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How much do electricians cost?

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.

Managing money and getting off on the right foot with your electrician

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.

Defining the quality and detail of the electricians job

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.

Rough guide for how much basic electrical work in your home costs;

Job

Job details

Estimate

Light fittings

Installation of light fittings

£150

Light fittings

Repair of light fittings

£75

Light switches

Installation of light switches

£100

Light switches

Repair of light switches

£50

Power sockets

Installing additional power sockets

£150

Power sockets

Repairing a power socket

£100

Electric hob

Installation of an electric hob 

£160

Electric hob

Repair of an electric hob

£200

Induction hob

Installation of an Induction hob

£300

Extractor hood

Installation of an extractor hood

£250

Extractor hood

Repair of an extractor hood

£150

Electric shower

Installing a shower where a previous shower used to be

£350

Electric shower

Repair to an electric shower

£240

Extractor fan

Install an extractor fan

£200

Extractor fan

Repair an extractor fan

£150

Heated towel rail

Install an electric heated towel rail

£235

Heated towel rail

Repair an electric heated towel rail

£75

Consumer unit

Installing an additional or new consumer unit

£750

Existing consumer unit

Replace an existing consumer unit

£450

Relocate consumer unit

Relocate an existing consumer unit or fuse box 

£550

EICR

Previously called a Periodic inspection Report (PIR) or an Electrical Safety Report / Certificate for tenancy  

£200

Electric fault diagnosis

Troubleshooting and diagnosing an electric fault

£185

Rewire a room

Rewiring a single room or circuit

£1000

Rewire a house

Rewiring an average 3 bed home

£3750

 

