Most electricians charge for their services in three ways – per day, per hour and a set price for a specific task.
Many electricians charge £110 per hour and £600 – £800 per day, while emergency electrical services can cost as high as £180 per hour. The set price for some electrical work varies from £200 for EICR to £600 for replacing a consumer unit, and a house rewiring can cost up to £4000.
At Electrical Works London, our rates are affordable, and we carry out all electrical jobs.
What is an electrician’s hourly rate?
An electrician may charge you a fixed fee for a job or an hourly rate which covers any work done within that time.
Most electricians prefer charging for a specific job, but knowing the hourly rate gives you an idea of what to expect. In the UK, the average hourly rate for a cheap electrician in London is £90. This may be higher or lower in different parts of the UK. Southeast and London usually have the highest hourly rates.
Daily rate for electricians
If the electrical work likely takes a full day’s work or more, the electrician may prefer charging daily at £600 or £800. The first hour will likely be more expensive due to travel time and taxes.
Emergency electrician rate
Certain situations that need an electrician at short notice or out-of-work hours, like during holidays or late at night, can arise.
You will have to pay for an emergency electrician when these emergencies occur. The first hour will usually cost higher than the standard fee, sometimes double the cost – £180.
Cost of EICR and house rewiring
Maintaining your electrical system is important to keep you and your family safe. Getting the best electrician in London with experience is important if you need repairs or an upgrade. Electricians usually charge £200 for an EICR certificate and £4000 for rewiring a house.
Cost of common electrical jobs
Experienced electricians can carry out certain electrical jobs. These jobs are common, and because they are usually straightforward, electricians know how long they need to complete the job and their charge.
The most common electrical jobs and their costs include: