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.

Power sockets/outlets

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Power sockets £50 £150

One of the results of our growing reliance on computers, tablets and other gadgets is that it seems there are never enough sockets available to charge them all. Having more sockets or outlets installed is a great way to deal with the problem and should not require too much outlay.

Some preparation work will need to be undertaken to install new sockets or outlets, as your electrician will need to drill into the wall to make space for the socket and its connection to the electricity supply. It may be worth having a few sockets done at the same time, as this will make the visit from the electrician better value.

The type of socket that you choose to have installed will have an impact on the cost, as decorative metal sockets will cost more than standard white plastic models. You can ask your electrician for advice on which kind of sockets to use and where to install them, although they will also be happy to use sockets you have already purchased.

In some cases new sockets may require work on the fuse box and the addition of a new circuit, but your electrician should be able to advise you on this and any extra cost that will incur. It is essential that you use a Part-P registered expert for any work of this type undertaken in bathrooms or kitchens.

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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