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asys

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Hi I'm looking for some advice.

I have just received quotations varying between £6000 and £9000 to completely rewire a thatched Period house in north Essex as follows:

4 bedrooms, 3 Reception rooms, Office, Dressing room, Dining room, Kitchen, 2 x bathrooms, Utility room, 2 x Outhouses

To include New consumer unit 2dble skts per bedroom and dressing room. 6 x dble skts per reception room and office. 10 x dble skts kitchen. Electric water heating. Power to outhouses. Two ring circuits(upstairs and down) 2 x new lighting circuits. Removal of old wiring. Upgrading earth bonding.
MK Consumer unit and accessories.

Are these quotations within an acceptable range? To my mind there seems to be a wide variance.
 
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bluecallum

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Personally It Sounds Alot Of Money
 
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adamh

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i think it sounds reasonable id go for more sockets in the bedrooms tho
 
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asys

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Sorry. I meant 4 dble sockets in the bedrooms. Is a £3000 spread normal? I had expected them all to come in within a few hundred pounds. How long would you expect it it to do the job? No one has committed on a timescale.
 
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DonaldJ

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i think it sounds reasonable id go for more sockets in the bedrooms tho
Me too. Can never have enough sockets.

Is the kitchen circuit part of the downstairs ring? May be prudent to have a separate circuit for the kitchen too.

Don
 
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asys

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Makes sense. I presume that will inflate the cost!
 

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seems quite reasonable to me. But then I work/live in london where everything cost a bit more
 
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PAUL M

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Sorry. I meant 4 dble sockets in the bedrooms. Is a £3000 spread normal? I had expected them all to come in within a few hundred pounds. How long would you expect it it to do the job? No one has committed on a timescale.
YOU WILL ALLWAYS GET VARYING QUOTES AS DIFFERENT OPERATIONS HAVE DIFFERENT OVERHEADS,IE A COUPLE OF BLOKES WORKING OUT OF A VAN WILL ALLWAYS BE ABLE TO DO IT CHEAPER THAN A BIGGER COMPANY THAT HAS TO PAY OFFICE STAFF ETC ETC .MAKE SURE YOU GET IT IN WRITING EXACTLY WHATS INCLUDED AND APPROX LENGTH OF TIME FOR JOB THEN YOU SHOULD AVOID THE DREADED EXTRAS.;)
 
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London Luke

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this quote tells us very little about the construction and state of the property.

better to stick to a "local" who wil have a more vested interest in doing a good job. Also what spec fittings etc. And what are the walls made of?
 

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Depending on how old the house is make sure the people carrying out the work are well insured, as if something happens and their not it could cost you a fortune to have repairs done. :eek:
 
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asys

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16th Century thatched cottage. Timber frame, wattle and daub walls Most current wiring is exposed. Run long and down beams.
 
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asys

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The house is 16th century, timber framed, thatched with mainly wattle and daub walls. All existing wiring is on the surface. Mainly clipped to the beams

House is 16th century, timber framed, thatched, mainly wattle and daub walls. Current wiring is exposed mainly clipped to beams.
 
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bigal

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Probably would have been around the 7k mark if I was guestimating this, but could easily go higher if the builing is a difficult one or lots of fancy lighting. Without more details - impossible.
 
The house is 16th century, timber framed, thatched with mainly wattle and daub walls. All existing wiring is on the surface. Mainly clipped to the beams

House is 16th century, timber framed, thatched, mainly wattle and daub walls. Current wiring is exposed mainly clipped to beams.
Do quite alot of period houses and the quote sounds fair
You get more variance in prices on these places than a "bog standard" rewire as some contractors are more used to doing them and can turn the job round quicker and have experrience of the unique problems.
Doing a 3 bed 15th century house with a new build bathroom extension, all wiring to be concealed (the biggest headache), with full underfloor heating system. Won the job at 11k which 3rd lowest qoute in a range from 9 to 18k.
 

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