House Rewires

House Rewiring in Milton Keynes

House rewiring

If your wiring system is 25 years old or more, your property may not meet modern safety standards or be able to cope with modern appliances.

Typical symptoms of a house that needs rewiring include circuit breakers that keep tripping, flickering lights, or a burning smell coming from switches or sockets. Or perhaps you’re worried that work has been carried out by an unqualified person.

If you’re at all concerned, it’s always best to check. Our skilled electricians can assess your existing wiring and, if necessary, replace it with a state-of-the-art solution.

How does a rewire work?

You’ll need to rewire your home when old wiring poses a safety risk or struggles to meet the power demands of modern technology. In a sense, the term ‘rewire’ isn’t quite accurate, because rewiring involves more than simply replacing the wires.
Here’s a brief overview of what’s involved:

  • We’ll assess your entire current electrical system and identify all the issues of concern.
  • With the electricity supply switched off, we’ll carefully remove the old wiring from walls, ceilings, and floors.
  • We’ll install all the new wiring and connect it to your sockets, switches, and light fixtures.
  • We’ll test the system to make sure it’s safe and efficient, and provide you with the necessary certificates and documents.
  • We’ll put right any surfaces that we’ve had to disturb.

Key Additions

During your rewiring project, we can help you decide if it makes sense to upgrade other parts of your electrical system to help create a safer, more efficient, and more stylish electrical system. Here are some of the items you might want to consider:

  • Extra plug sockets for convenience and accessibility.
  • Modern switches like dimmers or smart switches.
  • Energy-efficient LED lights, recessed lighting, or pendant lights to enhance ambiance.
  • An upgrade to your consumer unit which will offer better circuit protection and include additional safety features.

Why choose us?

Fully qualified and certified

All our electricians have earned industry qualifications and certifications, and they're up to date with the latest practices and regulations.


We're big enough to cope with large-scale projects as well as smaller ones. And as a family firm, we understand you need a service that’s tailored to your specific needs.

Available 24/7

We know that emergencies happen. So, if you’re worried about something, you can contact us at any time of the day or night to decide what to do next.

House Rewires FAQs

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for in our FAQs area please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

How can I tell if my home needs rewiring?

There are a few signs that indicate your home may require rewiring. If your property is over 30 years old and has never been rewired, it’s a good idea to have a professional electrician inspect the wiring. Other signs include frequently tripping circuit breakers, discoloured or outdated electrical sockets and switches, and buzzing or crackling sounds coming from sockets.

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Can I rewire my home myself or should I hire a professional electrician?

Rewiring a home is a complex task that requires expertise and knowledge of electrical systems. It is strongly recommended that you hire a professional electrician such as Hopkins Electrical for such projects rather than attempting it yourself. By hiring a qualified electrician, you can have peace of mind knowing that the rewiring of your home will be carried out professionally and with the utmost attention to safety.

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Is the rewiring process disruptive?

Rewiring a home can be disruptive as there’s a lot to do. But we always strive to keep the inconvenience to a minimum and, where possible, work room by room and to fit in with your commitments.

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How long will it take to rewire my home?

The time it takes depends on various factors, such as the size of your property, the complexity of your electrical system, and the accessibility of wiring points. On average, rewiring a standard-sized home can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. However, it’s best to consult with a member of our team so we can discuss your specific requirements and give you more accurate timings.

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What safety precautions should I take during the rewiring process?

During rewiring, it’s essential to take some basic safety precautions. You’ll need to keep children and pets away from the area to prevent accidents. You will have to switch off the electricity for most of the duration of the work, and follow any specific safety measures we recommend.

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We offer flexible finance options

We can help spread your costs to get the project completed when you need it rather than having to pay a larger sum up front.

Other residential services


At Hopkins Electrical, our experienced electricians have the expertise to assess your specific requirements and provide tailored professional advice.

Kitchen and bathrooms

When you’re installing an electrical system in a kitchen or bathroom, it’s crucial that you consult a qualified electrician such as a member of the Hopkins Electrical team.

Remedial works

Are you experiencing the annoyance of flickering or buzzing lights? If so, you’re not alone. These issues are often signs of underlying electrical problems that need prompt attention.

Residential Project

What our customers think

Placed an emergency call out with Hopkins Electrical as I had lost all power to my house. Chris turned up within 60 minutes of me placing the call and found that a rat had bitten through one of the cables. He made a temporary repair and then came back a couple of days later and replaced the fuse board and the cabling. Neat job, very professional and very reasonably priced.

Michael Underwood

Chris and his team talked us through the whole re wiring process and made sure we had enough sockets and switches in the right places before we started any work. They turned up on time and were very professional in their approach to out very large project. They were always easy to get hold of and would always offer good solutions to any problems we had with our build.

Darren Adams

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

If like me the thought of having to find an electrician brings you out in a cold sweat then chill and call Hopkins Electrical. From start to finish they were professional and friendly. When they came and undertook the work I was so impressed with the transparency and integrity of their employee who talked me though everything. The work was done to a high standard and I have no problem giving them 5 stars. Great company, great service.

Paul Kellett

Harpenden, Hertfordshire