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Electrician cost per hour

If you have an emergency or small job then you will hire an electrician by the hour. As your electrician if there are any other charges such as; call out, parking, materials and collection etc. You can ask for an estimate for the job over the phone or a full quote so you know exactly how much you will pay (this will probably require an extra visit possibly with a call out cost).

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Electrician cost per day

If you have a large electrical project like rewiring a house or fitting ceiling led lights throughout your home then you should get an agreed quote based on day rates (which will work out cheaper).

See table with uk electrician cost per day below

Electrical emergency, issues, safety

An electrician’s main role is to install and maintain electrical wiring and appliances so having a trustworthy qualified electrician is vital when it comes to emergency electrical work (a fuse box blown) or even for non-emergency work that will improve your home, either to make your rooms more practical with extra plug sockets or more trendy with the latest downlights. Helping you be prepared before disaster strikes as well as to help you with any home improvement projects you might be considering, HaMuch has put together information including questions to ask to keep your home safe to how much to budget as well as how to find the right electrician for you for the right price.

When choosing an Electrician try to get 3 comparison quotes so you have a feel for the value of service and what is being offered at what price. Ask if your Electrician is vat registered so you aware if you need to still factor in extra on top of the quoted price. Insist on being given a ‘written quote’ to avoid disputes over payment and job expectations at the end of the project. If they have arrived for a small repair job, now that everyone has smart phones, ask them to email you the quote in writing before commencing so you have the figure on record. Discuss payment terms for larger projects and discuss what forms of payment the electrician will accept.

When receiving a quote from an electrician, discuss if the quote includes materials or what materials you still need to purchase. Certain items for jobs like installing a British General fuse board, switching a Schneider circuit breaker, rewiring and replacing old wires using a Wago lever connector even replacing a sensor light switch… are products the electrician will often source or have onboard in their van.

The more luxury products, like installing a Mira electric shower, a Flowmasta electric towel rail or LED downlights the electrician will probably ask you to provide as these are all down to personal preference.

It is far more important choosing a skilled electrician than most trades as faulty wiring could burn your house down and puts your life at risk, so don’t take choosing an electrician lightly. Ask the electrician how many years they’ve been in the business and ask what their qualifications are. In the UK an electrician must have a level 3 of the industry-recognised qualifications, which could be; Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Maintenance), Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) or Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) if part of an apprenticeship.

You want to choose an electrician with good practical skills and feel secure in the knowledge that the electrician will be able to follow and understand any wiring diagrams, building plans or blueprints of your home. If you not comfortable with strangers in your home, ask the electrician if he works aside an apprentice and how much of a leading role the apprentice will take. If you live in a city or built up area where parking is a challenge, check how many vehicles during the time of your project will need close access to the property and organise accordingly.

Before calling in your electrician to quote, have a good idea on the project at hand. How many new power sockets do you want fitted and in which rooms? Which appliances (dishwasher, microwave, toaster) need to be tested for safety? If it’s an emergency and you require an urgent call out because the mains have tripped or a loss of power make a mental note to tell the electrician what power sources you were using at the time – did the lights trip as you plugged in an appliance?
If you are looking to run electrics out to your shed or install a security light in your back garden, make sure there is plenty of access to the garden from the house for the electrician to come into your home and carry his tools through. Ask if fitting a smoke detector or replacing a light dimmer switch would require any loft access and make sure that you have a clear path of access in the loft. Most electricians travel with their own ladders so don’t worry if you don’t have a loft ladder but perhaps mention that, so they arrive prepared.

