Costs Invoved With Hiring an Electrician
If you need an electrician, special care needs to be taken to assess if the job falls under Part-P regulations. Most importantly to protect you and your loved ones. In addition, electrical installation should be carried out by those who have the right training and knowledge. This avoids danger to themselves and the homeowners. We recommend that you use a registered electrician to do any installation work so that you can ensure that they follow the UK national safety standard and will provide you with a safety certificate to confirm so.
An electrician’s duties may include:
– Electrical installation
– Electrical Testing
– Internal & External lighting
– Air Conditioning
– Aerial/Satellite dish installation
– Access Control and Door Entry installation
More electrical work needs to be carried out by the correctly qualified professionals due to recent changes to legislation. Therefore improving safety. When choosing your electrician, you should look for those with the correct qualifications. We would recommend an electrician with an NVQ/SVQ at level 3 to ensure you get a high quality of work. You should note that there are some skilled and experienced electricians that trained as apprentices and may not have the latest qualifications.
It’s most likely that your electrician will charge per hour or a day rate. Obviously, the rate charged is going to rely on multiple factors, including if certification is needed and the size and location of the job . The average hourly rate for an Electrician in the UK is between £30-£35. However, this may increase in London.
Below we have listed some of the most common jobs that our electricians receive and the average price that they would charge. These figures are based on estimates and will vary depending on the region and if any other costs will be involved. For instance the removal of previous electrics or access issues.
Household Electrical Checks and Condition Report
You should check of all your household electricals at least every 10 years and this should cost around £100 depending on the size of your property.
Installing a Double Electrical Socket
An electrician installing a double electrical socket should cost between £100-£150.
Wiring a 3 Bedroom House
Wiring the electricals into a 3-bedroom house should cost between £2000-£3000.
Replacing a Fusebox
Removing and installing a new Fusebox should come in at around £250-£400.
Installation of a New Light Fitting
Installing a light fitting typically costs around £30-£50.
Installing an Electric Shower
Supplying and fitting a new electric shower should typically cost between £300-£450. This depends on whether you currently have an electric shower installed.
Installing an Electric Cooker
Installation of an Electric cooker, providing the power is in place should cost around £35-£60.
Installing an Attic Light
Supplying and fitting an attic light with a switch should typically cost between £80-£140.
Repair a Broken Power Cable On An Appliance
Repairing a power cable on a household appliance should cost between £30-£50.
These are just some guidelines as to the costs you can expect for the most common jobs that our Electricians encounter. However, you must remember that with so many varying factors to get a more accurate idea you should get quotes from multiple electricians. In conclusion, to get a more accurate figure you will need to get quotes and describe your job in detail. This will ensure qualified tradesmen can give you an accurate price. Above all, it ensures the best deal for you.