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How do you know if your home is in need of a rewire?
If your property has not been rewired within the last 25-30 years, it is very likely it will need upgrading, either in part or full to bring it up to current standards. The wiring may be potentially dangerous and may not be able to cope with the demands of modern living.
You may be also able to tell if a house has been rewired recently by inspecting exposed parts of the wiring or by the electricity meter and fuse box (now known as the consumer unit).
In addition, if you are experiencing any of the below problems we advise contacting an expert to have your wiring assessed.
- Intermittent lighting or power.
- Fuses repeatedly blowing
- Wiring or switches & sockets in poor condition or damaged.
- Green sticky substance (the dreaded green goo!) on wiring or accessories.
- DIY or poorly installed wiring or accessories.
Here at Electec Electrical Contractors we have over 10 years experience on rewiring homes, our registered electricians are always professional, tidy and respectful of your home.
What is the process involved when rewiring your home?
Our electricians will firstly need to come out to your property to view and discuss your individual requirements. An individually tailored quote will then be provided to you shortly after our initial quote visit. Upon reviewing the quote, if you are happy with the list of works and choose to accept it, our team can then book the work in for you at your earliest convenience.
Once the work commences the rewiring process will involve removing all accessible old wiring and accompanying accessories before replacing with new. This can take in the region of 5 days to 3 weeks for a 3 bedroom property, however the time frame will vary according to the size and specification.
The rewiring process will ordinarily involve the lifting of carpets & floorboards & drilling and chasing into the walls of the cables. This is because cables tend to be recessed into walls or run under the floors in order to reach existing wiring and install new. This can include running cable through ceilings.
All holes and chases are plastered once the wiring has been installed, lights, switches and sockets can then be fitted.
The new installation is then tested & certified with Building Regulation Approvals provided.
This can be a stressful time and can cause disruption to the homeowner if organisation and professionalism are lacking. Rest assured with Electec Electrical Contractors, the work will be carried out to quickly & efficiently while still to an exceptional standard.
How much will it cost to rewire your home?
How much does it cost to rewire a house? The price will vary according to the size and type of home you have, along with the customers individual requirements. Call us today for a free of charge quote on 0208 785 3266 or send us an email.
How long will it take to rewire your home?
This again depends on the size of the property & the accessibility of the wiring. To rewire an average sized 3 bedroom property we would be looking at anywhere between 1-3 weeks depending on accessibility.
Will I be without power for some or all of the rewire?
We will typically work one circuit at a time, this means we can switch off one individual circuit off at a time, rewire it and have it back working in the same day, ensuring you are never left without power or lighting overnight.
What will I receive at the end of the rewire?
Electec Electrical Contractors are NAPIT approved contractors ensuring all our work conforms to British Standard 7671 (The Wiring Regulations) & is Part ‘P’ compliant. Full certification, in the form or a Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate, come with all of our rewires at the end of the job with PART P Building Regulations approval.
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As NAPIT approved contractors all of our work conforms to British Standard 7671 (The Wiring Regulations) and is Part ‘P’ compliant. Only top quality materials are used and are always installed to the highest standard with full certification at the end of the job.
If you believe your home may be due a rewire, or you are concerned about any of the warning signs listed above, give Electec Electrical Contractors a call on 0208 785 3266 or send us an email, and we will be more than happy to advise you. Alternatively you can fill out our contact form and we will get back to you