Completed Projects

Replacement Consumer Unit in Chiswick

Following some recent updating to the property, MD Bespoke Solutions were called to replace the consumer unit which was no longer fit for purpose and was also extremely dated.

The access to the consumer unit was fairly limited so we had to empty out the under-stairs cupboard first and prepare the space. This isn’t something that most electricians are prepared to do but for us it is part of the service (and we’re always looking to offer that little bit more to our customers).

In addition to the consumer unit, the Chiswick homeowner wanted to have new sockets fitted in one of the rooms which we also provided.  To equip them with fully functional and safe electrical wiring, we also fitted 2 double RCDs to help carry the electrical load.

After the installation, a full and thorough test was carried out and the homeowner was provided with a completed test certificate to assure them of the compliance of the new electrical system.

Replacing old consumer units in Chiswick

Replacing old consumer units in Chiswick

New consumer unit fitted in Chiswick property

New consumer unit fitted in Chiswick property

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Smart Home and Rewiring in Wimbledon Village

House Rewire in Wimbledon Village

House Rewire in Wimbledon Village

After being recommended by a previous customer, we were called in to assess the dated electrical wiring on a property in the exclusive Wimbledon Village.

The character property was Victorian in styling and the electrics were almost as old (not quite as old as that but still pretty dated) and unfortunately none of the existing wiring met with the current health and safety requirements.

Consumer unit replacement in Wimbledon Village

Consumer unit replacement in Wimbledon Village

First thing we had to do was upgrade the consumer unit (fuse board) as this needed to cope with a much higher demand for power.

The consumer unit had to be equipped with a separate RCBO for all circuits to allow for any issues and ‘tripping’ of circuits to enable other parts of the house to still be with power should one have a problem.

While we were rewiring the complete property, it made sense to install additional power points throughout as the homeowner required more sockets for their computer equipment and sound system.

The lighting in the living room and kitchen were also completely redesigned and the use of a Lutron

Digital lighting system enabled the home to become a Smart Home which allowed the owner to control the lighting from their smart phone and pre-set a variety of mood lighting effects.

Additional power sockets installed in Wimbledon

Additional power sockets installed in Wimbledon

Due to the age of the building, standard light fittings would not be suitable so we fabricated some custom light fittings specifically for this property.

At the end of the installation, we carried out a full Electrical Installation Condition Report and provided the homeowner with a certificate for their records and future sale of the property.

If you would like to know how we can improve your home in Wimbledon Village or the surrounding areas then please get in touch today.

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Complete Rewire following Water Damage

Flat Rewire in Streatham Hill after flood damage

Flat Rewire in Streatham Hill after flood damage

Following a leak in a flat upstairs in a property in Streatham Hill, the landlord of a rented accommodation called us in a panic as the electrics had suffered short-circuiting and were in a very bad state and the tenants needed power as quickly as possible.

 

 

 

To assess the damage we recommended that we first carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report to determine the full extent of how bad the flood had damaged the property.

Flat rewire in Streatham Hill

Flat rewire in Streatham Hill

It quickly transpired that the damage was much worse than we first thought and a complete rewire was required as some of the original cabling was not up to current regulation standards.

As the work was so extensive, this was all carried out through the insurance company and we were required to present a variety of cost-documents so the landlord was able to prove the final costs.

 

During the work, we were also able to add new plug points in the kitchen and also repair damaged wiring within the bathroom which would not have passed the regulation checks following the rewiring work due to it’s age.

Landlord electrics in Streatham Hill

Landlord electrics in Streatham Hill

Are you a landlord and worried about the safety of your rental property and it’s electrics? We provide a full range of services, contact us for more today.

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Complete House Rewire in Ashford, Surrey

New consumer unit installation in Ashford

New consumer unit installation in Ashford

After recently purchasing a house in Ashford our client was desperate to move in as quickly as possible as they really wanted to be in and settled for the winter and in particular Christmas.  Unfortunately, the property was in urgent need of attention as the entire electrics were so outdated they were quite dangerous.

We took control of the complete project and managed both the electricians and builders to get the property ready for the new owner.

