Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Install a Dimmer Switch
To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…
(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)
How Much Does it Cost To Install a Dimmer Switch?
These prices are based on an electrician’s rate of £200 per day and a labourer if required at £100 per day. They include the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need.
The minimum price for any job is usually half a day but even those companies who advertise at the front of the directories surely wouldn’t charge “a ton” for this!
To swap a “normal” light switch for a dimmer switch, which you are supplying….£40.00
Add £5.00 to the above Price to install double dimmer switch and an extra £10 to install a triple dimmer switch.
A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Fitting and Installing a Dimmer Switch
Electrics, (processes, legalities, testing etc) are horribly complicated. We have a very detailed article elsewhere on the site which you can read by going to Electrics.
However, as this is the simplest electrical job possible and it will take you far longer to choose a dimmer switch than it will for a sparks to fit it. For once we can keep it simple.
Make sure you buy the right kind of switch for your lighting set up though. Do you have low voltage or mains lights? How many do you have? A standard dimmer has a 400 watt maximum so 10 x 50 watt spotlights will be too much for this.
Our advice: Consult an electrician before you buy one! Tell him the style, colour etc and he can pick it up himself.
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