Electrician in Finchley - Is replacing my consumer unit an expensive job
Electrician in Finchley
Are you looking for an Electrician in Finchley?
If you are looking for an electrician in Finchley, then come and talk to Just a Phase. We are a professional, reliable and friendly company. No job is too big or too small for us to undertake. We are always happy to discuss your project and offer free advice with no obligation.
How Safe Are Your Electrics?
When did you last have your electrics checked? The recommended inspection for a Domestic Dwelling is every 10 years and every 5 years for rented accommodation. If you have not had a periodic inspection in the last 5/10 years it would be a good idea to call us in to undertake an Electrical Installation condition report. We will produce a 9-page report and list all of our findings. We can then discuss your options, we will never advise rewiring unless it’s absolutely necessary.Here is a list of Domestic Work we undertake:
- Full Re-Wires
- Partial Re-Wires
- Accessory Upgrades
- Replacement Consumer Unit
- Additional Sockets
- Additional Lighting
- Smoke Alarm / Fire Alarm System
- Electric Showers
- Electric Cookers
- Security Alarms
- Electric Heating
- Bathroom / Extension Wiring / Renovation Works
- External Garden Lighting & Power
- Underfloor Heating / Boiler Control Wiring
- Automated Home Systems (Smart Homes)
- Electrical Installation Condition Reports
- PAT Testing
Is Replacing My Consumer Unit An Expensive Job?In many cases we can bring your electrics up to the current standards for a fraction of a cost of a re-wire. Replacing a Fuse-board is a major step towards upgrading your installation and the cost could vary depending on the amount of circuits and which type of consumer unit you go for.s
What is a Consumer Unit? (Fuseboard)Consumer units which are commonly known as fuse-boards can be described as the center hub or the heart of the wiring system in your home. The unit distributes the electricity via fuses of various kinds. A modern consumer unit could potentially save your life in the event of an electrical fault as it will include additional safety devices (RCBO'S) which offer RCD protection as well as over-current protection. The latest consumer units are also manufactured to be non-combustible meaning they will contain a fire for a duration of time if installed correctly. Older style Fuse-boards do not have these additional safety measures. Most Electricians will not install a new circuit or do any work in a property if the consumer unit does not have RCD protection or if the fuse board has any major faults.
Do I Need To Replace My Consumer Unit?If your fuse-board contains re-wireable fuses and hasn't been periodically inspected in the last 10 years it is more than likely that you will need to replace your consumer unit.
What Does Replacing My Consumer Unit Entail?We usually carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report before changing a consumer unit and the reason behind that is so we can highlight any problems and rectify them before. Upon changing your fuse-board we will have to isolate the main electricity supply, so for a few hours there will be no electricity in the property until the power is re-instated. We also carry out a premium upgrade service where we can change all the accessories in your property at the same time, this will in many cases clear a lot of common faults as we will re-terminate at outlets where wiring may have been loose or not to current standards. If you're looking for an electrician in Finchley, get in touch on 07590 211977.
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