Electrical Work and its COST in Singapore – Installations and Repair

Electrical Work and its COST in Singapore – Installations and Repair

Singapore is rapidly developing country keeping pace with other developing nations. It has a strong set of rules and regulations which are adhered upon strictly. Sanitation, plumbing, and all sorts of electric works are administered. It is mandatory to carry any work from the licensed company that is certified under a strict set of rules.

People live in the house and all homes have a network of electric wiring. Electrical wiring is a basic need not only to light up the house but to operate most home appliance such as coffee maker, sandwich-maker, ac, water heater, television etc. to name a few. An electrical problem can become more troublesome if undertaken by unskilled professional.

There is no guarantee that if once a person moves into a house and buy home appliances one will not experience any problem in future. A fault can arise anytime with the electric wiring or home appliance. One may be lured to save the repair costs by having an idea to dabble repair by himself first. And, if one is not successful they will get the job done by a non-licensed electrician.

It may seem like a good idea but it is not. A certain job is best done if undertaken by a professional. All sorts of electrical work must be carried by a licensed electrical professional. In Singapore, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) is the governing body that issues the electrician license. It is due to the fact that there is a different level of voltage and power supply that is consumed by the domestic and commercial market. Therefore, an electrician having the domestic license cannot undertake commercial repairs and vice versa.

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Given below is the list of commonly occurring electrical problems in Singapore

• Partial or full house rewiring
• Heating, Air Conditioning or TV points
• Installation of water-heaters, ceiling fans
• Blackout, electric fault
• Voltage tripping, power failure
• Circuit breakers replacement
• Extra or additional sockets, light
• Inspection, fault finding
• Broken switches, power points fault
• Replacing or adding light and socket fixture
• Installation of Home Entertainment System
• Fire alarm, CCTV installation
• Lightning upgrades
• Electrical upgrades

Electricians are recommended by HDB and other authorities but there also is Electricians that are Company based and then there are independents too. EMA/BCA/IDA also issue the required certification. There is no yardstick to measure the capabilities of an electrician but greater the number of years, better is the competence of an electrician.

The amount of repair or type of work done in the house is the basic parameter of determining the cost incurred. For example, if someone gets new light fixture, power points and cable points then the plastering and concealment of electrical wires would add up to the entire cost. Basically, one actually is paying the labor charges of the proficient work done by the electrician. One can buy any number of appliances but ultimately it is the skill of the electrician to install them in their proper place.

Price of Electrical Install and Repair in Singapore is given below:

1 Replace Light Bulb SGD50 to SGD65 Per Replacement
2 Replace Light Fittings SGD55 to SGD65 Per Replacement
3 Replace Light On-Off Switch SGD55 to SGD75 Per Replacement
4 Install Lighting Point SGD55 to SGD65 Per Installation
– Install 2nd and Subsequent Lighting Point SGD30 Per Installation
5 Install Chandelier SGD120 to SGD140 Per Installation
– Install 2nd and Subsequent Chandelier SGD100 Per Installation
6 Install Down Light SGD55 to SGD65 Per Installation
– Install 2nd and Subsequent Down Light SGD25 Per Installation
7 Replace Electric 3-Pin Socket Outlet SGD65 to SGD85 Per Replacement
8 Install Additional 3-Pin Socket Next to Existing Socket SGD80 to SGD120 Per Installation
9 Install 15A Power Point for Aircon and Heater SGD180 to SGD245 Per Installation
10 Install Ceiling Fan SGD150 to SGD160 Per Installation
– Install 2nd and Subsequent Ceiling Fan SGD120 Per Installation
11 Install Wall Fan SGD120 to SGD130 Per Installation
– Install 2nd and Subsequent Wall Fan SGD100 Per Installation
12 Install SCV Point SGD100 to SGD110 Per Installation
– Install 2nd and Subsequent SCV Point SGD80 Per Installation
13 Install & Wiring of Open Net, Data & LAN Port/Point* SGD115 to SGD125 Per Installation
– Install 2nd and Subsequent Point* SGD90 Per Installation
14 Install Telephone Point SGD95 to SGD100 Per Installation
– Install 2nd and Subsequent Point SGD60 Per Installation
15 Install Electricity Water Tank Heater (up to 10 Litre) SGD80 to SGD120 Per Installation
16 Install Electricity Water Tank Heater (more than 10 Litre) SGD160 to SGD250 Per Installation
17 Install TV Bracket SGD80 to SGD120 Per Installation
– Install 2nd and Subsequent TV Bracket SGD50 Per Installation
18 Troubleshooting Electrical Issue SGD50 to SGD65 Per Straight Forward Issue
19 Routine Inspection (Half Year or Year) SGD50 to SGD65 Per Inspection
20 Replace 32A Distribution Box & Circuit Breaker SGD200 to SGD400 Per Replacement

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Singapore Electrician Rates

• Minor work like light and bulb replacement can cost from $8 – $20 subject to the category and nature of light.
• The cost of ceiling fan installation and replacement is placed above light. The installation charges will be similar to light installation. The installation of Ceiling fans begins at $40 per fan and it will vary depending on the type and kind of fan.
• The next category is of Power point outlets. There are 2-3 types of power point depending on the kind of appliance that would be connected to that point. Also, circuit breakers installation at the distribution board would be involved. Similarly, the number and the type is the deciding factor in ascertaining the cost. The cost of installing power point begins at $80 per point and go up to $120.
• Troubleshooting the supply faults and its repair is expensive. This is due to the fact that walls, ceilings, and even the floors are needed to be cut open and at times complete rewiring has to be done. It is a highly skilled work and required to be undertaken by an experienced electric license holder. The cost for this kind of job starts at $150 and can go higher depending on the kind of damage that is repaired.

The cost of electrical repairs for industry or commercial sector usually shoots up 3 – 4 times higher than a domestic sector.

If the house is more than 10 years old and its residents notice the issues given below, then it is the time to rewire the house to prevent any electrical accidents
• Discolored electrical sockets and/or
• Burning smell from electrical outlets
• Frequent tripping of circuit breakers
• Many blown fuses

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