To show you how 'My Trusted Electrician' rewire a home, we've provided a video from one of our recent projects.
We specialise in providing a professional rewire service. We wish to remove many of the stresses that come with rewiring and provide an electrical installation that will not only last a lifetime but, will also provide adaptation for the future.
A rewire is something that should only happen once or twice to a property within the homeowner's lifetime. After a rewire, there is likely to be a lot of re-decorating needed throughout the property. The last thing anyone is going to want after decorating a room and laying carpet, or flooring is for something to go wrong with the cabling. Sadly, a lot of electrical companies still compete, to provide the quickest and cheapest electrical rewire service at the expense of the quality, flexibility and longevity of the electrical installation. Homeowners are left with dust, damage and a decorator's nightmare after the completion of a cheap, quick home rewire. We've been to many properties to replace sockets and switches for flat-plate chrome, USB sockets and/or smart Alexa accessories, only to have to inform our customers that it won't be possible. This is because the electrician who had rewired their home had scrimped on cost and not sunk the correct sized boxes into the walls. This is quite common for an electrician to save time by only sinking 25mm back boxes into walls when ideally they should be 32mm (or 45mm depending on the accessory). Truth be told, many things go unnoticed until any future alteration work is carried out upon the property.
Should you wish to have your rewire done properly then don't hesitate to contact us for a free quotation.
What is a professional rewire?
The video was filmed during the end of the first stage (sinking cables and boxes into walls) and the during the final stage (screwing back electrical accessories and commissioning the installation).
and surrounding areas.
The two most important reasons behind any electrical rewire are 'Safety' and 'Practicality'.
It is essential that the electrical installation in any home is wired to a good standard so as to be safe for those who live in the home. The cabling and accessories must be in good working order and perform their jobs as permitted in the current electrical regulations.
The rewire of an electrical installation must also be practicable for the day-to-day tasks required of it. The electrical circuits must be of adequate size and quantity to distribute the load required of them. They must also satisfy the number of electrical appliances to be plugged in at any one time. This is to prevent the need to use extension leads.
Rewiring your home can be one of the biggest home renovation tasks you are likely to carry out.
It will involve an electrician lifting floorboards and chiselling holes in walls so that fresh new cabling can be installed. This can cause a lot of dust and noise for anyone still living in the home during the rewire.
Once the rewiring is complete, the property owner will require a decorator to make good any damage that couldn't be avoided during the installation of new cabling and electrical points.
My Trusted Electrician can arrange all the necessary decorating and cleaning work at your request.
You cannot paint every electrical rewire with the same brush. Many factors can add to or reduce the cost of a home rewire.
Here are some of the contributing factors that will add to or reduce the cost of a rewire:
A kitchen rewire carried out in Purley during 2018.
This is the first of three videos which represents the 3 stages of an electrical rewire.
This stage covers the 'first fix' portion.
This video covers the second stage of a domestic rewire. It's referred to as the '2nd fix' and typically involves terminating the electrical outlets and fixtures.
The best rewire would have the 2nd fixing take place after the decorator has finished repairing any damage to the walls and ceilings.
The final stage of a house rewire is 'testing'.
Now the installation has been fully rewired to perfection we can carryout our electrical testing to ensure all that all of our electrical connections are sound and that none of our cables have been damaged during the building works.
A test certificate can now be issued for the electrical installation.
Here is a full rewire of a house in Wallington that we carried out in 2018.
It is a great example of how much easier and quicker it is to rewire a home when it is unoccupied.
Another prestige electrical house rewire in Wallington from 2018.
This home was unoccupied for the first week of the rewire as the customers had gone on holiday.
It gave us a great head-start and allowed us to get a lot of the dirty jobs out of the way before they came home.