myjobquote
  • Get a Quote
  • Ask a Trade
  • About Us
  • Trade Signup
  • Categories
  • Login
  • Get a FREE Quote for a Local Electrician!

    Lighting, Power, Sockets, Rewiring, Testing and more!

    Why use MyJobQuote?

    • Instant online guide price
    • Completely free
    • Compare up to 3 quotes
    • No obligations

    Our trades have been rated on average 4.5 out of 5 by our homeowners.

    Hiring A Local Electrician

    Find a nearby electrician to fix your lighting and power issues at a great price. Get free quotes and compare them from a number of local electricians. Get quotes on all size of jobs from commercial to domestic electrical tasks. Need an electrical inspection doing in a property where you are the landlord or need some rewiring done around the house. Use the form above and see what you can save today, all quotes are obligation free.

    Electricians Overview

    Very little in our current lives would function without electricity, therefore electricians work in a variety of roles across industry and in our homes. Electricians tend to specialise in key roles, such as home inspection and wiring, new build wiring, HVAC engineering, inspection & testing, underfloor heating and solar energy. Their work is extremely varied and can include tasks such as installing voice and data systems, emergency lighting systems, installing power and lighting systems, upgrading electrical systems, maintaining standby power generating systems, distributed control and SCADA systems, protection devices, drives and associated controls, direct current power systems and uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS). Finding a reliable electrician in your area can be difficult. Most people hire their tradesmen through word of mouth and recommendations from family members or friends. One simple way of finding electricians near me is to use a tradesmen directory site

    House Rewiring Cost

    The cost of having your house rewired by a competent and professional electrician can vary considerably depending on the number of fittings, layout, ease of access and overall size of the house. It is however possible to give some idea of the range of prices you could expect to pay, for complete rewiring of a 2 bed flat or bungalow, average prices are around £2000 to £2500, whereas for a 5 bed house the average price increases up to around £8500. Unless you have a lot of unusual electrical systems or fittings, the size of the house and number of rooms will have the biggest effect on price. When you are looking for an electrician nearby to complete a house rewire I would recommend getting multiple quotes from electricians in your area. They will come and look at the job and give you a cost estimate. The quotes you receive from each electrician will depend on how they have calculated the job. Have they used an online calculator or come up with the price themselves.

    Typical Home Electrical Projects and Average Costs

    The most popular electrical jobs we see people seeking quotations for are adding a ceiling light fixture with switch, adding an additional socket to an existing wiring installation, and replacing the Consumer Unit (which many still mistakenly call the Fusebox). Ceiling light fixtures and fittings costs can vary tremendously so it is impossible to give an average cost that includes fixtures and fittings, however for labour only replacing just the light fitting will cost from £30 to £70 on average. But this figure assumes switch and wiring already in place for a simple light replacement - if adding a ceiling light plus switch the actual cost will vary depending on the length of wire run and how near to the ring main the new light fitting and switch will be.

    Adding an additional power socket will also generally be priced on the length of wire run required, but will typically be in the £140 to £200 range for most jobs. Replacing the consumer unit (aka fusebox) is another common job and most electricians will charge from around £300 to £500 for standard jobs. Other popular electrical jobs include partial rewiring, fitting mains smoke detectors, adding kitchen or bathroom extractor fans, fitting showers and/or water pumps, and adding shaver points in bathrooms.

    Electrical Inspecting and Testing

    All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use, inspecting and testing such systems is a major source of work for electricians. All electrical systems should need to be inspected and tested at appropriate intervals to ensure they are in a satisfactory and safe condition for continued service. these safety checks are commonly known as "periodic inspection and testing". Such testing can reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded, find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards, identify defective electrical work and highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.

    The time intervals for periodic inspection and testing vary depending on the property and equipment, for example an owner-occupied home needs checked every 10 years and a rented home every 5 years, however, commercial equipment such as you might find in leisure centre swimming pools needs to be checked every 12 months. Periodic inspection and testing of electrical systems is not a DIY job, no matter how handy you may be! Electrical inspection and testing should be carried out only by registered electricians who can check the electrical system against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671.

