What is involved in a rewire of my Lingfield property?
Electrical rewiring involves the replacement of old, dangerous or non-complaint electrical equipment such as cables, fittings, fuse boxes and so on. When you need a complete rewire it can be a huge undertaking but an important one, so that your home electrics meet current regulations and safety standards. Find out more by reading our blog about checking if your house needs rewiring.
The 17th Edition, the latest edition of the British standard BS7671 became effective for all installations designed after July 1 2008. One important introduction is the use of residual current devices (RCDs) on all circuits, so all rewires include a consumer unit upgrade.
Rewiring may involve chasing brickwork, lifting floorboards and accessing lofts and basements. This is because cables are concealed under floors, within walls and in attic space, so routing new circuits means accessing these cables. We will always repair any damage done to walls and replaster. We also make every effort to minimise dust and will clean up after ourselves.