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.
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.