Our Full House Rewire Service

Are you in need of a full house rewire in Glasgow? HomeRewire specialises in full house rewiring.
Our NICEIC-certified experts can complete an entire rewiring job within 1–2 days to ensure the process is as hassle-free as possible.
Our electrical company applies speed and efficiency to every rewiring job, prioritising quality and customer care.

When you need to rewire, remember HomeRewire! Get a free and instant quote using our house rewiring cost calculator.

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The Process Of Rewiring Your Home

Wondering, “How does a full home rewire work?” A house rewire involves replacing all existing wiring,
including lead-insulated cabling, with new wiring. This is essential to ensure safety and remove any potential hazards.

When you rewire a house, specialist electricians will replace or repair all electrical sockets, light fittings,
faulty wiring, and heat detectors to upgrade your entire electrical wiring system.

As part of our full rewire service, we also provide detailed electrical installation condition reports to ensure your
newly rewired home meets safety standards and compliance.

Initial Enquiry

Need a whole house rewire? Your rewiring project starts with an enquiry.

If you are interested in rewiring your house or checking the safety of your electrics, HomeRewire can help.

Simply call us on 0141 212 6216, email us at info@homerewire.com, or use one of the handy contact forms on our website. You can also use our handy fusebox finder tool to get a detailed reply about the age of your installation.

Our office will take your details and briefly discuss your rewire project. We can provide install guide costs and detail similar rewiring projects that we have completed in the area or even on your street.

We also have a strong presence on all the known social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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HomeRewire are an NICEIC approved contractor

Inspection by a Qualified Electrician

Our head electrician, Jamie, will arrange a visit to your property at a time that suits you for an electrical inspection.

The survey for your house rewire won’t take long, as our electricians have rewired so many homes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Paisley that we only need some brief notes and a discussion
about your electrical requirements.

We aim to send a quote for full rewiring within a few hours. Fingers crossed, we are selected to undertake the full house electrical rewire of your home.

Are Your Electrics Safe?

We may be able to greatly improve the safety of your home with a few simple upgrades.

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What's Involved In Rewiring

We eliminate any potential problems and ensure everything is modern, safe and certificated.

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Cost

Competitive cost, with a strong focus on quality workmanship and safety.

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Why Use Home Rewire Scotland

We come very experienced and equipped to deal with the most difficult challenges.

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Install Day

Our guys arrive bright and early to get started on the rewiring work.

Before the full rewire of your house, you should have made prior arrangements and organised the property.

We will take a short time to discuss the positioning and layout of your new electrical system before the electrical installation.

Some clients have this planned out before we arrive, while others are happy for our experienced electricians to advise on the best electrical layout for their home rewiring in Glasgow.

Items to Consider When Planning Whole House Rewires

You can find more information about important item considerations when rewiring your home here, but here’s a brief
summary of items to consider when rewiring a house and planning your all-new electrical system:

  • Consumer Unit/Fuse box - Consider the position and whether you require RCBOs, RCDs (residual current device) and surge protection.
  • Socket Outlets - Plan the positioning of your new socket outlets in the property and socket type.
  • Lighting - Where do you need lights, what type do you need, and how do you wish to switch them on and off?
  • External lighting - We recommend light fixtures at the front and rear of the property.
  • External Sockets - Many clients opt for an external socket which can be handy for using electric gardening equipment.
  • Electric Showers - Do you need an electrical supply for a shower, or does this run from the boiler?
  • Electric Cooker - Do you cook with gas, or will you need an electrical supply?
  • Smoke Alarms - As a minimum, we suggest a smoke alarm upstairs, downstairs and in the kitchen.
  • Outbuildings - Do you have a garage or shed that requires power? If so, how do we reach it?
  • Extractor Fans - Do you require ventilation in the property to satisfy building control/building regulations?
  • Kitchen - Are you installing a new kitchen, and will that require specific electrical layouts?

Let's Get To Work: The Process of a Whole Home Rewiring

At this stage, you should have received prior information explaining how to prepare for us coming.

In occupied homes, we start by dust sheeting your belongings, organising any remaining furniture, and then lifting any floor coverings,
such as carpets. Our electricians are so experienced in rewiring a house that we only need a short spell to plan
and discuss the best way to rewire each property.

For whole home rewires, we have a quick site meeting between our team to delegate each task, negotiate any challenges,
and agree on the best way forward for the rewiring job.

