If you’re planning on making changes to your home, such as new kitchen, bathroom, loft conversion or extension, re-wiring will play an important part in modernising your home and making sure it has a good power supply, suitable for today's power hungry lifestyles.
Ellie's Electricians in London are fully qualified and equipped to serve London and surroundings. We have completed a number of house rewiring projects including removal of old cables and installation of new cables throughout the home to bring the property up to BS7671 regulations.
We offer competitive rates which are subject to the size of your property.
Rewiring your home can be an extremely disruptive process. Ellie's Electricians have vast experience in providing our domestic customers with a full or partial house rewire solution which will suit all your required needs, minimise disruption and worry and all at a very competitive price.
We can also carry out any additional electrical work at the same time which can include additional wall sockets, additional lighting points etc.
How much does it cost to upgrade my Fuseboard?The costs of replacing a fuse box or upgrading a consumer unit to a more recent one can vary greatly as it will depend on many factors such as: What type of board you require? How many circuits you have/require? How old you current fuseboard is? A typical replacement (Labour and part) starting at £650* and will include: A Consumer unit installed with RCBO's (RCBO's allow each circuit to be put onto their own breaker, meaning if you have a fault somewhere down the line, only that one circuit will trip leaving everything else in your home in working order. RCBO's also help electrcians identify faults quicker - saving you time and money on call outs, if and when faults occur in the future) NICEIC Electrical installation certificate and part P notification to building control Please note if electrical issues are found within the property during our testing, we will notify you the client and there may be additional charges, we will do our best to resolve small issues free of charge and bring anything else to your attention. *Rates are subject to VAT
How do I know if I should change my Board?Basically speaking, any consumer unit without an RCD needs an upgrade. This doesn't always mean a whole new consumer unit is needed. Consumer units with wooden backs almost always need replacing as these can often date back to the 1950's – a lot has changed since then!
How to check if your fusebox has RCD protection?Look for a button with T or test on your consumer unit. This indicates if an RCD is present. Don't forget to press the button to make sure your RCD is working as it should be. If it does not activate (turn off your power) or you have any concerns about it, then get in touch and one of our registered electricians will be able to help/advise you. Consumer units, like fire alarms, need to be tested regularly to ensure they are working as they should be. Remember they are there to protect you from electrical harm.
How long does a board change take?Consumer unit can take 3-4 hours to change, then they require testing and this can take an additional 2 hours. So all in all anywhere from 5 hours to a full day.
How much would it cost?This depends on what type of board you currently have, how many circuits you have/require and how old your current fuse board is. Prices start from £650* for a domestic board change. If you are still unsure please give us a call on 0203 995 4000 or email us at email@example.com with a picture of your current board and we will let you know if your fuseboard needs changing and if so how much it will cost. *Rates are subject to VAT
What is the difference between a fuse board and a consumer unit?Fusebox or fuse board were the old term (because they contained fuses) for what is now more commonly known as consumer unit. These more modern ones contain MCBs so are not 'fuse boards/boxes' but are sometimes incorrectly referred to as them.
As your home slowly ages, it will eventually require some repair work. And this may include having to rewire your whole house.
But how do you know if your house needs rewiring? First and foremost, you can get in contact with a professional electrician who will be able to provide you with a full home inspection.
Alternatively, there are several warning signs that you should look out for and pay attention to. If you happen to notice one or even a combination of the following, then your home may need rewiring:
Persistent Burning Smell
Discoloured Outlets and Switches
Blown Fuses and Tripping Circuit Breaker
You Have Aluminium Wiring
You Have Experience Electrical Shocks
Estimated prices for full rewires based on previous projects
1 Bedroom Property
4 - 7 Days
£3880 - £4800*
2 Bedroom Property
5 - 10 Days
£4680 - £5480*
3 Bedroom Property
6 - 10 Days
£5580 - £6380*
4 Bedroom Property
10 - 15 Days
£8980 - £10,580*
Please note the above are estimates based on recent projects, prices will vary for every project based on the spec of each individual requirement, to get your quote get in contact with our friendly team today.
*Rates are subject to VAT
An array of rewiring services
We offer a complete range of rewiring solutions, no matter what the size or the age of your property. Including
Providing power to extensions
Rewiring loft & garage conversions
Providing extra lights
Additional power supplies