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  1. M

    Is this a decent price for a kitchen rewire?

    Hi all, The ceiling is all open and an extension is being built and in total, the kitchen is going to be about 16m². Fuse board is nearby and the following is to be first and second fixed: 1x new cooker circuit - £80 2x heat/smoke- £140 8x sockets- £320 8x downlights- £400 3x switches- £120 1x...
  2. M

    UK Rewire

    How much to retire a 3 bed house on a homer?
  3. D

    Full Rewire Consumer Unit Height

    Hi all. I am not an electrician but greatly really appreciate some advice if possible. I am in the process of getting a full house rewire and the consumer unit is currently under the stairs. The electrician is saying that to get the work signed off by building regulations the consumer unit has...
  4. W

    Kitchen rewire and isolator switch

    Hi guys. Electrician will soon rewire my kitchen and some questions arises about sockets and isolator switches. I think they look ugly and don't want them on sight. Is it possible to install only two isolator switches one for oven and hob, and the second for electric instantaneous water heater...
  5. A

    UK Stange cable type - rewire?

    Hi all, hope everyones well during this strange time! I went to a flat today (50s build ish) to do a visual/basic check with the aim to advise on the condition, rectify the obvious and get things to a standard where it would pass a condition report and be safe to let. Apart from some obvious...
  6. Paul228

    Got an ex council house to rewire

    Got an ex council house to rewire. Sockets are straight forward and will be doing it in T&E But the lighting is done in singles 6241y. And I want to do the same. I have rolls of conduit wiring on the van, but not sure if this is suitable for slotting down plasterboard soothing walls or popping...
  7. B

    Tools used when rewiring domestic property.

    Good Morning. Can anyone tell me what tools would be used when cutting channels into plaster when rewiring an occupied home? House has solid walls, not plaster board and electricians used jackhammers to channel out, without extraction. I know rewiring is messy but the house was like a building...
  8. S

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Can i issue an EIC?!

    Hi lads, Im new to the forum but have a question I think i already know the answer to. Ive been a qualified electrician for 10 years now, work as a sole trader for a few different people every year, ranging from new build housing to shop fitting ect. My question is... My sister needs her...
  9. Iain Stewart

    How to plan a rewire and new consumer unit. How many circuits, what cost?

    Hi, we need some advice on our scenario with regards to our rewire plan. I will get this out of the way first... We are planning to put the house up for sale. I know people will say let the new buyer do the stuff but in our area there are a few houses for sale and they are all fairly up to...
  10. driverman

    UK Rewire cost?

    Hi guys, I'm a retired electrician and been out of the game for many years. A friend of mine is in the process of buying a 1980's property. What would be a typical average rewire cost be of a 2 bedroom bungalow? I know it all depends on what the customers requirements are etc. I've told my...
  11. N

    UK Non electrician - house rewire advice

    Hi, I hope I have posted this in the right place and the questions I have you don't get asked too often. I have tried searching but didn't find anything. I have just moved into a new 4 bed detached house, prior to doing so I had an EICR report done that recommended a full rewire. I have got...
  12. S

    Can I get away without a full rewire?

    Hi My house has only one ring main which runs EVERYTHING - including boiler, electric fan oven, shower plus all the usual appliances. Although a new RCD was installed before I bought the property nothing else electrical was undertaken, something I now need to address. My problem is that we're...
  13. L

    Cost of a rewire?

    Hi guys, I've got my first rewire job that isn't a simple socket or something or other, and was hoping someone would give me some guidance. The job is a rewire of the kitchen, living & dining room and hallway, along with changing the distribution board. I'm not sure how many switches and...
  14. C

    Separating lamp holder to rewire

    I'm looking to replace the cable on a lamp I bought but I am unable to separate the holder to access the connections. I have tried pushing in the black tabs to release the top but I haven't had any luck. Any advice on the best approach would be appreciated.
  15. E

    GFCI and 3 Switch Outlet Rewire Issues

    Hi Everyone, I'm trying to upgrade my bathroom GFCI and 3 switch plate in a metal box with a new GFCI and switch plate, but I'm running into a couple issues with the wiring. The first thing that immediately jumps out at me is the fact that the neutral load white wire is grounded directly to...
  16. M

    Do I need to rewire?

    Hello all, I’ve recently moved house and I’d like a little advice on the safety of some of the wiring found. In general the wiring looks clean/tidy and reasonably new but my electrical experience is in factories, not in the home. There two things I’m not so sure about though, please advise...
  17. D

    UK rewiring a house

    is it normal to rewire an entire house and use the existing sockets and light switches, or would it be better practice to use the new regs 450mm and 1200? also is it normal to chase the wiring for sockets all the way up the wall rather than chase below and under the flooring, even if it means...
  18. C

    Unsatisfactory Domestic EICR - Should I rewire or spot fix

    Hi All, I am about to buy a 1930s house for which I have got a Unsatisfactory rating for the Domestic EICR. I am now in a bit of fix in deciding whether I should go for a complete rewire or just fix the issues raised in the report. I am also planning a back extension in the next 6 months and...
  19. happyhippydad

    Just finished a rewire...... exhausted!

