What’s the cost to rewire a house in 2021?
The cost is dependent on the size of your home, the number of rooms, and the number of socket and power outlets required. To know for sure, you should get a number of quotes. As a rough estimate, we’ve looked at the cost to rewire the average home and how this is priced up.
The average cost to rewire a 2-3 bedroom house
Rewiring a 3-bed house can cost roughly anything between £2.5k-£4.5k. Upgrading the electrical panel and accessibility of the wiring are additional to the cost.
How is a rewiring project priced up?
We cost the project per square foot depending on the wiring needed. Electrical wiring costs anything from £5 per square ft or less, to the region of £9 per linear foot. Phone lines and entertainment devices are additional costs due to the structured wiring and data cables.
For installation, many companies charge around 1 hour per 100 square feet, depending on the electricians’ experience. There may be a set fee for opening outlets and switches.
What does the rewiring process involve?
The process includes:
- Locating dry walls
- Opening walls
- Removing old wires
- Running through new wires
- Closing walls
Are the wires always run through walls?
Drywalls are the best route, but wires can be run through floor joists, attics, basements, or crawl spaces. This may take longer due to access.
How long does it take to rewire a house?
The time taken to complete depends on the size of the house and how many electricians are on the job. It could take anything between 5-10 days.
How would someone know their house needs rewiring?
Tell-tale signs include:
- The age of the house
- Sockets and switches discoloured/loose
- Lights not working properly e.g. flickering
- Electric shocks
- Smell of burning
Do you think your house needs rewiring?
Arrange a survey and an electrician will look at your property to quote the project. Get in touch on 0800 980 6018 and choose option 3, or by emailing [email protected].