My Call out fee for Cardiff City Centre including 30 minutes of working time: £65 (car parking fees extra)
Hire me for half a day for £120, rising to £230 for a working full day.
Prices range from £65 for a simple light installation to several thousand pounds for a complete rewire.
Jobs such as upgrading the earthing and bonding depend on estimated costs at the time of site visit. I am happy to work alongside home improvements. So, if you are planning on replacing an electrical shower; i can work alongside the tiler for example.
Some recent average prices of work including my electricians charges:
£65 – replacing a faulty light switch in Cathays Park
£150 – supply and install an LED security light in Cathedral Road
£275 – supply and fit an electric shower in Cardiff Bay
£400 – to replace a consumer unit in Newport Road, Rumney
£1500 – partial rewire in Roath
The cost of installing new wiring will depend if you would like it surface mounted or flush inside the walls. The cheapest option is to surface mount. The dearer option is to chase the walls, bury the cabling followed by plasterering and painting.
The costs for electrical work depends on the existing electrical installation. The main earthing and bonding has to be in place prior to any amendments. The average cost of a consumer unit depends on the electrician you hire and the time to complete.
Registered electricians charges include their hour or day rate and business overheads. An electrical contracting business has many costs including:
Advertising – business cards, newspaper, website
Vehicle – servicing, tyres, MOT, insurance and fuel
Electrical testing instruments
Public liability insurance
NICEIC subscription fees