How much does faucet/tap installation cost?

Price Guide

£80 - £400

low

£80

median

£150

high

£400

Everybody uses taps, faucets and mixers. So when it comes to installing a new one in your bathroom or kitchen, you’re going to want to get it done correctly. This price guide will explain how much it will cost to have a faucet or mixer installed or repaired in your bathroom. 


An average hourly rate for plumbers in Australia is $80-$100. This, of course, depends on the job they are tasked to complete. It costs, on average, $150 to install a faucet or mixer in a bathroom or kitchen. This price depends on your location in Australia, the type of tap you’re planning on installing and how many you need to have installed. 


There are also cases where you need to get your faucet or mixer repaired, which can cost you anywhere from $40 to $150. Again, this depends on the repair that you need to have done, your location and the size of the project. This guide will be the first step to you getting your bathroom or kitchen back on track. 



Do I need to call a plumber?

Getting a leak fixed or getting a tap installed may seem like an easy task, but there are certain times when it’s best to hire a professional to handle the job. It’s best to hire a plumber when you need to sort out the following problems:


  • Problems with drainage

  • A low water flow rate

  • Problems with the hot water system

  • Dripping faucet

  • Damaged water line


Installing a new faucet or mixer can be done yourself, but this is only the case if you’re simply replacing the fixture itself. Any plumbing work should be left to a professional handyman or plumber. As the professional knows exactly what they’re doing, it’s the best idea to get them to install a new faucet or mixer, as they ‘ll get it done in no time. 


 What are some question to ask a plumber?


Before you hire a plumber or handyman to work on your faucet or mixer installation or repairs, there are a few questions that you definitely need to ask, to make sure you’re getting the best possible professional for the job. 


  • Are they a licensed plumber or handyman?

  • Do they have any extra fees?

  • What do they do with any mess?

  • What is their policy if something breaks?

  • Do they have a team that works together, or are they by themselves?

  • Do they have their own tools?



Before you hire a plumber or handyman, be sure that they’re professionally trained. Of course, someone who isn’t professionally trained may be a bit cheaper, but if their work isn’t up to scratch, you’ll end up paying more to get their work re-done. 


Faucet and mixer prices for different types of services


Prices for plumbers vary depending on the service you wish to have done. Most plumbers charge per hour, but there are extra fees and costs that come into play. Here are some listed below:


Faucet and mixer service

Price Guide

Faucet and mixer service

Price Guide

Replace broken tap

$120

Install kitchen faucet

$260 - $480

Fix leaking tap

$180

Washbasin faucet

$240 - $440

Burst water pipe

$280 - $1,200

Bathtub faucet 

$150 - $450

Diagnosing leak location

$140

Moving a faucet

$2,000 



What factors affect the price of faucet installation and repair services?


There are many factors that can affect the price of installing or repairing a faucet or mixer tap. From the most common plumbing tasks to the more complicated, here are a few factors that can affect the price of plumbing services in Australia: 


  • Type of service needed. 

  • Location

  • Size of problem

  • Further issues that may not have been resolved

Other types of services that plumbers and handymen can do


There are many other things that plumbers and handymen can do for you while they’re installing or repairing faucets and mixers, such as: 


  • Fix leaking pipes

  • Unclog drains

  • Unclog toilets

  • Install bathroom vanities

  • Install toilets

  • Shower installations

  • Bathtub installations

  • Emergency plumbing services


For an emergency plumbing service, expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $150, depending on where you’re situated and the size of the emergency. The average call out fee for an emergency service is $85. The price varies on the time of day that you call an emergency service; if it occurs during normal business hours, you typically won’t be charged more than normal. 


Plumbing prices for different types of services


If you’re after more than just installing or repairing a faucet or mixer, there are plenty of other services that a plumber can help you with. Here is a breakdown of the hourly rate and the flat fee for extra services that plumbers can offer:


Plumbing service

Price Guide

Unclog drain

$80 - $120

Burst water pipe

$280 - $1,200

Moving plumbing fixtures

$2,000

Plumbing a bathroom

$2,000 - $3,000

Installing a toilet (p/ hour)

$80 




Average faucet installation and repair prices based on Australian state or territory


Installing and repairing faucets and mixer prices vary depending on your location in Australia. Typically, larger populated cities have cheaper rates for plumbing services, however, the price will vary depending on who you hire and the service you require. The rates are listed below: 


State / Territory

Price Guide (per M²)

State / Territory

Price Guide (per M²)

Victoria

$74.09

QLD

$73.03

NSW

$76.79

South Australia

$84.53

ACT

$94.75

NT

$

WA

$89.36

Tasmania

$61.42


These rates are based on averages across each state. The prices will vary, once again, depending on the service that is required, and any other factors that may affect the price. Some are listed below:

  • Travel expenses

  • Estimates

  • Materials

  • Contingency for any problems

Getting ready to hire someone to install or repair your faucet


Time for you to install or repair a faucet? Let’s get started! Here are the things you’ll need to prepare for your listing. Explain your task, post your listing, review your offers, select the right person and they’ll get your building safe! 


Here are some things to include in your listing: 

  • Location 

  • Time

  • Budget

  • The issue that you have

  • Any other information - i.e the room you need help with etc.


The more information you include in this listing, the better your outcome will be. It makes it much easier for the removalist when they come to help you out. It’s also a good idea to have everything listed down, so they can refer to it later if they need to. 


FAQs about installing and repairing faucets and mixer taps

What if there’s an emergency plumbing fix that I need?

You can find a plumber that offers emergency services. Many will provide emergency service to the best of their ability. The prices may vary depending on when you call them. If you make an emergency call at 3 AM, you should expect to pay a little more.

Do plumbers install sinks?

Installing sinks is best left to the professionals, so it is best to hire a plumber for this task. Plumbers aren’t the only ones required for installing a sink, you may also need to hire an electrician and a carpenter, too.

How long does it take to install a new faucet?

The average time it takes to install a new faucet is around thirty minutes. This depends on the experience level of the person doing the replacement. It should not take more than an hour to replace a tap.

Do I have to hire a plumber to install a faucet?

If you have the means, you can install a new faucet yourself. However, it’s safest to hire a professional who knows what they’re doing, otherwise, you may end up paying more than you bargained for in the first place!

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