Electrical Rewiring in Northumberland
As a part of our extensive array of electrical services, DGS Electrical deliver complete electrical rewiring in Northumberland to ensure your present electrical system adheres to all contractual and legal requirements and responsibilities.
Poorly wired properties are unsafe and may pose possible fire hazards, therefore it is essential to ensure your current electrical installation is fitted and working properly.
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Why do I need to Rewire?
If a property hasn’t been rewired in the past 15 years or so, there’s a chance that the majority of the present wiring will need updating in order to comply with current standards.
If you’re planning on significant refurbishments that amount to a material alteration as defined in Part 2 of The Building Regulations 2010, there’s a strong possibility of needing a replacement consumer unit (fuse box) along with substantial, if not full, rewiring.
Extensions and conversions are classed as new work, and will need to therefore satisfy the Part P: Electrical Safety guidelines completely. Furthermore, all existing wiring has to be brought up to standard to make certain that the extra load produced by the new work is managed safely and also that cross earthing and bonding requirements are met.
Providing Thorough Inspections
At DGS Electrical, we can usually determine whether or not a property has recently been rewired through checking the fuse box, electricity meter as well as any exposed areas. Should you be looking at purchasing property, it’s often a good plan to have these inspections made in order to prevent unexpected surprises. A property with an obsolete consumer unit, for instance, or with a mixture of sockets and switches or surface-mounted wiring, may possibly need a complete rewiring.
Signs that a rewire could be needed:
- New works
- Refurbishments constituting a material alteration
- An outdated fuse box/consumer unit
- A mixture of styles of switches and sockets
- Surface-mounted wiring
- Non-PVCu-insulated wiring (particularly rubber, fabric or lead-insulated wiring)
- Old-style round pin sockets and dolly switches
The Cost of a Rewire
Costs of rewiring differ according to the dimensions of the property and level of restorative decoration work needed. That is why, it will pay to obtain the expert advice of an electrician as early in refurbishment works as you possibly can.
Contact DGS Electrical Today
Should you feel you need rewiring in Northumberland for your commercial or domestic property, or feel you may benefit from another of our services, call our friendly team today to explore your requirements. Feel free to browse our electrical services.