Our Electrical Rewiring Solutions
Are you concerned about the safety of electrical wiring in your home?
Are your old electrics compliant?
Do they need replacing with new?
Trust Gregor electricians to fix it!
Gregor electricians offer both full and part rewiring services throughout Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas.
Our qualified electricians have the experience to know what is required in all situations, and can help you ensure that any work needed is identified.
All our electrical installations are guaranteed to be configured and fitted to the highest safety standards and in accordance with applicable industry standards, including BS7671 Wiring Regulations and Part P of the building regulations.
How do I know if I need my house rewired?
- Is the electrical wiring in your home up to scratch?
- When was the last time you had your home checked over thoroughly by a qualified electrician?
A rewire may be needed for reasons of safety or because your electrical installation is no longer fit for purpose:
- Electric shocks from contact with any fixture or appliance in your home, though rare, are the strongest indication that your electrical installation is unsafe and needs urgent attention.
- General wear and tear can lead to the deterioration of parts over time.
- Wiring electrically configured to outdated standards may be less safe. For example, in properties wired before 1966, there was typically no Earth in the lighting circuit, making these properties incompatible with most modern light fittings. They need what are called Class 2 light fittings. Only a limited choice of Class 2 fittings is available today, so it is usually preferable to rewire these properties.
- Cracked insulation affects some old electrical cables. PVC is a relatively safe insulator for electrical cables, but rubber tends to dry out and crack over time. If your cables have rubber insulation, they will almost certainly need replacing.
- Cable insulation damage may also occur from other causes, e.g. accidental wear & tear.
- Fire damage may permanently undermine the safety of home electrical installations, creating a need to rewire.
Not fit for purpose:
- More commonly, you may find that your fuses keep blowing or your circuit breaker keeps tripping. This is a warning sign that your electrical installation is unable to cope with the demands being placed on it.
- Higher electrical demands may arise from extending or partly converting your home
- Increased electrical demands can also result from heavier appliance usage, for example when the number of people using your home increases or when you are running multiple high-power electrical appliances simultaneously – a common scenario in today’s kitchens.
- If you have too few electrical power outlets, rewiring can be more practical and significantly safer than fussing around with multi-socket power adaptors and extension cables. There is otherwise a danger of overloading sockets by the use of these adaptors and leads.
What does electrical rewiring involve?
Rewiring your home involves changing some or all of the components of your home’s electrical installation. This may include your power circuits, consumer unit and sockets.
Full rewires are only done when necessary. Please be aware that they will involve some disruption to your home, with the potential need for some decorating and re-plastering.
Want to understand more?
If you’re concerned about your home’s electrical installation, call Gregor today on 0117 935 2400 for a free chat, or to book an appointment for a home inspection by one of our knowledgeable qualified electricians.
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