Cost to rewire house, extra socket, electric shower, EICR etc


JobEstimate
Installation of light fittings£150
Repair of light fittings£75
Installation of light switches£100
Repair of light switches£50
Installing additional power sockets£150
Repairing a power socket£100
Installation of an electric hob £160
Repair of an electric hob£200
Installation of an Induction hob£300
Installation of an extractor hood£250
Repair of an extractor hood£150
Installing a shower where a previous shower used to be£350
Repair to an electric shower£240
Install an extractor fan£200
Repair an extractor fan£150
Install an electric heated towel rail£235
Repair an electric heated towel rail£75
Installing an additional or new consumer unit£750
Replace an existing consumer unit£450
Relocate an existing consumer unit or fuse box £550
Previously called a Periodic inspection Report (PIR)
or an Electrical Safety Report / Certificate for tenancy
£200
Troubleshooting and diagnosing an electric fault£185
Rewiring a single room or circuit£1000
Rewiring an average 3 bed home£3750

Rates for other trades

Electrician hourly rate and daily rate (UK 2021)
Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Electrician near Aberdeen£32£272
Electrician near Amber Valley£29£210
Electrician near Angus£25£200
Electrician near Arun£30£218
Electrician near Ashfield£30£213
Electrician near Aylesbury Vale£38£247
Electrician near Barnsley£31£228
Electrician near Basildon£40£258
Electrician near Basingstoke & Deane£41£258
Electrician near Bassetlaw£30£242
Electrician near Bath & North East Somerset£34£245
Electrician near Bedford£40£262
Electrician near Belfast£22£166
Electrician near Birmingham£31£218
Electrician near Blackburn£33£224
Electrician near Blackpool£29£220
Electrician near Bolton£32£221
Electrician near Bournemouth£32£231
Electrician near Bracknell Forest£43£267
Electrician near Bradford£32£228
Electrician near Braintree£37£243
Electrician near Breckland£31£240
Electrician near Bridgend£33£217
Electrician near Brighton£40£228
Electrician near Bristol£33£239
Electrician near Broadland£35£260
Electrician near Broxtowe£30£211
Electrician near Bury£32£219
Electrician near Caerphilly£28£202
Electrician near Calderdale£31£220
Electrician near Cambridge£37£243
Electrician near Canterbury£31£229
Electrician near Cardiff£29£205
Electrician near Carmarthenshire£30£211
Electrician near Charnwood£30£215
Electrician near Chelmsford£40£256
Electrician near Cheltenham£32£253
Electrician near Cherwell£36£235
Electrician near Chester£30£210
Electrician near Colchester£34£236
Electrician near Conway£59£352
Electrician near Coventry£32£237
Electrician near Crewe & Nantwich£31£221
Electrician near Dacorum£43£253
Electrician near Derby£29£210
Electrician near Doncaster£28£227
Electrician near Dover£30£216
Electrician near Dudley£32£217
Electrician near Dumfries & Galloway£30£232
Electrician near Dundee£31£247
Electrician near East Ayrshire£28£222
Electrician near East Devon£31£225
Electrician near East Dunbartonshire£35£264
Electrician near East Hampshire£32£231
Electrician near East Hertfordshire£39£246
Electrician near East Lindsey£21£150
Electrician near East Riding£29£200
Electrician near Eastleigh£38£254
Electrician near Edinburgh£34£244
Electrician near Elmbridge£48£275
Electrician near Epping Forest£45£263
Electrician near Erewash£30£211
Electrician near Exeter£29£219
Electrician near Falkirk£36£256
Electrician near Fife£30£212
Electrician near Flintshire£28£210
Electrician near Gateshead£32£224
Electrician near Gedling£31£211
Electrician near Glasgow£33£254
Electrician near Gloucester£30£232
Electrician near Guildford£41£267
Electrician near Gwynedd£38£223
Electrician near Halton£31£218
Electrician near Harrogate£30£215
Electrician near Havant & Waterloo£34£248
Electrician near Horsham£42£246
Electrician near Huntingdonshire£34£230
Electrician near Ipswich£31£225
Electrician near Isle of Wight£39£243
Electrician near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£31£237
Electrician near Kingston-upon-Hull£29£201
Electrician near Kirklees£30£220
Electrician near Knowsley£31£218
Electrician near Lancaster£31£243
