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Electrical Rewiring in Glasgow.

Harkins and Vickers is your trusted partner for rewiring homes in Glasgow. Our refined rewiring process ensures your electrical rewire will be expertly delivered by our highly experienced NICEIC electricians.

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When to Consider Rewiring


While there's no strict guidance on when to rewire your home, there are several signs that may warrant a rewiring project. At Harkins and Vickers, we recommend a preliminary Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) to help you make that decision (more can be found about our EICR service here)

During an EICR, our NICEIC-certified electrician will compile a list of potential dangers and/or recommendations to your electrical systems within the property and if they believe your building will benefit from a rewiring project, they will advise you to do so.

If you are unsure if you need electrical rewiring, there are multiple signs that your home may need a rewire, such as:

  • Flickering lights.
  • Burning smell (please turn off your electrics if this is present and contact an electrician)
  • Discolouration on sockets or switches, such as burn marks
  • If you have purchased an older property, it is likely it will have an electrical rewire
  • Sparks and electric shocks (please refrain from investigating by yourself and contact an electrician)
  • Buzzing and crackling. (If you hear any suspicious noises from your sockets, contact an electrician).
  • Any cables that are sheathed in any material that isn’t PVC – such as lead, fabric or black rubber.
  • Lack of earthing (green and yellow cabling) present at light switches, sockers or light fittings.
  • Signs of overheating on cables, accessories or the consumer unit (also known as a fuse board).

If there are multiple of these issues, your home will likely need rewiring to be a safe property to live or work in.


How Long Does a Rewire Take?


While most rewiring can be completed within 4 days for standard properties, more complex rewires may extend to 8 working days, but our goal is always to minimize disruption to your life.

Understanding the urgency often associated with rewiring needs, we prioritize swift response times. Our standard lead time for a full rewire, from free evaluation to the rewiring itself, can be completed within 1–2 weeks, but we can expedite the process for urgent cases, ensuring your safety and peace of mind.



How Much Does a Rewire Cost?


Every one of our rewiring jobs comes with a free evaluation, so you can expect a transparent price when you rewire with Harkins and Vickers.

Our rewiring cost encompasses stripping out old wires, installing a new metal fuse board with full RCD and SPD protection, and accommodating additional sockets, switches, and lighting positions. Tailoring our services to your needs, we can even hardwire CAT6 (internet) or coax (Television) cables.

A rough guideline for a 3-bedroom home in Glasgow, rewiring costs typically range between £3000-5000, while a 1 or 2-bedroom home averages £2000-£4000.

We understand that this can seem like a costly sum, so we also offer financing options through a trusted partner, which can be discussed before the electrical rewire.


Our NICEIC Guarantee


Choosing Harkins & Vickers means placing your property in the hands of a reliable, NICEIC-certified team. With years of experience from our original, sister company, we have decades of combined experience to ensure your rewiring is as painless as possible.

Upon accepting our quote, a pre-start meeting with our operations manager ensures a thorough understanding of the work details. Spot checks and a final snagging process guarantee work meets our high standards.


As standard, we offer a two-year warranty, and our NICEIC platinum promise adds an extra layer of assurance to our commitment to quality service.


Contact Us

If you are uncertain about rewiring your home or aren’t sure what a home rewire may entail, we are more than happy to discuss the process with you.

Call us on 0141 486 8899 or email us on

Alternatively, you can enquire about a free estimate through our contact form.

Get in Touch

At H&V, our team of fully qualified NICEIC electricians has been providing a professional and efficient electrical service to our clients in Glasgow and Edinburgh for over 30 years.

We offer a full range of bespoke services to both residential and commercial clients, including EICR & PAT testing, rewiring, smoke alarm installation & repair, and lighting installation & repair.

Regardless of project size, we always act professionally and take pride in our high level of customer service and a job well done. From minor repairs to large-scale rewiring projects, and even luxury lighting installations, you can be confident that you are hiring the best electricians for the job.

But don't just take our word for it; you can read our many positive reviews and see our full list of certificates and accreditations here.

If you are still unsure about undergoing a rewiring project, download our free rewiring help guide for a full walk-through of our rewiring process.

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