Is your home in need of a rewire? At Gas Safe, we offer full rewires for customers across Bristol and the South West from £2,500 + VAT.

Rewiring a house is the process of replacing some or all of the electrical components of your home such as your consumer unit, sockets and circuits and are carried out when the electrical installation becomes unsafe or not fit for purpose, usually due to age.

A rewire is a complex job and needs to be carried out to BS 7671  18th Edition Wiring Regulations, therefore it should be completed by a Registered Competent Person such as an NICEIC approved electrician.

If you need a full or partial rewire of your home, or want to find out more about electrical inspections to check how safe the electrical installation of your home is – get in touch with Gas Safe today by calling 0117 964 0078 or filling out the callback request below.

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    What Is a Home Rewire?

    A home rewire is the process of replacing part or all of the electrical installation of the home, this includes all wiring and electrical accessories.

    The purpose of a home rewire is to ensure that the installation is safe, reliable and does not include any poor or worn out wiring which can pose as a safety hazard or fire risk.

    As cables are generally bedded within the walls or under the floor, floorboards and carpets must be lifted and walls drilled into in order to complete the rewire.

    Once new wiring and accessories have been installed, the cables can be chased in and flushed within the building and plastered, switches and sockets are then installed.

     When Do I Need My Home Rewired?

    Generally speaking, if your home hasn’t been rewired in the last 25-30 years, it’s probably time to get in touch with an electrician. Additionally, there are several other instances where a rewire is necessary:

    • If you are planning a major renovation such as an extension, a full or partial may be required under the Building Regulations.
    • A ‘green slime’ found on your cables or coming from sockets.
    • Cables have rubber insulation or are otherwise damaged.
    • Fuses regularly blowing
    • Consumer unit (fusebox) regularly tripping
    • Flickering or dimming lights around the house.
    • You require more power sockets or want to change the layout of your homes electrical installation.
    • Damaged wires or sockets – scorching and discolouration.
    Top TipAn Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) can help determine whether your home requires a rewire – these are recommended every 5 years or if buying / selling a new property.

    Compliant & Guaranteed for Peace of Mind

    As NICEIC approved contractors, our electricians are competent, registered persons and therefore all of our work is carried out to BS 7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

    Our home rewires are carried out to the highest standards and we provide a 1-year warranty on all rewires; we can also acquire Building Regulations approval on your behalf as required. Notification will be sent when the works are completed and will be registered with Building Control.

    As part of your home rewire, we can assist with any new accessories or changes to your installation such as new plug sockets or layout changes.

    Socket being changed as part of a home rewire

    The Process of Rewiring a House

    1. Contact

    After getting in touch or requesting a callback, one of our expert team will contact you to find out out more information and book a date in for one of our electricians to carry out a site survey.

    2. Site Survey

    One of NICEIC approved electricians will visit your home to inspect the property and its electrical installation to ensure you receive an accurate quote that meets your needs.

    3. Quote

    At this point, we provide you with a fully itemised, free no-obligation quote, we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the quote.

    4. Attendance

    On the day, our team of NICEIC approved electricians will carry out the rewire.

    Home Rewire FAQs

    • How Often Should a House Be Rewired?

      If the wiring in your home is 25 – 30+ years old, a rewire is highly recommended. IF you are unsure whether or not a rewire is recommended, an EICR will help determine the safety of electrics and wiring in your property.
    • How Long Does a House Rewire Take?

      The time a rewire takes to complete will depend on the size of your home – a full rewire will take between 3 and 6 days for most properties. Following the initial site survey, our team will be able to provide an accurate estimate of how long the works will take.
    • How Much Does It Cost to Rewire a House?

      This again depends on factors including the size of your property. At Gas Safe, our full rewires start from £2,500 + VAT.
    • Can You Rewire Your Own Home?

      We highly recommend that you do not attempt to rewire your own home without the necessary skills and tools to do the job properly. As well as being dangerous if not done correctly, a poor rewire can leave you with electrical functionality and safety issues.

      In addition, it’s a legal requirement to be able to prove that all electrical installation work (such as rewires) meet the BS 7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

    • Is a Rewire a Disruptive Job?

      As the power needs to be switched off and cables accessed from underneath the walls and floorboards, a rewire can be a disruptive and fairly messy job. Most homeowners choose to get alternative accommodation when a full rewire is being carried out.

      At Gas Safe, we keep disruption to a minimum by providing clear timeframes at the start of the works and keeping you fully updated throughout.

    Book Your Home Rewire Today 

    Is your home in need of a full or partial rewire? If you need a free, no-obligation quote from our team of NICEIC registered electricians, call us today on 0117 964 0078 or fill out the callback request form below.

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