The cost of an electrician varies hugely depending on the job you need to have done. That’s why it’s important to get a range of quotes to find out how much you should pay for your project.
We’ve put together a price guide to help you get an idea about the cost of different kinds of electrical work.
Do your research
Although you shouldn’t do any electrical work yourself, it can be a good idea to do some research to see what your electrical issue could be or what is involved in the work. That way you’ll be prepared when the electrician comes to carry out the work.
Set a budget
It’s important to set a realistic budget for your project. That way you can compare a range of quotes against your budget so you’ll know what you can afford.
From changing a light fitting to a full house rewire, the cost of electrical work differs enormously. To help you get an idea of what you should expect to pay, we’ve listed some of the most common jobs here and their approximate cost:
|Electrical job||Approx. cost|
|Replace light fitting||£40-60|
|Replace consumer unit (fusebox)||£310-435|
|Carry out an electrical inspection report||£130-190|
|Install two extra double sockets||£110-170|
|Completely rewire an average 3-bed semi-detached house||£2,850-4,010|
It’s best to get at least 3 quotes to get an idea of the market for electrical work. Be wary of very cheap quotes, as they are usually too good to be true. Similarly, don’t assume that a very high quote will mean that the work will be of the best quality – make sure you check reviews and references before you go ahead.
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