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Cost to replace a consumer unit in the UK

Expect to pay £400 or more to replace the consumer unit in your home.

A qualified electrician will usually take a day to replace a consumer unit in your home depending on the size of the property and the complexity of the installation. Initially a EICR is required to understand the condition of your electrical network and may have already been done which flagged the replacement of the consumer unit was necessary. 

Currently the average daily rate of an electrician in the UK is around £240. If an inspection is also required then the price will have to include that which is currently around £100 but this also depends on the size of your property and the complexity and age of the network.

Consumer unit cost

There are different types of consumer units depending on where its fitted. For example you may need one in your garage that it seperate from the houses consumer unit but is ultimately connected to it. This is a smaller unit and does not take as long to install. Alternatively you may have a large property that would suit a high integrity consumer unit that seperates mission critical circuits from the less important. Either way the principle is the same and is much safer than the traditional fuse box.

Type of consumer units

  • Garage consumer unit
  • Shower consumer unit
  • Full load consumer unit
  • Split load consumer unit
  • RCD dual split consumer unit

Which ever type of unit you require you will expect to pay £100 - £300  for a consumer unit in your home. Additional new circuits for things like EV charger installation will cost more but this is a good time time to make sure you have all the electricity needs for the appliances in your home.

 


Estimates for common electrician jobs;

Job Estimate
Cost to troubleshoot and diagnose an electrical fault £95
Cost to install a smoke alarm £76
Cost to upgrade to smart lighting £49
Cost to fit a satellite dish £80
Cost to rewire a single room or circuit £1000
Cost to rewire a house or flat £6250
Cost to replace a consumer unit £400
Cost to install outside security lights £123
Cheap payment solutions £1.50
Cost to do a PAT test £60
Cost to replace electric oven £154
Cost to install an outside power socket £95
Cost to install outside garden lighting £135
Cost to install a storage heater £201
Cheap mobile phones £20.00 per month
Cost to install LED lights £115
Cost of public liability insurance for electricians £5.00 per month
Cost to install solar panels £7500
Cost to installing an electric shower £450
Cost to install a TV aerial £223
Cost to fit a smart doorbell £61
Cost to install downlights in a room £440
Cost to install CCTV cameras £740
Cost to install a bathroom extractor fan £220
Cost to install or fix a light switches £50
Cost to repair or install an electric hob (or an induction hob) £85
Cost to install or fix a light fitting fixture £90
Cost to fit an new plug socket £180
Cheap electricity £90.00 per month
Cost to install an electric vehicle charger £400
Cost to lay electric underfloor heating £300
Cost to install an electric radiator £204
Cost to install an electric combi boiler £1200
Cost of an EICR test £150
Cost to earth bond a gas meter £470
Cost to install of a cooker hood £260
Cost to fit a carbon monoxide detector £74
Cost to install a burglar alarm £150
Cheap broadband £20.00 per month
Repair of a cooker hood £150

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