How much do electricians charge in 2019?

Posted on 4/7/2019

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.

Be sure to ask your electrician to break down their costs so you know what you're paying for

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.

Electrical work in older houses can be more expensive than newer homes

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, prices in London and the South East tend to be higher than the rest of the UK but the type of job rather than location will always have a higher impact on price.

While many electricians do charge per hour, the work being carried out will always dictate the cost. We have compiled a list of average prices for common electrician jobs:

Average Local Heroes electrician prices

Updated April 2019

  • Install a ceiling light

    Installing electrical lights involves ensuring all safety precautions have been followed as well as making sure all wiring etc. has been properly hidden.

    Average prices

    Price range: £70 - £120
    Average (most common) price: £90

    Read more or book ceiling light installation


  • Repair an electrical socket

    Over time plug sockets can become damaged or scorched through use. Repairing an electrical socket can be a dangerous job which should only be attempted by a qualified electrician.

    Average prices

    Price range: £60 - £112
    Average (most common) price: £80

    Read more or book socket repair


  • Repair a tripping fuse box

    A reoccurring trip in a fusebox is likely a faulty appliance or an issue with the wiring but could also be something more serious such as overloaded circuits or a fault with the fusebox itself. It's essential a qualified electrician investigates this issue to ensure it can be safely resolevd.

    Average prices

    Price range: £73 - £139
    Average (most common) price: £95

    Read more or book fusebox repair


  • Replace an electrical socket

    There are many reasons to replace an electric socket, it could be faulty, not large enough or simply does not fit with new decoration.

    Average prices

    Price range: £62 - £106
    Average (most common) price: £85

    Read more or book socket replacement


  • Replace a light switch

    Broken light switches make lighting your home an issue and cause other issues with your home's wiring. Whether your light switch is broken, you would like more control with dimmer switches or just a different style, a qualified electrician is always best for the job.

    Average prices

    Price range: £62 - £100
    Average (most common) price: £75

    Book light switch repair


  • Install an electric hob

    To avoid damaging work surfaces, wiring or the appliance itself, installing an electric hob should onyl be carried out by professionals.

    Average prices

    Price range: £93 - £247
    Average (most common) price: £127

    Read more or book electric hob installation


  • Repair an electric shower

    A faulty shower is one of the most irritating problems in the home. Getting it fixed properly and quickly is essential to any busy home.

    Average prices

    Price range: £95 - £225
    Average (most common) price: £125

    Book shower repair


  • Rewire a 2 bedroom house

    A home needs to be able to power the various appliances, lighting and devices a family uses without being overloaded. Rewiring the home to be fit for this purpose is a complex job which should only be carried out by a Part P qualified electrician.

    The cost of rewiring a home depends on the number and size of rooms, with larger rooms or more rooms required increasing the cost.

    Average prices

    Price range: £120 - £1200
    Average (most common) price: £265

    Read more or book home rewiring


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.