EICR test cost near you

Cost of an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) test

The cost of an Electrical Installation Condition Report, as you can see in the EICR cost in the UK table, depends on two main things, where you live in the UK and how big and complicated your electrical wiring installation is. The average hourly rate of an electrician in the uk is £37 per hour and they will probably book at least half a day to complete the checks so you are looking at paying around £140. For one bedroom flat in London some qualified electricians are charging £100 including VAT but this is at the low end of the scale. For a more complicated installation in a larger property it might take the electrician a day to do all the checks and cost  £300 or more for very large properties. As I said some electricians offer a cheaper service and this depends a lot on your location. Electricians in and around London tend to be more expensive.

Why do I need an EICR?

The electrical condition installation report is a government regulation performed to show whether your home's electrical installation is in satisfactory or unsatisfactory condition. This will include checks to the safety of your consumer unit, wiring, lighting switches and sockets.

Electrical systems and appliances are a leading cause of fires in homes in the UK. Basically anything that causes heat has a chance of catching fire and with so many modern appliances running through our homes it is sensible to get everything checked out once in a while. 

If you have a suspicion that the wiring in your home is faulty or looks like it has not been updated for a long time, the first thing you will need to do is get an EICR. If you are buying an older home in the UK you should ask the seller for a copy of the report before you purchase the property because you might have to rewire the property. If you are selling a property you could be asked for an electrical condition report by the potential vendors. 

From June 2020 all private landlords are required to hold an Electrical Installation Condition Report EICR or its equivalent for their properties which will need to be renewed every 5 years or sooner.  If requested they will need to provide a copy of the report to the tenants or the local authority. Local authorities are responsible for enforcing the new legislation and £30,000 fines can be imposed. Remedial notices served to landlords to get problems fixed.

How do I get an EICR?

A qualified electrician in your local area can complete an electrical installation condition report on your property. Choosing an electrician that is a member of NICEIC or NAPIT will give you peace of mind that they are qualified to complete the inspection. 

Use HaMuch to post your job to local electricians and discover their availability together with their hourly rate  so you can choose an electrician to suit your budget. Not only that, HaMuch is a free service. All you have to worry about is negotiating the price of an EICR with the electrician.

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What is the difference between an EIC and an EICR?

Electrical Installation Certificate

If you are having major building alterations to your house that include conversions and extensions you will probably be required to complete a partial or full rewiring of your home. On completion the electrician will present you with a certificate to state that the installation is new or partially replaced and is in safe working order. This is an EIC or Electrical Installation Certificate.

Electrical Installation Condition Report

If you want a qualified electrician to inspect the condition of your current electrical system in your domestic or commercial property you need to get an EICR. Landlords have a legal requirement to have this report to present to tenants or local authorities if requested and it needs to be renewed every 5 years. If you have rewired your property and have the relevant EIC you will not need to also have an EICR (for 5 years if you are a landlord).

How is an EICR test performed?

An Electrical Installation Condition Report identifies problems with your electrical wiring circuits in your home. It might flag a deterioration of electrical components, damaged wiring or potential safety issues that haven't been previously identified. 

The inspection involves elements of visual inspection to identify any obvious faults with broken equipment or incorrect wiring, dead testing for continuity, insulation resistance and polarity, and live testing to check the system can react effectively in the event of a fault or electric shock injury.

Each electrical circuit is fault graded based on EICR codes:

  • C1 (danger present)
  • C2 (potentially dangerous)
  • C3 (improvement recommended)
  • Code FI (further investigation required without delay)

If faults are identified, a reason is given and the owner of the property has 28 days to fix the problem circuits before the property is certified as being safe.

How long does an EICR test take?

A test can take a couple of hours or days to complete depending on the complexity and size of the electrical system. A small flat, for example, would take no longer than 3 hours and the electrician would charge an hourly rate or a fixed price they advertise. If its a large property the electrician will charge a day rate as it will take so much longer to test and deem safe. 

