Why is Rewiring Needed? - Do I need a Rewire?
If a property is more than 30 years old and has the original wiring, it is likely to need updating, at least in part, to meet modern standards, including replacing the fuse box with a modern consumer unit. A sign a rewire is necessary, is dated rubber, fabric or lead-insulated cabling. Modern wiring is PVC coated, coloured grey or white, and twin-earthed.
Old and faulty wiring can cause the entire electrical system to trip frequently or blow fuses or, at worst, spark a potentially lethal house fire or electrical shock.
Rewiring is an opportunity to not only improve safety but to also add more switches and plugs for kitchen appliances, home computers and televisions
If you are unsure like many people you can call us to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) to determine the state of your electrical system.
Advantages of Getting Your House Rewired
Rewiring your house means your electrical system will have a greater load capacity. It can handle more electrical appliances without circuits getting overloaded.
By getting your house rewired, you are decreasing the electrical hazards in your house. It is beneficial for you and your family because the chances of an electrical fire would be decreased significantly. When we rewire houses we will always also quote for mains powered interlinked smoke and heat detectors.
Boosted House Value
A rewired house usually has a greater sale value as compared to a house with old wiring. Most buyers looking for houses will look to see that the latest electrical system and proper wiring is installed. So, if you are planning to sell your house, getting it rewired may increase its value in the market.