How much should it cost to fit a Stopcock & Fitting Service Packages
Looking to have a new Stopcock fitter or just an upgrade to a better type of stopcock. Want to know how much should it cost to fit a stopcock. Before going into how much, Martin Smith an emergency plumber has been fixing and replacing Stopcocks for over 20-years, the company is also national and one of the best reputations for when it comes to a Stopcock fitting service. To the right is a typical diagram of a stopcock, but below in our article we also mention about how much it would cost to fit an Auto Stopcock.
If your interested in the latest technology and the safety of your home. Just below are some common questions customers ask when requesting for a Stopcock fitting service.
Question about the stop valve and other types of Stopcocks
- How much does it cost to fitted a standard Stopcock?
- How much should it cost to fit a air pressure switch stop valve?
- How much will it cost to fit the Auto Stopcock?
- Are there any hidden costs when fitting a stop valve or similar Stopcocks?
- When fitting a new stop valve, is it wise to take the old one out or fit it above?
- What type of Stopcocks are there on the market?
- What is the best type of Stopcocks on the market?
- How much should it cost to buy a Stopcock?
- Where is the best place to buy a Stopcock & are there different qualities?
- Where can I find a Stopcock fitting service?
- Where can I find more information about Stopcocks?
How much does it cost to fitted a standard Stopcock
To fit a standard Stopcock including the supply you should be looking from £99 as long as there are no extra materials required other than the Stopcock itself and no obstacles in the way such as cupboards. To fit a Stopcock it should take no longer than the hour but if it becomes a bigger job then there will be further costs involved (option 1).
How much should it cost to fit a air pressure switch stop valve
If you are looking to have an air pressure switch stop valve then you can buy the Sure Switch which works on air for just under £60. To fit one of these it would take the engineer about 60 to 90-minutes as long as there are know complications and special requirements. If you wondering on how much to fit the Sure Stop then you will be looking at paying from £120 (option 2) or £180 to supply and fit (option 3). THese costs stand as long as the switch is located within 500mm and only one obstacle away, any longer would be negotiable by the plumbing engineer and if you lucky as long as it is done within the 90-minutes then the cost will stand. To the right of you is a typical Sure Stop Valve that works on the pressure of air to turn the valve off.
How much will it cost to fit the Auto Stopcock
Wanting to buy the best stopcock that technology has to offer, then look no further than the Auto Stopcock as this offers the ultimate Stopcock experience and offers more safety than ever before. If your interested in reading more about this fantastic Stopcock then read our Auto Stopcock page.
If you are looking for an engineer to fit you one of these then the cost would be £139 (option 4) which includes the wiring up and the fitting of the valve which can be done within the 90-minutes as long as everything is straight forward. Any job that takes longer than the 9-minutes is mostly when the plumbing engineer comes into any difficulties which then may cost you more. By buying your own Auto Stopcock you are responsible for all parts faulty or missing but if you choose to buy from the engineer then the responsibility is on the engineer fitting the Auto Stopcock.
If you are looking for us to supply and fit this Auto Stopcock, then the cost for this will be £349 which also includes any hidden VAT (option 5)(recommended).
Are there any hidden costs when fitting a stop valve or similar stopcocks
Hidden costs come when you require anything special such as tile removed and fitted back or cupboards taken out and fitting back. Maybe the old Stopcock is on lead pipe and you need the lead pipe replacing. You may have 22mm pipe rather than the standard 15mm pipe in normal domestic house of 1 to 5 bedrooms. The list of complications can be a long list but if it is straight forward like most properties we deal in there there should be no reason why you should pay more than you should need to as explained in the above paragraphs. If there is further work requested in fitting you new stopcock then it is always a good idea to ask the plumber that is working at your home at the time.
When fitting a new Stopcock, is it wise to take the old one out or fit it above
Sometimes when taking an old stopvalve out, it can cause more damage than required and in some cases it can be benificial to leave the old Stopcock that is no longer working and fit a new one just about. An example of leaving the old stopvalve may be due to extra costs incured of £100 or more but in most cases it should be removed and replaced with a new one.
What type of Stopcock are there on the market
The are plenty of Stopcocks on the market that we can fit, if you decide you would like a certain Stopcock then we are sure we can cater for needs by using option 1 and giving more of a brief detail.
What is the best type of Stopcock on the market
The best type of Stopcock we believe would be the Auto Stopcock due to the technical advances in recent years. The worse type of Stopcock we believe would be anything plastic as we find they always tend to break.
How much should it cost to buy a Stopcock
Buying a Stopcock depends on what type of valve you buy, just below are a list of Stopcocks you can buy. Price can also alter depending on where you buy them from so here is a rough estimate.
- Standard brass Stopcock would cost just under £10 inclusive of VAT.
- Sure switch air pressure Stop Valve would cost under £70 inclusive of VAT.
- 15mm Auto Stopcock will cost you under £220 inclusive of VAT.
Where is the best place to buy a Stopcock & are there different qualities
If your looking to buy a standard Stopcock, you can buy them from most plumbing DIY stores or plumbers merchant. You should be able to buy them for the likes of BQ, Wicks, Screwfix or even order them on line but the best option is always to let the engineer supply them. If you looking to buy the Auto Stopcock then please give us a call and we will investigate this for you.
Where can I find a Stopcock fitting service
If your looking for a Stopcock fitting service then look no further as we offer what we believe is the best Stopcock fitting service there is to offer. When using our service then please keep in mind the option that you require from the above paragraphs and then follow the booking form or give us a call on 07510814311 if you need any further help well making your booking.
Where can I find more information about stopcocks
We have plenty of information about stopcocks on our website as listed below.