cost and time frame of replacing three to four light switches in my home

About three or four light switches need to be replaced in my home. How much will this cost and approximately, how long will these replacement jobs take if by performed by a professional?

Asked by Karen on 18th Aug 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"This would cost around £30 to replace if switches are provided by the customer and would take no longer than an hour to do"
Answered on 21st Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"If it's really just replacing the light switch facias then it should only take about an hour, plus the cost of the facias. about £80 probably."
Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"Hi, is it just replacing the existing switches? If its existing it takes about 30mins and its about £35"
Answered on 6th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"If the light switches are like for like and the wiring isn't impaired etc then swappping them for new etc isn't a big deal

You may have a call out charge on top of the service

Why not switch the lighting circuit (6amp) off at the distribution board and do it yourself, its very easy to do..."
Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"Hi Karen
It cost £70-80 and it should take between 30-60 minutes it's not a big job in changing light switches"
Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"About half an hour at most. And you looking at about £20 per light switch. Hope this helps."
Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"A standard replacement of 4 like for like light switches will be relatively quick. Shouldn't take more than half an hour.
A typical rate would be 80 pounds, excluding materials.
If replacing light switches with dimmers, there could be extra work necessary if backboxes aren't deep enough, in which case extra work will be required, hence higher cost."
Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
"HI Karen. My estimate price is £140 including the switches. Depending if cables needs extending or not. On average as for time it will take roughly about an 90 minute maximum."
Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Labour cost would be £35 per switch and around 1 hours work. Providing there's no faults on the radial."
Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

£120 with parts and labour, complete within an hour."
Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
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