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How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?

13 Answers

Answered by Synergy Integrated Solutions Limited

18th April 2020

Synergy Integrated Solutions Limited answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

Prices can vary depending on the installation, however for your average house you are looking at anything from £400 upwards. If prices are well below this then you are probably not getting a quality installation that includes the testing and certification with it. We encourage customers to have an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) completed beforehand, this gives the customer a complete picture of their electrical installation and any faults or issues that may need to be rectified before the Consumer Unit is replaced.

Answered by NY ELECTRICAL

7th April 2020

NY ELECTRICAL answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

Price would depend on size of a household, condition of current electrical cabling and fittings also, on average a board change can be anything from £425, factors such as bonding to gas and water, smoke alarms installed, current cabling passing required testing, if there is any sub boards present for example garage our out building

Answered by GB Electrical

12th March 2020

GB Electrical answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

To price replacing A consumer unit requires a few things first I would need to come and look at the property to see the size of board needed I would need to make sure whether or not New earthing arrangements are needed I would also need to know whether the existing wiring is in a good condition or not these are all things to take into consideration when replacing your existing fuse board Costs vary depending on what works are needed and can be anything ranging from £400-£700+

Answered by AEI Electrical

1st March 2020

AEI Electrical answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

As a company we charge a flat rate of £500 for a new consumer unit. This is for your average domestic household and a dual RCD split way board with 10 circuits tested and certified. When upgrading an old consumer unit you may come across faults that the old fuse board didn’t recognise. The flat fee is for a day rate and we would try find the issue (if it occurred) within that day.

Answered by Lundie Electrical Ltd

29th February 2020

Lundie Electrical Ltd answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

This is hugely dependant on geographical location, due to labour rates varying drastically across the country. Secondly, the size and specification of the new DB. Is it split-load? Is it full RCBO? Thirdly the size of the property and number of circuits will dictate the time required for testing, which will again affect cost.

Answered by Ivor Standen Electricians Ltd

25th October 2019

Ivor Standen Electricians Ltd answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

The average cost is around £500 for a 3 bedroom home. There are other factors involved here though.... namely the condition of your wiring and terminations, and your earthing arrangements. Sometimes these need looking at during installation to enable the fuse box to function correctly .

Answered by Thomas Chaney Electrical Services

2nd June 2019

Thomas Chaney Electrical Services answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

It all depends on the size of the installation and number of circuits but I would say a range between £450-£650 would cover most homes. The cost also varies depending on if you require an SPD and what type. There can also be extra costs in terms of correcting earthing arrangements as quite a lot of property’s have no water/gas bonding or it is the incorrect size for their incoming supply.

Answered by TB electrical

12th April 2019

TB electrical answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

There is no set cost to replace a consumer unit due to every installation being different to the next the main factors are number of circuits, protective devices required rcbo's or RCDs. We have surge protection devices and ark fault detection devices if required or if customer requires these will dramatically increase the cost. For a standard 2 bedroom house I'd estimate if the installation was in good condition around £500 for a standard amendment 3 dual RCD protected consumer unit, but id recommend anybody wanting a new consumer unit to get a quote before starting any works and conduct an electrical condition report.

Answered by Electri-Call-Us

24th March 2019

Electri-Call-Us answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

To change the fuse board the first step is to carryout an Electrical Installation Condition Report. This will highlight any problems before the work of changing the fuse board happens. This is charged separately. I charge £450 for a 10 way RCBO board inc certification and if calculated risk assessment deems SPD’s are not required. If Surge Protection Devices are required the price will increase by £70 per device needed. I always specify these type of boards and give the customer the reasons behind it and if they have a satisfactory valid EICR I will give them the option of SplitLoad RCD or RCBO. If there isn’t a valid EICR and the customer doesn’t want one carried out prior to board change I will only fit RCBO’s. Any faults or Tripping issues encountered that need tracing and repairing are chargeable extras and are carried out on hourly rate basis. Likewise if the water and gas bonding needs upgrading and the wiring routes are not straightforward or the distances are excessive in length then additional cost may be incurred. As of yet Arc Fault Detection Devices are only a recommendation and not a legal requirement so you don’t have to have them fitted. However if the regulations change they have to be fitted to every circuit and they cost around £120 each so the cost of a board charge will increase quite significantly and you will be seeing prices in the region of £1500.

Answered by M.D Electrical Solutions

22nd March 2019

M.D Electrical Solutions answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

To replace a full fuse board I charge around £300-£400 this come with a full test and inspection of the property when finished and a full niceic certificate and 12 months warranty. Once you change a fuse board and place all circuits onto rcd you could incur problem with tripping which isn’t included in the price to swap a fuse board. For me to find the faults would be agreed with the customer on an hourly rate.

Answered by Electrical Innovations (Derby) Ltd

21st March 2019

Electrical Innovations (Derby) Ltd answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

our price for a 10 Way consumer unit supplied and fitted is £550+ vat. Quite often the upgrades may be needed, Gas and Water earth bonding, meter tails upgrade and other associated works. Different sizes may incur different costs too. Larger and smaller fuse boards will vary in price. You also have the options of RCBO protection, Surge Protection and soon you will also have AFDD's to consider.

Answered by Udell Electrical Services

11th February 2019

Udell Electrical Services answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

There are many factors that determine the cost to replace the consumer unit. It all depends on the number of circuits and the state of the existing circuits. Before a consumer unit change then a full Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) needs to be carried out. This will assess the state of the electrical system in the property. It will show up any problems that my arise when changing the consumer unit. The cost will be effected if there are any problems that need to be rectified also this depends on the size of the property and the number of circuits to be connected to the new consumer unit. There are lots of variations in types of consumer unit and the electrician discuss this with the customer to find a solution and price that suits the customer. As there are lots of variations that will effect the price. It’s difficult to give a precise price over the Internet. When getting a quotation the the electrician should visit you and the property to properly assess the work that is required and they will then be able to provide a correct quotation

Answered by Edwards

9th February 2019

Edwards answered the question "How much does it cost to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?"

This varies by property size and the age of the wiring system. Unless you are rewiring, changing a consumer unit or distribution board should be preceded by a full EICR, Electrical Installation Condition Report to give it the full title. Once you have that document you will better understand the needs of the installation. Assuming you have it and the wiring system is satisfactory for continued use as a general rule supply and changing a consumer unit is around £80 per circuit with a minimum cost of £400.00 including certification to Building Regulations. If you opt for the latest 18th edition regulations recommendations of AFDD Arc Fault Detection Devices and SPD - Surge protection devices this will increase the costs to £250 per circuit again a minimum of £630.00.

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