    Under Floor Heating

    Modern underfloor heating systems use either electrical resistance elements, or fluid flowing in pipes (hydronic systems) to heat the floor. Electrical resistance underfloor heating can only be used for heating, whereas hydronic systems can also be used for space cooling. These same systems on a larger scale are used to melt snow & ice on paths, driveways and landing pads, to cool skating rinks and to prevent football and rugby fields freezing. Whichever system you have fitted, it will include parts which are common to all heating systems such as, boilers, pumps and motorised valves. these systems are relatively maintenance free, however they need to be checked periodically by a qualified electrician. In particular, the underfloor heating manifolds should be checked annually for any leaks, the underfloor heating pipe needs to be checked for leaks and occasionally the system requires flushing to clear any blockages.

    Air Conditioning Electricians

    Air conditioners are basically a small version of a fridge, but without the insulated box. Whereas a fridge only cools the space inside it, air conditioners can cool a room or even an entire house. Air passing through the AC unit is cooled over the cold evaporator coil then blown back into the room, at the same time hot air vented through a window or wall via the exhaust hose. The cooling process also extracts moisture from the air and produces water, so air conditioning units have water tanks that need to be emptied (unless they have external drain facilities allowing water to run away continuously).

    Most refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) engineers are qualified electricians, they design, install and maintain cooling systems in commercial buildings and residential properties (though the demand for air conditioning is homes is very low in the UK thanks to the climate). Electricians in this industry are involved in designing, installing and maintaining cooling systems; surveying buildings where cooling systems are to be fitted; discussing requirements with customers; running quality checks to make sure systems are working properly and safely; diagnosing and fixing faults, plus carrying out any planned maintenance.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work experienced and talented guy. Did a thorough professional job."

    • Joined Apr 2018
    • Established 2016
    • Based in Stanmore
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Ben turned up when he said he would and completed the job quickly and efficiently. Good work."

    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2017
    • Based in Manchester
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Douglas has been eager & prompt in helping me with my query from the start. Today he managed to complete the jobs I initially wanted to be done and extra. I will definitely use his expertise again in the future. Thank you very m..."

    • Joined Feb 2015
    • Established 2015
    • Based in Wolverhampton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Would recommend. A1"

    • Joined Jul 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Based in Slough
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very polite happy with service"

    • Joined Oct 2015
    • Established 2010
    • Based in Doncaster
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am a very stressful man and always worry when looking for a tradesman. I can tell you now, this company and electrician could not have been more professional, helpful and on point if they tried. Absolutely brilliant with great..."

    • Joined Jun 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Based in Luton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent service."

    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2010
    • Based in Leeds
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "It´s nice to deal with nice people, by the way the guy was very professional and the price we paid was unmatched by others."

    • Joined Nov 2018
    • Established 2017
    • Based in Bordon
    • ID checked

    Hi I have over 25 years experience in the industry covering domestic, commercial and industrial areas. Fully qualified and insured I am registered with Napit for accreditation purpose. I pride myself in offering a quality and friendly service and tak...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Reliable, reasonable, professional, would recommend."

    • Joined Nov 2016
    • Based in Alresford
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "On date, on time, on budget, efficient and friendly describes my contract with Electric Manns. Would thoroughly recommend father and son team."

    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Based in Slough
    • ID checked
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • How our service works

    1. Post your job

    Tell us about the job you want doing including and we'll match your job to local tradesmen.

    2. Receive quotes

    Some of these tradesman will then get in touch with you to give you a quote for the work.

    3. Choose a trade

    Compare quotes and our homeowner feedback ratings, then choose your preferred tradesman.

    Post a Job

    Want more work?

    Are you a tradesperson looking for work? Let us connect you to clients in your area!

    Whether you're a builder, plumber, handyman, we have jobs for you!

    Sign up for a FREE trial today!

    Sign up now

    Narrow down your search

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started

    Recent cost guides for popular electrician jobs

    Cost of Moving a Gas and Electric Meters

    Cost of Installing an Outside Socket

    Cost of Installing New Plug Sockets

    Cost of Installing a Disabled Lift

    see more