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I'm wondering how expensive this job is likely to be. We need a light in our shed, a lamp post we already have in the middle of the garden wiring up, and a PIR lamp for the side of the house fitting.

I'm guessing all of this is Part P notifiable.

We already have the armoured cable and the lamp post is in situ.

I can source the shed light and the PIR lamp myself from work.

Thanks for any guesses hazarded!


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Any guesses would be just that... a guess. Even if we knew how far your shed is from the house ...

Get 3 quotes from 3 different Electricians. Independents are generally cheaper than big companies. Get them in writing.

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Sorry it doesn't work like that.

You should get an electrician to come round, and see what is involved in the actual job and then you will know for sure how much it costs.
Suppose a person said £350 and you get an electrician to do the job and he says £500. You can't really say that a person on a forum said that's too much can you?

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someone-else wrote:
Sorry it doesn't work like that.

You should get an electrician to come round, and see what is involved in the actual job and then you will know for sure how much it costs.
Suppose a person said £350 and you get an electrician to do the job and he says £500. You can't really say that a person on a forum said that's too much can you?


Sorry if I was unclear. I wasn't planning on trying to catch an electrician out by quoting someone on a forum.

I am just curious, before approaching an electrician and presumably having to wait a fortnight for them to come round, if someone knew if this type of job sounded teeth suckingly expensive or fairly routine.

Thanks anyway! :-)


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I can only guess for wine~O :dunno: but I believe he is of the same opinion as myself in this instance.

Neither of us even considered that you were "trying to catch an electrician out"
The point we were trying to make is that in any job to be done there are varying factors that simply can not be seen via a forum, hence its best to get a person in the trade required (Electrician in this case) to visit site and see what is actually required.

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Trying to "catch an electrician out "? :scratch:

no-one has suggested that.

As said get 3 quotes,

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wine~o wrote:
Trying to "catch an electrician out "? :scratch:

no-one has suggested that.


'fraid to say it but, dan_ce did.

dan_ce wrote:
trying to catch an electrician out


(I am also not sure what he means, but what ever it does mean, I am with you in respect of getting a quote or two)

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Really sorry that I seem to have muddied the waters again. I can't quite believe it because I was trying to do the opposite.

I felt accused by "someone-else" of being on here asking this question because ultimately I was going to try to haggle an electrician down. Not my intention.

Anyway. I regret ever asking the question and I am sorry for any offence caused. I am sure the misunderstandings are all mine. :-)


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It's not possible to give even a "ball park figure" to any "how much is / will be" question no matter what the trade required is, simply because there are too many varying factors.

If it helps, don't be surprised if the electrician declines your offer to provide the lights.

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