Previously the Merton Electricians blog spoke about the dangers of electrical wiring being installed incorrectly and why they should be inspected regularly. However today we will be talking about the costs of rewiring a house, or even just replacing a fixture such as your light bulb fixture. While the prices are usually dependant on the area that you live in or the size of the property itself, there is usually an average price. Here are some of the average prices for each service, using a three bedroom semi-detached house as an example.
Replacing a light fitting: Usually this will involve removing the already places rose and refitting a new light fixture which is supplied by the customer, and can cost anywhere from £40 - £60 for the maximum of an hours work.
Performing an electrical inspection report: This would be conducting a check on the safety of the within a three bed house, and the average price could be anything on average from £140 – £200. This would also take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours work over the space of a day or two.
Replacing a consumer unit: This would involve roughly a day’s work, and involves supplying and then fitting a new consumer unit. The average price for such a service would cost anything from £320 - £450.
Installing a new electrical shower/replacing an electrical shower: This involves simply fitting or replacing an electrical shower within a home, and can cost anywhere from £260 - £400 a time, over the space of anywhere from half a day to a full day.
Installing a lighting fixture within an attic/loft: This is simply fitting a lighting fixture within a loft/attic within the space of a few hours (assuming that you are not replacing said lighting fixture). This can cost anywhere between £80 - £150 depending on what is required.
Replacing kitchen lighting: This would involve stripping the previous kitchen lighting and replacing them with LED lights. This could take anywhere from 5 hours to a full day, and would usually cost anywhere from £300 - £450 a time.
Installing either an extra power socket, or two double power sockets together: Usually this can take anywhere from 2 – 5 hours, and the average price will be anywhere from £100 - £180 each. However, there is also the option to have one done, which would usually take 2 hours, and cost from £80 - £130.
Fitting or replacing an electrical cooker: Usually this would be a single fan electrical oven, but it can be any type. This would also be provided by the customer and not purchased by the electricians themselves. It wouldn’t take longer than 2 hours and could cost anywhere from £40-£80 depending on who you are contacting.
Repairing damaged power cables on a cleaning appliance: Due to the difficulties in performing this for an average person, this is a surprisingly popular request. It could cost anything from £40 - £60 for roughly an hours work.
Rewiring an average two-bed semi-detached or detached house: This would involve completely stripping and removing all of the old wiring and fittings, and replacing them with new wirings. This would also include every room from the bathroom, kitchen and living room, and could be anywhere from six to eight rooms. This would take anywhere from 5 – 8 days, and cost anywhere from £2,400 - £3,200.
Rewiring an average three-bed semi-detached or detached house: This would involve completely stripping and removing all of the old wiring and fittings, and replacing them with new wirings. This would also include every room from the bathroom, kitchen and living room, and could be anywhere from eight to ten rooms. This could take from 6 – 10 days, and cost anywhere from £3,000 to £4,200.
Rewiring an average four-bed semi-detached or detached house: This would involve completely stripping and removing all of the old wiring and fittings, and replacing them with new wirings. This would also include every room from the bathroom, kitchen and living room, and could be anywhere from ten to 12 rooms. This could take anywhere from 10 days to two weeks, and would cost anywhere from £3,600 to £5,200.