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  1. Tim Brennan
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    I have a new neighbour who asked me to look at a few cables sticking out of the wall and ceiling in her lounge, in the house she's just moved into. I have tested them and they are dead, but i told her that I cannot find any switches and without further investigation cant guarantee that they would not become live at some point.
    She says she has no certification, I have only recently qualified and not done an EICR yet, I know it depends on the scope but I'm not sure what i should quote her.
    The house looks like it could do with a fair bit of work, but as a single mum, I dont think she has lots of spare cash.
     
  2. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    I generally work on around £30 per circuit. If you know there is not much cash available, although you never really know, then you could lay out the potential cost of EICR and then remedial works. Then it is up to the client to decide.
     
  3. Hellmooth
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    Hellmooth Electrician's Arms

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    I'm minimum of £150 plus vat, depends the state of the place though can be as high as £250
     
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  4. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    £30 a circuit! I take it you don't do many, if any EICRs.
     
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  5. Tim Brennan
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    No, I mainly just do my own work during house renovations.
     
  6. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    No that was my surprised reply to #2.
    How many circuits will the test involve.
     
  7. Tim Brennan
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    From looking at the CU, there are 8 MCBs, but of course the circuits are not labelled. There is also one RCD at the far end but without taking the cover off I do not know what circuits are connected to it.
     
  8. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Shouldn't worry about them not being labelled it is only a house. If I were doing this I need to cover a days work and this would include the Report writing. As you are not experienced in EICRs you may just have to put in a price to cover your day and see how it goes, don't fall out with your new neighbour would be a key factor here.
     
  9. AndyL
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    I would allow 30 to 45 mins per circuit. It then depends on your hourly/day rate
     
  10. Tim Brennan
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  11. Tim Brennan
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    Tim Brennan Active EF Member

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    Ok then, I guess i should ask, what do most people charge as a day rate based in the midlands.
     
  12. Hellmooth
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    I wouldn't be charging any less than £30 per hour
     
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  13. Murdoch
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    That's not an unreasonable amount IMHO - in the average house, full of a families stuff, with signs of change it can take a couple of hours to work out what all the fuses do ....

    I don't do many EICR's, and I won't do them on the cheap...
     
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  14. Ian1981
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    Don't forget to ask about any agreed limitations with the customer.
     
  15. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    I'm not in the Midlands, but I charge £225.00. Normally I don't get the job though as most charge a lot less.
    There is a lot of work involved and responsibility therefore I am not willing to do it for less.
    At a resent tech talk a show of hand was requested for how long it took to do an eicr on a normal domestic 3 bed property. Most Sparks said approx 4 hours.
    It normally takes me a full day and then I go home and write it up.
    To be honest I find them to be a bit of a pain and am happy not to get the job.
     
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  16. streamer
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    Do you think this is too much or too little? It seems not unreasonable to me, depending where in the country you are and your hourly rate.
     
  17. Murdoch
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    ^^ I'm assuming he thinks its too much...
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    That's Vortigerns rate and he's got 6 daughters so cut the guy some slack!!
     
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    At least the travelling costs will be low,,, unless you're going the long way around Guv.

    Just because it's next door don't get tempted into doing a bit every now and then.
    Crack on and get the job done in one go.

    Remedials if any could be as time permits.
     
  20. polo1
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    A tip..... no one else can tell/advise you what to charge for work, there are just so many variables. If you are just starting out, you need to decide what you need/want to earn each year, then break that down to an hourly rate.

    You then need to research your local market charges for the type of work your doing, 'cos if you want/need to charge more than the local market will take, you have a problem.
     
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  21. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Seems a lot to me but if you get the work all is well and good. I think on domestics a charge per circuit is not always viable and maybe once you have done a few you will be able to put a rule of thumb charge list together. You could have a flat rate per dwelling according to the amount of bedrooms and then allow a charge for costings above this, for example a one bed you could assume 7 circuits for X amount and then say £20 for any circuit above this. You could also come up with a repair schedule for replacing accessories which are damaged but okay this with the client first. Always factor in some Report writing time.
     
