Fri 6 Dec 2013 12:02pm
I live in a 1960 ex-forces 4 bed semi in Lincolnshire, which requires a full rewire (I've had a survey done). The wiring is mostly original. I'm replacing all the sockets and switches and installing a few new ones, plus renewing the power to the detached garage, and installing a cooker hood. I've been advised I need to take the ceilings down on the ground floor for access to the wiring. Is this normal? My impression was that wiring would be done through floorboards? I've received one quote already and will be looking for others, so before I post a job, I'd appreciate any ball park figures. The walls of the house are solid and will need chasing out as required. Many thanks.