Average Labour Cost/Price to Rewire a House

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does it Cost To Rewire a House?

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These prices are based on an electrician's rate of £200 per day and a labourer if required at £100 per day. They include the cost of buying and collecting the materials, dumping the waste as necessary and any incidental materials they will need.

The following prices assume the work is done to “regulations” standard, which are all outlined in detail elsewhere. We also assume a plasterer has to be brought in as electricians don’t do their own plastering. The electrician will then have to come back to fit the face plates because the plasterer won't plaster with them live and in place, because he uses loads of water. It is therefore an expensive process.

Job 1
A complete rewire in your “other” 3 bed semi, which is totally empty, with exposed floorboards all round. We are talking 2 sockets in bedrooms, 4 in receptions, 6 in the kitchen, an outside socket and one in the garage. Grids of down lighters in the kitchen and bathroom, security lamps front and back, full main and equipotential bonding, new split load consumer unit with 4 ring mains and 4 lighting circuits, hidden (plastered over) cables in conduit or capping, cables run round the loft not under the insulation, fancy brushed alloy switches and faceplates, all plastered up on completion, in fact …….excellent!

Labour …..£4000 Materials……..£850 Total

Job 2
To undertake the above in your home while you are living in it, will take twice as long!

Labour …..£8000 Materials……..£850 Total

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