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    Replace old fashioned fuse box


    How much is it to replace old main fuse box which is under the stairs?

    Asked by Anne on 5th Jan 2020
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    Paul Jones Electrical & Building

    "Hi there,

    Usually a standard consumer unit upgrade is approx £400-£500 which includes the testing and paperwork.

    Depending on the current condition of the wiring you may need an EIC report done first to check that your cable is OK to use with a new consumer unit that will have RCD's & rcbo's, if it is not then some work may need to be done prior.


    Answered on 16th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Wisewulf security and electrical

    "Depending on existing wiring and number of circuits etc this would normally be £395 plus the earth. Your gas and water need to be checked this would be additional £150-£200 if these need upgrading also any existing faults on the wiring would be charged extra."

    Answered on 17th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Mohawk Maintenance Services Ltd

    "HI Anne,

    The approximate cost to replace a consumer unit is £450.00, if the job is done correctly and compliant, a full test of the installation, and issue of certification is required on completion.
    Trusting this helps :-)"

    Answered on 9th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Eaglestones Electrical Services Ltd

    "Hi Anne.
    The correct answer is a bit like "how long is a piece of string"?
    I depends of what you want from a new CU.
    A basic CU that meets the latest regulation is about £450-500 fully installed and certified.
    But an Installed board with RCBOs start at £500 and go up depending on the make.
    To make an informed decision, have a discussion with a fully qualified electrician, they will assist you the same way we do our clients.
    Regards Brian"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Electric Connect

    "For the new CCU and testing with my materials it's around £500. This is on the basis that everything is good, if there's any problems I charge extra."

    Answered on 23rd Jan 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Telekomm Solutions

    "Hi there,

    I suggest to replace the fuse box you have the full property checked as well.

    Price £450"

    Answered on 6th Jan 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Bespoke Bathrooms

    "Hi Anne,

    The going rate to replace the old consumer unit with new is about £400.00."

    Answered on 6th Jan 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    wts electrical ltd

    "Hi Anne,

    The cost of a consumer unit varies but you should look to be paying around £400-£450 for a domestic property. This work does require electrical certification so please make sure you are issued this by the contractor on completion if you go ahead with the work."

    Answered on 6th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report

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