Cost of kitchen and utility refurb

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by genie78, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. genie78

    genie78 New Member

    Really struggling with electrician quotes for our new kitchen.

    What would be a reasonable amount for the following?

    30 downlighters - a lot of them are there already but need renewing and moving slightly.
    3 radial circuits for 2 ovens and hob (enough room in existing consumer unit)
    Isolaters for 7 appliances (dishwasher, fridge etc)
    8 double sockets,
    new sub-distribution board (6 way split load rcd) for utility to replace existing as its not spilt load.
    Power run to an island (floor is up)
    Install (not supply) plinth lights.
    Install a pendant island light
    4 new switch positions with a couple of 2 way switches.

    The whole area is being refurbished so there is complete access to ceiling, walls , floors etc.. No making good required. There would need to be some stripping out of old lighting positions.

    I know its difficult without viewing but I am hoping someone would be able to give a broad estimate range? Am I looking at 2-3 K or more 4-5K for instance? Any assistance appreciated.


  2. Comlec

    Comlec Screwfix Select

    Many factors to consider but the main variation in price is location. £2-3k sounds a reasonable low end. Easiest way to find out for sure is to invite some local sparks round to quote.
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  3. Hans_25

    Hans_25 Screwfix Select

    If you think broad brush say £50 per downlighter, £65 for a socket/connection then you're already up to about £2k. The rest is easily another £1k, add on VAT. I'd say at least £3k to £4k, as comlec sasys depends alot where you live.
  4. peter palmer

    peter palmer Super Member

    We've just done one similar with about 25 downlights and similar appliances, open plan kitchen diner area, 7 outside lights etc. and it has come in at £2500 but the customer supplied the downlight fittings and chrome sockets etc. This included 1 heat and 2 smoke detectors hard wired as well.

    But on the other hand we priced another job the other week about the same spec at £2300 and we were told that someone had quoted "much" cheaper, so let them get on with it.
  5. genie78

    genie78 New Member

    Thanks all that helps.

    Its a kitchen diner with an attached utility room.

    Unfortunately the builder doing the work gave a provisional estimate for the electrics in his quote that was way too low. He has used his usual / preferred electrician and today informed me that its 4K + VAT for the electrical work - something he has known for weeks but not shared with me ( I would have insited on other quotes for comparison had I known). Also this is only for white plastic fittings (when we specified chrome) so the price is still going up.

    The electrician has almost completed first fix so we are a little stuck and not in a position so get someone else in to quote. In a previous house in London we have paid 2-3K for a lot more work. I just wanted to satisfy myself what a fair price was and from the responses here I think its on the high side but perhaps not ridiculous. Area is South Oxfordshire - so not London but still South.

    Peter - I like your prices!

    Thanks for the responses.
  6. Comlec

    Comlec Screwfix Select

    I wonder what the builder is marking up on the job.

    btw I did a 3 bed house rewire for £4.5k inc of chrome fittings in London
  7. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Screwfix Select

    Sorry but what is this, Ebay?

    Its electricians talk not checkaprice is it?

    I suggest two or three other 'live' site views from other sparks, chat rooms are never the place for these kind of queries!

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