The fuse board is a little like the beating heart and the brain of your home all rolled into one. If it goes wrong then the flow of power stops. If it goes wrong it is often indicative of a problem that needs attention. If you have any problems we advise you get the system checked as soon as possible especially if they reoccur. Any work with the fuse board should only be carried out by a qualified and registered electrician such as myself.
Why Change Your Fuse Board?
- It may be that you are having electrical work carried out and the fuse board needs to be changed in order to comply with regulations.
- Your old fuse board is overloaded and struggling and keeps tripping out.
- If the wiring in the house is old and worn out and you need to buy some time before you can afford to rewire the whole house – changing to a modern fuse board may offer some protection but putting off essential electrical work is not recommended.
- If you do not have a consumer unit incorporating Residual Current Devices (RCDs) then you should consider a replacement now anyway. An RCD is a device that trips a circuit that is in dangerous condition which disconnects the electrical flow to that area therefore significantly reducing the chance of harm or fire.
The importance of getting this done with a registered Part P compliant electrician such as myself is that I am insured to do this work – I am not only fully insured to do the job but my work comes with a guarantee for your reassurance.
Factors Contributing To The Cost
If you wish to shop around then please keep the following factors in mind as they should all be reflected in the cost:
- Materials – the right fuse board with any additional materials the electrician will need for the installation.
- Checking that existing earthing and bonding arrangements are in line with regulations and safe to work with otherwise this may need to be rectified before the board can be replaced.
- The time of the installation will depend on the size of the property and the current setup.
- Testing – once the fuse board has been replaced there are a series of predefined tests for each circuit that will need to be carried out that form an important part of the certification.
- A decent electrician will spend some time fault finding to ensure there are no minor problems caused by the replacement.
- In order to comply with regulations the electrician will need to issue a certificate for the installation itself and the compliance with Part P of the building regulations.
I will be able to take care of all of this for you so you can allow the work to go ahead with peace of mind and enjoy the said state of mind for many years afterwards. I am here to help and answer any questions without intimidating you with you technical jargon. My reputation is built on my honest assessments and recommendations together with my safe and reliable service.
I am qualified with City & Guilds in electrical installations up to the latest edition of the wiring regulations and qualified with them too for inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations for your extra peace of mind.