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How much should I expect to pay electrician to fit a chandelier?

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PinkHat1 Wed 05-Mar-14 13:48:14


I've called an electrician recommended to me by a friend who will be coming over tomorrow to give me a quote. I need two lights fitted one in my living room (chandelier) the other in my bedroom (flush ceiling light). How much should I expect to pay the electrician. Or in other words how much is too much?! (We live in SE London).


silverfingersandtoes Thu 06-Mar-14 09:54:34

Bumping this as I'd be interesting to know too! smile

UniS Fri 07-Mar-14 10:22:07

I'd expect to pay £100 plus per day or part of day.

anapitt Fri 07-Mar-14 11:04:47

30 pounds an hour

LondonGirl83 Fri 07-Mar-14 11:34:14

My electrician charges 70 if both first and 2nd fixing is needed and 40 quid if just first fix. He lives around the corner though so there isn't far for him to go. I live in SE London too- Dulwich

SilverSixpence Fri 07-Mar-14 13:28:13

I was quoted £40-60 last week

SilverSixpence Fri 07-Mar-14 13:29:11

London girl I'm in SE London too, might ask for your electricians details if this one doesn't work out if that's ok

spotty26 Fri 07-Mar-14 13:48:50

My guy charges £20 a light fitting in Bedford but would expect £40 an hour in London, 2 light fittings an hour so prob the same.

LondonGirl83 Fri 07-Mar-14 15:07:48

Sure his name is Gary- 07872178044

EasterHoliday Fri 07-Mar-14 15:13:03

how high are ceilings? what's there already in terms of fittings? Does he need to hire a tower?
I paid £150 including the tower and they earned every penny (needed two of them)

LondonGirl83 Fri 07-Mar-14 17:21:54

My ceilings are 11 ft high and he uses a ladder! Theses aren't small either- one is the arctic pear from ochre

MrsTaraPlumbing Sat 08-Mar-14 09:39:54

£100 per day or £40 per hour for a qualified electrician to work in a home in the South East are really low rates.
In our business we pay the electricians who work for us more than that.
After (s)he has paid business running costs and income tax they will be left with very little to live on.
Of course you may get a very good rate from a friend or neighbour.

LondonGirl83 Sat 08-Mar-14 13:13:46

Those are per fixture not per hour

PinkHat1 Sun 09-Mar-14 09:45:01

Thanks everyone for getting back to me.

I live in SE London and so far I've been quoted £100 and £150 (personally I think ££150 is far too much!)

LondonGirl you are not far from me so I may just contact your electrician - recommendations are always better, thanks!

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