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Buying a new house – Don’t forget to get the electrics checked before

Buying a new house – Don’t forget to get the electrics checked before

If you’re buying a new property, include an electrical inspection in your pre-purchase plans.

I would recommend a Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).

What is an EICR?
An EICR is an Electrical Installation Condition Report. It is a formal document that is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a property. It must be carried out by an experienced qualified electrician.

During an EICR, the consumer unit (or fuseboard), wiring and electrical accessories are thoroughly tested and inspected for faults or deviations from the Wiring Standards. Throughout the test, the following will be inspected and tested:

  • The adequacy of the earthing and bonding.
  • Devices for protection against fire and electric shock.
  • Any damage or wear and tear that might affect the safety of the properties inhabitants.
  • Identification of any damaged electrical fittings and accessories.
  • Identification of any exposed live wires that could cause a fire or injury

This could save money on a potential mind field of faults, poor wiring, and dated electrics.

It will discover:

  • Is it safe?
  • Earthing present on lighting
  • RCD protection
  • Potential faults / wiring issues
  • Inadequate cable sizes used
  • Earthing and bonding present
  • Dated fuses / consumer units (fuse boxes)

You could also use this report to discount money off the purchase price to compensate the problems or just the give the money pit a wide birth.

Please feel free to contact me for any electrical advice or guidance.

If you would like a FREE quotation designed to suit your needs, please contact Nathan on the information below.

Nathan Lane

Livewire Electrical Design & Installation Ltd

07899 946079

01242 300400

Info@electricianincheltenham.co.uk