At the risk of re-opening an old thread, some friends of mine have just
had a quote from SWaLEC to rewire their house. It's a 1900(ish) terrace,
electrics last done maybe 25 or 30 years ago, and they're wanting
nothing very special; just a few more sockets than usual, an electric
shower and an electric cooker.
I said I thought it would probably take a solid week of work for
electrician plus mate and using Screwfix prices the parts should cost no
more than £400 or £500 all in. Maybe £2,500 to £3,000 in total
(£2,000 / 40 hrs = £50/hr)...
...and the man from SWaLEC, he say... £5,000 and 10 working days
Now I dare say they could get a better quote from a smaller local
company, but is the SWaLEC man trying it on, or is this a serious quote?
Any similar experiences?
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