Rewiring Cost

1. How can I find out the cost of rewiring?

We make the process of finding out the cost of your particular rewiring job easy. Simply post a job ad for free and we will contact electricians in your area of the UK for you. You will then receive approximate costs by email from electricians interested in your job. You can check the references provided and view feedback left by previous myworkman users.

2. Does my home need rewiring?

As a silent contributor to our daily lives, electricity provides light and warmth, and powers our electrical appliances. However, most of us in the UK take electricity in our houses for granted. The cables run inside the walls, and fuse boxes are often hidden away, making it easy to forget that electrical systems do need checking periodically. Cables, switches, socket-outlets and other accessories deteriorate with use and misuse, and require regular checking. All houses should have their electrical systems checked at least every ten years. There are several signs to look out for that indicate the age of your electrical system and whether your property needs rewiring:

  • Cables coated in black rubber - black rubber was phased out in the UK during the 1960's. Cables coated in lead or fabric are even older. Modern cables use PVC insulation.
  • A fusebox with a wooden back, cast iron switches, a haphazard mixture of circuit boxes
  • Older round pin sockets and round light switches, braided flex hanging from ceiling roses to light fittings, black switches, sockets mounted in skirting boards
  • Wall mounted light switches in bathrooms
  • If any of these features are present in your house, your wiring system is probably several decades old. Safety in your home is vital, and we strongly recommend that you choose an NICEIC Approved Contractor to carry out any electrical work.

3. Part P certified

You should always use a 'part p' registered electrician when undertaking a house rewire in the UK. Using a 'part p' registered firm has numerous advantages:

  • The firm deal with all the new rules for you
  • The firm is qualified to carry out electrical work to BS 7671, the national safety standard
  • You will receive a certificate to confirm their work follows the new rules
  • You do not have to pay Building Control charges
  • You have the option of taking out an insurance-backed guarantee for the work
  • You have access to a formal complaints procedure if you are not happy with the work
For more information about what you should expect when employing 'part p' qualified electricians click here.