Isolate the Supply

Whether conducting a partial or whole house electrical rewiring, it's important that we isolate your original electrical supply so all the old electrics and deteriorating wiring are dead and safe to work on.

There's a safe isolation procedure that ensures our electricians are safe at all times from electric shocks and other dangers. A temporary electrical supply is then installed so we can power our tools, chargers and temporary lighting.

Floorboards

Most properties have floorboards, and under these boards is where we run our main electrical cables. In the first few hours of your full electrical rewire, we will lift the necessary boards and make suitable routes to install your new 240v cables.

Chase and Cut

Now that the routes are complete under the floors, we get to work on the messy part. Most clients prefer the cables buried within the walls. To do this, we need to use a chasing machine that cuts through the brick with ease. We then chip out the remaining brickwork to reveal a neat channel in which the 240v electrical cables can be placed.

Cleaning Break

Now that we have made the routes and got the messy stuff out of the way, we regroup, remove the heavy tools, clean the place out, and make sure the working area is free and ready for the wiring.

Electrical Wiring

This is when our electricians must use the technical knowledge learned to wire the property in line with 18th-edition wiring regulations. We use a section of cable rated for each circuit to ensure no overheating and that each circuit can carry enough current to power your devices and all your appliances.

Electrical Circuits In A Typical Home

There will always be certain electrical circuits in a typical home. On a standard property, we expect to see the following circuits:

  • Ring mains for socket outlets
  • Ring mains for kitchen sockets
  • Upstairs Lighting Circuit
  • Downstairs Lighting Circuit
  • Smoke Alarm Circuit
  • Central Heating Circuit
  • Shower Circuit
  • Cooker Circuit

We allow a few spare circuits within your new 18th Edition Dual RCD or RCBO consumer unit. Examples of additional circuits may be:

  • Garage Circuit
  • Shed Circuit
  • Car Charging Circuit
  • Water Heater Circuit
  • Hot Tub Circuit
  • External Lighting Circuit
  • Shower Pump Circuits
  • Alarm Circuits
  • CCTV Circuits

Wiring Completion

When all the required electrical cables are installed throughout the entire property, it’s time to start putting your home back together.

Firstly, we double-check that nothing has been missed and that all new cabling and actual wiring are in
good condition with no accident damage or potential risk.

Box Out

At this stage, we start to install the electrical back boxes. Galvanised boxes come in 1 gang or 2 gang versions, and we select the suitable box for each accessory. The boxes have threaded lugs which allows us to screw your plug sockets and switches too. They also have space to make any connections required at the rear of the switch. The boxes are screwed securely to the wall, and a rubber grommet is used to create an entry point for your new electrical wiring to go through.

Capping

Protection over the electric cables is not required, and each Electrical Contractor has different methods. However, HomeRewire prefers to use a galvanised metal capping. This is a thin protective capping that goes over the cables and ensures a tidy, professional finish. It also supports the route of the cable and offers some protection against other trades, such as plasterers.

Flooring Re-Instatement

With your new wiring installed, we start to piece the property together. We usually first put any floorboards back down and button up any spaces we breached into. At this stage, the property is almost starting to look normal again, and now is a rest time for another sweep, regroup and discussion over the next moves.

Plaster and Making Good

It’s time for our trusted plasterers to do their thing!

If you haven’t guessed by now, rewiring a house can get messy. It involves cutting into the brickwork of your home, and this means the walls need to be repaired. The plasterers arrive at this stage of rewiring and get to work with the initial bonding coat.

During this time, we aim to give the plasterers some space, so you will find our electricians working on second-fix items
such as your new consumer unit, external lighting, or other areas that don’t require major plaster repairs.

Contact us to find out more about the plastering aspect of rewiring a house in detail here, or to request a useful video we have on the subject.

Once plastering is complete, this leaves a nice surface in which our rewiring electricians can screw the new faceplates against.

Fit Out and Termination

With plastering out of the way, we are fast approaching the end of the project. The hard work is complete, and it’s time to terminate all the new electrical accessories and products throughout your home.

We use electrical side pliers to strip back the PVC Twin and earth cable to reveal the inner core. The inner core is stripped at the very end to reveal a small copper section. The copper section carries the electrical current, and this is the important part that must connect to the terminals of the electrical accessories.

The copper section is connected at the circuit breaker and then at each individual electrical accessory, carrying the electrical current wherever it needs to go. The PVC insulation is in place to protect anyone from touching the copper part and getting an electrical shock.

