How much will it cost to rewire my house? Your Questions Answered
When it comes to rewiring A house, there is one question everybody wants to know… HOW MUCH?
In this short article I want to tell you how much it will cost to rewire your house, How you can save money and what things will make the cost higher OR lower.
I’m Mitchell, the owner of Full Circuit Solutions and over the past 5 years we have rewired over 100 domestic properties from small studio flats through to 7 bedroom multi-level houses incorporating every fixture fitting and add on you can dream of. With our experience we consider ourselves experts in the field and I want to share some of that expert knowledge in the form of a short blog about the true costs of an electrical home rewire.
When it comes to rewiring a house, there are a few things that homeowners should keep in mind. First and foremost, rewiring a house is not a DIY job. It's a complex task that should only be done by a team of qualified and experienced electricians and if done incorrectly can be very dangerous!
Secondly, it would only be right to mention that not all electricians are built the same and with that being said, not all electricians charge the same. We would always recommend getting 3 quotes for the works you’re looking to have completed and are always happy to recommend other reputable companies in our local area if you want to do some prices comparisons.
The first thing we will offer you is a clear ballpark figure of a rewire. If this figure sits within the budget you had put aside then we will move on to the next steps. The next step is to book in an available slot for me to meet with you at your property to go through the ins and outs of a rewire, so that I can provide you with a clear cost of what its going to take to rewire your house.
Our ballpark figures are calculated using this very simple formula.
£1500 plus the following
- £1250 per bedroom
- £1000 per additional sitting room
Using this formula, if you rung to enquire about rewiring your property and you told me you have a standard 3-bedroom house consisting of 1 kitchen, 1 hallway, 1 living room, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom I would be telling you something along the lines of
“for a property of that size you would be looking at somewhere around the region of £5250+VAT. If this fits within your budget and you want to have a formal quotation, lets book some time next week where we can talk about the particulars of your project”.
Its very important to keep in mind that this is a rough estimate over the phone and that the true costs may well be lower, but at the same time, depending on the type of house you have and the specification of the require it could be more. At the end of this article, I will go through some of the top tips I have to reduce the price of your rewire.
So, to answer your question of how much will it cost to rewire my house, I have put the average costs of home rewires from our own historical data.
1 bedroom flat = £2150+vat
2-bedroom house = £2800+vat
3-bedroom house = £4280+vat
TOP TIPS - How can I reduce the cost of having my house rewired
It's important to keep in mind that a house rewire can be a disruptive and messy process. Our electricians will need to access walls and ceilings to run new wiring, which can mean cutting into walls with specialist machinery and equipment lifting floorboards and making holes in ceilings. To make the require as cost effective as possible, we would always recommend that you relocate throughout the duration of the project. Using an experienced team like Full Circuit Solutions, We can require houses pretty quickly. We will advise you that going away on holiday and having your property moved into storage for the week of rewiring will always be the most stress free and cost effective method of rewiring a house.
This is a simple tip, but it works. Reduce your specification. The more you have, the more it costs. Think clearerly about how you will be using your space and have just the right amount of accessories installed, exactly where you will need them. Alterations to a projects after its been installed or mid way changes can have a serious affect on the final cost of a project.
Rewiring is often done during a major refurbishment so make sure you forward think and plan plan plan. The clearer the plan the easier the project. The easier the project the friendlier the price! No one wants to overpay for a project because the planning wasn’t done in the first place.
Only use decorative fixtures and fittings where necessary. Paying a high cost for deocative chrome and brass sockets in room where they wont be seen is a waste of money. Using basic white plastic parts where possible is a good way to shave some of the costs off the project.
Despite the challenges and costs associated with a house rewire, it's an important investment in your home's safety and functionality. With modern wiring and updated electrical systems, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home is equipped to handle the demands of modern life.