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How much do electricians charge?

Posted on 19/02/2018

How much does a good electrician cost?

The breakdown of the cost of an electrician per hour is down to where you live and the contractor themselves.

Most electricians charge per hour of their time or a daily rate with most job prices including testing and certification.

It is always good practice to ask your local electrician to break down their costs in a quote so you know exactly how much you are paying and what you are being charged for.

Straightforward jobs in modern houses where the wiring and fittings comply with regulations are going to be less expensive than work for an electrician in old properties where the wiring needs to be brought up to standard.

You can also save money by ensuring that your local electrician has easy access to the sockets and wiring that they are going to be working on.

How much an electrician costs does depend on where you live with prices in London higher than the rest of the UK.

While many electricians charge per hour, it is easier to list the average cost of typical jobs.

Average Local Heroes electrician prices

Updated October 2018

  • Install a ceiling light
    • Price range: £72-£131
    • Average (most common) price: £91
  • Repair an electrical socket
    • Price range: £60-£113
    • Price range: £60-£113
    • Average (most common) price: £80
  • Repair a tripping fuse box
    • Price range: £72-£145
    • Average (most common) price: £100
  • Replace an electrical socket
    • Price range: £62-£106
    • Average (most common) price: £85
  • Replace a light switch
    • Price range: £62-£100
    • Average (most common) price: £75
  • Install an electric hob
    • Price range: £93-£247
    • Average (most common) price: £127
  • Repair a electric shower
    • Price range: £54-£123
    • Average (most common) price: £85
  • Rewire a 2 bedroom house
    • Price range: £165-£1500
    • Average (most common) price: £225

For more prices, view the Local Heroes electrician data sheet.

All Local Heroes electricians are trusted, local tradespeople. We check that all of them are qualified for the job they are doing, have positive customer reviews, they have to be fully insured and follow the Local Heroes code of conduct.

Our guarantee, backed by British Gas means all work is guaranteed for 12 months and if there’s a problem your Local Hero will come back to fix it.

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