Examples of Electrical Switchgear Accessories

Below are some examples of electrical switchgear accessories.
The “A” indicates how many amps that accessory can safely handle:

  • 32A Socket Outlets Double
  • 32A Socket Outlet Single
  • 6A Light Switches 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and more
  • 6A Pendant Lamp Holders
  • 6A Baton Lamp Holders
  • 32A Switched Fuse Spurs
  • 6A Fan Isolators
  • 45A Cooker Switches and Outlets
  • 45A Shower Switches
  • 20A Double Pole switches

Other Electrical Products Often Installed:

  • Smoke Alarms
  • Heat Alarms
  • C02 Alarms
  • External Security LED security Lights
  • Alarm Systems
  • Doorbells
  • Extractor Fans
  • Wall Lights
  • Decorative External Lights
  • Electric Heaters

Connecting the Consumer Unit

All the electrical accessories and products are connected to the preinstalled wiring, which feeds back to the consumer unit or, as it's better described, a distribution unit.

Here’s a great video explaining how a new modern consumer unit works…

In short, the consumer unit takes the main power and fuses it down to smaller cables which we have installed to power your accessories. It provides safety features and switching options, including consumer unit trips, so you can safely isolate each individual circuit. The trip switches turn off if a fault is detected in the system.

If not completed already, one of our trained electricians connects all the cables at the consumer unit in preparation for the power going on.

Running Initial Tests

Using electrical test equipment, we carry out some initial electrical testing to ensure the cables are safe to energise by looking out for warning signs such as exposed wires or buzzing noise. We have further tests to do when the power goes on, but we have to first ensure it will work properly and avoid any nasty faults.

Powering Up Your Rewired Home

Now for the fun part!

Now that the rewiring process is complete, we get to see all that initial handwork come to light, quite literally.

We start with the main switch, then one by one, energise your new electrical circuits. It’s good to see the property light up, and it gives a great sense of achievement. Our electricians quickly perform some functional tests, such as switching the light switches and trying some load on the sockets to check all the wiring and electrical components are working properly.

Clean Up

When all electrical works are complete, we move on to the big tidy-up. A full electrical rewiring of a house can get very dusty, so it’s important that the prior preparations are done properly to reduce mess.

We use dust extraction equipment when possible to reduce the scale of the mess. But, being such a disruptive building works, it’s inevitable there will be some dust around. We clean at each stage of the job and then get to work on the final clean.

The carpets are down, and we start hoovering each room, starting with the big hoover and then using the small hoover to catch all the fine dust particles. It’s important to clean into all the corners, on top of skirtings, doors, and anywhere else the dust might have found its way to.

Finally, each surface is wiped down with a damp cloth which helps with any surface dust still around. The property will likely need another clean when we leave, but the initial clean by our team is generally pretty good.

We offer a further professional builders’ clean after rewiring a house. While this is often not required, some clients choose this option to go one step further and avoid any cleaning of their own.

You can find out more about the deep clean service and costs included in our full rewires in Glasgow here.

Project Complete!

Your old wiring is gone, and your home is now fully rewired and safe! Included in the cost to rewire, we conduct a thorough electrical installation condition report to ensure your newly rewired home not only meets safety standards but also complies with all necessary regulations.

HomeRewire: Leaders in Full House Rewiring in Glasgow

When you choose HomeRewire for your home’s electrical rewiring in Glasgow, you can trust that you’re in good hands. Our electrical work is always conducted professionally by a registered electrician, and we offer competitive rewiring costs. Whether you require partial or whole house rewiring or a periodic inspection to ensure safety, we’ve got you covered.

We’ll get your full rewire project done in record time! Call our office today on 0141 212 6216 and take the next step towards a full house rewire with Scotland’s rewiring specialist.