    Just spent 2 weeks rewiring a 3 bed house, I made it £500 cheaper to encourage the owners to move out which they did, thank goodness.... lived in rewires are a nightmare. I finished the first fix a few days ago and the plasterer filled in all the chases as I was certain all was fine :D. I then...
  20. What do you reckon? - SHED REWIRE - Power and Lighting

    What do you reckon? - SHED REWIRE - Power and Lighting

    What do you reckon? - SHED REWIRE - Power and Lighting
  21. Dannyboybl00

    Pro Electrician West Sussex Qualified Electrician - Matrick Electrical Services Ltd

    West Sussex Electricians - Matrick Electricial Services Ltd I’m an East Grinstead based electrician and have lived in the area for over 30 years. I’ve been involved in the Construction Industry for 20 years and have Project Managed and Site Managed around the UK for almost 18 years. During this...
  22. G

    Main fuse query

    Hi I’m planning on getting my house re-wired soon, the installation at the minute is an ancient old fuse board with all sorts going on in there! My main fuse is rated at 60 amp and my question is should I get the dno in to upgrade if needed to 80 or 100 amp! Am I best doing this before or after...
  23. Jay 1987

    Looking for mentor/supervisor for whole house rewire in Birmingham

    Hello everyone My name is jay and I’m from the trainee section of this website. I have spoken to respected memebers from this forum and have been advised to create and send this message. Please don’t bite my head off or give silly non sensical answers, as I may get things wrong . (Thanks in...
  24. R

    EIC for partial rewire

    Hi guys, What is the type of EIC for a partial rewire.I am rewiring just 2 final circuits .Is it an alteration?
  25. J

    Old Wyler rewire able board with extra 45a fuse

    Hi all , someone was on the lookout for one of these the other day but I can’t find the thread. I’m removing a mint condition one next week so they are welcome to it if u can find them ?? Help
  26. P

    3 bed rewire

    Hi guys Still trying to get my head around pricing jobs, I need a comparison for particular job It’s a 3 bed house full rewire, Mostly pendants. Kitchen and bathroom will have downlights, It’s solid walls everywhere so there will be chasing to be done and floor boards lifted for wiring...
  27. Loki

    Been doing a rewire.......

    Hi, Been doing a full rewire on a social housing 2 bedroom house. Lifted the floorboards to find that the house has been rewired in the past. The sockets were really low maybe 75mm off the floor, also the original cables to the sockets had be cut with about 3 foot left connected to the old...
  28. S

    Need Advice - New Kitchen Rewire

    Hi Guys New to forum and enjoying reading the threads, all interesting, so.. Looking to re-wire my kitchen due to re-fit and some of you will be unhappy (understandibly) as I am not a qualified sparky, but I will notify building control and get the work certified and passed. This is simply an...
  29. telectrix

    1 or 2 mates required - house rewire. end of May

    as title. quoting a job. as long as I get it , I will need 1 or 2 mates with some experience of house rewires, end of this month. job is close to Jct. 20 M6. any takers?
  30. C

    Rewire not certified.. Eicr

    Hi, I have been asked to carry out an eicr and issue cert on a property, the owner is looking to sell and he is getting some grief from the buyers as he had his property rewired 4 years ago but wasnt issued a certificate. He has said he needs a certificate to prove the work has been done, as i...
  31. B

    Commercial Cut Telephone cable: need to rewire

    So far I'm struggling to identify the cable in use here. I've attached a photo, could someone point me in the right direction of a wiring reference guide so I can attach a standard telephone socket for broadband?
  32. Jiya90

    New kitchen rewire using a new board

    We are having our kitchen moved to a different part of the house. I have asked that the wiring for the new kitchen be using a new consumer board. The old kitchen will be changed into a bedroom. What changes need to happen to sockets and wiring of old kitchen. Also in the new room where...
  33. R

    Under bathroom floor rewire?

    Hi there, We have had an electrician work on a fix price job to rewire the house. He has routed all of the cabling under the bathroom floor. I expected that he would routed another way which was more difficult, but wouldn't have gone under the bathroom floor. Is anyone able to confirm if this...
  34. A

    Domestic Advice on rewire method

    Hi all, just got a property for myself and looking to rewire it. Have only every rewired houses with old floorboards but this property has the wayrok sheetboards. Anyone got any experience of of the best way to lift without ruining them too much? Thanks in advance
  35. Sarah123

    Advice wanted - unhappy with rewire

    Hi all Hoping I could get some independent advice on here. We've just bought our first property and had to get a full house rewire on the property (3 bed semi). Our electricians had finished the work within 2 days (2 electricians working on it). When asked when they were coming back, they said...
  36. E

    Domestic House Rewire Advice Needed

    Hello New to the forum and looking for some advice. I have purchased a house that requires a full rewire as it has old rubber wiring, spurs on spurs and a 13-amp socket drawing current of a light fitting! I've had some professional electricians round to discuss what's need and provide quotes...
  37. H


    Hi everyone. I'm an electrician in Leeds and i'd really appreciate your view on walking away from jobs when the existing install is not right. For instance I had two days booked in for a CU change and rewiring of some spotlights. I always start a CU change by doing a condition report first on...
  38. C

    Domestic Kitchen - full rewire

    Greetings everyone We are rewiring a house and have reached the kitchen. We have run a 2.5mm cable from consumer unit which will connect as ring for over worktop sockets, and in the same ring we plan to run spurs (switched and fused) for: 1. washing machine 2. dishwasher 3. boiler 4. gas hob...
  39. Kitty0307

    Not too happy with this work...

    We're first time house renovators and recently had an electrician in to replace the main board and rewire the kitchen. I'm really not too happy with the results. There are cables coming out of the wall below the sockets and running back into the floor, multiple holes around sockets and where...
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