Rewiring in Portsmouth
As a part of our extensive array of electrical services, C J Electrical supply domestic and commercial electrical rewiring in Portsmouth to make sure that your existing electrical system adheres to all contractual and legal requirements and responsibilities. Poorly wired properties are unsafe and may pose possible fire hazards, so it’s 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 inside the past 15 years or so, there’s a chance that the majority of the present wiring will need replacing 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 probability of needing a replacement consumer unit (fuse box) in addition to substantial, if not full, rewiring.
Extensions and conversions constitute new work, and will need to therefore satisfy the Part P: Electrical Safety guidelines entirely. Additionally, all existing wiring must be brought up to standard to make sure that the extra load produced by the new work will be managed safely and also that cross earthing and bonding requirements are met.
At C J 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 is usually a good plan to have these inspections made in order to prevent unexpected surprises. A property with an out-of-date consumer unit, for instance, or with a mixture of sockets and switches or surface-mounted wiring, might need a complete rewiring.
Signs that a rewire might be required:
- 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- An outdated fuse box/consumer unit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 based on the dimensions of the property and quantity 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 C J Electrical Today
If you require the services of a fully accredited, time-served electrician in Portsmouth, call our team today to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, please fill out the contact form provided and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.