Home Rewire Scotland Reviews

Ritchy PRitchy P
19:29 08 Jun 24
Jamie got me fitted in at very short notice, the job was started within a week of agreeing to go ahead, everything that I asked for was carried out including some extras that weren't originally quoted for, the plaster repairs being sorted saved a lot of additional work after everything was completed. Most rooms required movement of the existing sockets and switches as they were mounted on the woodwork, I was impressed they managed to carry out the work within the 3 days as the walls needed chased out etc being an older property. Grant gave a great video after the work was completed, explaining everything had been done. All in all a very professional experience.
Lisa RickardLisa Rickard
06:43 08 Jun 24
5 star rating for the boys at Home Rewire Scotland Ltd. Professionally managed by Jim, the electricians Zach, Craig and Joe provided the highest standard of work in just over 24 hours to completely rewire ans plaster my new home over 3 floors. All work was discussed and reviewd before hand and they were on call immediately if i had any questions.A delightful, professional company who come exactly when they say they will and tidy up after themselves.Would recommend this company to anyone looking for a professional and high standard electrical job.
Scott HScott H
10:08 07 Jun 24
Mark and Gary did a really terrific job rewiring my 1930s bungalow (which had frankly ancient wiring and a bunch of janky ceramic fuse boxes from the olden days). The whole project was done amazingly fast (two days) and to a very high standard. The guys were professional and to the point about how it would be done and what couldn’t be done which I really appreciated. If you are thinking about getting a rewire done I can fully recommend Homerewire Scotland- and my number one tip is to you is to do a good thorough job on the preparations so the guys can get your place done efficiently and hand it back to you on time!
Christopher McSorleyChristopher McSorley
10:14 05 Jun 24
From my initial contact with HomeRewire with Theresa and Jamie coming out to do the survey everything went great. They provide loads of guidance on how to prepare and also links to different contractors such as cleaning etc.Jamie was able to fit me in the week after the survey and Grant, Ryan & Joe did an amazing job fitting the new system, answering all my questions and also my last minute additions on the final day (which was an oversight on my part).Thanks again to HomeRewire, they really took the stress out of what was a tough job and completed within 2.5 days!
Thomas BoyleThomas Boyle
14:54 03 Jun 24
Great job from start to finish Everything was done to a high standard with minimum disturbance I wouldn’t go anywhere else for a rewire A special mention to Ryan and Steven who went that extra mile for my mum
ClaireClaire
15:10 28 May 24
A brilliant business. 100% accurate in the quoted service delivered. Exceptional customer service and communications. A trustworthy, knowledgeable and helpful team that made a potentially scary and stressful project easy and relaxed. Would absolutely recommend.
Claire LeitchClaire Leitch
20:10 26 May 24
Jamie and his team at Home Rewire Scotland did an excellent job when rewiring our house in Edinburgh. It was a complicated job but they completed everything on time and communicated throughout to solve any issues that arose. The team were friendly and very efficient. The information provided in advance about what to expect and how to prepare the house was extremely comprehensive and helpful. They came back quickly to solve a minor unexpected issue after the main job was complete. I would highly recommend them.
Helen LowHelen Low
12:38 25 May 24
From first contact with Jamie, everything was explained with regards to what was included and what to expect.The week leading up to the rewire, i had several message prompts, to get things ready for the morning of the rewire, again everything explained in the check list provided.Had a walk round the house with Ryan on the morning, nothing was too much trouble, great experience for us !! All done ahead of time schedule, would definitely recommend these guys.Thank you for a good experience, very difficult to find reliable workmen 10 out of 10.
Sharon DonnellySharon Donnelly
08:59 15 May 24
Home rewire did a total house rewire for me this month. I felt so overwhelmed by the whole thing and was dreading coming home as it was so much upheaval.The guys did an amazing job, even though we had some issues with a miscommunication with another business at the same time. The guys must have battered through the work and it was complete in two days.The standard of work is way above my expectations, it’s neat, the plasterer even matched the existing plaster work that I had (artex, which I hate but can just paint over for now and you’d never know any work had been done). They even did a clean up at the end and mopped the floors!I’m delighted with the work done and the work ethic of these guys. Snagging list was completed quickly after Jim came to do a walk round. Very respectful of the property and they didn’t even eat all the biscuits I left them!Excellent work. 👍
veronica mclarenveronica mclaren
20:48 16 Apr 24
Jamie managed to fit me in at short notice . They did the full house rewire in 2 days. I was, given so much information of what was involved and what was required before the day of the rewire. The work exceeded my expectations. We had large eyeball lights in the kitchen that were so old they are obsolete.The team managed to put up new lights and plaster the holes of the old ones which to be honest I wasn't expecting (see image attached) . The team cleaned up very well which I really appreciated. There is going to be dust and you will need to redecorate your full house but to be honest to have all the lights and sockets that I need more than makes up for the upheaval and hard work painting and papering. The price I paid was, similar to other, quotes but felt workmanship and communication throughout the process was 2nd to none. I am extremely happy and glad I used this company.
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