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How Much Does It Cost To Rewire A House In Scotland In 2020?


Old and worn-out wiring can pose a real risk for you, your home, and your household. As a homeowner, you want peace of mind that the electrics and wiring in your home are safe.

It can be stressful to choose an electrician that is transparent and trustworthy. At Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions, we keep our prices transparent and make sure you’re involved through each stage of the project.

Many UK homes have old electrical wiring, but did you know that rewiring your home is a great way to add value and ensure its safety?

Electrical rewiring costs will vary depending on factors, including:

  • The size of your house 
  • The specifications of the fittings and fixtures you choose
  • The number of socket outlets, lighting, and outdoor power points
  • Where you live in the UK

We’ve put together a general guide to help you determine the average cost of rewiring your home in Scotland.


Electrical inspection cost


If your home is over 25 years old and has not had any major rewiring done in that time, then it may require a rewire to make sure it conforms to building regulations.

Signs that your wiring is ageing might include fabric or rubber casings (as opposed to uPVC), a fuse box with large ceramic switches, and general ageing/fraying of wires.

You can ask a qualified electrician to perform a full inspection of your wiring and recommend any work that is required.

A written report with Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions starts from only £95 plus VAT – rewiring estimates are free.


Cost to rewire a two-bed house in Edinburgh and Glasgow


A total rewiring of a two-bed house typically costs between £2,300 and £3,500 depending on the size of your home and how many outlets it has. 

The average quote commonly provided for this type of house in Scotland is £2,750 and the job takes around one week to complete.

The price you’re quoted will typically include:

  • Renewing all the wiring from the electricity metre to the consumer unit
  • Standard socket outlets and switches
  • Circuit testing and a final installation certificate

The price you’re quoted generally excludes plastering and decorating, which will usually be required after rewiring your home. Your electrician will make sure the installation meets all current safety standards.

Do you have a two-bed home that needs to be rewired? Reach out to Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions for an unparalleled quality of service.


Cost to rewire a three-bed house in Edinburgh and Glasgow


The cost of rewiring a three-bedroom house in Edinburgh or Glasgow depends on the size of your home and the work involved. Typically, a house of this size will cost between £3,500 and £5,000 to rewire.

At Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions, all our rewiring services include:

  • Stripping out all old wiring
  • Installing a new metal fuse board with full RCD protection
  • Renewing all wiring and testing

We can implement new sockets, switches, and lighting positions to your preference. 

Full rewiring of a three-bed house can take from one to three weeks to complete and will include an installation report when your electrician is finished.

Check out Keith Gunn’s five-star reviews for working efficiently and safely on all projects we undertake.

Note that rewiring should always be carried out by a fully qualified electrician.


Cost to rewire a large house in Edinburgh and Glasgow


The bigger your house, the longer it may take to complete your rewiring project. 

The best way to get an honest quote is to choose a reputable electrical contractor, such as Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions, and request a free estimate. 

All rewiring projects will be completed safely and professionally. Test certificates are provided on completion.

Installing new wiring can be an intensive job – you should remove as much furniture as possible and take up carpets, as it is usually necessary to lift floorboards. Electricians may also need to remove skirting boards or cut into plaster, especially if they are installing new switches or sockets as they modernise the wiring. If your home is undergoing a full rewire, you might want to move out for the time it takes, as you will be without power and the process can be disruptive.


Cost to rewire a kitchen in Edinburgh and Glasgow


Kitchens are generally where most of the sockets in your home are. To cope with the large number of appliances we use in kitchens, a kitchen rewiring project is particularly common.

The average cost to rewire a kitchen ranges between £1,200 and £1,800.


What is required in the rewiring of a house?


Your home’s electrical cables will run under flooring and through walls. If you’re renovating a house, it’s highly recommended to complete rewiring at the same stage as any plumbing or heating works. Try to rewire before any plastering or cosmetic work takes place.

During a full rewire, your Keith Gunn electrician will:

  • Strip old wires
  • Install new wires
  • Rewire telephone and aerial sockets
  • Fit new sockets and switches
  • Rewire power and lighting circuits
  • Install a new metal fuse board with full RCD protection
  • Add modern technology, if required e.g. automated lighting


The benefits of rewiring your house


Although safety is the primary reason to rewire your home, there are also several functional benefits of updating your home’s electrical cables. Here are the top benefits of rewiring your home:

  • Peace of mind that you have invested in a safer electrical system
  • Reduces the risk of an electrical fire
  • Ensures that your electrics are compliant with current regulations
  • Increases your home’s value
  • You can choose all new fixtures and fittings
  • You can choose where new sockets and switches go
  • Make your home more energy-efficient
  • Install new ‘smart’ technology


Ready to get a quote for rewiring your home?


Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions has over 30 years of experience providing first-class, quality electrical services to customers in Scotland.

You can request a free rewiring estimate at electricianinedinburgh.com.

Our services include:

We also have considerable experience in electrical projects involving historical homes and new build properties. Each requires its own approach and knowledge set.

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