What is an electrical rewire?

Home Rewire

Rewiring your home can be one of the biggest home renovation tasks you are likely to have carried out in your house.


It will most likely involve lifting floorboards and chiselling holes in walls so that fresh new cabling can be installed by the electrician. This can cause a lot of dust and noise for anyone still living in the home during the rewire.


Once the rewire is complete, the property owner will require a decorator to make good any damage which couldn't be avoided during the installation of new cabling and electrical points by the electrician. 

A house rewire in Cheam, Ewell by our electrical company. Here the kitchen was rewired.
A house rewire in Cheam, Ewell by our electrical company. Here the kitchen was rewired.

What is the purpose of a home rewire?

Why do I need my home rewired?

The two most important reasons behind any electrical rewire is 'Safety' and 'Practicality'. 


It is essential that the electrical installation in any home is wired to a good standard as to be safe for those who live in the property. The cabling and accessories must be in good working order and preform their jobs as per permitted in the current electrical regulations.


The rewire of an electrical installation must also be practicable for the day to day tasks required of it. The electrical circuits must be of an adequate size and quantity to distribute the load required of them. They must also satisfy the number of electrical appliances to be plugged in at any one time. This is to prevent the need to use extension leads. 

A home we rewired in Banstead, Coulsdon by our company, My Trusted Electrician.
A home we rewired in Banstead, Coulsdon by our company, My Trusted Electrician.

How much does a rewire cost?

Electrical rewiring costs.

You cannot paint every electrical rewire with the same brush. There are many factors which can add and reduce the cost of a home rewire by an electrical company in your local area. 


We carry out house electrical rewires in Carshalton, Coulsdon, Purley, Banstead and the surrounding areas. All these areas we cost the same and so we will distribute some rough prices for what we charge for one of these electrical house rewires. A rule of thumb is to start off with the cost of £1,000.00. Now add an additional £1,000.00 per bedroom. An example using the mentioned method above would be, a 3 bed house costing £4,000.00 to rewire.


Factors which will add and reduce the cost of the rewire are as follows;

  • Will the house be occupied or void?
  • Will there be pets?
  • Will there be furniture that needs moving and protecting from dust?
  • Are the floors easily accessible?
  • Is the loft accessible?
  • What is the fabric of the building made from?
  • Is there a deadline for completion?
  • Single pendants or multiple down-lights?
  • Dimmer switches and rocker?
  • Plastic accessories or Metal, decorative?

A bespoke electrical house rewire in Banstead. Here is a shower room we installed a lighting design.
A bespoke electrical house rewire in Banstead. Here is a shower room we installed a lighting design.

Our YouTube Channel

You will find  a few videos below that we have made in relation to domestic electrical rewiring. 


I hope they help answer any questions you may have in regards to rewiring a home.

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Kitchen Rewire 1 of 3

A kitchen rewire I carried out in Purley during 2018.


This is the first of three videos which represents the 3 stages of an electrical rewire. 


This stage covers the 'first fix' portion.

Kitchen Rewire 2 of 3

This video covers the second stage of a domestic rewire. It's referred to as the '2nd fix' and typically involves terminating the electrical outlets and fixtures.


The best rewire would have the 2nd fixing take place after the decorator has finished repairing any damage to the walls and ceilings. 

Kitchen Rewire 3 of 3

The final stage of a house rewire is 'testing'. 


Now the installation has been fully rewired to perfection we can carryout our electrical testing to ensure all that all of our electrical connections are sound and that none of our cables have been damaged during the building works.


A test certificate can now be issued for the electrical installation.

Unoccupied House Rewire

Here is a full rewire of a house in Wallington that we carried out in 2018.


It is a great example of how much easier and quicker it is to rewire a home when it is unoccupied.

Occupied House Rewire

Another prestige electrical house rewire  in Wallington from 2018. 


This home was unoccupied for the first week of the rewire as the customers had gone on holiday. 


It gave us a great head-start and allowed us to get a lot of the dirty jobs out of the way before they came home.