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Rewiring a house in Blackpool: Cost to rewire a house.
Tripped electrical are Blackpool based experts in the rewiring of properties. From a one bedroom apartment to a large Victorian house, we have the expertise to transform the wiring of your home.
Whether you are changing the electrics of your whole house, or perhaps want to add additional sockets or light switches to make your home more suitable for you and your family, our friendly, professional and reliable electricians can help you to transform the electrics in your home.
Contact us today for your bespoke rewiring quote.
Our electricians are specialists and have undertaken hundreds of rewiring projects on a wide range of homes.
We will work with you to plan out how to arrange your rewiring to make the most of your home electricals.
We offer fully transparent pricing structures and offer full scoping of work prior to commencement.
All of our rewiring work is fully guaranteed and comes with appropriate certifications.
Rewiring questions and Answers
Can you rewire a house without removing drywall?
Wiring in the house can be done in two ways. The first being through the ceiling or through the floor. Unfortunately, in both cases drywalls would have to be damaged or completely removed.
It is unavoidable as even though all cables go in straight lines and their positioning can be predicted; Cables are nearly always clipped to the joists and it would be impossible to tear them out without opening drywall.
Rewiring a house or flat – What’s involved?
At some point, you have probably heard of re-wiring, but do you know what it actually involves? A full rewire of a home is a fairly major project which will involve installing cables and wiring around your home and joining them to your sockets and fittings.
The great thing about rewiring a house is the fact that you get the chance here to fully map out where you need sockets, switches and light fittings to make your life as easy as possible, and to future-proof your home for modern day living.
You can even think about things such as installing smart home features as part of your rewire, with devices such as automated lighting, speaker systems which are connected to smart devices or smart blinds as part of the rewire.
It is major work, as these cables will need to be laid under floorboards, within walls and across ceilings, so ideally this should be done when a house is empty – as your electrician will need to be able to access floorboards, and will be ‘chasing’ into walls, meaning that redecorating or plastering may need to be undertaken afterwards, therefore you may be required to consider additional contractors such as plasterers and decorators if you do not wish to undertake this work yourself.
Rewires take place in two parts – the first part is known as the first fix and is basically the installation of new cables and wires across the property. Part two, known as second fix is where the electricity is made live and the front faces of sockets, switches and lights are fitted. In between the first and second fix, a lot of work takes place that isn't related to electrics such as putting back carpets, filling holes and possibly redecorating.
Full house rewiring is usually a long (7-10 working days) and fairly difficult task. It involves few stages such as:
- The first stage is the preparation stage, when depending on where the wires go, the ceiling or floor is opened up. Carpets or floors are always covered in order to protect them, all the drywalls are taken off and the wiring plan is made.
- When all the old wires and electrical points are taken out. New chasing is made, new holes are drilled and cables are put in.
- Then after the walls are plastered, the ceiling and floors recovered and kitchen tops constructed: the cables which are sticking out are connected to switches, sockets, lights, appliances and finally to the consumer unit.
Finally, when everything is connected an inspection is conducted to verify and certify the electrical condition.
At Tripped electrical, we are experts in rewiring homes, so will work with you to understand the needs of your household. We will always explain clearly the work which we are undertaking and treat your home with the upmost respect.
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- 24 hour availability
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- Tripped electrical Guarantee on workmanship
- Peace of mind from trade accreditation
A fully-equipped professional will pay your London property a visit or request an electrical plan
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What do I need to do before rewiring can take place?
The rewiring of your home can be quite disruptive, so there are a few things that you need to consider in order for your electrician to be able to get started.
The new wiring will need to be fitted in places including ceilings, under floors and in walls, you need to clear all of your rooms of furniture and lift up any carpets or flooring.
You may also need to clear your loft space so that you electrician can easily gain access to the ceilings on the top floor of your property. You will need to provide electrical plan, or you can order electrical plan from Tripped electrical.
When you book a rewire with Tripped electrical, we will clearly explain the work that is to be carried out, and what we need you to do before we arrive to undertake the work, so that there are no unnecessary delays to your rewire.
How long does an electrical rewire take?
This will very much depend on the size of your property, and the complexity of the work involved, and it’s not always about the dimensions of your home. For example, if you require a large number of sockets or light switches this may increase the time which your rewire takes.
In some cases, running the cabling and wiring may be more complex than usual, particularly in the case of apartments, where access to ceilings may be restricted, so this can add extra time too.
On average a three bedroom semi-detached house takes around 7-10 working days, however, please get in touch with us for a bespoke quote.
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How much does it cost to rewire a house?
House rewiring prices vary as it depends on the size of the house and the amount of electrical points.On average the rewiring prices begin from around £2000 for a 1 bedroom house and can go up to £8000-£10000 for a 5 bedroom house.
There are a few factors that will influence the price, such as:
- The main factor is the size of the property as obviously it would be cheaper to rewire a flat, compared to a 2 or 3 bedroom house.
- Quantity of electrical points in each room would also play a role. The more electrical points there are, the harder it is to wire them and the longer it will take. As it takes more time to connect all the points.
- Another factor is the type of walls in the property. If you have concrete walls, they would have to be chased, which is a very time consuming task and will be more expensive than plasterboard walls, which are easy to cut and easy to demolish.
In conclusion, costs of rewiring a home vary widely depending on several factors. These will include how many rooms you have in your home, the number of sockets required, the number of light fittings needed, plus a host of other considerations, such as the amount of cabling needed to run the electricity around your home.
At Tripped electrical, we offer a great value for money service, and every quote which we offer is bespoke to your home and requirements.
How often should you rewire a house ?
There are several instances where your house may need rewiring. Many older properties in the UK have not had electrical work undertaken for over 25 years or more, as often, due to the disruption that is caused by rewiring, a homeowner leaves this until a property is sold.
If you spot tell-tale signs such as an old fuse box rather than a modern consumer unit, or plug sockets which are attached to skirting boards, it's time to consider a rewire. In most cases, if you are purchasing a property where rewiring is recommended this should show up in your building survey (from an independent surveyor, not your mortgage lender). In these cases, rewiring should be one of your top priorities as the potential dangers include risk of fire or electrocution.