When an electrician installs or replaces a consumer unit they automatically acquire responsibility for each and every circuit that the consumer unit supplies.
The wiring regulations (BS7671) does not require existing circuits to be upgraded to current standards, however, should a circuit incorporate any defects which would result in immediate or potential danger then they cannot be connected until they have been rectified.
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A Fuse board goes by many names. A few common examples are; Fuse box, Consumer unit & Distribution board. They all, however, serve the same purpose. To protect your property.
Why should I replace my Fuse board?
New Fuse boards, Consumer units and Distribution boards that are installed have the capability to protect people as well as the property. That's right, up until recently most fuse boards would only isolate problems to your homes wiring. Now they can detect if a person has come into contact with electricity and disconnect the power quickly..
Other changes and advances in the design of new fuse boards are:
Before any Fuse board can be replaced we need to make sure that a new consumer unit will operate correctly on the property's existing wiring. We can do this with a free site inspection which you can book with the button below.
The inspection will look at your Earthing arrangements and some initial test readings we obtain from your existing wiring.
After completion of your consumer unit, you will be issued with an electrical certificate and a letter from your local building control confirming that they have been notified about the work.
Installation of a new consumer unit after rewiring a kitchen extension in Cheam. M2 dual splitload, 17th edition, amendment 3, consumer unit.
Here is a tidy Consumer Unit replacement which we carried out on a job in Carshalton.
This Consumer unit was a Wylex, 17th edition board.
We had the honour of installing a consumer unit in front of the students of Tresham Electrical College.