  22. Vortigern
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    Yeh I have done a lot, maybe too many. As I said before I know a guy who charged a £100 per circuit and got a job testing twelve consumer units at that rate. A thing is worth what the market will bear. Anyway as far as I am concerned the average house has six or so circuits so we are talking £180-£200. Which is quite inexpensive imo. The underlying fact with EICR is work arising from the EICR. I normally offer to discount the price of the EICR from the work arising, or 50% depending on the amount of work. I don't rely on EICR as being the mainstay of my income btw. But finally the cost per circuit is based on an hourly rate of £35 which I am not going to get out of bed for less which is the bottom line for me.
     
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  23. anthonybragg
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    The trouble is that people think that is all going into your back pocket they forget that there is costs eg test meter & calibration public & indemnity insurance the list goes on.
     
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  24. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Fair comment Vortigern I was thinking more commercial for pricing and not domestic.
    Some git just gave me a bad spelling tag at #4, I can't see how.
     
  25. Paignton pete
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    So what if it is going into your back pocket. Your worth it. They are the ones who are getting a good job done.

    Obviously your paying tax before it goes into your back pocket.
     
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  26. anthonybragg
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    yes that as well, as long you are doing a report that is worthy not just test results or LIM which you get a lot of these days.
     
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  27. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    For an average house with 6 to 8 circuits I charge £140+VAT.
     
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  28. HandySparks
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    Tee hee.
    Looks like it's the only tag he's handed out in six years membership.

    Perhaps it was for missing out the comma after 'any'. Even I wouldn't be that picky (usually).
     
  29. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Bloody voyeurs.
     
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  30. Risteard
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    Perhaps, although he may find that that is actually poor grammar rather than spelling!
     
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    I guess we need another little response button added to the row.
     
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  32. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    I would certainly like the "dumb" one removed as if is highly offensive and defamatory to those who are clinically described as dumb. No idea what was going through the staffs minds.
     
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    Mumfi Regular EF Member

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    I don't get involved in testing myself but the company I work for pays its testers 45.00 per test and expects 3 tests per day, somewhat different to the rates quoted here.
     
  34. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    Is that for a 1bedroom flat with 2 circuits.
     
  35. Wilko
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    Agree - negative comments not really a positive addition (?)
     
  36. GMES
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    It may be Westy that they came as a group and Dan was unable to remove them individually.
     
  37. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Maybe and I am glad to see people are avoiding it although I did get one yesterday from someone who hasn't posted anything since 2013??
     
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    I would hope it would only be used in jest in a reply that could clearly be seen for what it is, We have a decent array of members now that for the most part all rub along together and help each other out so I don't think it will be an issue.
     
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  39. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    I completely understand that because Lee gave me one yesterday, if you know what I mean and it didn't bother me it takes a lot to offend me.
    I just thought about the true meaning of the word and as we generally don't know each other it could be deemed offensive.
     
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  40. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    I didn't do anything of the sort :eek::D
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Those little buttons are too close together and as the 'like' and 'dislike' are next to each other I nearly gave up trying to 'like' a post on my phone. I didn't know what that brown box on the right was, I thought it was an envelope! I need a bigger phone or better eyes, whichever one is cheaper or doesn't hurt!
     
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  42. Mumfi
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    No I think most of the tests are for the local authority so I would guess it woud be for a three bedroom house
     
  43. Paignton pete
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    Paignton pete Regular EF Member

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    Wow! How can 3 get done in a day?
     
  44. Mumfi
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    I guess by working very fast and doing the paperwork in the evening
     
  45. Mumfi
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    Worked for a company back in 2011 who expected testers to test 40 circuits a day, this was a large concern with many sparkies (but a high turnover of workers), the testing consisted of a quick resistance rest and maybe a trip of the RCD, the rest was "calculated" in the office. This company has contracts for local authorities testing schools, swimming pools and offices. I don't think a test can be carried out properly and the tester make any money at it.
     
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