How Much Does It Cost to Wire a New House

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A lot of work goes into building a new home, including installing a new electrical wiring system. While the process remains the same despite the size of the house, the total cost varies. Here at LR Electrical LLC, we specialize in new build electrical installations, catering to Delaware homeowners. Throughout the many years providing electrical services, we learned that every home has unique needs and requirements, which will determine the overall cost.

If you are building a new home and are interested in learning how much it will cost to install a new wiring system, allow us to break it down for you.

Electrical Wiring Cost Breakdown

On average, electrical wiring a new house costs between $5.00 and $8.00 per square foot, on average. The cost is generally cheaper than re-wiring an older home because a new installation process is considered easier.

Electrical wiring installation is an intricate process that a licensed electrician can only do to ensure your home is in line with municipal codes. As such, you can expect to pay a substantial fee to have your entire home re-wired. That said, LR Electrical LLC offers competitive prices for new builds in Delaware, saving our customers money. Our process is simple yet meticulous and includes the following: 

Rough-In and Final:

  • Installing the wires in the walls, floors, and ceiling
  • Installing electrical boxes for receptacles and lights
  • Installing an electrical panel
  • If necessary, we install ethernet cables and any other related wiring
  • Installing features like outlets, switches, and lights
  • Installing  Receptacles, switches plates, lights and breakers


When all is said and done, you can expect to pay as low as $6,000 with an average of $14,000 which is based on the amount of work done and the square footage of your home.

Cost to Rewire a Home Per Square Foot

As mentioned above, the cost of re-wiring a new home will vary. Below is a guide to give you a clearer picture of what you should expect to pay based on the average price per square foot.

1,000 sq. ft: Average range between $5,000 and $8,000

1,200 sq. ft: Average range between $6,000 and $9,600

1,500 sq. ft: Average range between $7,500 and $12,000

2,000 sq. ft: Average range between $10,000 and $16,000

2,500 sq. ft: Average range between $12,500 and $20,000

3,000 sq. ft: Average range between $15,000 and $24,000

As you can see, the total cost varies significantly based on the home size. Suppose you are building a home larger than 3,000 square feet; you can expect to pay more than $20,000, depending on the electrical contractor’s package and base price per square foot.


If you would like to learn more about the cost of wiring your new house in Delaware, we welcome you to get in touch with us by filling out the contact form or give us a call to schedule onsite consultation. We will send one of our licensed electricians to measure your home’s square footage, determine necessary installations, and provide you with a personalized service quote.