Safely Rewiring A House

If your looking to rewire your home it’s typically split into 2 stages

Stage 1. ‘First Fix’ involves the cabling, wiring, and installing the junction box.

Stage 2. ‘Second Fix’ is where an electrician fixes the sockets, switches, and lights

Rewiring a house isn’t the simplest of jobs – in fact, it can be both costly and disruptive and unless you have the relevant skills and training, you should always leave it to a professional electrician.

We provide a full rewiring service to homeowners across the UK, covering everything from initial survey to the safe installation of new wiring.

Whether you’re looking to extend your property or are considering moving into a house that’s more than 25 years old, call our experienced team today.

When Is It Necessary To Rewire Your Home?

If a property hasn’t been rewired in the last 25-30 years, it will probably need upgrading, whether partially or fully, to ensure it complies with current safety standards.

Given the sheer volume of electrical devices used in modern households compared to the 1980s and 90s, the existing wiring might be under strain from a high level of electricity usage, and could potentially be dangerous.

A full or partial home rewire might also be required if you’re planning major renovation work that would be defined as a ‘material alteration’ by the Building Regulations. This will usually include an upgrade of the fuse board. In the case of room extensions and attic or garage conversions, any new wiring will need to comply with Part P (Electrical Safety) of the Building Regulations, and existing wiring in those rooms will also need to be improved to ensure it can safely carry additional loads; is earthed according to current requirements; and has satisfactory cross bonding.

If you’re remodelling or extending, the wiring in the rest of your property won’t need upgrading unless required by the Building Regulations’ energy efficient requirements, e.g. central heating controls.

What Does A Rewire Involve?

As an NICEIC Approved Contractor, you can rest assured that all work will be carried out with minimal disruption and in accordance with all relevant regulations and safety standards. Here’s a summary of what we do when rewiring a home:

1) Fully assess the work required and provide you with a full quotation before we start.

2) Check the existing connection to make sure it meets the correct legal requirements.

3) Carry out the rewire, ensuring that we perform a full electrical safety test on all wiring.

4) Test that the circuit and fuse board are functioning as they should.

5) Check all sockets and power outputs to ensure they conform to current building regulations.

6) Provide a copy of a rewiring certificate for electrical installation, detailing all the work required to make your property safe.

Our electricians treat every customer’s property like their own, using shoe protectors and dust mats where necessary, and always cleaning up once a job is complete.

How Much Does It Cost To Rewire A House?

The cost of rewiring a house tends to vary depending on the size of the job and the property.

A full rewire of a four-bedroom house will typically cost more than it would for a two-bed property, for example. Similarly, rewiring a kitchen extension wouldn’t usually demand as high a price as a full property rewire.

A typical 2 bedroom property rewire starts at £3k

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