Average Cost to Fit/Install a Fused Spur
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 Fit a Fused Spur?
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 will usually be for a half day)
You want to fit a light in the garage, you have electricity in the form of a wall socket in there but lights can’t be supplied from “the mains”, there’s too much power involved (13 amps) and the new lighting cables could set on fire, so we need to “fuse down” (to 5 amps) by fitting a fused spur.
It’s the same with central heating electrics. These too require far less power, so a fused spur is fitted to “fuse down” here as well. (to 3 amps).
The spur is usually surface mounted adjacent to an existing wall socket with a bit if white trunking covering the cable. The whole process takes about an hour and the materials cost about £10.
If he charges half a day, that’s a bit steep but quite possible (buying, travelling, parking,) So the most you can expect is …….£110.00
If you want it all set in the wall (not surface mounted) then he will have to organise a plasterer and the sparks will have to turn up twice. He will view this as a nuisance and charge accordingly, so let’s call it……£185.00
A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Fitting and Installing a Fused Spur
And in case you’ve always wanted to know, Tonto’s real name was Jay Silverheels.
Anyway were talking electrics now so……Welcome to the minefield!
This page needs to be kept simple, which means that all the highly relevant legal requirements you should be aware of, plus a detailed descriptions of the process of installing new electrical fittings, are to be found elsewhere on this site. Go to Electrics.
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