Over time, it may become evident that your home wiring is not fit for purpose and it’s time to carry out full or part rewiring. This will ensure that your electric systems are compliant with safety regulations and less prone to failure.
All our recommended electricians have all the training, qualifications and experience to ensure that this work is carried out to a high standard and to regulation.
All of the electrical installations will be fitted to the highest safety standards and be compliant with all applicable industry standards, such as the BS7671 Wiring Regulations and Part P building regulation requirements.
Let’s take a closer look at a full and part house rewiring and some of the issues involved to help better understand what you may need.
There are seven main reasons why you might want to consider a full or part rewire for your home.
These reasons are primarily based on safety issues that can arise over time, and your electrical installation can also become no longer fit for its intended purpose.
Many homeowners go for years without having their homes checked by a qualified electrician.
Over time wiring, connections and parts can deteriorate and become less effective and even dangerous to use.
If you’re experiencing electrical shocks from contact with certain appliances or fixtures in your home, this is a sure sign that your electrics have become unsafe.
This is thankfully a rare occurrence, but it requires urgent attention.
Ageing electrical wiring can have cracked insulation that can cause a variety of problems.
Newer PVC cable insulation is relatively hassle free, but older electric cables may be covered with rubber. Over time, rubber can dry out, and cracks will form meaning the cables will need to be replaced.
Electrical cable insulation can also occur for reasons other than cracking. Even newer cables can be damaged because of wear and tear or even accidental damage during a DIY project.
Effective insulation is essential for safety and a part rewire may be required to make the wiring safe to use.
The electrical wiring in your home may be configured to a standard that is now outdated.
As an example: a property wired prior to 1966 would have no Earth in a lighting circuit, and that would make it incompatible with the vast majority of modern light fittings.
Some limited Class 2 lighting fixtures may be compatible, but it would be a better idea to rewire the property instead if this is the case.
If the home has been damaged in a fire, this can permanently undermine the electrical safety of the installation.
In this case, an extensive rewire for the home is essential to make the system safe to use again.
If your circuit breaker is tripping or fuses are blowing on a consistent basis, this is a warning that your electrical installation cannot cope with the demand.
This could have occurred due to a recent extension or because of heavier appliance usage.
Perhaps there are too few power outlets, and more multi socket adaptors or extension cables are being used. If this is the case, it can be dangerous and it would be advised for it to be checked for safety.
However, a full rewire will only be carried out by our recommended electricians when it’s absolutely necessary.
This kind of work does involve a degree of disruption as electrical cabling would need to be channeled in the walls, so some plastering and decorating may be required afterwards.
This is why we always recommend for an electrician to come round and have a look at your homes electrical to advise you on which option is best before going ahead.
If you’d like to speak to our recommended and vetted electrician in your area about your homes electrics, you can find them here.
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Great job, recommended. Outside double socket fitted for a reasonable price.
Darren did the work that was required and charged a fair price. Very happy and will definitely use again in future.
Excellent job and also a very reasonable price.
Very punctual, I felt that I was kept informed, as my property is tenanted. My tenant said friendly service provided. I will be happy to use again.
They were very efficient and I was happy how they carried out the work, I would use them again
Darren was a good communicator and quickly organised the job. His elecrician Terry was bang on time, pleasant, got the job done at a reasonable price. (EICR reports for rental properties). I'm very satisfied with the results.
My experience with Darren and Hillmore was nothing short of perfect. He attended the site within 48 hours of our conversation and conducted the work whilst my tenants were home, there was minimal disruption and the work was complete within an hour. The price was very reasonable and there were no hidden costs. I would highly recommend this company and I have since called them back to complete further works. 5 stars *****
Darren completed the electrical safety certificate and repairs promptly and reasonably priced. Recommend.
Darren was excellent - communicated well throughout the process, made sure I had all the options and provided any clarifications needed. No issues at all and would use again. Would recommend to friends and family.
Excellent service! Great price! Would highly recommend.
Very happy with the work done and service received. I needed a job doing asap and they were able to meet my deadlines. The chap that turned up was lovely to talk to and did a great job. I had to have an isolator switch and cabling installed for a jacuzzi and they checked with the company to make sure that the work done would meet their requirements and regulations before finishing the job. I also asked them to fit an additional socket in the house (outside of the original scope) and they did this for me. Communication was good. Happy to recommend this company and will use again. Thank you!
Hillmore installed some outdoor lighting for us and relocated some internal switches and sockets. The work was done quickly and efficiently and I would certainly use again. Thanks.
Darren's service was professional and the end product was exactly what we were expecting. I would highly recommend Darren for your electrical requirements.
Great experience with the guys from Voltage Electrical. Darren in particular was extremely accommodating and professional throughout. Excellent job completed in very quick time. Highly recommended.
Darren was really excellent from start to finish. Always on time and got the work done to a high standard and finished half a day early too!