If you are a home owner who needs to do an electrical rewire, it’s always good to ask a professional for help, as they know exactly how to find the problem and repair it for you too. A professional contractor knows what to look for and how to ensure that the entire rewiring project is done safely and effectively.
When your wiring is outdated it may be time for a complete home rewiring to ensure that your home is safe and adheres to all the required standards. That’s when you can benefit from working with an experienced NAPIT approved electrician or electrical contractor who can take care of your home’s rewiring requirements.
You can also do a regular inspection of your home’s wiring, to ensure everything is in place and that your home is still compliant and safe. Inspections ensure that all the electrics in your home is working as it should and that they are safe to use.
What Will It Cost?
The cost of an electrical rewire will depend on the size of your home as well as where you live. As a guide, a two-bed terraced house will cost between £2,000 and £3,000, making the average cost of a home rewiring project around £2,500.
It may not always be necessary to do a complete rewire of your entire home; you may need to do a partial rewire only, depending on your needs and the condition of your wiring system. As a home owner, you want the peace of mind knowing that your home is safe and that your electrics work as they should. That’s why it’s recommended to do an inspection of your home.
Building regulations require that your electrical installation should be tested every 10 years if you are a home owner, and once every five years if you are a landlord renting out your home.
The Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) should be carried out by a qualified electrician and will contain the following:
- An inspection of the fuse board
- A check of the polarity of the installation
- An inspection of sockets, switches and other fixtures throughout the home
- A test on protective devices to ensure they work as they should
These reports will vary in terms of pricing; a one-bedroom flat cost around £120 whereas a three bedroom flat will be around £200. A one-bedroom house will be around £150 and a three- or four-bedroom house around £250.
This report will highlight any defects in the house, which can include faulty connections, outdated wiring and short circuit protection issues. This will help to determine whether or not you should be doing a complete home rewiring or not.
Getting your home rewired is also a great way to add value to your home and ensure that it is safe and reliable. Electrical rewiring costs may depend on the location and size of the home, as well as the number of outlets and fittings you have, and whether the home is occupied during the rewiring. These costs can be discussed upfront with your electrician.
Testing your home’s electrical wiring is absolutely essential, especially if you are a home owner. You need to ensure that there are no safety or compliance issues that will require you to do a complete electrical rewire and you can work with an experienced electrician to ensure that work is always up to date and that issues are identified in time.