Rewiring a house is a major job and will require the services of a skilled electrician.
Over the last decade or so, rules and regulations have altered, so the older your property is the more chance of the existing wiring not meeting the current Part P Building Regulations Electrical Safety Rule. In fact, if your existing wiring is 25-30 years old and hasn’t been upgraded it’s time to call in an electrician.
The cost to rewire a house will be determined by the type of property to be rewired, and if the property is old than a house rewire could be an urgent safety matter.
How much does it cost to rewire a house?
So let’s get down to the nitty gritty, and how much it’s going to cost to get your house rewired* (excluding VAT). (Based on properties not occupied and empty of furniture and carpets)
House rewiring prices depend on the size of the property and how many rooms need to be rewired. According to a Which? Local survey of electricians, to completely rewire an average 2 bed terraced house you’re going to be looking at costs of between £2,300 and £3,500*. To rewire an average 3 bed semi will cost around £3,000 to £4,500, and rewiring costs for an average 4 bed detached will be between £3,700 and £5,500*.
Rewiring a house is a big job. It involves removing all of the old wires and fittings, and installing new wiring and fittings. With the amount of work involved it can take anything from 5 to 15 days depending on the size of the property being rewired. Don’t forget to take into consideration extras, for example if the price includes moving furniture and re-pla