Rates for other trades

Electrician Rates: Average Hourly and Daily Rates
Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Electrician near Aberdeen£33£273
Electrician near Aberdeenshire£33£273
Electrician near Amber Valley£28£207
Electrician near Angus£25£200
Electrician near Arun£30£216
Electrician near Ashfield£30£212
Electrician near Aylesbury Vale£38£247
Electrician near Barnsley£30£224
Electrician near Basildon£39£258
Electrician near Basingstoke & Deane£41£256
Electrician near Bassetlaw£29£239
Electrician near Bath & North East Somerset£34£244
Electrician near Bedford£40£261
Electrician near Belfast£21£164
Electrician near Birmingham£31£217
Electrician near Blackburn£33£224
Electrician near Blackpool£29£219
Electrician near Bolton£32£220
Electrician near Bournemouth£32£230
Electrician near Bracknell Forest£43£267
Electrician near Bradford£33£226
Electrician near Braintree£37£243
Electrician near Breckland£31£240
Electrician near Bridgend£34£218
Electrician near Brighton£42£227
Electrician near Bristol£33£237
Electrician near Broadland£35£263
Electrician near Broxtowe£30£209
Electrician near Bury£31£218
Electrician near Caerphilly£28£202
Electrician near Calderdale£31£217
Electrician near Cambridge£36£245
Electrician near Canterbury£29£229
Electrician near Cardiff£29£204
Electrician near Carmarthenshire£30£212
Electrician near Charnwood£30£217
Electrician near Chelmsford£40£256
Electrician near Cheltenham£32£254
Electrician near Cherwell£36£233
Electrician near Chester£30£209
Electrician near Colchester£34£235
Electrician near Conway£59£352
Electrician near Coventry£32£239
Electrician near Crewe & Nantwich£31£222
Electrician near Dacorum£43£252
Electrician near Derby£28£207
Electrician near Doncaster£28£218
Electrician near Dover£27£211
Electrician near Dudley£31£215
Electrician near Dumfries & Galloway£30£232
Electrician near Dundee£30£250
Electrician near East Ayrshire£28£222
Electrician near East Devon£32£228
Electrician near East Dunbartonshire£35£264
Electrician near East Hampshire£31£230
Electrician near East Hertfordshire£38£245
Electrician near East Lindsey£21£150
Electrician near East Riding£28£196
Electrician near Eastleigh£39£255
Electrician near Edinburgh£34£245
Electrician near Elmbridge£48£274
Electrician near Epping Forest£44£262
Electrician near Erewash£30£209
Electrician near Exeter£29£221
Electrician near Falkirk£35£253
Electrician near Fife£31£216
Electrician near Flintshire£28£210
Electrician near Gateshead£32£224
Electrician near Gedling£31£210
Electrician near Glasgow£32£248
Electrician near Gloucester£30£232
Electrician near Guildford£41£267
Electrician near Gwynedd£38£223
Electrician near Halton£31£218
Electrician near Harrogate£30£213
Electrician near Havant & Waterloo£34£252
Electrician near Horsham£42£244
Electrician near Huntingdonshire£34£229
Electrician near Ipswich£31£225
Electrician near Isle of Wight£39£243
Electrician near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£31£239
Electrician near Kingston-upon-Hull£28£198
Electrician near Kirklees£30£218
Electrician near Knowsley£31£219
Electrician near Lancaster£30£244
Electrician near Leeds£33£227
Electrician near Leicester£39£236
Electrician near Lisburn£22£168
Electrician near Liverpool£31£219
Electrician near London£47£267
Electrician near Luton£42£248
Electrician near Macclesfield£32£217
Electrician near Maidstone£43£251
Electrician near Manchester£32£219
Electrician near Mid Bedfordshire£39£249
Electrician near Mid Sussex£40£239
Electrician near Middlesbrough£31£231
Electrician near Milton Keynes£37£246
Electrician near Neath Port Talbot£31£213
Electrician near New Forest£36£239
Electrician near Newbury£40£259
Electrician near Newcastle-under-Lyme£27£198
Electrician near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£32£222
Electrician near Newport£29£204
Electrician near North Ayrshire£31£248
Electrician near North East Lincolnshire£26£211
Electrician near North Hertfordshire£39£249
Electrician near North Lanarkshire£33£251
Electrician near North Lincolnshire£26£217
Electrician near North Somerset£32£236
Electrician near North Tyneside£32£222
Electrician near North Wiltshire£41£267
Electrician near Northampton£37£255
Electrician near Norwich£35£263
Electrician near Nottingham£30£208
Electrician near Nuneaton & Bedworth£38£249
Electrician near Oldham£31£218
Electrician near Oxford£39£239
Electrician near Pembrokeshire£24£190
Electrician near Perth & Kinross£34£245
Electrician near Peterborough£29£228
Electrician near Plymouth£31£229
Electrician near Poole£32£233
Electrician near Portsmouth£38£247
Electrician near Powys£35£270
Electrician near Preston£31£216
Electrician near Reading£41£255
Electrician near Redcar & Cleveland£33£247
Electrician near Reigate & Banstead£48£272
Electrician near Renfrewshire£33£257
Electrician near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£31£213
Electrician near Rochdale£32£222
Electrician near Rotherham£26£209
Electrician near Salford£32£218
Electrician near Salisbury£31£231
Electrician near Sandwell£31£217
Electrician near Scarborough£26£212
Electrician near Scottish Borders£23£165
Electrician near Sefton£32£224
Electrician near Sevenoaks£42£252
Electrician near Sheffield£26£207
Electrician near Slough£43£263
Electrician near Solihull£32£224
Electrician near South Ayrshire£31£243
Electrician near South Bedfordshire£40£261
Electrician near South Cambridgeshire£36£238
Electrician near South Gloucestershire£34£243
Electrician near South Kesteven£36£238
Electrician near South Lanarkshire£29£225
Electrician near South Oxfordshire£41£237
Electrician near South Somerset£36£219
Electrician near South Tyneside£31£221
Electrician near Southampton£38£255
Electrician near Southend-on-Sea£38£247
Electrician near St Albans£43£252
Electrician near St Helens£30£211
Electrician near Stafford£28£208
Electrician near Stockport£32£218
Electrician near Stockton-on-Tees£31£230
Electrician near Stoke-on-Trent£27£202
Electrician near Stratford-on-Avon£32£232
Electrician near Stroud£30£230
Electrician near Suffolk Coastal£32£227
Electrician near Sunderland£32£224
Electrician near Swale£38£247
Electrician near Swansea£29£206
Electrician near Tameside£32£219
Electrician near Teignbridge£28£209
Electrician near Tendring£32£224
Electrician near Test Valley£31£237
Electrician near Thamesdown£38£259
Electrician near Thanet£29£220
Electrician near The Wrekin£28£199
Electrician near Thurrock£41£256
Electrician near Torbay£27£217
Electrician near Trafford£33£224
Electrician near Vale of Glamorgan£33£219
Electrician near Vale of White Horse£37£235
Electrician near Vale Royal£29£218
Electrician near Wakefield£32£223
Electrician near Walsall£31£215
Electrician near Warrington£32£221
Electrician near Warwick£32£244
Electrician near Waveney£28£234
Electrician near Waverley£41£271
Electrician near Wealden£53£246
Electrician near West Lancashire£30£213
Electrician near West Lothian£33£244
Electrician near West Wiltshire£41£267
Electrician near Wigan£30£210
Electrician near Windsor & Maidenhead£43£263
Electrician near Wirral£32£224
Electrician near Wokingham£42£265
Electrician near Wolverhampton£31£212
Electrician near Wrexham Maelor£27£207
Electrician near Wychavon£32£234
Electrician near Wycombe£40£245
Electrician near York£26£212

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