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Electrician cost per hour

The average hourly rate for an electrician in the UK is £37 per hour. If you have an emergency or a small electrical job then you will hire an electrician by the hour. Ask your electrician if there are any other charges such as; a call out fee, parking charges, additional materials and collection etc. You can ask for an estimate for the job over the phone based on their hourly rate or get them to email you a full quote so you know exactly how much you will pay. 

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Electrician cost per day

The average day rate for an electrician in the UK is £232 per day. If you have a large electrical project like rewiring a house, fitting ceiling led lights or spot lights throughout your home then you should get an agreed quote based on a day rate. Some have a cheaper day rate while others will just multiply their hourly rate by the number of hours they work. An electrician has to travel between jobs so it's much easier for them to give an estimate or quote if they know the job will take a day or longer.

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Choosing an Electrician

An electrician’s main role is to install and maintain electrical wiring and appliances so having a trustworthy qualified  and affordable 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. 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.

Getting Quotes

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, 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.

Is your Electrician Qualified?

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.

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


Job details Estimate
Cost to troubleshoot and diagnose an electrical fault £95
Cost to rewire a single room or circuit £1000
Cost to rewire a house or flat £3750
Cost to replace a consumer unit £250
Cost to do a PAT test £60
Cost to install solar panels £1500
Cost to installing an electric shower £350
Cost to install downlights in a room £350
Cost to install CCTV cameras £500
Cost to install a bathroom extractor fan £200
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 £80
Cost to fit an electric towel rail £75
Cost to fit an new plug socket £130
Cost to install an electric vehicle charger £300
Cost of an EICR test £150
Cost to install of a cooker hood £250
Repair of a cooker hood £150
Installing an additional or new consumer unit £750
Repair to an electric shower £240
Repair an extractor fan £150
Installing additional power sockets £150
Repairing a power socket £100
Relocate an existing consumer unit or fuse box £550