As we had a very tight deadline to work to, we worked around the clock in the design phase to ensure that we covered every aspect possible so when it came to the installation work we had covered for most eventualities and this really helped us get the project completed on time.

Ashford house rewiring project

Ashford house rewiring project

We installed a new consumer unit and ran new wiring all across the house and, at the same time we installed TV and data cables to enable the property to be future proofed and have the capabilities of becoming a smart home in the future.

As the client wanted to have a TV in each of the rooms (not including the bathroom although this was discussed as an option) we made sure that the correct cabling and power supply was used. We installed a brand new 17th edition RCD dual consumer unit to offer the most up to date level of electrical safety possible.

We also installed spotlights throughout to help with the modern styling of the property and the owner has the option of upgrading the LED lights in the future which will save them money and also have a smaller impact on the environment by using less energy.

Ashford house rewiring

Ashford house rewiring

In addition to the aesthetic changes and safety changes we made, we also incorporated enhanced security changes too.  Installing a dual security system allowed the owner to set the alarm for different zones of the property which meant they could alarm the ground floor when going to bed to help give them peace of mind whilst sleeping.

Of our time and work, the client was very pleased and said;

“Great professional team, pleasure to work together on the project” Mr. S J

If you would like to know how we can help make your property safe and future proof contact us today.

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Flat Rewire – Tooting, South West London

Tooting spotlight installation

Tooting spotlight installation

Our client had recently purchased a flat in the desirable location of Ansell Road in Tooting and needed a complete rewiring service.  The electrics had not been touched since the property was converted into flats over 40 years ago and a number of the elements were in a really bad state. Some were borderline dangerous so we knew that everything had to be ripped out and started again.

 

Replacing dated electrics and consumer unit in Tooting

Replacing dated electrics and consumer unit in Tooting

The main problem was that the sub-main cable was not suitable for the requirements of the property.  Being a 10mm cable the amount of electrical load would be far greater than it could cope with which is one problem but, the main issue was that it was not properly insulated and was coiled around itself in places which could lead to overheating and possibly a fire!

Most homeowners aren’t aware of this risk as the cabling is hidden under floorboards or behind walls but this is a very serious issues.  If you live in a older property then you may want to consider having an Electrical Installation Condition Report carried out.

 

 

 

Plug socket placements in Tooting

Plug socket placements in Tooting

This allowed us to rethink the lighting and socket placements as previously the kitchen and bedroom suffered from not having enough plug points.

As more of us are using electronic devices as part of our daily routine, we know that they have to be plugged in and charged somewhere so making sure you have enough sockets in your home is crucial now so we set about re-planning this for our client.

Whilst updating the complete electrical wiring system, we also redesigned the lighting throughout the property and installed energy saving LED spotlights.  Not only would this save energy and have lower running costs but the amount of light from these new spot lights would mean the smaller spaces would appear airy and larger.

 

Bathroom lighting installation Tooting

Bathroom lighting installation Tooting

At the same time as installing the new LED spotlights and new sub-main cable for the electrics we also introduced smoke alarms and escape route lighting too.

The client was extremely happy with the finished result and quickly moved in after we left.

If you would like to find out how we can help with your electrical project then contact us today for a free no-obligation quote.

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House rewire, Kensington

kensington-house-rewire-lighting-designOne of the best installations we have carried out in recent years and a great showcase of our work!

The flat was completely refurbished by building company VS Projects and they employed us to do all the electrical work. This included the complete installation of a well thought-out lighting design concept to use minimal light points but creating enough illumination around the property.

The rewiring phase of the project had specific time constraints as all of the other trades were reliant on us getting things completed so timing was absolutely crucial here. We had to ensure that the main electrics were upgraded quickly and safely for the first part of the rebuild so that the rest of the project could continue in other parts of the property.

kensington-lighting-designTo enable the flat to be fairly future-proof we adopted a variety of smart-home adaptations to allow the homeowner the luxury of controlling various electrical elements from the comfort of their phone – including the dimming and turning on and off of lights.

The client was extremely pleased with the result and has referred us to a number of their friends which is the greatest compliment.

If you would like to enhance your home with smart-home technology then contact us today for more information

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kensington-house-rewireWhat was said about our work!

