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We'll match your job to the relevant tradesmen in your area - those interested will pay to see your contact details and call you to quote.
As each tradesman expresses interest in quoting on your job, we'll send you their profile and ratings to help you choose the right one for you.
After the work is complete, return to the site and rate your tradesman based on their quality of work, reliability and value for money.
If you're looking to heat up your home in the colder months, electricians can also install an electric based underfloor heating system. Electric systems tend to be cheaper than water based systems because the design of them is much simpler and they're best for areas that are hard to get to. If you're undergoing a big renovation job, they can also help out with lighting in wet areas, like the bathroom and kitchen. Water and electrics don't mix so it's just not worth the risk, and it's illegal, to attempt an installation job yourself.
We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common electrical jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average.
|Some typical jobs||Low||High|
|Diagnosing an electrical fault||£100||£300|
|Installing an electric hob||£50||£150|
|Installing an electric shower||£100||£200|
|Installing an extractor hood||£100||£200|
|Installing power sockets||£50||£150|
|Installing new light switches||£50||£150|
|Repairing an electric shower||£50||£150|
|Repairing or maintaining power sockets||£30||£60|
|Electical rewiring||£400 (1 room)
£1000 (1 rooms)
|£700 (1 room)
£1700 (4 rooms)
Electrical installation jobs include:
Planning permission isn't normally required for installing or replacing electrical circuits. If you live in a listed building, you should contact your Local Planning Authority before carrying out any work as different rules may apply.
Electricians can buy public liability insurance to cover themselves against any property damage and personal injury claims. This isn't a requirement for all electricians but to gain a Part P qualification, a tradesperson needs to have at least £2million in public liability insurance.
See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking electricians
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