Very often we are asked to visit a property to quote to replace all the wiring, as it's assumed an older property will have deffective cabling.
In most cases we're delighted to inform our clients that there is no need to replace the wiring. This saves our clients thousands of pounds which can be spent on lots of other lovely things instead!
Although, we would always strongly recommend the installation is tested and inspected by carrying our an EICR (see left). In most cases there will always be some necessary remedial upgrades, but nothing like a full re-wire.
Electrical faults occur for a thousand different reasons.
We pride ourselves on being able to find all faults as quickley and efficiently as possible, whilst keeping our clients in the picture at all times, and costs to a minimum.
Contact us if you would like any advice on a particular fault you're experiencing.
Call 07792 705471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The fuse board (AKA; 'distribution board' or 'consumer unit') containes the main safety features of the modern electrical installation.
Older fuse boards were designed to protect the cables distributing the electric around your house. Modern 'consumer units', or CU's, will often incorporate a module called a Residual Current Device or 'RCD'. The RCD has been invented for the express reason of saving lives.
The installation of RCD's is now obligitory within all new build properties and most consumer unit replacements, so if you have any concerns it may be worth looking to upgrade your fuse board. Contact Symlec for a quote!
Fuse Board Replacement
There a few jobs that we get asked to carry out that are much more common than others. Here are a few of these services with some more detail of what's involved.
To see a list of other services we offer, click here.
Elecrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
A survey and a detailed inspection of the electrical installation in your home, known as a Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), will reveal if any circuits are overloaded, find potential hazards in the installation, identify defective DIY work, highlight any lack of earthing or bonding and carry out tests on the fixed wiring of the installation.
The cost of am EICR depends on the size of your property, the state of the wiring and accessories, and the amount of electrical cricuits to be inspected & tested.
The report will establish the overall condition of all the electrics and state whether it is deemed satisfactory for continued use, but should also detail any work that might need to be done.