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Full House Rewire Liverpool & Partial Rewire Liverpool

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How it works

How House Rewires Work At Ideal.

1. Click

Pop in your details & tell us about the job. We’ll send you a fast, free, no obligation quote

2. Confirm

3. Complete

We'll send a tried & trusted local electrician to rewire your house. On time & on budget

Why Choose Ideal

Fast & free quote

We'll provide a super fast, no obligation quote for your house rewiring. Completely free of charge.

Tried & trusted electricians

We've got a squad of experienced, vetted electricians who can rewire your house. Just let us know what you need & we’ll get you booked in

Simple online booking

No long back and forth. No hassle with cash and no stress. Just an easy online booking experience

We’re here when you need us

Short notice or advance booking ?.  We’ll book you in at a time that suits you. And we’ll provide an arrival window so you won't need to wait all day

Dedicated support for trade jobs

Speak to our super responsive support team any time you need a hand. We're available 7 days a week

What you get with Ideal

Local Liverpool electricians for all rewiring jobs

 

Our experienced electricians can help with any re wiring jobs, including:

rewiring a plug

adding more electrical sockets

underfloor heating fitters

Removing all old or unsafe wiring

Partial house re wiring 

Full house re wiring

Outdoor re wiring

Installing a new consumer unit/fuse box

Electrical safety certificate

Frequently Asked Questions ?

 

How do I know I need a rewire? 

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.

does my house need rewiring

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Signs that your wiring is ageing might include fabric or rubber casings (as opposed to uPVC), a consumer unit with pull-out rewireable fuses, sockets located on skirting boards, old toggle type light switches, red and black coloured cables 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 from Ideal Electrical Solutions starts from only £100 – rewiring estimates are free.

 

what is 3 phase power

Most electrical appliances used in homes and businesses run with alternating current, which means the voltage supplied is pulsating, unlike the constant output of a battery.

Most AC power supplies can be classified into single-phase or three-phase, depending on the characteristics of the voltage supplied.

As its name implies, three phase electric power systems provide three separate currents.

Single-phase power is normally used in domestic homes, where loads are too small to justify the complexity of a three-phase system. However, the single-phase supplies for individual dwellings are normally derived from a larger-three phase system.

  • Single-family homes and other small constructions get single-phase power from the three-phase distribution system owned by the utility company.

  • Larger multifamily buildings normally have their own three-phase service entrance.

how much to install 3 phase power uk?

The extent of electrical modifications required to deliver three-phase power depends on the configuration of your property.

single phase vs 3 phase

Most houses in the UK have a single-phase power supply, which is sufficient to power a 7.4kW EV charger but nothing more.

maximum load on single phase uk

If you want an 11kW charger for an EV, you must upgrade to a 3-phase power supply, which requires modifications to your electrical installation.

Can you go from single-phase to 3 phase?

Yes! Any competent electrician can upgrade your property to three-phase, although electricians are not allowed to change the supply. This must be done by the distribution network operator (DNO).

 

Which rewiring jobs can I book an electrician for?

Our experienced electricians can help with any rewiring jobs, including:

 

Removing all old or unsafe wiring

Sockets rewiring

Lighting rewiring

Fans rewiring

Electric Heating rewiring

Showers rewiring

Cookers rewiring

Kitchen rewiring

Outhouse rewiring 

Full house rewiring

upgrade meter tails

upgrade main earth bonding

upgrade gas and water bonding

Installing a new consumer unit/fuse box

Just let us know what you need when you fill out our online form. Our trade team will send you a quote right away.

how to get your house rewired for free uk

Unfortunately we do not know anywhere where you can go to get your house rewired for free. However local councils and places like citizens advice usually have programs in place for elderly and vulnerable people to help with home-improvements. This being said we have not heard of a grant for a full house rewire before.

 

What actually happens on house rewire?

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Rewiring a property can be a disruptive and costly process.

The work is carried out in two stages. 'First fix': The new cabling, wiring and boxes are installed. Followed by the 'Second fix': The sockets, switch fronts and lights are fitted. Everything is connected up at the consumer unit and verified before made 'live' ready for the customers use.

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How long does it take to rewire a house?

 

On your initial survey, we will estimate a timescale for the project and discuss any limitations or preferences you have. Full rewires should take approximately 1 working week.

