Consumer Unit / Fuse Box Replacements

By Registered Electrician – Approved Contractor 

For all London Consumer Unit Replacements call 020 3286 8525 or contact us online.

The consumer unit controls and isolates all electrical circuits in your home

Over time modifications to your home such as new kitchens, bathrooms, eletrical sockets etc may mean that your electrical system is no longer up to date. As a result it might not be capable of carrying all the load and amount of circuits it was designed for when it was originally installed.

Often on findings from a Periodic Inspection, we find that two or more circuits have been wired into the same fuse / MCB (Miniature Circuit Breaker) or do not have the correct rating of overload protection, leaving your home at risk to fire.

The latest BS7671 regulations stipulate that all circuits must be protected by an RCD (Residual Circuit Device). Many homes don’t have an RCD, and this is crucial as it protects your home from and fires and potentially electric shocks.

Since 2008 RCDs have to be installed on every cable / circuit in the home reg:522.6.7/8. BS7671- Amendment 1 2011 IEE Regulations. They are fitted into every new type 17th Edition consumer units we install and must trip if more than 30mA of fault current exists (Potentially 100mA could be fatal so this trips out before that amount can be present). The RCD must trip within 200mS (0.2s).

The latest consumer units have MCBs to protect the circuits from overload i.e. if a cable is rated at 10amps then an MCB must be rated below that, so it will trip instead of the cable getting hot. Also the new consumers units have two RCDs for fault protection. The reason for having two is so the circuits (sockets and lights etc) can be split, and then if a fault occurs you don’t lose all the electricity in the house so you can see in the dark and the fridge can be plugged in.

The main tails and main earth are checked and updated if required and included in the price. All our consumer units carry a 12 month warranty and an Electrical Installation Certificate is issued on completion of the work.

A replacement consumer unit, otherwise known as a fuse box, is usually done when your home is rewired.  It goes without saying that if the wiring needs replacing then so too will the consumer unit for maximum home safety.

At Elextric we offer a full service in consumer unit replacement, London wide, that is completed by local registered electricians.

We offer London consumer unit replacement for both domestic and commercial customers and, in compliance with crucial Health and Safety guidelines, we fit RCD circuit breakers on all the unit’s electrical circuits.  This is standard practice to keep homes and people safer.

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Why Choose Us?

Fair Pricing

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London Covering

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We take pride in working professionally, no job is too small each job getting full attention to detail with proper quotes, clean and tidy work and delighted customers.

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Guarantee and accreditation

We are fully trade accredited. Elextric is registered with STROMA as an Approved Contractor and Domestic Installer. We are registered with TrustMark for electrical work, and we are member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). In addition, all our works are backed by public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance.

When you book our electrician you can count on getting the professional expertise you’re looking for. All work is carried out is fully insured and compliant with the latest IET wiring regulations BS7671. Customers are provided with peace of mind as you receive a work quality guarantee 12 Months and where necessary installation certificate will be issued for the job on completion and the works registered with your local authority building control as per the current Part P regulations. 

Areas we cover

As a guide, we are available to work in all 32 London boroughs and the City of London, or every postcode district that falls within the M25. If you need an electrician outside the M25 we might still be able to help. Contact us to check availability.

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What you get from Elextric

  • Experienced & vetted electrician
  • 12 months work guarantee
  • Dedicated service team
  • Endorsement quality

Occasional extra costs

  • Parts and materials used
  • Collection of parts and materials

We won’t charge you for

  • Congestion Charge
  • Fuel or travel time
  • Cost of parking

Providing confidence and comfort for our customers

When you hire our electricians for domestic or commercial work you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality of service, from an electrician who is there to accomplish your particular goals. There will never be work done without the customer’s consent, following a thorough explanation of services, so as to always maintain complete transparency. Our company operates under a strict set of guidelines that ensure customer satisfaction and service quality.