Tip: Electricians will probably have a fixed price depending on the number of bedrooms and some will offer a cheaper service if they think they can get extra work out of it. If you think you need a test you probably think there is already a problem which a trained eye will be quick to identify. For this reason electricians are keen to complete an EICR and might do it for cheaper but then identify problems that will bump up the price. 

Tip: If you are a landlord and you have a number of properties you might be able to negotiate a deal for multiple properties.


Estimates for common electrician jobs;

JobEstimate
Cost to rewire a house or flat £6250
Cost to replace a consumer unit £400
Cost to do a PAT test £60
Cost to install solar panels £7500
Cost to installing an electric shower £450
Cost to install downlights in a room £440
Cost to install CCTV cameras £740
Cost to install a bathroom extractor fan £240
Cost to fit an new plug socket £180
Cost to install an electric vehicle charger £400
Cost of an EICR test £150
Cost to install of a cooker hood £350
Repair of a cooker hood £150

Rates for other trades

EICR test cost in the UK
EICR test cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKEICR test cost
EICR test near Aberdeen£124
EICR test near Amber Valley£116
EICR test near Angus£100
EICR test near Arun£124
EICR test near Ashfield£120
EICR test near Aylesbury Vale£152
EICR test near Barnsley£124
EICR test near Basildon£160
EICR test near Basingstoke & Deane£168
EICR test near Bassetlaw£120
EICR test near Bath & North East Somerset£136
EICR test near Bedford£160
EICR test near Belfast£88
EICR test near Birmingham£124
EICR test near Blackburn£128
EICR test near Blackpool£120
EICR test near Bolton£128
EICR test near Bournemouth£128
EICR test near Bracknell Forest£172
EICR test near Bradford£132
EICR test near Braintree£152
EICR test near Breckland£124
EICR test near Bridgend£128
EICR test near Brighton£164
EICR test near Bristol£132
EICR test near Broadland£140
EICR test near Broxtowe£120
EICR test near Bury£128
EICR test near Caerphilly£116
EICR test near Calderdale£120
EICR test near Cambridge£152
EICR test near Canterbury£124
EICR test near Cardiff£120
EICR test near Carmarthenshire£120
EICR test near Charnwood£124
EICR test near Chelmsford£164
EICR test near Cheltenham£128
EICR test near Cherwell£144
EICR test near Chester£120
EICR test near Colchester£140
EICR test near Conway£240
EICR test near Coventry£132
EICR test near Crewe & Nantwich£120
EICR test near Dacorum£172
EICR test near Derby£116
EICR test near Doncaster£112
EICR test near Dover£120
EICR test near Dudley£128
EICR test near Dumfries & Galloway£120
EICR test near Dundee£124
EICR test near East Ayrshire£112
EICR test near East Devon£124
EICR test near East Dunbartonshire£136
EICR test near East Hampshire£140
EICR test near East Hertfordshire£156
EICR test near East Lindsey£84
EICR test near East Riding£124
EICR test near Eastleigh£152
EICR test near Edinburgh£136
EICR test near Elmbridge£192
EICR test near Epping Forest£184
EICR test near Erewash£120
EICR test near Exeter£116
EICR test near Falkirk£140
EICR test near Fife£120
EICR test near Flintshire£112
EICR test near Gateshead£128
EICR test near Gedling£124
EICR test near Glasgow£128
EICR test near Gloucester£120
EICR test near Guildford£164
EICR test near Gwynedd£152
EICR test near Halton£124
EICR test near Harrogate£128
EICR test near Havant & Waterloo£136
EICR test near Horsham£168
EICR test near Huntingdonshire£144
EICR test near Ipswich£124
EICR test near Isle of Wight£156
EICR test near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£124
