To visit you within Warwickshire or Coventry in order to discuss a project or to provide a no-obligation quotation for a set piece of work you want completing then there is no charge.

Where pricing hasn't been quoted beforehand for a set piece of work or where faultfinding is required, the following hourly/part hourly single man-hour modular guide prices are likely to apply.


firsthour70   Scheduled work during weekday hours will be based on this labour rate for the first hour/part hour unless a fixed price has been quoted beforehand. Material costs are not included in this price.
subsequent55   After the first hour, the labour rate for subsequent hours/part hours drops for scheduled work unless a fixed price has been quoted beforehand. Material costs are not included in this price.
escalated90   Where work has to be scheduled at short notice, i.e. to suddenly fit in with other trades or available access, or where it necessitates in a change of my planned schedule, then pricing will be based on this hourly labour rate. Material costs are not included in this price. This rate may also be charged per part hour for short or overrunning work.
emergency115   The emergency hourly/part hourly labour charge will apply whenever a quick response is required regardless of the time of day or day of week. Material costs are not included in this price.


These prices assume just I turn up to do the job. If hired help, subcontractors or additional third-parties are involved, the pricing will reflect the number of bodies on site attending to the work. For large jobs such as rewires, a discounted rate will be applied (see rates breakdown). Travel time in the CV postcode area is not charged for under these rates. Occasionally I may be accompanied by someone on work experience, be that a disinterested yoof from a further education college or a someone going through a mid-life career change. No charge applies for their time.

Rates are subject to change without notice. Always check this page for the current rate when booking new work.

The 'subsequent hours' rate relates to additional hours performed for work under a particular job reference number. If other work is later booked which is unrelated to the original job, then the initial hour rate will again apply to that new job.

If you're booking a domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), aka Periodic Inspection / Landlord Certificate, these are currently priced at £25 per circuit for each of the first ten circuits, then £15 per subsequent circuit thereafter. For a guide on how many circuits your property might have, please refer to this page. I'll admit, I'm not the cheapest for inspection and testing work, but I can guarantee an honest report and a proper job unlike others who offer this service cheaply in order to make up unnecessary remedial work to cover their costs, or who place inexperienced and low-cost personnel on the job. Refer to my EICR page for how to avoid being scammed on electrical inspections!

PAT testing is charged at £2.50 per item.

David Savery Electrical Services Ltd. deregistered for VAT on 30th September 2023 as part of downsizing to a one-man-band. Invoices will not show a tax breakdown and no VAT element can be reclaimed.

Important things for whingers to remember regarding pricing!

I charge an average market rate; some people may be cheaper, some may be costler. When it comes to fault finding specifically, some have complained in the past about my charging a full-hour because I found the fault "too quickly". For that type of job, what you're being charged for is the desired outcome and not the physical minutes spent on site. If I happen to get to where you want using my specialist tools and expertise quicker than some fat slob who doesn't know his asshole from his earhole, then that doesn't make my service somehow worse value for money. Be glad I haven't faked a big issue out of nothing and pulled your pants down for parts and labour you never needed like some rogues might! And remember: I've turned down other work at the same rate to be resolving your issue on the day, so I'm not prepared to be penalised just for getting the job you wanted doing... done efficiently.

For any work, if I'm supplying materials, there will be a mark-up on those materials. The mark-up increases according to the risk of a warranty call, so a socket outlet might be 5% as not a lot will go wrong, but a LED lamp may be 25% because failures happen. I'm not insterested in anyone thrusting a Screwfix catalogue under my nose to show a cheaper price than what subsequently appears on my itemised invoicing. As with everything in your home, there's a supply chain that's got those goods to your door, and each link in that chain has added on a percentage to cover their costs and profit. My mark-up covers me selecting the right goods, ordering them in, collecting them from the wholesalers, transporting them to site and taking on responsibility for the warranty (two-years on-site where invoices are paid within five days). All of that does not come out of my labour charge which is for my time and expertise on the job, not all the overheads before I begin! Just because you can get goods from the likes of Toolstation for less doesn't mean I'm going to get 'em from Toolstation for you at cost price. If you want to trundle off and source all the parts for yourself to save paying my mark-up, you go right ahead. Of course, it's not my warranty then, so you'll have to sort out any failures or returns yourself. Also, my trade suppliers tend to punt better quality goods than the high street DIY chains and not everything is made equal. A Screwfix own-brand floodlight may be a third of the price of a model made by the likes of Timeguard, but chances are the cheap tat will be full of water in eighteen months in which case you'll be paying me to come along to find why your RCD is tripping and... well... see again the paragraph above.

One last thing: the business may be in my name, but the money doesn't go directly into my pocket to be blown on cigars, booze and hookers, and there are all sorts of tedious overheads the company has to cover just to keep afloat. I'll always make sure the invoicing is a fair reflection for the goods and services received, but with the labour costs listed here up-front, I may not be sympathetic to complaints after the fact. Don't like the numbers above? Well, shop around and take a punt on someone who says they can do it for less before calling me! Who knows, maybe my competitor will be great... or maybe you'll be calling me in to uncock their botchery. If so, please refer to my pricing as shown above. Ta.

Accepted payment methods

Invoices are payable upon presentation with the preferred payment method being bank transfer (BACS). Alternative payment methods are cash, cheque or cedit/debit card which can be processed on site using a portable card terminal or online via Stripe's secure checkout shown on your invoice. There are no discounts for cash, and there are no surcharges for credit/debit card payments. Billing happens later via email or post, so I won't be demanding payment before I leave site which means you don't need to ensure cash is readily available up-front and you get time to inspect the work without me breathing down your neck. It also means if you're not in the area and you have a vulnerable relative you need me to do work for, you can rest assured I won't be pestering them for payment on the day. More details regarding payments can be found on my Q&A page.


All work is subject to my standard terms and conditions unless specified otherwise and in writing beforehand as part of an agreed scope of works.