Electrician near Leeds£33£230
Electrician near Leicester£37£232
Electrician near Lisburn£22£169
Electrician near Liverpool£32£219
Electrician near London£47£268
Electrician near Luton£42£249
Electrician near Macclesfield£32£218
Electrician near Maidstone£42£251
Electrician near Manchester£32£220
Electrician near Mid Bedfordshire£39£250
Electrician near Mid Sussex£40£241
Electrician near Middlesbrough£31£230
Electrician near Milton Keynes£37£248
Electrician near Neath Port Talbot£31£213
Electrician near New Forest£35£240
Electrician near Newbury£40£259
Electrician near Newcastle-under-Lyme£27£200
Electrician near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£32£223
Electrician near Newport£29£205
Electrician near North Ayrshire£31£248
Electrician near North East Lincolnshire£26£210
Electrician near North Hertfordshire£40£249
Electrician near North Lanarkshire£33£256
Electrician near North Lincolnshire£28£225
Electrician near North Somerset£32£235
Electrician near North Tyneside£32£222
Electrician near North Wiltshire£40£266
Electrician near Northampton£37£253
Electrician near Norwich£35£259
Electrician near Nottingham£30£210
Electrician near Nuneaton & Bedworth£37£244
Electrician near Oldham£31£219
Electrician near Oxford£39£240
Electrician near Pembrokeshire£25£196
Electrician near Perth & Kinross£34£245
Electrician near Peterborough£29£228
Electrician near Plymouth£31£228
Electrician near Poole£32£233
Electrician near Portsmouth£37£244
Electrician near Powys£31£235
Electrician near Preston£31£217
Electrician near Reading£41£255
Electrician near Redcar & Cleveland£32£243
Electrician near Reigate & Banstead£47£273
Electrician near Renfrewshire£33£258
Electrician near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£31£210
Electrician near Rochdale£32£222
Electrician near Rotherham£27£212
Electrician near Salford£32£219
Electrician near Salisbury£31£233
Electrician near Sandwell£32£218
Electrician near Scarborough£28£222
Electrician near Sefton£32£223
Electrician near Sevenoaks£42£254
Electrician near Sheffield£26£210
Electrician near Slough£44£263
Electrician near Solihull£32£224
Electrician near South Ayrshire£31£243
Electrician near South Bedfordshire£40£262
Electrician near South Cambridgeshire£36£237
Electrician near South Gloucestershire£34£244
Electrician near South Kesteven£37£231
Electrician near South Lanarkshire£31£235
Electrician near South Oxfordshire£41£240
Electrician near South Somerset£35£221
Electrician near South Tyneside£31£221
Electrician near Southampton£38£253
Electrician near Southend-on-Sea£38£248
Electrician near St Albans£43£253
Electrician near St Helens£30£212
Electrician near Stafford£28£210
Electrician near Stockport£32£219
Electrician near Stockton-on-Tees£31£229
Electrician near Stoke-on-Trent£28£204
Electrician near Stratford-on-Avon£32£230
Electrician near Stroud£30£228
Electrician near Suffolk Coastal£32£227
Electrician near Sunderland£32£224
Electrician near Swale£38£247
Electrician near Swansea£29£207
Electrician near Tameside£32£220
Electrician near Teignbridge£28£210
Electrician near Tendring£32£226
Electrician near Test Valley£32£241
Electrician near Thamesdown£38£257
Electrician near Thanet£29£220
Electrician near The Wrekin£28£201
Electrician near Thurrock£41£257
Electrician near Torbay£28£217
Electrician near Trafford£33£224
Electrician near Vale of Glamorgan£33£219
Electrician near Vale of White Horse£37£238
Electrician near Vale Royal£29£218
Electrician near Wakefield£32£226
Electrician near Walsall£31£216
Electrician near Warrington£32£222
Electrician near Warwick£32£240
Electrician near Waveney£30£254
Electrician near Waverley£41£270
Electrician near Wealden£50£244
Electrician near West Lancashire£30£214
Electrician near West Lothian£33£245
Electrician near West Wiltshire£40£266
Electrician near Wigan£30£212
Electrician near Windsor & Maidenhead£43£263
Electrician near Wirral£32£223
Electrician near Wokingham£42£265
Electrician near Wolverhampton£32£213
Electrician near Wrexham Maelor£27£208
Electrician near Wychavon£32£233
Electrician near Wycombe£40£247
Electrician near York£27£215

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