The 50plus

Guides to the cost of maintenance and repair works

And questions to ask

0845 22 50 495 or one of our local numbers or book online here.

Of course it matters - everyone needs to know how much it is going to cost. Finding the charges for the materials is relatively easy, it's the labour charges which are frequently unknown. In this section we provide a guide as to how long work will take. This can be translated into costs by using the appropriate rate for the geographical area in which the work is required. Charges for all areas in which 50plus offers service are available here.

Do remember that circumstances vary and that these articles can only act as a guide.

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Start at the skill set area e.g. plumbing and then click on the appropriate task.


Ball valve repair-replace - loft

Ball valve repair-replace - toilet

Garden tap installation

Bathroom refurbishment

Immersion cylinder replacement

Immersion heater repair

Radiator relocation

Radiator valve repair / replace

Reseal bath

Reseal shower

Shower install - repair (inc electrical)

SureStop water switch - install

Tap and/or washer replacement

Toilet & cistern repair - replace

Toilet leak repair

Towel radiators and types

Saniflo - macerator; contact us


Consumer unit (fuse box)

Extractor fan replacement

Fault finding

Lighting works

Socket works

Smoke alarms and types

Storage heaters


Assembly, erection, hanging, shelving, screen fixing, flat pack

Shed roof

Re-roofing a shed or other out-building with a felt roof


Laminate flooring installation

Flue hatches

Gas flue access hatches


Paint and decorating


Gutter repair, maintenance and replacement

Cookers and hobs

Cookers and hobs (electric and gas)

Cat flaps

Cat flap installation


Door replacement

Curtains and blinds

Fitting blinds, curtain rails & poles

Questions or need to know if we can undertake a specific task for you? Please contact us.