Home & Garden cost guide

How Much Does it Cost to Rewire a House?

House rewire costs

The cost of having your house rewired by a professional electrician can vary considerably depending on how many fittings you require, the layout and size of the house and ease of access. Nonetheless, it is of course possible to give some idea of the price range you can expect to pay for a rewire which you can find below for a house, bungalow and flat rewire.

What does a rewire consist of?

Whilst we can provide ballpark figures it’s best to ask for firm quotes from certified electricians experienced in home rewires, they’ll have the correct tools and knowledge to complete the job with the least amount of disruption. A survey will be carried out and your quotation will take into account many factors, which will consist of:

  • Type and location of new consumer unit
  • How many sockets, locations and types of fittings (i.e. standard white plastic or more expensive metal finishes).
  • How many lights and light switches, locations and types of fittings
  • What additional items you require such as:
    • Outside lights
    • Smoke detectors
    • Bathroom fans
    • Kitchen extractors
    • Showers
    • Pumps
    • Central heating circuits
    • Shaver points
    • Burglar alarms
  • Certifications

One of the biggest considerations of a rewire is the ease of access to floor and ceiling voids and location of sockets and switches etc.. The bulk of the wiring will be hidden in the floor and ceiling but where it runs up and down to new switches and sockets it will need hiding. This can be done relatively cheaply using surface mounted trunking but it doesn’t look the best, ideally you want the wires buried in the walls. This entails chasing out the runs, laying the wires then filling and plastering ready for decoration. With this in mind a rewire is best done in an empty house with clear access for the electricians, and will ultimately be a faster job and cost less as a result.

User submitted prices

Prices provided to us by WhatPrice users are listed below and grouped by House rewire (Detached, Semi-detached & Terraced), Bungalow rewire and Flat rewire. Generally these are the amount people have paid and will include VAT, unless otherwise stated. These are to be used as a guide only to provide an indication of costs for similar properties, specific installations can vary significantly so always get a few quotes to compare.

House rewire

Job typeDescriptionPriceUnitsRegionUpdated
Rewire 6+ bed Detached house

Rewiring a 300 year old house with 7 bedrooms, including 3 bathrooms, and new kitchen.

£13,211

Total priceSouth East2023
Rewire 3 bed Detached house

Complete rewire of 3 bed house and new wiring for a 2 storey extension. Linked smoke & heat detectors. Separate garage c/u and garage circuits plus outside security lights and outside sockets.

£6,600

Total priceEast Midlands2023
Rewire 3 bed Terraced house

Strip out existing. Replace fuse box, single and double sockets, provide mains wired smoke detectors to 3 stair landings, change all light fitting and switches. To Victorian mid-terrace. 11 rooms. 26 double sockets, 15 light fittings and switches, 1 electric oven point.

£4,150

Total priceNorth West2023
Rewire 5 bed Terraced house

Listed town house rewire in London. 5 floors including basement(Kitchen and dining), outhouse, security lighting. 5 bedrooms, 3 reception, Kitchen, Dining, 3 bathrooms.

£16,975

Total priceLondon2023
Rewire 5 bed Detached house

5 bed House, 300 hundred year old house + barn, 2 garages, cellars, 2 reception rooms, 2 staircases, 3 bathrooms, and I think we paid over the odds.

£19,800

Total priceSouth East2023
Rewire 4 bed Detached house

4 Bed rewire in Nottingham – New 12 Way split load consumer unit with water & gas bonding – 2 new lighting circuits – 3 ring mains upstairs, downstairs and kitchen ring – cooker circuit – shower circuit – smoke detectors upstairs & downstairs – central heating circuit – outside light and socket – seperate circuit to garage for lighting and power.

£6,860

Total priceEast Midlands2023
Rewire 4 bed Terraced house

Full rewire plus 1st and 2nd fix new double story extension with full new contemporary open plan kitchen. Change all existing lighting to spots and add more.

£10,828

Total priceLondon2023
Rewire 4 bed Detached house

4 bed house -1 bathroom and 1 en suite, dining room, kitchen, play room, plus outside garage and lighting up and down. new consumer unit, 35 double socket repair of floor board, plastering and making good plus certificates full rewire to replace every wire in the property and make safe all old and remove as much as poss.

£4,000

Total priceNorth West2023
Rewire 4 bed Terraced house

Ground floor rewire of old Victorian house after flood. Including new Consumer unit, tails and TT earthing rod

£3,050

Total priceSouth East2023
Rewire 4 bed Detached house

Full rewire consisting of Fusebox, strip out existing/old sockets/wiring, 8x sockets/room, PIR alarm, external security lighting, 3x fire/smoke detectors.

£4,840

Total priceNorth West2023
Rewire 4 bed Detached house

Full rewire to incl, 50 double sockets, 2 outside w/proof sockets, 10 downlights, 3 extractor fans, new consumer unit, 2 o/side lights, 17 inside lights (wiring to point only) network hardwired in every room (12 rooms). All sockets / switches have had to be channelled out of the bricks in new locations. Smoke detectors. The company provided a walk though in the house to show where we would need extra switches. The house is unfurnished while this is done and all hardware listed above is included (i.e. extractor fans and fittings). Price is ex VAT.

£7,650

Total priceWest Midlands2023
Rewire 3 bed Detached house

Detached house, 8 rooms. lighting to cupboard under the stairs. Outdoor lights. Light and power to the pantry, hall and landing and outside cubbyhole. Garage supply. Loft lights and power. 4 hard wired linked mains Smoke detectors. Inc Cert and a pass from building control.

£4,620

Total priceNorth East2023
Rewire 3 bed Detached house

This price included VAT and covered a standard 3 bedroom house. The guys were polite and punctual. I was very happy with the work carried out.

£4,000

Total priceSouth West2023
Rewire 3 bed Terraced house

Partial rewire of upstairs and downstairs lighting circuits. Fit new MK Sentry Consumer Unit, test circuits and issue Electrical Installation Certificate and Certificate of Compliance issued by NICEIC

£4,100

Total priceSouth East2023
Rewire 3 bed Detached house

full rewire of 3 bedroom house. 4 sockets in each room centre pendant in each room with tv point heat alarm in kitchen and 2 smoke alarms all bonding new consumer unit and kitchen rewire

£3,115

Total priceSouth West2023
Rewire 3 bed Semi-detached house

Carried out full rewire on time and for the quote sum that was agreed beforehand. They fitted, at my request, two extra sockets and did not charge any extra. Excellent team of electricians. I am very pleased with the finished result.

£2,900

Total priceEast Midlands2023
Rewire 4 bed Detached house

Detached house, 8 rooms. lighting to cupboard under the stairs. Outdoor lights. Light and power to the pantry, hall and landing and outside cubbyhole. Garage supply. Loft lights and power. 37 fire rated LED down lights installed throughout. 4 hard wired linked mains Smoke detectors. Inc Cert and a pass from building control.

£4,620

Total priceNorth East2023
Rewire 3 bed Semi-detached house

3 Bed Rewire – 20 Double Sockets – 4 spotlights in kitchen and 4 in bathroom – Pendants in all other rooms – Cooker circuit – Shower circuit – Upstairs & downstairs smokes – Outside light and socket – 10 Way split load RCD board with bonding – Fully tested

£3,960

Total priceEast Midlands2023
Rewire 3 bed Detached house

MK Sentry Dual RCD Consumer Unit, 3 Socket points per room, IP65 spot lights in bathroom x4, Outside lantern fitted at front door, floodlight on PIR to rear of property, 10mm Bonding NICEIC registration.

£3,675

Total priceYorkshire & the Humber2023
Rewire 3 bed Semi-detached house

Full rewire including High Integrity (twin RCD + RCBO) Fuse board, 3 mains operated and interlinked smoke / heat detectors, 31 sockets, 5 switched connection units for appliances eg washer, 10 light points, 15 switches, 1 outside light point. Full testing certification of both electrical and fire systems.

£4,220

Total priceNorth East2023
Rewire 3 bed Semi-detached house

3 Bed Rewire, all new sockets, lighting and switches. Cu change and earth bonded

£4,576

Total priceEast Midlands2023
Rewire 3 bed Detached house

Full rewire of property from service head. Full certification and insurance backed warranty.

£6,200

Total priceLondon2023
Rewire 3 bed Detached house

full standard rewire of my 3 bedroom house nothing fancy with a fully qualified electrician and issued with a NICEIC certificate

£6,640

Total priceSouth East2023
Rewire 2 bed Semi-detached house

Full Re-wire. 17 Sockets, 6 Lights, Bathroom extractor, 2 Smokes, Outside waterproof socket, Outside security light, Cooker circuit, shower circuit, earthing and new consumer unit.

£2,650

Total priceCymru Wales2023
Rewire 2 bed Semi-detached house

3 socket per room, 4 socket living room, 5 socket kitchen, 6 light points, 1 smoke/1 heat detector, bathroom fan, kitchen fan, 1 outside light, boiler, new ccu, main earth etc.

£4,673

Total priceLondon2023
Rewire 2 bed Detached house

CCU change, strip out old wiring, 4 lighting circuits, kitchen rfc, cooker, 3 skt radials, outside lights, bathroom lighting, shower room lighting plus accessories, smoke alarms, CH and water wiring. Work round dodgy builder

£4,500

Total priceSouth West2023
Rewire 3 bed Semi-detached house

Full rewire plus wiring to new extension, loft power and lights, swa to garage with power and lights. New kitchen being fitted so new ring, grid isolators, spots. New boiler controls.

£4,350

Total priceSouth East2023
Rewire 3 bed Detached house

Empty property, avoided taking up floor as it was original parquet. 1 outdoor light, no garage, extra sockets, 4 days.

£4,950

Total priceNorth West2023

Bungalow rewire

Job typeDescriptionPriceUnitsRegionUpdated
Rewire 3 bed Bungalow

Full rewire to basic level including garage, with certificate.

£3,320

Total priceNorth West2023
Rewire 2 bed Dormer bungalow

Full rewire 2 bed bungalow dorma, swa garage feed.

£3,560

Total priceEast Midlands2023
Rewire 2 bed Dormer bungalow

Full rewire of dormer bungalow including extra socket outlets and shaver socket outside lighting and replacement consumer unit.

£2,400

Total priceNorth West2023
Rewire 2 bed Bungalow

Full rewire-15 sockets, fan b.room, downlights x 12 in kitchen & bathroom supplied and fitted, cooker point for oven, smoke alarm x 2 & carbon monoxide alarm all wired in. All tracing done but not plastered. I had my own plasterer. Very good job.

£2,542

Total priceScotland2023
Rewire 2 bed Bungalow

Empty 2 bed bungalow 17 sockets, lighting inc 8 downlighters, fan, smoke alarms, cooker, new board, bonding.

£2,170

Total priceNorth West2023
Rewire 2 bed Bungalow

Full rewire of 2 bedroom bungalow, new consumer unit, meter tails and earthing upgraded. New sockets and switches. New lights in every room including outside light.

£3,955

Total priceEast of England2023
Rewire 3 bed Bungalow

Taken back to first fix level. Quote included outside security lights, except the light fittings.

£3,690

Total priceEast Midlands2023
Rewire 3 bed Bungalow

Full rewire incl. materials (except consumer unit) Living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms (one of which is loft room), kitchen and bathroom. Average 4 double sockets per room. Took 2 men x 5 shortish days. Underfloor access available.

£2,450

Total priceScotland2023
Rewire 3 bed Bungalow

3 bed bungalow, all wiring stripped and replaced, security light, alarm system, boards etc.

£4,575

Total priceNorth West2023
Rewire 3 bed Bungalow

Full rewire to a 3 bed bungalow. included 25 sockets, 6 wall lights, 12 normal lights, shaver point, loft lights, outside socket, 2 outside lights. All new wiring, board etc, removal of old wiring and wall chases. Smoke alarm and heat detector included. Electrician fully qualified and registered.

£3,250

Total priceCymru Wales2023
Rewire 2 bed Bungalow

Full Rewire for bungalow which includes 2 beds, living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom – 3 sockets per room – 7 sockets in kitchen, cooker point, shower point etc. All works conforming to the latest wiring regulations. Inspected & tested, notified local building control & issued Electrical Safety Certificate NICEIC

£2,800

Total priceNorth West2023

Flat rewire

Job typeDescriptionPriceUnitsRegionUpdated
Rewire 3 bed Flat

Full rewire on 3 bed flat above shop. 20 double sockets 7 lighting points 3 smoke/fire alarms interconnected New consumer unit Cooker supply Upgrade bonding Excluding parts

£5,511

Total priceLondon2023
Rewire 2 bed Flat

Been quoted this:
New metal consumer unit 15 way, 9 circuits (3 x lighting, 3 x ring, shower circuit, cooker circuit, water immersion heater circuit, 16 double sockets, 9 light switches, 6 switched fused spurs, 6 electric heaters, satellite socket, 10 lighting points, electric shower / extractor fan / isolator switch / bathroom pull cord switch, earthing and supplementary bonding on water service pipes. Includes chasing brick walls, plasterboard ceiling and making good (ready for decorating). No access to the loft as a flat roof. 6 smoke alarms and 1 heat alarm. Estimated 7-9 days work including materials (Medium rated brand such as contactum/click – all white). Full Electrical Installation Certificate.

£5,800

Total priceLondon2023
Rewire 2 bed Flat

2 bed flat, 60 outlets, CU, all building works (chasing and coring in brickwork), removal of all waste, moulded white accessories, complete rewire, certification.

£5,440

Total priceSouth East2023
Rewire 2 bed Flat

Full Rewire for 2 bed flat which includes 2 beds, living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom – 3 sockets per room – 7 sockets in kitchen, cooker point, shower point etc. All works conforming to the latest wiring regulations. Inspected & tested, notified local building control & issued Electrical Safety Certificate NICEIC.

£2,540

Total priceNorth West2023
Rewire 2 bed Flat

2 bedroom, kitchen, new consumer unit, 13 sockets, 4 lighting circuits

£6,100

Total priceLondon2023
Rewire 2 bed Flat

Full rewire 2 bed flat. Full certificate. Replacing/relocating multiple sockets. Adding correct rated outlets for shower, cooker, central heating boiler etc. New consumer unit.

£3,350

Total priceSouth West2023

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