“Great team of professional workers. Pleasure to work together with them. They always will give you valuable advice about electrical work, we will always recommend MD Bespoke Solutions for any electrical work’”
Vincent Suarez, VS Projects.

 

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Electrical Installation Condition Report, Kentish Town

kentish-town-electrical-installation-condition-reportOur customer needed electrical safety certificate for their property as they were planning on renting out their flat in Kentish Town.

We visited the propery to carry out a full test on the existing electrics and conducted an Electrical Installation Condition Report.

First of all the circuits from consumer unit where tested and visual inspection of installation was made.

Unfortunately, the consumer unit (fuse box) was very old and needed replacing as the predicted load from the new electrical outlets in the property would not be safe. The existing consumer unit did not provide RCD protection for the bathroom electrics and the concealed wiring within the walls. This is in breach of current regulations so it had to be replaced.

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Another issue was that the kitchen electrics had been poorly connected. The previous builders had connected the existing ring main to the 1st floor sockets ring and did not connect sufficient conductors which meant the ground floor created an open circuit which was potentially very dangerous!

The wiring in the kitchen did not comply with current regulations either and had to be completely rewired.

It was disappointing for the homeowner to have to be notified of these problems but when planning on renting a property it is crucial that legal electrics are in place otherwise serious fines, or worse – personal injury, can occur.

If you are planning on renting your property or carrying out any major work to your home then contact us today to find out what you need to do to be compliant.

 

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House rewire – LUTRON HomeWorks lighting system

northwood-electrical-lighting-installationThis is one of our biggest lighting design and house rewiring projects and we are extremely proud of final result.

We designed the electrical installation from start to finish and worked closely with the client to meet their spefici requirements and to also work within the constraints of the property itself which was so big there were many obstacles to overcome.

We factored in that as the property was so large we needed to two sockets rings for each floor and spread the load on different RCD devices so in the event of a fault occuring on the wiring the lighting will stay on in some areas, this was to prevent the property from ever suffering from total black out (obviously in the event of a power cut we are unable to combat this without the use of generators)

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The great thing about project is that customer went for best lighting system in the market – LUTRON HomeWorks. This meant that the highest specification components were used which enabled us to deisgn and install with confidence that everything would work as intended which it did, much to the delight of the client.

The design of the system allows you use all the lighting fixtures in the best way, creating beautiful scenes throughout. In the end we had another great project finished and another satisfied customer.

If you would like to know how we can transform your home then contact us today!

 

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Full House Rewire and Custom Lighting System in Balham, South West London

Balham lighting in the full house rewire project

Balham lighting in the full house rewire project

The property needed complete electrical rewiring and at the same, provision for basic data and TV expansions. Whilst the work was to be carried out we also had to provide additional support for telephone rewiring too.

The project had many different elements and a detailed and planned schedule was in operation which required the co-ordination of several different trades at the same time.

Bespoke lighting system

Bespoke lighting system

 

We worked closely with the builders on this project as we had to work around their schedule to provide adequate power to not only their tools but to parts of the house that were still occupied.

The planning of the layout for the electrics was carried out with a lot of care. The switches and lighting modules were positioned to offer maximum practical use and minimum effort for upgrading in the future.

An LD2 smoke alarm system was designed and installed to comply with building regulations and the kitchen was specially designed by the customer and was bespoke-made in a workshop.

As the kitchen was a bespoke creation, we had to work around slightly different dimensions to those you would expect from normal commercial units. We were, however, able to complete the work within the allotted time frame and within budget.

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Full House Rewire, Balham, South West London

House rewiring project in Balham

House rewiring project in Balham

We started on this project after original electrician sadly walked away from the job and left the wiring in the property in an extremely unsafe and potentially dangerous condition.

First stage was to make the electrics safe and disconnect all circuits that were not tested. We completed a water and gas bond straight away to also ensure the property was safe.

We worked on this project with customer and their interior designer bespoke basis as this was a property with an individual design approach and beautiful modern materials were used and the finish was quite unique.

house-rewire-in-balhamWhat our customer says!

Excellent service, extremely neat instillation, explained everything in simple terms.

Chris Keable

 

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