We can install new fuse boxes, now referred to as consumer units for your home or rental property to ensure they are fitted safely and meet modern electrical standards.
Regulations changed in 2015 meaning that consumer units must now be made from non-combustible materials. In some older properties, it is still quite common to find fuse box containers made from wood or similarly dangerous materials.
As part of the installation we will of course ensure that the unit is working properly and will be fully tested.
Our team can safely remove your old unit and install a new panel. If you have any questions or would like a free quote, please get in touch with our team.
Providing your electrical installation is safe and meets the current for an electrical installation then you won’t need to upgrade. Of course, it’s very difficult to ascertain this information just by “looking” at your installation without testing, so the best way to check is to have an electrical inspection on your property.
There are however some tell-tale signs that you would benefit from upgrading your fuse box, these being:
Unsafe Electrics could put your tenant’s life in danger and put you at risk of a significant fine, civil damages or even imprisonment.
Don’t take the risk – get a modern Consumer Unit with RCD Protection fitted today.
Landlords must comply with statutory regulations or face significant risks
The Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, and several other statutory regulations, requires that electrical equipment is safe at the start of every tenancy and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.
Failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offense and may result in:
Residual Current Device (RCD) is a must have safety device which switches electricity of in a fraction of a second if you get an electric shock. Old fuse boxes don’t have RCDs and can take significantly longer to switch off electricity –the difference between life and death.
It’s unlikely you will need any other work doing just because your electrics are old. The most common additional work that may be required is earth bonding. It is mandatory under UK wiring rules that earth bonding is present before any electrical work can be undertaken.
Our prices vary on the size of the consumer unit and if you need more than one. On average the cost will be £495 + vat for: