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rccatnap | 10:37 Tue 04th May 2021 | Technology
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In a four bedroomed, detached two storey property, built in the mid sixties, approximately how long should it take to complete a full EICR? It still has the old fuse box (with fuse wires) but the cut-out has been uprated to 100 Amps by the power company. There was an extension to the kitchen in the late eighties, but no further remedial work carried out as no faults had made themselves known.
To bring the property up to date it is intended to lay on the ability to install an EV charger, so obviously a new consumer unit will be needed, among other things. All I'm after is a ball-park estimate of the time it would normally take to produce a full report.

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some answers here https://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Law/Question1745543.html
simplest might be to ring a few companies who do it and ask them though
A lot of companies are advertising EICRs for under £100. I don't know, but I'll bet that is for a small 1-bed flat, and the price would be higher for yours.
Quite honestly, I don't know how they can do it for that price.
Mid-sixties with a re-wireable "Wylex" consumer unit suggests you have the original wiring and installation.
Same procedure as for a newer house, but I personally would take a little more time over it than normal.
Be prepared for the report to identify a whole load of concerns, mostly regarding bringing the system up to modern standards.

I would say it takes around 3 hours for the inspection, plus more time at home completing the report with all the various suggestions and concerns.
Allow around £150.
Installation of EV charging is not likely to be a problem.
Apart from a new Consumer Unit, there may be a necessity to upgrade the Earthing arrangements. The Report should mention that possibility.
Lots of companies available to give you a quote if you google it.
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Thank you bednobs , Builder and TonyV. I have looked around and an electrician recommended by a friend of mine was in the house for under thirty minutes. As soon as he realised that was not automatically going to use him for the remedial work, he kind of switched off. I did receive a report a few days later, which included several recommendations. However, apart from poking around in the fuse box, looking in the kitchen and plugging a test unit in a couple of power points, he did not even enter a three of the bedrooms. No light fixtures were examined but insulation resistance readings were included in the report. This after I specified that I did not want a 'walk-round' report. I did pay the expected amount as stated in your replies, but I don't think I'll be recommending him to anyone.

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