At Electric Works, we provide an extensive range of consumer unit replacement services in London and its surrounding areas. The main work of the consumer unit is to isolate and control all the electrical circuits in your home. Over time, various modifications to your home, such as electrical sockets, bathrooms, and kitchens need an electrical system update.
When this happens, your current electric system might not be able to carry all the load and amount of circuits you now have because it was not designed for it.
Now, there is much load than when it was initially designed. Most times, during the periodic inspection, we notice that two or more circuits have been wired into the same MCB (miniature Circuit Breaker) or fuse. We also notice that some do not have the correct rating of overload protection. This increases the risk of a fire accident in your home.
To avoid this occurrence, we advise you to find a local electrician in London to replace your consumer unit.
Call us today at 020 71834006 to get a cost-effective free quote.
The latest requirements for electrical installations (BS7671) regulations state that a Residual Circuit Device (RCD) must protect all circuit at all time. A lot of properties in the UK do not have an RCD, and this is highly important. It protects everyone in your property from potential electric shocks, and it also protects your property from potential fire hazards. Since 2008, an RCD has to be installed on every cable or circuit in properties in the UK.
RCDs are fitted into every new type 17th edition consumer units that we install. They must trip if more than 30mA of fault current goes through. RCD’s are there for fault protection, basic protection, protection against fire and thermal effects and as additional protection.
If the current reaches 100mA this can be fatal, that is where RCDs come to the rescue and trip to save us all. RCDs will trip within 200mS (0.2s) which to be honest is much faster than Usain Bolt.
To ensure full protection, new consumer units come with 2 RCDs. This allows for the splitting of the circuits (sockets, lights, etc.). Which means that you won’t lose all the electricity in the house if a fault occurs. In this case, the fridge can be plugged in so chucky can still get a snack in the dark before the light comes back on.
With over 25 years of experience, our NICEIC certified electrician are ready to help you with your new consumer unit/fuse box installation. So, you would not need to look for the Bogeyman under the bed when the your fuse trips.
EWL provides a thorough service which includes checking the main earth and main tails, and if an upgrade is required, it will be carried out by our qualified team. All consumer units installed by EWL comes with a 12 months warranty. We offer a full service in consumer unit replacement in London and its surrounding areas.
Our electricians are qualified and NICEIC registered. Our engineers comply with all UK regulations and are ready to offer their service for domestic and commercial properties in and around London.
Electric Works London services include but is not limited to upgrading consumer units, installing IP-rated lights and etc. We follow standard practices to keep you and your family safe.