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    How long does a house rewire take?

    Electricians

    I have an old house that needs rewiring and a new fuse box. It’s a 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom victorian house. I just need to know roughly how long I can expect the job to take to complete? I'd also appreciate a cost estimate just so I know I'm not getting ripped off. Thanks.

    Asked by Lou on 29th Mar 2020
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    Aura electrical southern ltd

    "A rewire can cost £5,000 and roughly takes two weeks to complete. Rewire prices depends on fixtures and fittings."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Ion Suruceanu

    "It will take a few days may 3-5. I need to see the house before to give a price."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Down to Earth Electrical Services

    "If the property is empty I would say time wise 2-3 weeks. Would need 2 men and cost 4-5K. Would also recommend getting a plasterer to make good the chasing out."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Taurus Contractors Ltd

    "Hi There,
    I would suggest it would take between 2-3 weeks and rough cost would be between £3500 to £5000. The cost all depends on fittings and fixtures etc and how in depth your specification is."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    LJS Electrics LTD

    "Hi Lou, really depends on the layout of the house and how you want it done. Lifting floorboards, cables chased in the walls etc would most likely take about 4 days give or take a day depending on the amount of labour involved. I would say again depending on the brand of fittings used and if you want spotlights etc you are probably looking at a price between £3500 - £4500."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    DJF Electrical

    "If the property is completely empty you would be looking at around 2 weeks with a rough price at £4500-£5000."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Powernet Electricals

    "It usually takes 10 - 12 days for a complete rewiring in an empty house. However, it could be a bit longer if the house is Occupied. Cost wise its roughly around 3000- 3500 depending on the needs of the customers."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2014 - report
    WS Electrics Ltd

    "This job would be roughly 5to7K depending on the spec you wish in the house and may take around a fortnight to do if you don’t hit any snags with this property being an old Victorian house (large and thick walls and very high ceilings lathe and plaster)"

    Answered on 1st Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Tulletts electrical

    "All depends on how many people working on the property I’d say around two weeks around £6000"

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Panther electrical

    "Hi each rewire is different if the house is empty and the walls don’t need much channeling then it would take about a week if there is a lot of channeling then may take 2 weeks and price wise you would be looking at £2750 to £3750"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    App Electrical

    "Hi depending on the size of the house roughly 5 days to 1 week, and around £2000"

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    P L D Electricals

    "You should be looking at 5-6 days depending on if you require chasing out of the walls and if the property is empty.
    As for the cost, you should be looking at between £3500-£4000 depending on whether you go for spot lights etc and any outside lights/power etc."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    S&R ELECTRICAL

    "Far too slow these guys, a house rewire can be done in 1-2 days, 2nd day for final bits and plastering, worst case, a 3rd day to make good plastering etc. all for around the £3,000/£3,500 mark."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    All-Tech Electrical & Mechanical

    "A full rewire of a 3 bed house usually takes around one week to complete. The cost of a rewire is around £3,000.
    ."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    SAR electrical

    "Anything up to a week depending of property is empty or not. Victorian house? Expect damage to walls if it’s original plaster as they tend to blow out sometimes. £4000 is a fair estimate for a 3 bed that’s including materials. This is based off like for like if the amount of sockets and lights in any said room will be replaced Any extras costs will accrue. Hope this helps stay safe."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Arora Property & Electrical Service

    "If the house is vacant, rewiring would be quicker. The first rewire fix would take about a week. The second rewire fix would take another week after chased walls have been plastered. The cost depends on the type of lighting installed and the quality of the switches and sockets you choose. Typically a full rewire is about £5,000.00 to £6,000."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2015 - report
    PJ electricals services limited

    "A house rewire for a three-bedroom house could take roughly 2 weeks. The cost of a rewire depends on the number of electrical points. You're looking at roughly £3500-£4500."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    J andrews electrical

    "Should take around 2 weeks to do from start to finish, including making good. I estimate it to be around £4000."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Aidan Hackwood

    "Depends completely on the specification you're after, such as how many sockets per room, how many USB sockets, cooker feeds, shower feeds, spot lights vs pendants, whether it's occupied or vacant.
    As previously stated around £6,000 - £8,000. To be honest I'd be more suspicious of lower end quotes.
    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Quality Electric Scotland

    "It depends on what you want in the house. if you want electric showers or not, what type of lighting you want etc. It also depends on how many electricians you have on the job. If there are two I'd say 2 weeks and about £6000."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Kirsty Steel

    "Depends if the house is lived in or not. If the property is vacant then it will take less time.
    Also depending on the amount of labour the person or firm provides.
    If property is vacant it could take around a week and cost between £3500 - £4000."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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