If you own a home and you’re looking at saving money, it may be tempting to carry out electrical work, particularly the smaller jobs. However, electrical work can be dangerous. That’s why it’s important to hire an electrician who is a trained expert. An electrician will make sure the work is legally compliant and will help to keep your family safe. But how much does an electrician cost?
Obviously this depends on the type and size of the job and the amount of time it requires. Furthermore, it’s worth bearing in mind that most electrical work must be carried out by a fully qualified electrician by law.
We all rely on the electrics working properly in our home or workplace. Moreover, it’s important to know that your electrics are safe and that they are performing the way they should be. That’s where an expert comes in .
An electrician is a tradesperson who is qualified to carry out the work on your electrics.
Electricians are responsible for designing, installing, maintaining and repairing electrical systems. The appliances and systems can be in your property or place of work. An electrician works in homes as well as commercial and industrial buildings, both inside and outside.
In particular, they may help to fix appliances in your home including computers, cookers, lights, toasters, your fridge, and the television for example.
Of course, there may be some jobs in the home that you can do if you’re good at DIY. Firstly, you might be able to replace the fuse. But you’ll need to keep replacement fuses on hand for when you need them.
Secondly, you may want to install lighting controls such as dimmers. These are a great way to save energy and easy to install.
If you’re doing any work on outlets, it’s essential that you have some knowledge about how electrical circuits work. In addition to this, how to turn off the power in your entire home. However, if you’re planning on adding a big ceiling fan for example, it’s probably best to call an electrician to do it properly.
Even so, there is electrical work that you definitely should not try by yourself. This includes rewiring the entire house. Or replacing control panels, as this requires knowledge of code regulations and professional installation. Additionally, if you want to put in a light fixture where there isn’t any sign of one, you need to figure out where the existing wiring is and how to run it to where it’s needed.
Notwithstanding your best efforts, it’s important for safety and often legal compliance that you ask an electrician to do the work.
At IPF Electrical, we are a team of experienced electrical professionals with a focus on delivering honest, professional and premium service to all our customers. Our main focus is to ensure that your commercial space, business or home are safe.
Our range of skills is varied and covers all of the items below.
A fixed wire test is part of the electrical installation condition report (EICR) along with the actual inspection. The test will assess the condition and compliance of your existing wiring within your premises.
PAT stands for portable appliance testing. It’s the process of testing electrical appliances which are used within the work space or commercial buildings. Having a PAT test carried out is with a view to limiting any accidents that may occur.
Thermal imaging is a great way to get a better understanding of what is going on behind the systems in which we are working. Using specific equipment, we can test any ‘overheating’ which can decrease the risk of failure or fire.
We have vast experience in installing electric heating systems. We have worked closely with domestic clients and housing associations installing Dimplex Quantum storage heaters, Dimplex QRAD panel heaters, Hive thermostats, NEST thermostats and more.
We can ensure that lighting is working correctly and enables you to be compliant with specific regulations. This is used in a variety of business and commercial settings.
The consumer unit is also known as the fuse box. It’s used to distribute the power throughout your property. Ensuring that it works well is important as it acts as a safety device if there is a power surge.
Remedial works are closely linked to a Fixed Wire Test as they are focused on the issues raised by the EICR. Our engineers can take your assessment and make any adjustments or repairs to ensure full compliance.
In conclusion, most professional electricians charge by the hour for their work. The hourly rate depends on where you live in the UK. It can range from between £50 to £120 per hour.
And then of course, the cost will depend on the nature and complexity of your project. Obviously, an electrical report will take less time than a full re-wiring for example. Furthermore, a full report on a 1 bedroom flat will cost less than a 5 bedroom house.
In the event that you call out an electrician outside of working hours, especially for emergencies, the price can go up significantly.
At IPF Electrical, part of our ethos is to work with transparency. This enables us to build long-standing relationships with our customers. For us, it is important to be upfront and honest with our customers about the work and how long it will take.
We understand that with any electrical test, it can be worrying what the electrician might find, and also how much it will cost to fix the situation.
Therefore, we have a schedule of rates so customers can have a list of fixed prices. This list has been built around the most common problematic areas that we have come across in our experience. However, it may not fit every situation.
To sum up, we hope that the fixed price list gives us the chance to provide complete transparency during the quotation stage.