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    • Bytheway79
    • By Bytheway79 7th Aug 18, 9:43 PM
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    850 for sockets and wall lights
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    • 7th Aug 18, 9:43 PM
    850 for sockets and wall lights 7th Aug 18 at 9:43 PM
    Looking for some friendly guidance :-) My other half and I tend to get duped a fair bit by workmen because were both women and genuinely have little experience of domestic jobs! Weve been quoted 850 by a local electrician to move and add some wall sockets (10 to add, 3 to move) and wire up two sets of side lights and hang two ceiling lights. That seemed ok but then I looked up rates and it advised 250 a day and the guy didnt think it would be a long job... any advice would be welcome. Thank you.
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    • Risteard
    • By Risteard 7th Aug 18, 10:53 PM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 10:53 PM
    Looking for some friendly guidance :-) My other half and I tend to get duped a fair bit by workmen because were both women and genuinely have little experience of domestic jobs! Weve been quoted 850 by a local electrician to move and add some wall sockets (10 to add, 3 to move) and wire up two sets of side lights and hang two ceiling lights. That seemed ok but then I looked up rates and it advised 250 a day and the guy didnt think it would be a long job... any advice would be welcome. Thank you.
    Originally posted by Bytheway79
    Sounds very fair to me - in fact quite cheap.
    • Andy123.
    • By Andy123. 8th Aug 18, 5:44 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 5:44 AM
    Get another couple of quotes in to compare it against and go from there.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 8th Aug 18, 8:35 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 8:35 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 8:35 AM
    When I was suspicious about a quote for electrical work, I got another quote to compare. Gave me some peace of mind that the quote ws actually ok
    • phill99
    • By phill99 8th Aug 18, 10:05 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:05 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:05 AM
    My electricians charge 60/ socket


    You have 13 so the maths works out
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    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 8th Aug 18, 10:08 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:08 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:08 AM
    Sounds ok to me
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 8th Aug 18, 10:13 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:13 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:13 AM
    Is this chasing in and making good 13 new flush sockets, chasing in and making good 2 wall lights, and fitting 2 new ceiling lighting points, lifting the floor above?

    Your electrician may have a mate and an apprentice/labourer on site for that, so 3 x 250 = 750 which isn't far off the rate you've been quoted. It won't be a long job because the electrician can throw labour at it to get it done in a day.

    On the other hand, if the 10 new sockets are all in one room, you're getting plastic trunking round the skirting board, and the lights are being fitted to existing points, then it's a bit expensive. Unless you're in London, of course.
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    • bxboards
    • By bxboards 8th Aug 18, 10:45 AM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 10:45 AM
    That seems very expensive to me.

    I recently got a new RCD fitted, cooker cable fitted, floors lifted and 4 new power sockets + extractor supply + cooker supply switches fitted for 330

    If that includes making good after as well (mine didn't I did it myself), it may be OK, but that price is getting on towards a full rewire for a small-ish house.

    Doesn't seem a great price to me, shop around!
    • Risteard
    • By Risteard 8th Aug 18, 7:50 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 7:50 PM
    That seems very expensive to me.
    Originally posted by bxboards
    It most certainly isn't. It's actually very cheap. The quoted price just about covers the socket outlets additions/re-siting (assuming that the existing installation is in order including Earthing & Bonding arrangements) - therefore essentially the rest of the work is being done for free.
    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 8th Aug 18, 10:16 PM
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    It sounds fine to me. Also one musnt assume that people who dont wear a suit to work are apt to rip you off,especially so if you are female. There are plenty of shysters in suits.
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    • -taff
    • By -taff 9th Aug 18, 3:08 PM
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    ... but that price is getting on towards a full rewire for a small-ish house.
    Originally posted by bxboards

    Where do you live then because I've been quoted roughly 4,000 for a full rewire....
    • phill99
    • By phill99 9th Aug 18, 5:20 PM
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    but that price is getting on towards a full rewire for a small-ish house.
    Originally posted by bxboards
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