The Cost of Rewiring
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Cost, Specification and Timescale
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The final cost of your project will depend on the difficulty of the rewire in terms of access and whether the property is occupied or unoccupied. Specific items such as downlight’s will add further costs. Larger and complex projects priced per individually.
How Much Does Rewiring Cost?
The cost of rewiring a house can depend on many factors. Some electricians will offer a ‘price per point strategy’ which basically means as an example, £35 per socket outlet, and £25 per light switch.
This is then multiplied to determine a quote for rewiring your home.
HomeRewire Scotland quote so many full electrical rewires that we have developed our own pricing strategy that speeds up the quoting process for both the customer and contractor.
We aim to have a detailed quote to you within 2 hours of visiting your home.
When we issue your rewire quote it is a fixed price and will not change unless you make major changes on the day of electrical installation.
Our price is derived from the size of the property, the manpower required, the time spent on site and how difficult it is too rewire.
Some our the key factors in determining the cost of rewiring your house…
The size of the property. Naturally a 4 bedroom house will cost more than a 1 bedroom flat.
One Bedroom Flats
One bedroom flats can be very easy to rewire depending on the flat position. A typical starting cost to rewire a one bedroom flat would be £1995+VAT. A one bedroom flat will typically consist of a new consumer unit and around 6-8 circuits including lighting and sockets, We would expect a one bedroom flat to have around 15 double sockets. Top floor flats are the easiest electrical rewires providing there is attic space above, and as such have the lowest cost.
HomeRewire Scotland will rewire most one bedroom flats in one day, including plastering repairs. If the property is occupied you should allow an additional £500+VAT approximately.
Three bedroom semi-detached houses
Three bedroom semi detached homes are really popular. These typically start from £2995+VAT and would include around 9-12 circuits as well as external lighting and occasionally an outbuilding or garage. A garage installation can add around £300-750+VAT depending whether the garage is attached to the property or not. Rewiring of three bedroom houses may still be complete in one day including plaster repairs. This depends if the rewiring is straightforward. If not, rewiring may require a few hours on the second day. The big difference in difficulty with these properties comes with the wall type and whether its plasterboard or brick which can make a difference to the price and timescale. If the property is occupied you should allow an additional £500-700+VAT.
Five Bedroom Detached House
Generally the bigger the house the more work is involved. It will cost more to rewire and take longer to complete. Larger homes may have up to 25 circuits and required additional consumer units and sub-mains cables. A five bedroom home can typically cost around £4995+VAT for a standard specification. Its common for larger homes to have many extras including networking cables, additional lighting, downlight and other additional items which can add to the cost., Most properties of this size will have a garage which can add £300-750+VAT depending on whether we have to bury the cable.
We still pride ourselves in being extremely quick in these larger properties and can completely rewire some 5 bedroom homes in just three days including plaster repairs.
If the property is occupied you should allow an additional £700-1000+VAT. It’s important to arrange a survey to get an accurate quote for your rewiring works. HomeRewire Scotland can issue remote guide quotes based off the address and any images you can send. This is a great way to get an initial cost for rewiring and then arrange your onsite quotation.
Properties come in all different shapes and sizes, and our pricing strategy really depends on the ease of works. We may survey your home and discover that its very very straightforward and then be able to offer you a quote lower than all guide prices stated. On the other hand it could be a very difficult project, and need an extensive budget.