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Rewiring & Additions

  • Rewires

    • Full House Rewires

    • Partial House Rewires

    • Rear Extension Wiring

    • Loft Extension Wiring

    • Garage Conversions

  • Alterations

    • ​Kitchen Alternations

    • Electrical Alternation

    • Outdoor Lighting

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A full electrical rewire on a house is usually done about every 25-30 years and it is important to plan ahead so there is enough spare capacity for any future expansion (loft conversion, house extension, etc). We have a professional team of fully trained and qualified electricians able to carry out an electrical rewire to ensure that your property meets the current electrical safety standards.

Common Signs Of Bad Electrical Wiring

  • Switches and sockets with live parts showing

  • Cables protrudes above plaster

  • Holes in wiring accessories or fuse box

  • Cable sheaths left outside of wiring accessories

  • Fuse box is not labeled

  • Spot Lights not fire rated

  • External lights cable not suitable for outside use

  • Wiring accessories not fit for purpose

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Basic checks before considering Full or Partial House Rewire

  • Signs of damage to socket outlets, switches and lights

  • Signs of overheating at socket outlets

  • Limited number of sockets per room

  • Use of extension leads and socket outlet adapters

  • Switches and sockets mounted on skirting boards

  • Rewirable fuses in the fuse box

How to Tell if Your Property has Been Full or Partial Rewired

You should be able to tell if a house has been rewired recently by inspecting exposed parts of the wiring and by the electricity meter and fuse box (now known as the consumer unit). You can ask to do this when being shown around a property you are thinking of buying, or by inspecting your home. If there is an old-fashioned-style fuse box, with big white ceramic-style fuses, then the chances are that the property needs completely rewiring.

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Before You Consider Full or Partial House Rewire

Plan carefully

Rewiring a property is messy, disruptive work. It happens in two stages: first fix, when cables and wiring are installed, and second fix when everything is joined up or made ‘live’, when the front faces of sockets, switches and lights are fitted. Those runs of wires go everywhere: under floors, through walls and across ceilings, so first fix is best done without carpets or furniture, so floorboards can be lifted and ceilings cut into. To position new sockets and switches at legally correct heights, plaster generally needs to be chased into, too.

This is why it’s important to plan what’s going where in each room before starting the first fix stage, so you know where you need lights, plug points and any other electrically driven items. Additions mid-way through are costly and time consuming.

Think about future-proofing

Today we are a super-consuming society hooked on ‘tech’. In terms of electrics, this means mood lighting, surround sound, high-speed Wi-Fi, kitchen gadgets and TVs in the bathroom. Electrical circuits must be up to the job — and you need to plan ahead. Do you want Ethernet cable to every room to ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi (or perhaps just living spaces and bedrooms)? Will you want speakers in each room or a security system?

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