Rates for other trades

Electrician hourly rate and daily rate
Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2022 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Electrician near Aberdeen£31£257
Electrician near Amber Valley£29£213
Electrician near Angus£25£200
Electrician near Arun£31£221
Electrician near Ashfield£30£214
Electrician near Aylesbury Vale£38£247
Electrician near Barnsley£31£229
Electrician near Basildon£40£258
Electrician near Basingstoke & Deane£41£257
Electrician near Bassetlaw£30£244
Electrician near Bath & North East Somerset£34£244
Electrician near Bedford£40£263
Electrician near Belfast£22£166
Electrician near Birmingham£32£219
Electrician near Blackburn£32£223
Electrician near Blackpool£30£221
Electrician near Bolton£32£221
Electrician near Bournemouth£32£235
Electrician near Bracknell Forest£43£273
Electrician near Bradford£33£230
Electrician near Braintree£38£244
Electrician near Breckland£36£250
Electrician near Bridgend£32£225
Electrician near Brighton£41£229
Electrician near Bristol£33£238
Electrician near Broadland£35£260
Electrician near Broxtowe£30£214
Electrician near Bury£32£220
Electrician near Caerphilly£29£206
Electrician near Calderdale£30£218
Electrician near Cambridge£38£245
Electrician near Canterbury£31£229
Electrician near Cardiff£30£210
Electrician near Carmarthenshire£30£211
Electrician near Charnwood£31£219
Electrician near Chelmsford£40£257
Electrician near Cheltenham£32£253
Electrician near Cherwell£35£237
Electrician near Chester£30£210
Electrician near Colchester£35£238
Electrician near Conway£60£353
Electrician near Coventry£33£235
Electrician near Crewe & Nantwich£30£220
Electrician near Dacorum£43£255
Electrician near Derby£29£212
Electrician near Doncaster£29£233
Electrician near Dover£30£216
Electrician near Dudley£32£218
Electrician near Dumfries & Galloway£30£232
Electrician near Dundee£31£247
Electrician near East Ayrshire£28£222
Electrician near East Devon£31£223
Electrician near East Dunbartonshire£34£260
Electrician near East Hampshire£34£243
Electrician near East Hertfordshire£39£249
Electrician near East Lindsey£21£150
Electrician near East Riding£30£223
Electrician near Eastleigh£38£256
Electrician near Edinburgh£35£245
Electrician near Elmbridge£49£281
Electrician near Epping Forest£46£268
Electrician near Erewash£30£214
Electrician near Exeter£29£218
Electrician near Falkirk£35£254
Electrician near Fife£30£212
Electrician near Flintshire£28£209
Electrician near Gateshead£32£227
Electrician near Gedling£31£212
Electrician near Glasgow£32£251
Electrician near Gloucester£30£232
Electrician near Guildford£41£271
Electrician near Gwynedd£38£223
Electrician near Halton£31£220
Electrician near Harrogate£31£220
Electrician near Havant & Waterloo£34£251
Electrician near Horsham£42£250
Electrician near Huntingdonshire£36£235
Electrician near Ipswich£31£235
Electrician near Isle of Wight£39£248
Electrician near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£31£237
Electrician near Kingston-upon-Hull£30£221
Electrician near Kirklees£30£219
Electrician near Knowsley£32£221
Electrician near Lancaster£31£243
Electrician near Leeds£34£232
Electrician near Leicester£38£237
Electrician near Lisburn£22£169
Electrician near Liverpool£32£222
Electrician near London£48£273
Electrician near Luton£43£252
Electrician near Macclesfield£32£221
Electrician near Maidstone£42£251
Electrician near Manchester£32£220
Electrician near Mid Bedfordshire£40£253
Electrician near Mid Sussex£40£244
Electrician near Middlesbrough£32£234
Electrician near Milton Keynes£37£248
Electrician near Neath Port Talbot£31£223
Electrician near New Forest£36£246
Electrician near Newbury£40£259
Electrician near Newcastle-under-Lyme£27£200
Electrician near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£32£226
Electrician near Newport£30£210
Electrician near North Ayrshire£31£248
Electrician near North East Lincolnshire£27£217
Electrician near North Hertfordshire£40£252
Electrician near North Lanarkshire£33£253
Electrician near North Lincolnshire£30£252
Electrician near North Somerset£32£234
Electrician near North Tyneside£32£226
Electrician near North Wiltshire£40£268
Electrician near Northampton£37£253
Electrician near Norwich£37£263
Electrician near Nottingham£30£212
Electrician near Nuneaton & Bedworth£37£243
Electrician near Oldham£31£220
Electrician near Oxford£37£242
Electrician near Pembrokeshire£25£196
Electrician near Perth & Kinross£34£245
Electrician near Peterborough£29£228
Electrician near Plymouth£31£228
Electrician near Poole£33£238
Electrician near Portsmouth£38£249
Electrician near Powys£31£235
Electrician near Preston£31£217
Electrician near Reading£41£256
Electrician near Redcar & Cleveland£32£243
Electrician near Reigate & Banstead£48£280
Electrician near Renfrewshire£33£258
Electrician near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£32£219
Electrician near Rochdale£32£223
Electrician near Rotherham£27£215
Electrician near Salford£32£220
Electrician near Salisbury£30£231
Electrician near Sandwell£32£220
Electrician near Scarborough£28£222
Electrician near Sefton£32£226
Electrician near Sevenoaks£42£256
Electrician near Sheffield£27£214
Electrician near Slough£44£269
Electrician near Solihull£33£225
Electrician near South Ayrshire£31£243
Electrician near South Bedfordshire£40£263
Electrician near South Cambridgeshire£37£242
Electrician near South Gloucestershire£34£242
Electrician near South Kesteven£37£231
Electrician near South Lanarkshire£31£235
Electrician near South Oxfordshire£40£243
Electrician near South Somerset£34£217
Electrician near South Tyneside£32£224
Electrician near Southampton£38£256
Electrician near Southend-on-Sea£39£252
Electrician near St Albans£44£257
Electrician near St Helens£30£214
Electrician near Stafford£29£211
Electrician near Stockport£32£220
Electrician near Stockton-on-Tees£31£233
Electrician near Stoke-on-Trent£28£204
Electrician near Stratford-on-Avon£33£231
Electrician near Stroud£30£228
Electrician near Suffolk Coastal£32£242
Electrician near Sunderland£32£227
Electrician near Swale£37£245
Electrician near Swansea£30£220
Electrician near Tameside£32£220
Electrician near Teignbridge£28£211
Electrician near Tendring£32£229
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£42£257
Electrician near Torbay£28£220
Electrician near Trafford£33£224
Electrician near Vale of Glamorgan£33£221
Electrician near Vale of White Horse£36£241
Electrician near Vale Royal£29£218
Electrician near Wakefield£33£228
Electrician near Walsall£32£217
Electrician near Warrington£32£222
Electrician near Warwick£33£237
Electrician near Waveney£31£259
Electrician near Waverley£41£269
Electrician near Wealden£50£244
Electrician near West Lancashire£30£217
Electrician near West Lothian£33£245
Electrician near West Wiltshire£40£268
Electrician near Wigan£30£211
Electrician near Windsor & Maidenhead£44£270
Electrician near Wirral£32£226
Electrician near Wokingham£42£269
Electrician near Wolverhampton£33£215
Electrician near Wrexham Maelor£27£208
Electrician near Wychavon£32£233
Electrician near Wycombe£41£258
Electrician near York£28£218

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