4th March 2015
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What you MUST know before your fuse board change
You have made the decision to replace your old fuse board, it is important to ensure that this job is completed by a competent electrician and that it is installed and compliant with BS7671.
Think of your fuse board as the main hub of your home – it’s the ‘thinking centre’ to all electrical aspects in your home. If the job is carried out incorrectly, your home will be in a dangerous condition and your family is then at risk from electrical harm.
Aldridge Electrical will outline the main reasons why you may need or want your old fuse board changed to a new 17th Edition Consumer Unit:
You are having some other electrical work carried out and need to comply with the regulations. Fuse board Change, consumer Unit Replacement, West Midlands area
Your old fuse board is overloaded and starting to cause problems for the remainder of the installation. Your wiring installation is in poor condition but you cannot afford a rewire, changing to a 17th Edition Consumer Unit will offer some protection.
Whatever the reason upgrading an old fuse board to one incorporating two residual current devices (RCDs), is a job that many people will now have to consider at some point. The reasons for a new fuse board above may have been raised by another trades person in your home such as a builder if you are having a large building project undertaken but please remember if you are considering a new fuse board to ensure that are registered with the NICEIC.
Hiring an electrician to install your fuse board
Please DO NOT be tempted into hiring anyone who IS NOT a qualified electrician to install a new fuse board in your home, even if they offer to carry out the work for a fraction of the price because ‘they know all about electrics’
It’s not just the price that counts, a competent electrician will be fully qualified, Part P compliant and fully insured to do the job AND have a lengthy guarantee your new fuse board for years to come.
If the person fitting the fuse board is not qualified, Part P compliant, and is not insured, it really is better to walk away. These people are not interested in your safety or future well-being. They are only interested in your cash!
Please don’t believe anyone who says you don’t need a certificate or dis-regards the importance of certification. Not only if an electrical certificate your peace of mind that your new fuse board and home is safe, it is also an important document that is needed should you wish to sell or let your home in the future. It is not simply a piece of paper signed by the electrician, it is a legal document and the electrician needs to carry out several tests on the installation and fuse board before they can issue an electrical certificate.
Your new Fuse Board and electrical certificate
The Electrician who carries out the installation of your fuse board should also issue the electrical certificate. BEWARE some ‘electricians’ employ someone else to issue the electrical certificate. This practice is NOT APPROVED and means your electrician is not Part P compliant.
So having obtained a quote from a genuine electrician, you might be wondering how they arrive at the cost.
So what is the Cost?
ALDRIDGE ELECTRICAL are currently carrying out Fuse Board Changes for £249 Inc. VAT which you will find is one off the most competitive prices on the market at the moment so if you are in need of an upgrade and live in West Midlands Area
If you require any further information on a new fuse board, electrical testing or electrical certificates please look up NIC EIC on google


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