Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: House wiring price

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Durban
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    House wiring price

    Hi guys I got a job to do house wiring, 2 double plugs, 2 single plugs, 6 outside lights using daylight switch, 4 roof(celling) lamps inside house and I have to put conduict pipes and extension boxes for plugs,lights and installing DB as well inside wall.the house is 2 bedroom,kitchen, sitting room and bathroom. I need someone who can assist me with the price to wire that house?Thanks

  2. #2
    Diamond Member AndyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    4,400
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked 854 Times in 687 Posts
    There's too many variables to assist with quoting on a forum. Rule of thumb if it's a typical middle-class new build dwelling with average spec then work on 5% of the build cost as a ball park figure to check your calculations against.
    _______________________________________________
    I am special and so is Vanash.
    _______________________________________________

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Durban
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    thaks AndyD, can you please give me the price for installing plug, lights,switch for light, DB and daylight switch? maybe from there i will have an idea because i am new to these industry. i don't want to charge customer much higher/lower price

  4. #4
    Diamond Member AndyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    4,400
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked 854 Times in 687 Posts
    Like I said, there's way too many variables for me to suggest a fair price with any accuracy. I'd suggest you draw up a materials list, price the materials at your local wholesaler and add a sensible mark-up to come to a materials price. Then estimate the installation time and multiply the hours by your hourly rate to get to a labour price. Make adjustments for any other forseeable expenses like travel costs, parking costs, certification costs etc then quote the customer.
    _______________________________________________
    I am special and so is Vanash.
    _______________________________________________

  5. #5
    Diamond Member Justloadit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Johannesburg
    Posts
    2,671
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 544 Times in 460 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    add 10% on your cost for unforseen problems. Majority of times, a 15minute job lands up taking an hour or two. I am just using this as an example, the screw on that holds the plate breaks when you are unscrewing it out of the wall box. You need to get the piece out or the plate can not be properly secured.

    Reminds me when I wanted to change the basin in my bathroom, which should take an hour or so, but when I removed the pipes from the taps from the wall connection, the cock stop thread broke off in the T connection in the wall, on both the cold and hot water connections. The decision was to either break the wall and replace the connection, which meant tiling, and finding the same tiles would be a challenge, or suck it up for a good part of the day attempting to remove the thread part out of the screw in the wall. I landed up making an extraction tool and adjusting the tool to loosen the thread piece out from a file at the end of the day. Spent about 7 hours to finally do the job.
    Victor - Knowledge is a blessing or a curse, your current circumstances make you decide!
    Solar and LED lighting solutions - www.microsolve.co.za

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] Wiring under thatch
    By camrad in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-Sep-17, 05:32 AM
  2. Hobby wiring: Wiring requirements for a DCC railway layout
    By icrob in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Jul-16, 05:29 PM
  3. open wiring
    By murdock in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 29-Nov-14, 09:25 AM
  4. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 07-Mar-14, 08:07 AM
  5. [Opinion] What type of wiring?
    By 123 in forum Electrical Contracting Industry Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22-Apr-10, 11:32 PM

Tags for this Thread

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •