What Is A Rewire?
A rewire replaces some or all of the electrical wiring of a house. Replacing the sockets, lighting, cooker, oven cables. As well as many more is needed.
How Often Should A Rewire Be Done?
There are many different opinions about how often you should rewire a house:
- After a specific time period usually about 25 years.
- When a specific problem requires the householder to replace the wiring. This is a similar argument to only servicing your car after it breaks down.
- Only when you have specific types of wiring, for
instancerubber insulated wiring, otherwisewait for a problem. Rubber insulated wiring shows the wiring is old – rubber insulation has not been used in the UK since the early 60’s.
- When a series of problems suggest the need for a rewire, for instance constantly tripping RCDs or constantly blowing fuses.
- When an electrical test and inspection says that a rewire is needed. Electricians can carry out an inspection of a house to assess the state of the wiring, if the inspection fails a rewire may be needed.
Think of your house in a similar way to how you treat your car – do you wait for a problem before putting your car into the garage? Do you regularly service your car?
The householder should remember that faulty electrical wiring can cause fires or damage electrical appliances when making the decision over whether to do a rewire.
To rewire a house is extremely invasive and generally results in a lot of plastering / decorating depending on whether it’s a full or part rewire. It is important to choose a company who is experienced with rewiring properties, not just someone who knows how to change a consumer unit.
With our aim to keep disruption to a minimum, we will where necessary; move furniture, lift floorboards, chase cables into walls and tidy up as we go.
All work is fully certified and an NICEIC Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate is issued upon completion of the works. This certificate confirms that the work has been carried out, inspected and tested in accordance with BS 7671, the national safety standard for electrical installations.
Within 30 days of the work being completed, you will also receive an electrical installation certification of compliance. This certificate confirms that the work complies with Part P of the building regulations.
You must be aware of any electricians who do not issue this paperwork. When I sign these documents, I am personally putting my name down as the person responsible for the design, construction, inspection and testing of the installation.
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Please remember to use a reputable company with NICEIC accreditation or similar.
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Livewire Electrical Design & Installation Ltd
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