Rewiring, Upgrades & Improvements
Rewiring a house isn’t the simplest of jobs – in fact unless you have the relevant skills and training, you should always leave it to a professional electrician. At Elextric, we provide a full rewiring service to homeowners across the UK, covering everything from the initial survey to the safe installation of new wiring. Whether you’re looking to extend your property or are considering moving into a house that’s more than 25 years old, let us put your mind at ease.
When is Rewiring Necessary?
If a property hasn’t been rewired in the last 25-30 years, it will probably need upgrading, whether partially or fully, to ensure it complies with current safety standards. Given the sheer volume of electrical devices used in modern households compared to the 1980s and 90s, the existing wiring might be under strain from a high level of electricity usage, and could potentially be dangerous.
A full or partial rewire might also be required if you’re planning major renovation work that would be defined as a ‘material alteration’ by the Building Regulations. This will usually include an upgrade of the fuse board. In the case of room extensions and attic or garage conversions, any new wiring will need to comply with Part P (Electrical Safety) of the Building Regulations, and existing wiring in those rooms will also need to be improved to ensure it can safely carry additional loads; is earthed according to current requirements; and has satisfactory cross bonding.
If you’re remodelling or extending, the wiring in the rest of your property won’t need upgrading unless required by the Building Regulations’ energy efficient requirements, e.g. central heating controls.
What Does a Rewire Involve?
At Elextric, we leave no stone unturned when rewiring a property. As Approved Contractor, you can rest assured that all work will be carried out with minimal disruption and in accordance with all relevant regulations and safety standards. Here’s a summary of what we do when rewiring a home:
How Much Does it Cost to Rewire a House?
The cost of rewiring a house tends to vary depending on the size of the job and the property. A full rewire of a four-bedroom house will typically cost more than it would for a two-bed property, for example. Similarly, rewiring a kitchen extension wouldn’t usually demand as high a price as a full property rewire.
At Elextric, we offer a fixed price for full and partial rewires, so you’ll know exactly what you’re paying upfront. Working with a professional, accredited electrician means you won’t be hit with any nasty surprises once the work is completed, and if any additional work is required, we’ll always provide a quote first.
Home Improvements & Upgrades
Regular improvements and upgrades to your home help improve its value while providing you with a more attractive living space. Here are some of the other services we provide homeowners: