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electrician quote £280 to change fuse board

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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
We need our fuse board changed and an electrician has quoted us £280 all in (including fuse board). Is this a good price does anyone know?

Thanks in advance
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
whatsThePoint
£100 max for fuse board


Don't be silly.

To remove and replace a consumer unit will cost what the OP has been quoted.
banned#2
whatsThePoint;8310024
I had a new unit and 1/2 my flat rewired for £500 but was only charged £17.50 a hour not £90

polish?
banned 1 Like #3
thesaint
Don't be silly.

To remove and replace a consumer unit will cost what the OP has been quoted.


Agreed

http://www.whatprice.co.uk/prices/electrician/consumer-unit-install.html

seems to show its probably a little cheap
#4
colinsunderland
Agreed

http://www.whatprice.co.uk/prices/electrician/consumer-unit-install.html

seems to show its probably a little cheap


thanks for this. repped!
seems to be the going rate for a 10 way consumer unit :thinking: hmm I might 'haggle' .
banned#5
ele-font;8310163
thanks for this. repped!
seems to be the going rate for a 10 way consumer unit :thinking: hmm I might 'haggle' .

dosent matter what you get done around the house always get a least three quotes,what have you got to lose.:thumbsup:
#6
id have said around £200 notes. parts will be at least £80 depending on make etc then 2-3 @ £20-30pr hr hours labour testing etc + part P crap.
#7
yes its a good price i paid £300 last week for same :thumbsup:
#8
RFC
dosent matter what you get done around the house always get a least three quotes,what have you got to lose.:thumbsup:

i had of £400 but now thats seems overpriced compared to this one. Will probably go ahead with this quote.
lanc_red
id have said around £200 notes. parts will be at least £80 depending on make etc then 2-3 @ £20-30pr hr hours labour testing etc + part P crap.

Could you pop over mate? :-D I'll pay you £200
paulam
yes its a good price i paid £300 last week for same :thumbsup:

he quoted £280 all in OR £160 (only labour/ cert) so I buy the fuse board, but I wouldn't know where and what i'd need :?
#9
i had a new consumer unit fitted in my summer house and i watched the sparky do it. proper easy to do in theory. reckon i could have done it if id of done a little research.

as yours is the main board id be reluctant to have a dabble, but seriously when he comes to do it, watch & learn how easy it cud have been to save £xxx
#10
ele-font
i had of £400 but now thats seems overpriced compared to this one. Will probably go ahead with this quote.

Could you pop over mate? :-D I'll pay you £200

he quoted £280 all in OR £160 (only labour/ cert) so I buy the fuse board, but I wouldn't know where and what i'd need :?


Let him supply the consumer unit, he will then be responsible for the whole job, not just his labour.
Do not attempt this job yourself
#11
Electrician bro says that's standard if not cheap :)
banned#12
You're paying for someone who is part p certified. Good price.
banned#13
Probably a good price but those labour costs... do these guys think they're surgeons???
#14
master_chief
Probably a good price but those labour costs... do these guys think they're surgeons???


No but they have to make a living...
Last summer I worked with a guy who runs his own building company and does most of the work himself. He is a fully qualified builder, electrician, and plumber.
We changed a fuse board in a house last summer and the job with our labour (2 of us, took us 3 days) cost £900, but that was for (afraid I am no electrician, and was doing the running about work) three new boards, which were supplying the house (10 bedroomed), the basement flat and a side flat.

Then they had sections rewired and redirected, which I didnt help on but I think the quote was a further £1100 (2 weeks for one guy).
banned#15
awoodhall2003
No but they have to make a living...
Last summer I worked with a guy who runs his own building company and does most of the work himself. He is a fully qualified builder, electrician, and plumber.
We changed a fuse board in a house last summer and the job with our labour (2 of us, took us 3 days) cost £900, but that was for (afraid I am no electrician, and was doing the running about work) three new boards, which were supplying the house (10 bedroomed), the basement flat and a side flat.

Then they had sections rewired and redirected, which I didnt help on but I think the quote was a further £1100 (2 weeks for one guy).


It took 2 of you 3 days to change a fuse board? In that case I take it back, I thought people were talking about a couple of hours work for one guy.
#16
master_chief
It took 2 of you 3 days to change a fuse board? In that case I take it back, I thought people were talking about a couple of hours work for one guy.


Yeah complex wiring, which was very out of date, was even a fire hazard. Also it was technically supplying 3 properties, one of which was a 10 bedroomed house...thus not just one basic fuse board. But gives an idea of price of a similar job, although on a bigger scale.
#17
lumoruk;8312532
You're paying for someone who is part p certified. Good price.

Agreed, make sure he/she has got this certification
banned#18
master_chief;8312552
Probably a good price but those labour costs... do these guys think they're surgeons???

you have to factor in travelling time, sourcing the parts and the initial inspection and problem diagnosis. You cant just think they charge labour for the time they arrive at your house to the time they leave.

£280 sounds quite reasonable imho. Bear in mind about £50 of that is probably VAT!
banned#19
whatsThePoint
Do you get paided travelling time to work?
Sourcing the parts :? its a consumer board, most electricians have a couple in the back of the van
initial inspection, if its not free he should of said so before quoting for the job
But if you think £100 a hour labour is a good price feel free to pay it, mines already been done far cheaper :thumbsup:


so you keep saying, so you got a good price, well done. Everyone else seems to think its a good price though. Why not give the OP the number of the firm you used so they can get the same good price?
What did yours actually cost you anyway as you said £500 inc a rewire, you didn't actually say what it broke down to?
#20
whatsThePoint
New comsumer box moved from original position to another
Kitchen rewired for 8 sockets and under cabinet lighting
2 bedrooms rewired with 2 additional sockets added making 4 in each
2 hallways rewired
all materials included in price
About 3 days work in total
Vat charged at 5% because manx government chose to adopt EU reduced rate for building work
Electrician lives about 10 miles away, no charge for mileage :roll:


You got all that for 500 quid,i need to move !
banned#21
whatsThePoint
New comsumer box moved from original position to another
Kitchen rewired for 8 sockets and under cabinet lighting
2 bedrooms rewired with 2 additional sockets added making 4 in each
2 hallways rewired
all materials included in price
About 3 days work in total
Vat charged at 5% because manx government chose to adopt EU reduced rate for building work
Electrician lives about 10 miles away, no charge for mileage :roll:


well 24 hours labour comes to £441 @ £17.50 an hour (+vat) so the parts must have been cheap!
Regardless, the OP can't exactly use that electrician can they, and everyone else localish (like within a few hundred miles) seems to think its a pretty good price.
#22
that seems like a reasonable price.

they may not be surgeons but what use is a surgeon when you need an electrician exactly?

regardless its a skilled job and they spend a good number of years training to get certified and deserve the cash they get........otherwise they couldnt command it

lol@ comparing iom prices
banned#23
whatsThePoint;8316522
Do you get paided travelling time to work?
Sourcing the parts :? its a consumer board, most electricians have a couple in the back of the van
initial inspection, if its not free he should of said so before quoting for the job
But if you think £100 a hour labour is a good price feel free to pay it, mines already been done far cheaper :thumbsup:

Dont be ridiculous. All tradesmen factor in travelling time when quoting. Only a fool would think otherwise.


Oh wait.......................:whistling:
#24
to do a cunsmer board change,is not a small job.first of all u have to check all the old wireing in property,making it all complys to current regs.u need 2 do a ze at the supply side to fit right size breakers.chage sleeving on cables,cable size volt drop,put in smokes,do all the tests.report the job to biuling control and thats only the begining
#25
Is it a new rule that people posting for the first time must post in a really old thread

oO
#26
majid1977livecouk
to do a cunsmer board change,is not a small job.first of all u have to check all the old wireing in property,making it all complys to current regs.u need 2 do a ze at the supply side to fit right size breakers.chage sleeving on cables,cable size volt drop,put in smokes,do all the tests.report the job to biuling control and thats only the begining

That may have been helpful a year ago lol
#27
WoolyM
Is it a new rule that people posting for the first time must post in a really old thread

oO

You hadn't posted when i first saw this,i was busy reading what i'd said a year ago lol
banned#28
Thats a good price.

They not only have to take the old board off and fit the new one with cableing, the system has to be tested and part p certification issued.

Its especially a good price now a year on!
banned#29
A new consumer unit complete with MCBs is around a hundred quid. Bear in mind the sparky will add his profit to this. Factor in removing the old board, labelling circuits and refitting to the new board then your probably not far wrong
#30
Didn't realise you were another manxy

whatsThePoint
RFC
polish?


Manx

And only charged 5% vat

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