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    Replace old fashioned fuse box

    Electricians

    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.

    Thanks."

    Answered on 16th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Simply electrical services

    "This is something that depends how many circuits you have on the old fuse box but normally anywhere around £300-£500."

    Answered on 5th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    CIS LONDON

    "It depends on how many circuits you have and If the earthing and bonding need remedial work.
    Also a pre-work dead test is needed to highlight any faults."

    Answered on 20th Feb 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    PHR limited

    "Putting in a new consumer unit should cost somewhere between £400-£600 depending on how many circuits etc."

    Answered on 8th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - 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
    Aidan Hackwood

    "Assuming that the water and gas supplies are bonded to the current regulations (usually 10mm earth cable with no cuts) the tails are in good condition and correct size, a pre-test of all circuits comes back as satisfactory then the cost would depending upon the type of board eg split RCD or fully RCBO and whether surge protection is needed.

    Cost could range from £500-£850 depending on the amount of circuits, but as always, different electricians have different overheads which makes giving an accurate estimate challenging."

    Answered on 25th Feb 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    WA ELECTRICAL

    "Totally depends whereabouts you are in the country and what remedial works needs to be done as part of the fuse box change.
    But minimum for a straightforward board change is around £400.
    And remember to ask for installation certificate as well as building controls notification otherwise you might find it could affect sale of your property in the future"

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - 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
    Aura electrical southern ltd

    "Depends on how big the fuse box needs to be, for example, how many ways are required, but normally a fuse box costs between £300 and £500."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - 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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