Electrical Question

How much would it normally cost for an electrical wiring safety inspection and certificate to be done?

I need to have my wiring in my home checked and receive a safety certificate. Can anyone tell me what's involved and a rough guide of cost?
Thanks in advance.

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What you are referring to is a Periodic Inspection Report which is being replaced soon by the Electrical Condition Report,it involves an electrician testing the cables from the consumer unit/fuse box,he will also remove a few sockets,light

switches and check the wiring at a few lights,verify your earthing and bonding,the inspection & testing when done correctly should take about 3 to 4 hours depending on the size of property,number of ways used on board,and general condition of the installation.The report should show the test results for your circuits,items inspected and will highlight any problem areas,its four pages long.

The cost will vary but you should expect to pay at least £100.00,if someone offers a Visual Condition Report don't bother,they are not worth the paper they are written on as no testing is involved only visual.

The electrician you choose does not need to be a member of a part p scheme such as Napit,Nic,Elecsa as periodics are nothing to do with Part P, any competent electrician can carry out this for you,try and get one who has got the 2391 inspection&test qualification,


Answered 21st Sep 2011


Member since 29 Jul 2008

Depends whereabouts in the UK you are, but between £90 and £130 is a realistic price

Answered 31st Oct 2011

Electrical Safety Services

Member since 17 Oct 2011

Depends on the size of the property.
Generally for a house your looking in the region of £150.
You should also be making sure the electrician is NICEIC approved.

Answered 21st Sep 2011

MAP Build

Member since 18 Nov 2009

What you will need is now termed an Electrical Installation Condition Report, (EICR), which replaces the Periodic Inspection Report. Note, neither of these is a 'certificate', which is only produced when new work is done on the installation.

Unfortunately it's not possible to give a ballpark price for something like this as it depends on the size of the installation and the scope of the work agreed between the customer and the inspector. So you can have a very detailed inspection of a small house, looking at everything - or a partial inspection of a very large property, maybe looking at 20% of all accessories.

Answered 21st Sep 2011

ADD Light & Power

Member since 20 Sep 2010

For a Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) The price may vary from £120 - £200 depending on the amount of circuits or size of the domestic property and whether if it's sampling or full detailed testing. Time to complete can also vary from 3-5hrs + and the paper work is 6 pages of the installation details. You don't have to get an NICEIC electrician , there are other scheme providers that support competant electricians such as ELECSA and STROMA. The inspector does not have to be PART P registered but have the relevant qualifications and public liability insurance covering fixed wiring.

Answered 10th Jul 2017

Burridge Electrical

Member since 1 May 2017

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Such safety checks are commonly known as 'periodic inspection' or 'electrical installation condition report'. A electrical inspection report will: Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded. ... Identify any defective electrical work.
Also ensure your property is up to current regulations or standards for your own safety or if you're a landlord for your tenants safety. It should realistically take around 3-4 hours to do a full inspection and test. (Depending on the size of your property). The cost can be anywhere between £80-£150. Depending on the number of circuits that require testing and size of the property.
Please ensure the electrician holds the appropiate inspection and testing qualifications and is either NAPIT,NICEIC or ELECSA governed/registered. In addition 'professional indemnity' insurance is a must when inspection and testing is carried out.

Answered 19th Oct 2017

Vb electrical ltd

Member since 18 Oct 2017

Every person who carrys these out price differently but if your paying less then £150 then you won't be getting a proper inspection and test carried out on your property normally takes between 3 hours and all day depending on the number of circuits.

Answered 9th Nov 2017

IGS Electrical Services

Member since 8 Nov 2017

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