A rewire replaces some or all of the electrical wiring in a property. Quite often electrical components are added or replaced such as sockets, light fittings and consumer units.
There are many different opinions about how often you should rewire a property:
When an electrical test and inspection says that a rewire is needed.
When you have rubber insulated wiring, (last used on the 1960's).
After a period of 25 years.
When problems keep occurring.
We would suggest you ensure you and your family are safe. Faulty electrical wiring can cause fires or damage electrical appliances. If it's been more than 10 years since your last test report get your installation professionally tested. Check your fuse board or consumer unit for a "Next Test Date" label. You can wait for problems to occur, but we often find the inconvenience outweighs the cost of an installation test. See our "Why test my Circuits" page.
This depends on the extent of the work. Here is a rough guide:-
1 Bedroom Flat £1,000
2 Bedroom House £2,000
3 Bedroom House £2,500
4 Bedroom House £3,250
5 Bedroom House £4,000
Things to consider that will affect the price:-
Type and style of electrical fittings, cheap white or brushed steel.
Concealed wiring or trunking
Led or Halogen lighting
Doorbell or Intercom system
Security or Garden lights
Burglar alarm installation
Wall mounted TV or Audio systems
Telephone and computer cabling
Electric shower installation
Electric Oven and Hob
Garage lighting and sockets
Central Heating Controls
There is a lot to consider, so let us provide an accurate quote.
Prepare the house. Lift carpets, move furniture, place dust sheets, remove pictures from walls.
Do the post rewire cleanup
Lift floorboards, wire will need to be run under the floor.
Clear the loft, wire will need to be run in the loft.
Do the post rewire decoration. Rewiring involves making holes in walls to bury cables, some decoration will be needed after a rewire.
Most domestic rewires are completed within 7 days. Our aim is to provide quality work within minimum disruption to you.