Domestic Wiring

Complete or Partial Rewire

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Do your fuses blow or circuit breakers trip often? Are your electrics old and tired? Has the previous owner been doing some ill-advised DIY? Do you get a shock when you touch a switch or appliance? Are you worried about the safety of your electrical system? If so, it’s time to get your installation checked out. A partial or full rewire can solve your problems.

Additional Sockets and Circuits

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Do you use lots of socket adapters or have unsightly extension cables trailing the floor? You can never have enough sockets! Overloaded sockets are a fire risk, so why not install some extra ones?

Extra Lighting

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Pendants, downlights, spotlights, and security lighting.

Smoke Alarms

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No house should be without them. They could save your life.

Outside Power

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Garage, Shed and Garden Circuits. Sockets and lighting for sheds, garages and gardens.

Electric Showers

New or upgraded circuits for showers. Complete installation service including plumbing. We are Registered Triton Installers but we also install other brands too.

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We do the plumbing and electrical work, which is more economical for you. All installations are fully hydraulically and electrically tested. Triton products come with a 2 year warranty as standard.

Central Heating Controls

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Installation of new central heating controls and thermostats; or repairs to existing central heating controls, including wireless units.

Kitchen and Extension Electrics

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Wiring for kitchens, house extensions and conservatories.

Communications

Extra Telephone, Cable TV and Broadband Sockets

Appliance Installation

We offer an appliance installation service for electric hobs, ovens and free-standing cookers; installing new circuits or connections where necessary.

Consumer Units

Improve electrical safety by upgrading your old fusebox to a modern RCD Consumer Unit. Complete peace of mind with a full inspection and test of your electrical installation prior to upgrading. The consumer unit (or fuse box in the old days) is at the heart of any electrical installation. It is an essential part of your domestic wiring and provides protection against electric shock, overload and fire.

A modern RCD Consumer Unit versus an old Fuse Box.

 

Whilst the fuse box provides some course protection against certain electrical faults, such as overloading, it does not protect against electric shock or fire. If a fuse blows it may be necessary to fumble around in the dark to rewire the fuse. Should a fault occur and you are unfortunate enough to come into contact with a live wire or equipment you could die! They are crude compared with modern units.

A modern 17th Edition Split-Load Consumer Unit provides maximum protection against overload, fire and the risk of potentially lethal electric shocks. If a circuit breaker trips it can be easily reset. Electric Shock protection is provided by two RCDs (Residual Current Devices), which will disconnect you from the mains should you touch something live. They are life savers; no home should be without them!

Installing a new Consumer Unit

To install a new unit requires skill and patience; it is a time consuming job. Therefore you should beware of cheap quotes because someone may be cutting corners and putting profit before safety!

For a successful installation, the following steps are necessary:

  1. Inspect and test the condition of the entire electrical installation.
  2. Upgrade earthing and bonding arrangements, if necessary.
  3. Report and repair any existing faults.
  4. Remove fuse box
  5. Fit new consumer unit and upgrade meter tails, if necessary.
  6. Test all circuits and protection systems.
  7. Provide full NICEIC certification and notify work to building control.

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All our work is completed to a high standard and carries an NICEIC warranty. It is fully tested, certified and complies with Part P of the Building Regulations. An NICEIC Electrical Installation Certificate and a Compliance Certificate from Building Control are provided on completion. You can be confident that a new consumer unit from us will provide safe and reliable service for many years.