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Some of rewiring quotations that I found on Renotalk.forum are from last year.

This quotations are given to me by my ID recently. Please advise whether this quote is cheap or expensive.

The quotations is quoted per point.

Supply and labour Lighting Point $30

Supply and labour Hanging Light Point With Installation $60

Supply and labour 13A x 1 power point $50

Supply and labour 13A x 2 power point $55

Supply and labour SCV point $100

Supply and labour Tel point $50

Supply and labour 15A Air cond point $100

Supply and labour Heater point $100

Supply and labour Cooker Hood point $50

Supply and labour Doorbell point ( with installation ) $40

Supply and labour DB $350

Installation of lighting $10

HDB (NON-CONCEAL)

 

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Can anyone advice is this quote expensive?

I was quoted $5280/-

Anyone have any good and reliable electrician to recommend?

Install PLC downlight c/w lighting points x 22

Install ceiling light c/w lighting points x 6

Install wall fan/ pendant light c/w points x 2

Install ceiling fan c/w light kits & lighting points x 4

Supply & install lighting / wall fan point (only) x 3

Install 3ft/4ft batten light c/w lighting points x 30

Cutting & Hacking of ceiling for ceiling fan x 2

Supply & install 13A (Single) S/8/0 points x 8

Supply & install 13A (Double) S/8/0 points x 11

Supply & install 15A air con S/8/0 points x 1

Supply & install 20A parallel 2 way Heater points x 2

Supply & install SCV cable points (Direct) x 4

Supply & install SCV junction box c/w splitter x 1

Supply & install Telephone Cable points x 4

Supply & install 3 Core cable plug top point (Hood) x 1

Install door bell c/w wiring points x 1

Earthing system (Bonding) 6mm² CPC -

6mm² sub-main cable (meter to DB Box) -

Consumer Unit (DB Box) -

Hi Celester you can try contact Mr.Yap 93960331 for quotes.

 

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Can anyone advice is this quote expensive?

I was quoted $5280/-

Anyone have any good and reliable electrician to recommend?

Install PLC downlight c/w lighting points x 22

Install ceiling light c/w lighting points x 6

Install wall fan/ pendant light c/w points x 2

Install ceiling fan c/w light kits & lighting points x 4

Supply & install lighting / wall fan point (only) x 3

Install 3ft/4ft batten light c/w lighting points x 30

Cutting & Hacking of ceiling for ceiling fan x 2

Supply & install 13A (Single) S/8/0 points x 8

Supply & install 13A (Double) S/8/0 points x 11

Supply & install 15A air con S/8/0 points x 1

Supply & install 20A parallel 2 way Heater points x 2

Supply & install SCV cable points (Direct) x 4

Supply & install SCV junction box c/w splitter x 1

Supply & install Telephone Cable points x 4

Supply & install 3 Core cable plug top point (Hood) x 1

Install door bell c/w wiring points x 1

Earthing system (Bonding) 6mm² CPC -

6mm² sub-main cable (meter to DB Box) -

Consumer Unit (DB Box) -

 

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Hello gurus

I'm quoted $2498 for the below items. Is it reasonable?

($1998)

Lighting point x 12

Install light x 12

13A Single x 2

13A Double x 11

Telephone point x1

Heater x 2

SCV x 1

Aircon plug x 1

Circuit breaker

($500)

PUB testing

Sub-main cable

Bonding

Is the PUB testing a must? Please help!

 

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Hi,

Is it a MUST to do PUB test for whole house re-wiring? Thks.

It's not a must. 100Amps above u need to engage a LEW. Each aircon point is 120$ or can be cheaper.

 

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<!--quoteo(post=516674:date=Apr 4 2010, 01:57 AM:name=kyan007)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (kyan007 @ Apr 4 2010, 01:57 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=516674"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I will be rewiring whole house - 5 room HDB (Woodlands). Cost me $5600.

- New DB box

- New switches

- 2 heater point.

- 2 air con point.

- Downlight 25 point.

- 2 * Hanging Fan point.

- 5 * SCV point

and power point....<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Gosh! Seems extremely pricey.

Yea, It's very expensive. The total cost should be below $4000

 

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<!--quoteo(post=532382:date=May 17 2010, 11:46 PM:name=holeyman2000)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (holeyman2000 @ May 17 2010, 11:46 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532382"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->on a side note, how much just for air-con point?? Do I need 3 points for 3 bedrooms or just one will do? First time doing air-con point.. was told by some air-con sales-person that one point is 189.00 (contractor) + $$$ PUB inspection total would amount to some 300+.... Sure or not?? I was doubtful so I was hesitate to even buy the air-con from him.... Any pointers?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

$90~$120 not conceal. u only need 1 20amp air-con isolator point for all the units and use an electrician not contractor. If u want PUB inspection mean that u need to engage a LEW to do the wiring, diagram and submit the application to SP services for inspection date. 1st time free, if failed the inspection, the next time asking them to inspect will be charged a fee. Normally ask for inspection is for whole house re-wiring, but for a point only, yes u can ask for it.....if u think worth it.

Hi,

Is it a MUST to do PUB test for whole house re-wiring? Thks.

 

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Hope you guys dont mind if I share my views.

Actually there is nothing wrong with comparing price, but when doing so the person may also want to take into consideration on the services provided usually if their service is not good why would people recommend them in the OPEN forum.

As to say only young people do price comparsion is actually not correct, it is done in all ages.

I think why some owners are getting prices from the recommended contractor from the forum is to get their main-con to match or reduce price mainly because they would the main-con to be responsible for the entire project. My advice to those who have this intention is to get a verbal quote from the forum vendors instead of making them go down all the way especially when you know you wont be awarding them the job. No wrong to get good prices to save your hard earned money but just be fair to others who put in time and effort for you.

PS - No offence intended.

 

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Need all of your expertise here.

What are the things we have to look out for in rewiring and hidden cost involved?

What is the purpose of PUB testing? Does it mean an electrician without EMA cert cannot apply for PUB test?

What is the purpose of earth bonding?

And how do we define as good or bad

The prices ranges are too wide. Why are some electricians charging rocket sky prices when rewiring is a standard job.

ps for asking so much questions.

The wiring system, ring circuit or parallel circuit.

Nowadays new hdb flat use ring circuit, but older flat may still have parallel circuit.

While both works the same in operation, ring circuit allow you to have spruce(not sure if I spell this right) meaning you may tap another lighting point or power point more easily. Then due to that ring circuit will cost more cable to be used, price may be higher.

The size of cable used 1.5mm for lighting, 2.5mm for power, 4mm for water heater.... these are standard cable size used, if not PUB will not approve it.

Cable insulation... this is standard as well, as the PUB tester will come with his "mega tester" to check insulation. Cheap non BS standard with thin insulation may cause the insulation to melt when heavy load is used, and may cause fire.

 

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Need all of your expertise here.

What are the things we have to look out for in rewiring and hidden cost involved?

What is the purpose of PUB testing? Does it mean an electrician without EMA cert cannot apply for PUB test?

What is the purpose of earth bonding?

And how do we define as good or bad

The prices ranges are too wide. Why are some electricians charging rocket sky prices when rewiring is a standard job.

ps for asking so much questions.

Edited by idealistic
 

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Good intention didn't mean I want a return cos in the first place, there's no any profit at all with that type of pricing. Just don't like to being made use of. U do understand that young couples nowadays, they compare, compare and compare, and I believe most Singaporean compare anything or everything most of the time. Everyone want good and cheap but they didn't know cheap doesn't mean good. And renotalk is a place where a lots comparing their price. That's why I don't sell my services here.

totally agree wif u.

young Singaporeans nowadays have a diff set of ethics n conduct code. they compare, find the lowest prices, den go back to the one they wanna buy from and press their price down, quoting the lowest price they found. those who are able to charge lower rates by being more efficient and having a lower bottom-line are thus not rewarded wif more business, and income. in the end, these businesses suffer and over time, they either wise up and start charging same as others, or go out of business. den where are these youngsters going to find the lowest price from? tsk tsk tsk....*shake head*....

i asked 3 electricians to quote for my plc, including my ID's electrician. i gave the project to jaskel's contact even though i will probably upgrade the switches and end up paying maybe the same amount as wat 1 of the other electrician quoted me. reason being? not cos he's jaskel's contact, but rather, cos he offered good advice. advice that the other 2 electrician didn highlight to me. it was sth tt might have affected my reno timeline, which is extremely tight for me.

a lot of times while shopping for my stuff, i've been served by very good salespeople wif good prices as well. i'm still trying to decide hw to reward as many of them as possible. perhaps the best way is to buy a few items frm each shop, instead of everything frm 1 shop. and even if i do buy all frm 1 shop, i dun believe in telling them to match the lowest prices for items whr their price is not the lowest. every biz needs to make money, every salesman need to earn their commission. i understand this perfectly cos i used to be in sales for a long time.

and yes, cheap is not always good, and good is not always cheap.

 

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hi Jaskel:

I want to install 3/4 ceiling fan. How much it cost? I will buy the ceiling fan and I need electrician to install for me as my house currently dun have ceiling fan point , only lighting.

 

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