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How much does an electrician cost?

  • R300R600 / hour
    Electrician — rate per hour
  • R500R700
    Electrician — emergency call out fee
  • R20,000R30,000
    Home wiring — 3-bedroom house
  • R700R1500
    Electrical CoC
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How much will an electrician cost you?

Below you will find a detailed breakdown of electrician prices, together with descriptions what is included in the price and other necessary information that will help you make the best possible decision.

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Electrician — rate per hour

  • R300R600 / hour

This is the electrician's average hourly rate for labour. The rate will vary according to day and time (i.e. if work is done out of hours) and does not include price of any electrical supplies or replacement parts. Also an emergency call-out fee may apply. The average cost to hire an electrician's rate per hour is R450 / hour, or typically between R300 / hour and R600 / hour.

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Home wiring — 3-bedroom house

  • R20,000R30,000

This is the price for wiring a 3-bedroom house. The total cost will depend on the exact size of the house, the number of light/plug points installed, the fittings, fixtures and accessories used. Wiring a 3-bedroom house costs range between R20,000 and R30,000 with an average of R25,000.

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Data cabling — price per point

  • R550R850

This is the average price per data point. The final cost of data cabling varies depending on the number of data points, scope of work, site (business or residential installation), and location. The average cost of data cabling is R700, or typically between R550 and R850.

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Electrician — emergency call out fee

  • R500R700

This is the electrician's call out fee and it's separate from any labour charges. The price depends on your issue and the day and time. Sometimes it includes the first hours' worth of labour. On average, expect to be charged between R500 and R700 for an electrician's emergency call out fee.

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Price per double plug point

  • R400R600

This is the price for a double plug point when installing new wiring or rewiring. The final price depends on the number of points/double points installed, materials used, site (business or residential), and location. On average, expect to be charged between R400 and R600 for a double plug point.

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Price per point

  • R300R500

This is the price per light or plug point when installing new wiring or rewiring. The final price depends on the number of points installed, materials used, site (business or residential), and location. For plug or light point, expect to pay between R300 and R500.

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Electrical CoC

  • R700R1500

This is the price of an electrical certificate of compliance (Electrical CoC) of an average house. The price varies depending on the location, condition, size of the installation, and type of property.. Electrical CoC costs range between R700 and R1500 with an average of R1100.

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Recent jobs for electricians

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: Bloemfontein

I need electrician to install a backup power system on a house. All components: batteries, inverters, wires, connectors ect will be supplied. The batteries and inverters will be installed in the garage of the house, power will run from the main db board to the inverter to charge the batteries, then back out from the batteries to the inverter to the db board into the house. When power to the house from the municipal main line cuts out the power from the batteries will kick in and power the house. Expectations: clean and maintainable job needs to be done, the work will be inspected afterward and any necessary changes will have to be made, safe and maintainable work is of priority.

Electrical maintenance

  • City or suburb: BRACKENFELL
  • Areas in need of maintenance: Electrical wiring, DB box or circuit breaker panel, Socket outlets, Lighting, Heating/ventilation/cooling, Door entry/access control, Electrical garage door/gate/fence, Other / I don't know

I am Nduba-Israel Mukendi, I am an Electrical Engineer with my degrees in Electrical Engineering. I have an enthusiastic and dedicated electrical engineer, who enjoys being part of, as well as leading, a successful and productive team. Quick to grasp new ideas and concepts, and to develop innovative and creative solutions to problems. Able to work well on own initiative and can demonstrate the high levels of motivation required to meet the tightest of deadlines. Even under significant pressure, possesses a strong ability to perform effectively.

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: Hout Bay

In summary the main specs are: a. 34 x wiring to new lights (mostly downlighters, some external wall mounted) b. 16x wiring to plug points (std double plug) c. 1x oven Isolator, wiring 32 amps d. 1x hob isolator 20amps d. 3x air con points, isolator 15 amps e. 7x switch points f. 6 x switch points 2-way g. "making good" on and integration of existing My own diagram of the job, if this might be useful for the purpose of quoting.

Repairs and installations

  • City or suburb: Walmer, Port Elizabeth
  • Areas in need of repair or installation: Socket outlets

Install 2 x double socket plugs (supply feed to come from back to back plug thru wall into new plug socket nr 1, and extend +/- 1.5m to 2nd new plug socket) Install 1 x light switch (3 x lever) Install 1 x new light fitting inside built in braai (with +/- 1.5m silicone wire to light switch) Wire and connect to existing connector box (+/- 6m wire) - with power supply already available in connector box for lights.

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: Umgababa, Amanzimtoti

Installing electricity from scratch in a 6 roomed house with a toilet( seventh room) The dB will be in a kitchen. The lounge will have 2 plug points and 1 double switch, the kitchen will have 3 plug points and 1 double switch. The main bedroom will have 2 plug points and I switch. The second bedroom will have 1 plug point and 1 switch. Third bedroom will as well have 1 plug point and 1 switch. The fourth will have 1 plug point and 1 switch. The lounge will have 5 dull lights. The kitchen will have 6 dull lights. Other rooms will have each normal lights.

Electrical maintenance

  • City or suburb: Mokopane
  • Areas in need of maintenance: Other / I don't know

Good Afternoon, Please may I request a quotation to install a generator in Mokopane Nelson Mandela Drive, Mokopane, Limpopo. The generator specs are as follows: MAC AFRIC 37.5 kVA (30KW) Standby Silent Diesel Generator with ATS (V) Your Speedy response in this regard is highly appreciated. Thanking you kindly

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: Middelburg, Mpumalanga

QUOTATION ON 12M CONTAINER TO WIRE COMPLETELY 1 X ROOM : 1 X DOUBLE WALL PLUG WITH USB : 1 X SINGLE LIGHT SWITCH : 1 X CEILING LED POINT OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN : 2 X LED CEILING POINTS : SPLIT UNIT AIRCON POINT : SPLIT UNIT AIRCON INSTALATION : 2 X DOUBLE WALL PLUGS WITH USB : 2 X DOUBLE WALL LIGHT SWITCHES : DB BOX : 2 X OUTSIDE LED POINTS BATHROOM : 1 X LED CEILING POINT : 1 EXTRACTOR FAN CONNECT : 1 X 50 L GEISER POINT TOTAL WIRING WITH ELECTRICAL SERTIFICATE TOTAL SQ METER 30 Can you provide me with 2 quotes on labour only I supply everything and if you supply all materials.

Repairs and installations

  • City or suburb: Sinoville, Pretoria
  • Areas in need of repair or installation: Electrical wiring, Lighting, Appliances

Installation of ceiling fans, ceiling lights and repair of oven. 1. Ceiling fan (and light) in the lounge: Installation of fan with a new fitting and "line". A new switch will have to be fitted. Current switch has two "levers" and this will require its own. Fitting a 3 lever switch. 2. Ceiling fan (and light) in the bedroom: Installation of fan and a new fitting and "line". A new switch will have to be fitted. Current switch has one "lever" and this will require its own. Fitting a 2 lever switch. 3. Installation of 4 new in-ceiling lights added to existing lines and switches between dining room and kitchen. - I have the ceiling fans and light fittings for the above. I will be purchasing new switches for the above. 4. Evaluation and Repair of oven. Faulty element? The oven preheats but after a few minutes it trips the DB board. The oven is a Defy undercounter oven - UMS. 5. Fitting a switch for a light in a corner cupboard (pantry cupboard). The light is an in-ceiling light linked to the kitchen ceiling lights. I would like to have a separate switch to turn this light off independently. 6. Replacement of current in-ceiling lights (standard GU10 bulb fitting and "holder") in bathroom (2 fittings) to a fitting that is better sealed from moisture for this environment.

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: Tzaneen

MEBP it offers different services category base on electrical and building such as follows: services: installations Commercial wiring Industrial wiring Commercial & Industrial re-wiring Maintenance Testing Repairs damaged Fault Finding Geyser installation Stove installation services: 🏢 Renovation Painting Fitting ceilings Fitting Floor Tiles

Home wiring/rewiring

  • City or suburb: Malmesbury

2 Bedroom House that requires wiring. Open plan kitchen to the lounge area, 1 bathroom, 2 bedrooms and future balcony. DB box installed, however the electricity meter in the bedroom needs to move to the DB Box in the kitchen. I would also need a COC. This is a newly build houseon a square meter plot.