Many households in the UK still haven’t received professional fuse box replacement and repair, and you may find that you’re relying on old wiring.
For safety reasons, it is vital to consider calling in a professional, so here we’ll explore whether you need to get in touch and arrange a visit from our recommended electrician in your area or not.
So, let’s explore this topic further so you can determine if you need your consumer unit replaced or repaired.
Even if your consumer unit appears to be working as it should, if it has a plastic enclosure, it is critical to get it replaced.
According to London Fire Brigade statistics, fuse boxes or consumer units with a plastic enclosure put properties at a greater risk of a fire.
The London Fire Brigade recorded an increase in home fires between 2011 and 2014, and this was attributed to poor wiring practices that led to overheating of plastic fuse boxes, which then caught fire.
Fortunately, all our recommended electricians can easily install a metal clad consumer unit or fuse box adhering to the recommendations in the recent BS 7671 British Standard wiring regulations.
A new metal clad box will not only be able to handle your increasing electricity demands, but also pass the strict UK Building Regulations.
Before a fuse box is replaced, an electrician will inspect your system to ensure that everything is properly bonded and earthed. This will include all of the electric power distribution equipment currently in use in your home.
If there are any faults in the electrical installation, the fuse box replacement will need to be postponed until all of these issues are safely resolved.
A qualified electrician will also inspect your fuse box for any defects. This will allow the electrician to assess what work will be required for your replacement.
It may be necessary to replace any faulty circuit breakers at this stage to ensure that everything is operating safely and complies with all of the latest British Standard wiring requirements.
By choosing a certified electrician, you can also avoid some bureaucracy. Electricians registered with the relevant schemes can self certify the replacement of your fuse box and negate the need to visit your local council to notify them of the change.
This not only saves you time and stress, but you could avoid paying a hefty fee.
Even if your fuse box does comply with the industry regulations, it is still vital to ensure that it has not developed any repair issues.
Your fuse box is at the heart of the electrical distribution system of your home, so any repair issues should be diagnosed and corrected as soon as possible.
If you’re experiencing any electrical issues such as breakers tripping, flickering lights or unreliable performance from sockets, it is worth having it checked.
All our recommended electricians can inspect your fuse box to determine if there are any issues and perform any necessary repairs to reduce the risk of injury or fire and ensure that you and your home is protected.
If you believe your fuse board is not up to regulation or have a tripping issue and would like to speak to our recommend electrician in your area. You can find them here.
James responded to my enquiry and had my lightfitting fixed the same day. Excellent service from James and great communications with the lady I placed the enquiry with who was very friendly and helpful Would highly recommend and will definitely use again
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Mrs C, Falkirk
Efficient and friendly service from my first phone call to completion of the work, would recommend to anyone.
Had two boys came and do my electrics they were very nice lads and knew what that were doing there work was clean and nice very impressed Will be using your company again in the future thanks again
Very good service prompt and efficient, will definitely be using them again!
Excellent service can not recommend highly enough. Had a problem with a rcd keep tripping they came out within 2 hours went through all my sockets found and fixed the problem all at a very reasonable price, Very friendly and kept me informed on what they had foundand how they fixed it. if only there were more companies out there like this life would be a lot easier.
very quick came same day
We didn't actually end up using them so this rating is based on their response time and courtesy.
Very quick response, good neat job with no hassle.
Power all up and running once again, and a very good job too for the price..
Very quick service. Guys were thorough, left everything where they found it. Good job definitely use them again
Went beyond putting in new board and earthing everything. Would recommend in a heartbeat.
I had a problem with the fuse box in my flat with some of the plugs not working. This was at 9pm and I rang to state what the problem was. I was told to take a picture and see if we could solve it there and then - which we were able to. This was a great service given I could easily have asked them to have come round and charged me. It was greatly appreciated and saved a lot of late night worrying
We can’t recommend Adam and Yusuf enough! They were brilliant start to finish. We had our electrical panel fully replaced to include RCDs on each circuit. We also had spotlights replaced, dimmer switch installed, a number of new light fittings and plug sockets replaced across the house. They are super efficient, professional and the work carried out was done to such a high standard.
We got home from a weekend away to find all the electricity down and couldn’t sort it ourselves at the fuse box. The guys turned up quickly, on a Sunday afternoon, did a thorough investigation to find the problem and fixed it for us. Overall great service, would use again and would recommend!