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Cost of an extractor fan fitting in the bathroom..

Discussion in 'Personal' started by needabreak, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Has anyone any recent experience of this? I know it may vary but its something a nab needs to consider due to condensation in winter.
  2. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Star commenter

    Hi, I renovated my bathroom a few years back, and installed an extractor.
    It depends I think where it goes? I used a core drill, to drill through the wall. Then it will need to be wired to an isolator switch, along with the light switch and I ran the cables up between the two wall skins, through the loft to the switch.
    If you’re into DIY it’s do-able.
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  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I had a humidistat extractor fan installed in the bathroom back in February 2018. The cost including parts and labour was £345, including VAT.
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  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Seems I got away with £168 back in January then.
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    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    Whatever you decide, make sure the fan is actually powerful enough to extract. The one I had initially sounded tough and business-like but it wasn't doing much apart from making noise.
    alex_teccy and needabreak like this.
  6. 20drew01

    20drew01 New commenter

    I had one replaced for £50
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  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Thanks for that, my DIY skills don't extend to that but the nabs probably do but hadn't thought of doing it themselves.
  8. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Thank you nomad now we've got a range between this and as Lara's cost, a good general guide before quotes or DIY.
  9. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    If only there was already one there but thanks for your reply.
  10. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    We had it done as part of a series of things so I don't know how much it was just for the fan. However, it was well worth it for the effect it had on the condensation, not just in the bathroom, but throughout the house.
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  11. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Yes they give a guide as to the power on each one but good point as they love a steamy shower.
  12. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Exactly what I said to one of the nabs.
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  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Put off buying a new sporty little number for a couple of months.
  14. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I just open a window. Clears smells and steam with no problem.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  15. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    It's not my bathroom but thanks for your view.
  16. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    We have one over the shower to remove condensation, it goes through the ceiling and then comes out through the soffit board under the eaves. Saves drilling through the exterior wall.

    It's also on a timer, so it comes on with the light switch and stays on for a time afterwards. It was part of our bathroom refurbishment so can't say how much.
    mothorchid likes this.
  17. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    We had always gone with the "Just open the window" approach in our last house, but in our current house (No cavity walls) there is a real problem with condensation and a fan in the bathroom genuinely helped.
    But we're moving! (I may have mentioned this a number of times already, but it's SUCH a relief!)
  18. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Lucky you.
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  19. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I have the same fitted via an existing light fitting though we are not sure whether wall or ceiling is most appropriate, will probably have to get a few quotes in.
  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Always keen to help, me.

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