From your initial survey, we can estimate a realistic timescale for the job. This will also be when we discuss any possible limitations or personal preferences you may have. From here we would then typically rewire your property within 5 days.

rewire occupied house

Lived in properties are often seen as a more difficult situation to work in as there can be many added factors that can cause delays or disruption, However, a well managed and strategic approach to the works can lead to better customer experience. When it’s convenient it has been known of our customers to stay with family and friends whilst the work is undertaken, some may see this as a cheeky suggestion but as with the unoccupied properties our goal remains the same, rewire all of or as much of the property with minimum disruption to our customers and their homes, This way more of our time is spent doing the jobs were qualified to do instead of the labour-intensive tasks such as a tidy down at the end of each day, replacing all floorboards and reinstating the power so that our customers can use the property during the evenings.

When rewiring occupied properties there is not usually time for plasterers to come in between the first and second fix so the work is undertaken in 1 hit typically taking 5-10 Working days.

can you rewire a house in stages

Phase 1: The First fix is undertaken and typically takes 2-5 days depending on the size of your property. During this visit, all of the cables are run to the correct locations for switches, sockets and lighting. All back boxes and cable channels are chopped into the plaster & brickwork and the property is left ready for the plastering work to be undertaken.

Phase 2: The Second fix stage typically takes slightly less time than the first fix. Once the whole property is plastered we book in the second fix works. During this visit, we install all of the sockets and switch faceplates as well as all of the lighting fixtures, we also install the consumer unit (fuse board), power up all of the circuits and certify the installation ready to hand over to our customers.

smart home wiring design

Neutral Wires:

Most new homes feature neutral wires at the light switch. This is the wiring required for many smart gadgets. But older homes may need to have rewiring done.

 

 

How LONG DOES A HOUSE REWIRE LAST?

The average age of a quality electrical installation should last comfortably up to 25 years.

 

What happens is eventually the resistance of the cables breaks down, when this happens a number what us electricians call the Zs becomes too high.

Each circuit has a Zs number associated it with, with a limit that number cannot exceed. This limit is determined by what the amperage of the circuit is and the type of fuse for the circuit.

There’s an array of electrical cables out there to combat this decay in the resistance, However cable used for household rewires, called twin and earth has a life of about 20-40 years.

When the resistance becomes too high, to achieve an acceptable Zs, we can first look at lowering the amperage, doing this though is in direct conflict with the design current.

What we mean is there will be a lower limit to each individual circuit where we cannot lower the amperage of the circuit anymore for its intended use but yet the Zs is still too high.

 

Okay do we need all this circuit ? Can we chop it in half and just use half of it, this makes the circuit length smaller, which in turn makes the Zs smaller.

 

Well not so much in a house how would you feel with just half your lights or sockets ? 

Okay then this circuit needs rewiring.

 

do i need to rewire my house to sell it

In many cases, a complete rewiring is not necessary unless the entire electrical system is outdated or parts of it are damaged. Despite their age, many electrical systems can still be used safely. But it's crucial to confirm this with an electrician before you sell your home.

 

How are your electricians vetted?

All of our electricians are tried, trusted & qualified for the job, with plenty of experience. And we collect reviews and feedback from every booking to ensure 5* quality. 

Do you have electricians available near me?

When you fill out our online form, we'll ask for your address. We'll make sure that you're matched with a trusted local electrician who's based near you.

Are your electricians fully insured?

Yes all of our electricians are fully insured.

We've got great customer service, and our responsive support team are at hand to help if any issues come up during your booking.

Do you have electricians available at short notice?

We have electricians available at short notice or for advance booking. Once you’ve confirmed you’d like to go ahead, we’ll book you in at a time that works for you.

 

 

How can I trust the quote I'm given?

We’ll provide a detailed quote before we confirm you are booked. We’ll include any parts, labour, VAT, parking charges, travel fees or other costs. If it's required, you can also request that we quote for waste disposal at the same time.

If any unforeseen or follow up work is required, we’ll contact you immediately to make sure you’re happy to go ahead. You're in full control.

 

What is ideal doing to stay COVID-19 secure?

All of our electrical jobs are COVID-19 secure. We're going above and beyond government guidance, and have introduced enhanced hygiene processes for all bookings. We’re also taking all the steps we can to maintain social distancing and ensure trade jobs are delivered safely.

How the cookie crumbles

how much for a house rewire

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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.

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?

