Setting the right budget

How much should you expect to pay?

We know it's difficult to estimate how much a project will cost, that's why we've surveyed our tradesmen to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for specific jobs. Tradesmen all across the country have contributed to the cost guides, so the costs you see are an approximate national average.

Electric hob

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Electric hob £50 £100

If your electric hob is losing power in one of the heating rings, is not heating up as fast as it should or is not functioning at all, you are best off calling out a professional electrician to take a look. Cookers are powerful appliances and a malfunctioning one is not only inconvenient but could also trip fuses in the rest of the kitchen.

With most modern electric hobs it is usually a malfunctioning element that will be causing the problem. But your electrician will be able to diagnose the problem quickly and decide whether the fault is down to a loose connection, faulty switch, timer, worn wire or a failing element that will need replacing.

In most cases the faulty part on your electric hob can be replaced easily and your electrician will be able to lay his hands on the part from one of his suppliers or order the part and come back later to complete the task. If they are a kitchen specialist then they will keep common parts for well-known brands with them when they come to a call out.

In very rare cases your electrician may find a larger fault with your home’s wiring to be the problem. This can prove to be expensive, but the ability to spot such dangerous faults is part of what your money buys when you hire a professional electrician.

Rated People surveyed 40 of our electricians across the country to find out how much it costs to carry out a range of electrical work on your home.

Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and are offered as guidance only, to help you budget when posting a job on Rated People. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact our local electricians.

 

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