EICR test near Kingston-upon-Hull£120
EICR test near Kirklees£120
EICR test near Knowsley£128
EICR test near Lancaster£124
EICR test near Leeds£136
EICR test near Leicester£152
EICR test near Lisburn£88
EICR test near Liverpool£128
EICR test near London£192
EICR test near Luton£172
EICR test near Macclesfield£128
EICR test near Maidstone£168
EICR test near Manchester£128
EICR test near Mid Bedfordshire£160
EICR test near Mid Sussex£160
EICR test near Middlesbrough£124
EICR test near Milton Keynes£148
EICR test near Neath Port Talbot£124
EICR test near New Forest£144
EICR test near Newbury£160
EICR test near Newcastle-under-Lyme£108
EICR test near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£128
EICR test near Newport£120
EICR test near North Ayrshire£124
EICR test near North East Lincolnshire£108
EICR test near North Hertfordshire£160
EICR test near North Lanarkshire£132
EICR test near North Lincolnshire£124
EICR test near North Somerset£128
EICR test near North Tyneside£128
EICR test near North Wiltshire£160
EICR test near Northampton£148
EICR test near Norwich£140
EICR test near Nottingham£120
EICR test near Nuneaton & Bedworth£148
EICR test near Oldham£128
EICR test near Oxford£156
EICR test near Pembrokeshire£100
EICR test near Perth & Kinross£136
EICR test near Peterborough£116
EICR test near Plymouth£124
EICR test near Poole£132
EICR test near Portsmouth£152
EICR test near Powys£124
EICR test near Preston£124
EICR test near Reading£164
EICR test near Redcar & Cleveland£128
EICR test near Reigate & Banstead£188
EICR test near Renfrewshire£132
EICR test near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£124
EICR test near Rochdale£128
EICR test near Rotherham£108
EICR test near Salford£128
EICR test near Salisbury£120
EICR test near Sandwell£128
EICR test near Scarborough£112
EICR test near Sefton£128
EICR test near Sevenoaks£168
EICR test near Sheffield£108
EICR test near Slough£176
EICR test near Solihull£132
EICR test near South Ayrshire£124
EICR test near South Bedfordshire£160
EICR test near South Cambridgeshire£148
EICR test near South Gloucestershire£136
EICR test near South Kesteven£148
EICR test near South Lanarkshire£124
EICR test near South Oxfordshire£164
EICR test near South Somerset£136
EICR test near South Tyneside£128
EICR test near Southampton£152
EICR test near Southend-on-Sea£152
EICR test near St Albans£176
EICR test near St Helens£120
EICR test near Stafford£116
EICR test near Stockport£128
EICR test near Stockton-on-Tees£124
EICR test near Stoke-on-Trent£112
EICR test near Stratford-on-Avon£132
EICR test near Stroud£120
EICR test near Suffolk Coastal£128
EICR test near Sunderland£128
EICR test near Swale£148
EICR test near Swansea£116
EICR test near Tameside£128
EICR test near Teignbridge£112
EICR test near Tendring£128
EICR test near Test Valley£128
EICR test near Thamesdown£152
EICR test near Thanet£116
EICR test near The Wrekin£112
EICR test near Thurrock£172
EICR test near Torbay£112
EICR test near Trafford£132
EICR test near Vale of Glamorgan£132
EICR test near Vale of White Horse£148
EICR test near Vale Royal£116
EICR test near Wakefield£132
EICR test near Walsall£124
EICR test near Warrington£128
EICR test near Warwick£128
EICR test near Waveney£124
EICR test near Waverley£164
EICR test near Wealden£200
EICR test near West Lancashire£120
EICR test near West Lothian£132
EICR test near West Wiltshire£160
EICR test near Wigan£120
EICR test near Windsor & Maidenhead£172
EICR test near Wirral£128
EICR test near Wokingham£168
EICR test near Wolverhampton£128
EICR test near Wrexham Maelor£108
EICR test near Wychavon£128
EICR test near Wycombe£164
EICR test near York£116