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Cost of replacing fuse box

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cupcake78 Tue 11-Mar-14 20:04:56

How much? Consumer unit can be got for £60 new. What would the labour costs be for a simple change of box, like for like?

PigletJohn Wed 12-Mar-14 10:36:05

It doesn't work like that. The consumer unit manages the entire electrical installation in your home. The electrician has to test and certify that whatever he has connected is satisfactory. He has to reconnect every circuit, plus your meter tails and your main earth and your bonds. So he has to test everything, and rectify if faulty, or not do the job.

I will guess that you are thinking of a change because your installation is old and unsatisfactory.

If you want to find out the extent and cost of rectification you will have to pay someone to test and inspect your installation in advance.

HawkeyeInChaos Wed 12-Mar-14 12:03:17

You'll need a consumer unit the correct size for your house.

I think I paid just under £400 for a new unit, fitting, testing and house electric certificate.

Agree, you need to get an electrician in to give you a quote.

BayeauxT Wed 12-Mar-14 12:46:21

I paid around £400 too, two years ago.

cupcake78 Wed 12-Mar-14 12:49:05

Thanks. Seems 350-400 is average for here.

Mrsladybirdface Wed 12-Mar-14 14:42:00

We just paid £220 for a new fuse box, he had done a full test previously which was £140. so £350 - £400 sounds right.

It is a LOT of work and they have to get it right!

SuckItAndSee Wed 12-Mar-14 14:44:33

IIRC ours was £350

PennyJennyPie Wed 12-Mar-14 21:40:51

300£ 2 years ago, including the materials.

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