Getting your home checked over by an NICEIC registered Electrician will establish if your home needs rewiring. Ensuring your wiring is safe is very important.
Old faulty wiring can cause electrocution and electrical fires. Replacing old wiring will protect you and your family.
A rewire probably isn’t the top job on your list of work to be carried out at home, but if it’s got to be done, then it must be done.
Replacing old wiring cannot be put off.
The cost and work involved may seem a bit daunting, but a rewire will provide safety and other advantages you might not have thought of.
Benefits Of A Rewire
- You can upgrade old sockets and switches to modern styles
- You can add extra sockets and switches wherever you like
- Increase energy efficiency and lower Electrical bills
- Safe in the knowledge your electrical system’s safe and complies with today’s regulations
- The value of your home/property will increase
Your local building control must be notified when undertaking the rewiring of property; we’ll do this for you.
A rewire is a primary job, and you’re going to suffer some disruption to your everyday home life while the work’s carried out.
Before work starts an Electrician will go through your requirements to thoroughly design the new Electrical system. We can discuss the latest electrical system technology such as sockets, lighting and smart solutions.
A rewire is the perfect opportunity to modernise your home, bringing it into the 21st century.
The length of time a rewire will take will depend on the size of your property and the work involved. Steps will be taken to ensure the minimum possible disruption; the work, however, is disruptive if possible it’s best to move out for a few days while the works carried out.
You’ll be without power for a while. The new cables are run around your home hidden out of harm’s way in the walls, ceilings and underfloor. Old wiring will either need stripping out or can be disconnected, so it’s no longer live and left in the walls.
Walls and will have to be chased (channels dug in for the cables to run) and filled, Floorboards will be lifted, ceiling boards may have to come down.
All this is necessary to get the new wiring in place and add backboxes for sockets, switches and hardwired appliances.
Once the new Electrical system’s in place, walls and ceilings are refilled and plastered; floorboards are put back in place. The walls and ceiling will need redecorating. You may want to use this opportunity to re-decorate your home, or you may want to go over the affected areas. Decorating can take place before or after the final phase of the installation.
Finally, the new sockets and switches are fitted. Hardwired appliances such as your Boiler, Electric Shower, Oven etc .are connected to the Electrical system. Once finished, the new system is thoroughly tested to make sure everything’s safe and working as it should.
Once the jobs finished, you’re provided with the required certification that proves the works been done and is safe.