Now I know before I ask this question that the answer is "it depends",
but I am hoping that someone could give me at least a vague idea about
numbers before we get someone in for a formal quote
A friend has inherited part of a standard 4 bedroom detached house with
garage. It was built in the early 70's and the electrics have not been
touched since (still has re-wirable fuses in the CU).
I suspect that it needs all the wires replacing (currently has electric
cooker but no electric shower), all faceplates and switches replacing
(for cosmetic if no other reasons), CU replacing and a few extra sockets
Can anyone give me a rough estimate of likely cost (£100 - obviously
not, £1000 - still no, £3000 - is this getting close, £5000 - surely not).
I rewired a complete house myself in the mid 80's but with all of the
new regulations probably wouldn't want to do this again, especially as
this is not my house, but is there any DIY prep work that I could
usefully do which might reduce the cost. I could easily remove most if
not all of the old ring wiring/fittings and replace with new, leaving it
to be terminated at the new CU, but would this mean anyone replacing the
CU would not sign up for it?
Thanks for any advice.