Electrician time for various jobs - is it reasonable?

Hi. We have a few electrical jobs that need doing and an electrician has estimated it will take 8 hours.  Details below.  Please could any electricians let me know if this is reasonable?  It feels like a long time but I might be underestimating how long each job will take.
1. Replace bathroom extractor fan (same size, etc.)
2. Replace 7 bathroom downlights with LED ones
3. Replace outside floodlight with sensor (for similar)
4. Replace an outside motion sensor (for similar)

Any advice appreciated.  We're in the process of moving house so trying to get everything sorted and don't have loads of time to get several people round to quote!
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  • plumb1_2
    plumb1_2 Posts: 4,395 Forumite
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    No he’s charging you for a days work, maybe covering himself if issues happen.
    If the job takes 6 hrs then he’ll benefit, if it takes 9 hrs you’ll benefit.
    If it only takes 6 hrs where does he go to make up the 2 hrs of no income.
    My advise to to get a fixed fee for the work, then you have the option to get other quotes, that’s if you can get anyone to come in your timeframe.
  • ratrace
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    You dont say what the charge is per hour if £10p/h then its very cheap if £100 p/h then its very expensve, but really this is a day job also he may need to test the circuits if he needs to a bit more information is needed to really say if its a fair sum
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  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202 Forumite
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    Hi

    Before I can really help, please help me

    Where about you live?
    How much is he/she charing inc VAT/minor materials etc.

    The downlights could mean larger holes to be cut - you providing all of the items, if so please make sure the downlights are not too small, ie holes too large

    Thanks
  • wolvoman
    wolvoman Posts: 1,173 Forumite
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    Why would you replace these things if you're moving?
  • Risteard
    Risteard Posts: 1,882 Forumite
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    As above, it's just a dayrate charge which doesn't seem unreasonable in the circumstances.
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  • ratrace said:
    You dont say what the charge is per hour if £10p/h then its very cheap if £100 p/h then its very expensve, but really this is a day job also he may need to test the circuits if he needs to a bit more information is needed to really say if its a fair sum
    Thanks - he's charging £25 per hour (in the North of England)
  • Risteard
    Risteard Posts: 1,882 Forumite
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    ratrace said:
    You dont say what the charge is per hour if £10p/h then its very cheap if £100 p/h then its very expensve, but really this is a day job also he may need to test the circuits if he needs to a bit more information is needed to really say if its a fair sum
    Thanks - he's charging £25 per hour (in the North of England)
    Far, far, far too cheap in this day and age.
    RECI & Safe Electric Registered Electrical Contractor
    NICEIC Approved Contractor
    ECA Registered Member
  • I'm currently paying my electrician £230 a day in the East Midlands   :#
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  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,098 Forumite
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    Very cheap !!! make sure he is registered with the relevant authorities.

    Regarding the Down lighters don't allow him to buy smaller ones, they should be the same size as the holes or larger 

    Don't let's him just get on with it and expect him to do it as you require if his instructions are not clear 

    Keep your eye on him, it's no0 good saying I didn't mean like that when hes done 


  • I'm currently paying my electrician £230 a day in the East Midlands   :#
    I was paying that ten years ago in the South West. 
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