Typical Prices for home electrics

Car Charge Points

  • Supply and fit Charge Point within 20 meters of your consumer unit: £950

Consumer Unit

  • Supply and fit replacement consumer unit: £380-£450

Sockets and switches

  • Supply and fit new double socket: £65-£85 (single socket similar)
  • Supply and fit light switch: £60-£70 per circuit / gang
  • Supply and fit a dimmer switch:  £70-£75 per circuit / gang
  • Supply and fit 6A circuit for lamps: £60-£70 per socket
  • Supply and fit socket for cooker, oven, hob: £200-£260
  • Fit bathroom cabinet (with power): £90-£110
  • Fit electrics for dual-fuel towel warmer: £110-£120
  • Supply and fit electrics for boiler: £250-£325
  • Supply and fit electrics for wet underfloor heating system: £250-£300
  • Supply and fit shaver point: £75-£90
  • Supply and fit bathroom extractor: £175-£320 (depends on type, size, complexity and whether walls need to be cored for the duct and vent; price here does not include any lead slate vent)

Interior Lighting

  • Supply and fit series of recessed LED downlighters (eg in a kitchen): £70-£80 per fitting
  • Fit wall light: £60-£70
  • Fit track ceiling light (for spotlights): £110-£120
  • Supply and fit replacement ceiling rose: £35
  • Fit pendant light: £40-£70 (depends on design)
  • Supply and fit step lights: £70-£80 per fitting
  • Supply and fit peripheral ceiling lighting (basic living room size): £1500-£1750
  • Supply and fit ceiling picture light: £150-£165
  • Supply and fit plinth LED strip lighting (eg for kitchen and island): £500-£800
  • Supply and fit alcove shelf LED striplights: £80-£100 per shelf
  • Fit pelmet lights: £60 per fitting
  • Supply and fit new attic light with switch: £110
  • Supply and fit bulkhead light and switch (eg in storage cupboard): £80-£100
  • Supply and fit niche light (eg for shower shampoo niche): £185-£225

Exterior Electrics

  • Supply and fit external power socket: £125-£180
  • Fit patio lights / path lights: £65-£75 per fitting
  • Supply and fit new PIR security light: £120

Other Electrical

  • Supply and fit new aerial socket with coax: £100 per coax
  • Supply and fit CAT 6 network cables: £150-£200 per cable pair, depending on complexity and routing
  • Earth bonding for gas and water: £150-£200
  • Install wired smoke alarm / heat detector: £125-£175
  • Supply and fit new phone point: £60-£200

Electrical Installation Condition Report

Most electricians will visit to discuss your requirements free of charge. In addition to the specific job you have in mind, mention any doubts about your existing electrics. Electricians can carry out an electrical installation condition report – a sort of MOT for your home electrics. This will cost around £240 for a typical UK 3-bed property. The report will list all deviations from current regulations, classified by severity. You can then decide which, if any, of the deviations to rectify. You should add any of these essential tasks to your total cost.

We always stress that clients should understand the full implications of the electrical changes involved in a home renovation. If your existing electrics are not up to regulations, and the new electrics interact with the old, then more extensive work may be required before the new installation can be certified.

Price of a house re-wire

  • Re-wire 3 bed Edwardian terrace house (over 3 floors) – £6000
  • Re-wire 3 bed standard 30s semi – £4500
  • Re-wire 6-storey townhouse (with basements) (from scratch) – £12 500
  • Re-wire large 4 bedroom detached house – £10000

Cost of home electrics

You’ll see below that the cost of home electrics is more than just twiddling with wires. We always make sure that our clients are fully aware of the total cost from the time the electricians walk in, to the time they leave with the electrics installed and any associated work completed.