as much as you can imagine. Built in ones require a lot of labour - more than the bath itself - a job probably around R6-10K. Loose standing ones looks better (personal opinion) - and you just " put them down" - no little tiled border with silicon the rots etc - but they can be expensive if you look at imported ones.

A very nice local brand for loose standing ones at a lot less than the V&A ones : https://livingstonebaths.com/

Another suggestion - why don't you get rid of the bath, install a nice large dual head shower in stead? Probably free up some space in the bathroom, and end up costing the same...
 
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