Everything you need to know about rewiring your home
Updated: Jun 14, 2021
Rewiring your home is a momentous task. If you require a full house rewire, this means all of your existing wires will need to be removed and replaced with brand new wires fit for your building. This can takes weeks and is a time-consuming task that will leave the building without wiring whilst the process is completed. This is also a costly process, but an essential one if you are experiencing any potential problems or dangers with your wiring.
Signs you need to rewire your home
If your home hasn’t been rewired in the last 25 years, then it will need to be done as soon as possible. Leaving wires in for longer than this seriously runs the risk of danger.
Should your unit have wooden backing or cast iron switches, you need to replace this sooner rather than later. These are both out of date methods of wiring and are seriously risky in the domestic setting.
Flickering lights and broken or ageing plug sockets are also signifiers you should consider rewiring. Flickering lights indicate a loss in power to your home, or a problematic cable that needs to be changed, and a broken plug socket could be dangerous to use or even touch.
If you have any of these problems, seriously consider rewiring now, as your home is at risk. Homeowners across the country each year experience as many as 750 accidents related to electrical wiring and a huge 12500 fires are related to faulty wiring.
The Cost of Rewiring
Cost averages begin with a 2 bedroom home. To rewire a property like this, the base price is around £2200, reaching as much as £3000, this depends on the issues your electrician may face or differing layouts in homes.
You can base your estimated price on this average. 4-Bed homes may cost as much as £6000 to rewire, with the cost going up based on your bedrooms and square footage of the property.
This may seem like a great expense, but the amount of work that goes into getting your home rewired is monumental. Pair this huge project that will take weeks, and the hourly rate of the electrician you hire, then your cost becomes far more understandable.
Getting your home rewired
If you are experiencing issues with your home's power, then you may want to enquire with an electrician to get a quote on your house rewiring. Whilst the cost may be large, you need to promise the safety of your home.
If you are in need of advice or a quote for rewiring your property, feel free to contact us for your free no-obligation quote.