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How much does it cost to re-wire a house?

I’ve been told that my house (built 1905), needs completely re-wiring. A quote I had nearly made me fall off my chair. What sort of price should I be budgeting for (3 bed semi). Thanks!

Answered by TrustATrader

The price of the rewire depends on a number of factors, including the age, size and whether it's occupied. When looking at rewiring your home, rather than room to room as the costs per room don’t add up,  it is usually a job you do all at once.

The average cost to rewire a 3-bed house (semi-detached) is approximately £3,000 - £4,500 depending on your location and can take up to 10 days to complete - the bigger the job the longer it will take to complete (if everything else runs smoothly of course).

What’s included in the price of your house rewire?

Apart from labour, you can expect that previously old electrical wiring and fittings will be removed, with new fittings and consumer units installed to comply with current regulations.

Faulty wiring is very dangerous and can cause house fires, accidents and lead to serious consequences in some cases. If your finding that your lights regularly flicker or dim or the fuse box in your house is regularly tripping due to a fault, it might be worth having an electrician take a look. The older the property, the more of a requirement rewiring a house can become.

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