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If you had your house rewired, how much did it cost?

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FiveHoursSleep Sat 21-May-16 15:26:04

We live in a large 4 bedroom semi in NW London and are getting some quotes for a full rewire.
The highest price has been £14K, the lowest £7K.
Can anyone who has had a similar property rewired give us an idea of what they paid?

waterandtea Sat 21-May-16 18:48:02

I'd be interested to know as well as looking to do this soon, my building surveyor has estimated £5k for full rewire (4bed semi in SE almost London prices) sounds like that might not be realistic

EnolaAlone Sat 21-May-16 18:59:36

We've just had a full rewire of our 3 bed detached for £4K. We are in the East Midlands though.

FiveHoursSleep Sat 21-May-16 19:12:43

Can anyone else help?
We are going to have to live in the house and the £14K one also included moving everything but the bare essentials into a storage unit.

elvislives2012 Sat 21-May-16 19:13:47

A bed semi in SW £5k. £14k sounds quite expensive

RTKangaMummy Sat 21-May-16 19:45:46

Ours was 5k for full rewire but not kitchen cos that had been done few years earlier

This was before we moved into the house so it was completely empty so didn't need to put stuff away each day or move anything apart from carpet and floorboards etc took him about 10 working days

This is NW London/Herts/Bucks area

This also was to provide new fuse box and plug sockets etc also 2 outside weatherproof sockets

FiveHoursSleep Sat 21-May-16 19:51:34

RTKangaMummy how long ago was yours done? We are not too far from the area you describe.

RTKangaMummy Sat 21-May-16 20:17:42

Last August

zeddybrek Sat 21-May-16 22:54:39

We are in Herts/ NW London area. Our rewire starts next week. 3 bed semi excluding the kitchen, living room is £3k. I imagine the total will be roughly £5k in the end. We are doing this in 2 stages as rhe original quote does not include the extension which will include the kitchen and living room. Hope this makes sense/helps.

Kstar8 Sun 22-May-16 06:46:47

We have just had our three bed terraced house in SW greater London rewired for £3.5k but that doesn't include kitchen/diner which has been quoted at another £1500.

£7k for a four bed large house in London doesn't sound too bad if you think our small house will come out at £5k. I don't know what fixings you've been quoted for i.e have you picked nice plugs/lights etc?

There is a Which link that details rough estimates for having this work done although it doesn't seem to be in line with other figures quoted in this thread so it's either out of date or we've all been mugged confused

The work also didn't take anywhere near as long (3 days work tops) as detailed in that link but our house was stripped bare anyway. The materials cost hardly anything and it's not exactly labour intensive so it did make us wince.

LuckySantangelo1 Sun 22-May-16 06:51:50

Friend of mine is having a large 5 bed done at the moment and it's costing 8k. We live in the south east.

FiveHoursSleep Sun 22-May-16 08:53:02

Okay, that's all really helpful. I'm thinking the £14K guy really doesn't want the job!
Did anyone live in? If so, How long did it take?

Pradaqueen Sun 22-May-16 20:46:05

£7k here for a full rewire in a large5 bed period detached property. South East. Lived in it but it is really messy work so you need to be prepared. You will pay more if you are living in it as the contractor will have to move stuff around and can't just crack on in multiple rooms. If this is part of an extensive programme of refurbishment you might want to consider moving out to temp accomdation if that is an option. You might then find more contractors more willing to take on the work and yes, in my opinion the £14k quote was a put-off quote! Good luck!

RTKangaMummy Sun 22-May-16 21:08:18

Do you have children OP?

Cos the floorboards will prob have to be taken up so could be dangerous for children to move around the house

FiveHoursSleep Sun 22-May-16 21:44:55

We can't move out for various reasons. if we could, we would!
We have 4 kids, the youngest of whom is 8, so we are hoping we can exist downstairs for a week or so ( tents in the garden, perhaps?) while upstairs is done!
It's just a rewire, we aren't extending or anything.

RTKangaMummy Sun 22-May-16 22:06:24

Youngest at 8 should be able to understand how to move around the house safely smile

RTKangaMummy Sun 22-May-16 22:22:22

Have you got floorboards or concrete floor downstairs?

FiveHoursSleep Mon 23-May-16 08:15:55

We have grotty old carpet with old parquet flooring underneath it downstairs. We are not sure what we are going to do re flooring yet.

EnolaAlone Tue 24-May-16 13:21:38

We lived in. It took 6 days. We made sure we were out of the house 8-6 every day so they could get on. It was a bit messy and dusty and we couldn't really use the kitchen properly. The floorboards were up in places. We stored a lot of our stuff in the garage. It helped that our electricians were really friendly and our son saw it as a bit of an adventure!

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