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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.

I’m in the south east I would like to hear your opinions on price

Thanks In advance

Tom
 
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Taylortwocities

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Price about the same as a holiday.

Seriously, impossible to even guess without a site visit. One big thing: will the property be empty, or are you having to move beds, wardrobes, etc?
 

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I need a comparison for particular job
work out materials add 20% ,£220_-250 per day ,cracked it.
 
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Price about the same as a holiday.

Seriously, impossible to even guess without a site visit. One big thing: will the property be empty, or are you having to move beds, wardrobes, etc?
No furniture to be moved. They have been quoted £3200 by another electrician. Strangely if you google 3bed rewire the average price is £3200.
 

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No furniture to be moved. They have been quoted £3200 by another electrician. Strangely if you google 3bed rewire the average price is £3200.
that was 100 years ago.
 

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starter for 10 is £1k per no. of bedrooms. then count up points and cost at say, £50 -60 per point. (more for cooker.shower circuits, obviously) tot it all up, add c. £350 - £500 for CU.
 

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No furniture to be moved. They have been quoted £3200 by another electrician. Strangely if you google 3bed rewire the average price is £3200.
I'd probably be about there or just over for that job, assuming empty house. But I'm up in Hull. No idea about prices elsewhere.
If I knew I was up against £3200 I would not be trying to beat it. I'd be quoting higher and selling my service as the only one they need.
 
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Op ... how many points ?

I did a partial rewire last week, with help, and it took its toll on us ... 18 sockets ...

That said we found so many botches , junction boxes and spurs off spurs too .... a real mess. Now all replaced
 

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we'll get starjack to do that. he's biting on his bit
keep rubbing the jar ,it will appear ,
 

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6k I’m just waiting on confirmation of the kitchen
what running 6k around the kitchen chasing the customer telling him only a joke .lol.
 
£3200 is a silly price , you would never make any money at those polish prices

Very basic 3 bed rewires are £5000 in the SE

I recently saw a rivals estimate and he was quoting £500 per day for labour :eek:
 

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My price is nearly double, never had a complaint about my prices until now, just annoys me
If that's your price then that's your price. If you've not had any complaints until now then it's not a problem with your prices obviously.

Hopefully the customer will see that such a large disparity means that not all services come equal.
 

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Its funny, i was doubting some of my pricing recently, quoted for a empty rewire of a very small studio flat, didnt get it at £1600.
Quoted for a partial rewire of an empty 3 bed to be done in stages over around 2 months, cu/bonding 1st, then downstairs sockets then finally upstairs sockets with just a few downlights in hall(floorboards up directly above) all in just over £2.6k as the kitchen it being left for another day as part of a future extension.
Knew i wasn't cheapest on the house quote but my quote was detailed,informative, and covered lots of aspects. they liked the attention to detail over some other guys quote that was lower and on a single piece of paper, my quote was 5 pages long!
I do wonder at times if i should price higher as if its too low it can actually work against you.
 

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6k I’m just waiting on confirmation of the kitchen.
6k sounds expensive for a 3 bed basic rewire.

3 sockets, pendant per bedroom £600

1 socket, pendant, smoke, 2way landing £225

Hall same as landing £225

Fan, ip light bathroom £200

Living room 6 sockets, pendant £350

Dining room 4 sockets, pendant £250

Kitchen 3 sockets, 5 appliances, heat £475

Misc CCU, 2x bonds, boiler supply £530

2 x outside lights £160

£3015

Plus a percentage of 10-20%

£3300-£3600

9 man days £2250
Material £750

Rest profit/expenses

I could rewire a house like that with 2 of my lads in 2 days.
 

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op if you can do it cheap then do it cheap ,but if you have high standards tell the customer ,by giving them a 12 year guarantee only on labour .
 
Op

You could always shot from the hip and go straight in at £60 per point and hope for the best

I know of plenty guys who do it this way
 
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Op

You could always shot from the hip and go straight in at £60 per point and hope for the best

I know of plenty guys who do it this way
That method is about 5k, there is some other bits that I need todo which i didn’t mention in my initial post. So I might not be that far away,

I will try that method on some other jobs I have priced recently and see how it compares

Thanks
 

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If someone have quoted 3200 don't even try and beat it they will probably make a mess of it for that price anyway
 

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Perhaps the other spark has done quite a few of them sane properties and knows all the routes,etc.
Good money to be made at that lower rate if say you’re doing 1 a week.
 
If someone have quoted 3200 don't even try and beat it they will probably make a mess of it for that price anyway
You could always put in a price to follow the cheap sparks to correct and rectify the work
 
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