The cost of rewiring your house 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

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

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cost to rewire a 2 bed house uk

A total rewiring of a two-bed house typically costs between £3000 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 England is £3,250 and the job takes around one working week to complete.

The price you’re quoted will typically include:

Renewing all the wiring from the electricity metre to the consumer unit

main earth bonding

gas and water bonding

Standard socket outlets and switches

Standard light fittings and switches

Standard cooker switches

Standard switches for boilers

consumer unit

Circuit testing and a final installation certificate

Things that are not included in the standard price

Shower circuits. 

led lighting strips.

spotlights.

alarms. 

cctv.

outdoor lighting.

fancy light fittings specified by the customer

fancy faceplates for switches and sockets specified by the customer

The price you’re quoted 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 Ideal Electrical Solutions for an unparalleled quality of service.

cost to rewire 2 bed flat

A total rewiring of a two-bed house typically costs between £3000 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 England is £3,250 and the job takes around one working week to complete.

The price you’re quoted will typically include:

Renewing all the wiring from the electricity metre to the consumer unit

main earth bonding

gas and water bonding

Standard socket outlets and switches

Standard light fittings and switches

Standard cooker switches

Standard switches for boilers

consumer unit

Circuit testing and a final installation certificate

Things that are not included in the standard price

Shower circuits. 

led lighting strips.

spotlights.

alarms. 

cctv.

outdoor lighting.

fancy light fittings specified by the customer

fancy faceplates for switches and sockets specified by the customer

The price you’re quoted 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 Ideal Electrical Solutions for an unparalleled quality of service.

 

 

cost of rewiring a 3 bedroom house uk

The cost of rewiring a three-bedroom house in Liverpool depends on the size of your home and the work involved. Typically, a house of this size will cost between £4,000 and £5,500 to rewire.

At Ideal 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 Ideals 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 4 bed house

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

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

how much to rewire a 4 bedroom house uk

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.

 

What’s the cost to rewire a kitchen in Liverpool?

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kitchen wiring

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.

Booking House Rewires With IDEAL

 

Finding a good local electrician to rewire your home can be a real challenge.

There’s a chance you’ll get lucky with a recommendation from friends or family. But for most of us, it means hours spent trawling the internet, looking through terrible websites, trying to find a reputable company.

 

Some companies try to charge for a quote, costing you time & money, with no guarantee of a great service. That's why we set up Ideal so you could book trusted, local professionals hassle-free.

 

Need an electrician? We’ll provide a fast, no-obligation quote for your job. Just fill out our online form and our dedicated trade team will send you a quote. All free of charge.

If you’d like to go ahead with the booking, we'll schedule the job for a time that suits you. Then we’ll send you an email to confirm the booking. No long back and forth, no costly quote and no stress. 

But, what about the actual job? How can you be sure the work will be completed to a 5* standard?  It’s right to ask. Pick the wrong electrician and you could end up with a delayed schedule, endless hidden costs, and if you’re really unlucky half-finished work. You’re then left out of pocket with nowhere to turn.

Our electricians are vetted and have plenty of experience working with electrics throughout the home. They can remove any old or unsafe wiring from your home, and replace this with new wiring. You name it we fix it.

We’ll provide a detailed quote before you commit to the work including VAT, parking & travel. You can also request that waste disposal gets included, if it's going to be required. In the event that any further work is needed, we’ll make sure you’re happy to proceed before you’re billed. So you’re in full control.

Need a hand with your booking? We’ve got a ridiculously responsive support team to guide you through the process - from quote to completion. You can reach us by phone, chat or email, 7 days a week. We don’t need too much information from you from a standard specification but it does help us identify quickly if there will be anything which wouldn’t be included in our standard quote.

Our electrical services are COVID-19 secure; we're going above and beyond government guidance, and have introduced enhanced hygiene processes for all bookings. We’re also taking all the steps we can to maintain social distancing and ensure trade jobs are delivered safely.

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OUR EXPERTISE

 

We are specialists and have undertaken hundreds of rewiring projects on a wide range of homes.

SMART PLANNING

We will work with you to plan out how to arrange your rewiring to make the most of your home electricals.

TRANSPARENT PRICE

We offer fully transparent pricing structures and offer full scoping of work prior to commencement.

CERTIFIED WORK

All of our rewiring work is fully guaranteed and comes with appropriate certifications.