Rewiring your home is always a good investment. Yes, it is a substantial project and dependent on the size of your property can be quite expensive. However, it will give you peace of mind that your home appliances are running safely and reliably and could even add value to your home!
So how much does a house rewire cost? In the UK, a house rewire can cost anywhere between £1500-£7500 depending on the size of your home. The average 3 bed home would cost between £3500-£5,500 and would most likely take around 5 to 7 days to complete.
In this article, we will cover how much it costs to rewire a house, how to save money on rewiring and other electrical costs, how to find an electrician and what factors affect the cost of rewiring a house.
How Much Does It Cost to Rewire a House?
The cost of a rewire completely depends on the size of your house as well as where your property is located.
Please see below a range of prices for different sized properties:
|£1,500 – £3,000
|3 to 4 days
|£2,000 – £3,500
|4 to 5 days
|£3,500 – £5,500
|5 to 7 days
|£5,500 – £7,500
|7 to 8 days
|£7,500 – £12,000
|8 to 10 days
Please also note that these prices exclude plastering and decorating required to finish the job fully. Some electricians may be able to provide a quote to carry this out.
If the rewire was a straightforward job it would include:
- Renewing the wiring from the electricity meter to the consumer unit
- Installing a new consumer unit
- Electrical accessories such as socket outlets
- Circuit testing and final installation certificates
What Affects the Cost of Rewiring a House?
As expected the cost on rewiring your home will vary depending on factors which are:
- The size of your house
- Whether the home is occupied during the rewiring
- Where you live in the UK
- The specification of fittings and fixtures you choose
- The number of sockets etc
How Can I Save Money on Rewiring?
Like most of us we all look to save a few pennies, and why not? Here are a few tips and tricks on how to do so:
- Sourcing Own Fittings. Where you can, buying your own plug sockets or point replacements can help reduce fees and they would not need to buy all materials.
- Leaving the Property. This may not be possible for everyone but for those who have second homes or family and friends who can accommodate, however by leaving the property whilst works are carried out this would speed up the process making it cheaper.
- Giving Advance Notice. If you are wanting to make any changes such as changing positions of sockets it is best to inform the electricians before they begin any works.
How Do I Find and Hire a Qualified Electrician?
When looking for an electrician to carry out such a sizable job you would want a highly qualified and reputable candidate.
Here at Valor Property Maintenance we have a range of competent, reliable and experienced electricians at your service.
If you have other little electrical jobs that you have perhaps pushed aside that are not as big of a job as the rewire, you could ask the electricians to complete these jobs whilst they’re there!
- Upgrade lights to LED
- Replace light fittings
- Consumer unit Replacement