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Last updated on August 20th, 2023

Cost to hang a chandelier

If you’re looking to add a wow factor to your ceiling lights, hanging a chandelier is one of the easiest ways to add that special touch. In this guide we look at the average cost to hang a chandelier in the UK.

If you’re looking to add a wow factor to your ceiling lights, hanging a chandelier is one of the easiest ways to add that special touch. In this guide, we look at the average cost to hang a chandelier in the UK.

The costs included in this guide are meant to serve as a guide, so we always recommend speaking to local tradespeople to get accurate quotes in your area. The prices we mention are the cost of chandelier installation only, not including the price of the chandelier itself.

How much does it cost to hang a chandelier?

ItemRange - LowRange - HighAverage cost
Cost to hang a chandelier£75£200£120
Electrician hourly rate--£45
Electrician daily rate--£225

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

The average cost of installing a chandelier can vary depending on the style of the chandelier and where it’s being fitted. You can expect to pay an experienced electrician somewhere in the region of £75 to £200 – depending on the nature of the chandelier installation.

Cost to hang a chandelier hourly rate

You’ll need an electrician to hang a chandelier for you, and their average hourly rate is around £45 per hour. Depending on the job you may be quoted a day rate, which is usually about £225 per day – though for hanging a chandelier it’s unlikely to take more than half a day.

To find out more about electrician prices, check out our guide to electrician hourly rates.

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Factors affecting the cost of chandelier installation

cost of chandelier installationThere are a number of factors that will affect the price you pay to hang a chandelier. They include:

  • Size, weight and style of chandelier
  • Height of the ceiling
  • Location of chandelier installation
  • The complexity of installation process (if an installation tower is needed)
  • Any electrical or other prep work needed
  • Where you live

The cost to install a chandelier in a high ceiling may be higher, due to the additional complexity of installing at height and the need to use an installation tower.

Equally the cost to install a foyer chandelier will most likely be higher and the chandelier larger, given that most foyers are large spaces that would require special installation equipment to be used.

Chandelier installation quote

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How long does it take to install a chandelier?

The good thing about having a professional hang your chandelier is that it’s usually a pretty quick job. For most chandeliers, you can expect it to take between one and two hours, though some more complex installations can take up to four hours.

Can I install a chandelier myself?

If you’re a confident DIY enthusiast and the light fitting you’ll be using for the chandelier is in good working order then you can install a chandelier yourself – but you’ll need help. Hanging a chandelier properly requires at least two people, depending on the size and weight of the chandelier unit.

If in doubt, or if the light fitting needs to be repaired, we would always recommend hiring a local electrician to do the work to ensure it’s carried out to the correct safety standards. Let’s face it, you don’t want to find yourself in a situation like Delboy in Only Fools and Horses.

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