Electrical Rewiring in Leigh - Partial and Full
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Looking for a house rewiring electrician in Leigh? We offer cost-effective electrical rewire services for both new and old domestic and commercial properties.
Electrical rewiring in Leigh is not a task you will need to undertake more than once in a generation. But when it does become necessary, you must be sure that it has been done properly. Worn out, corroded or broken wiring is highly dangerous, but so is brand new wiring that is installed badly. To find a local house rewire electrician at a competitive price just call us – we are always ready to help with both commercial and domestic rewiring.
What is an electrical rewire?
An electrical rewire is the process of replacing some or all of the components of the electrical system at a property. These components would include circuits, sockets and consumer units.
What is involved in a full rewire work?
Both commercial and domestic rewiring can be quite disruptive. Wires will need to be pulled under floors and through wall cavities. There will be drilling, floorboard will be lifted plaster may need to be removed. As professional electricians, we will always keep such disruption to a minimum.
How long will the work take to complete?
We cannot give a generic timeframe for commercial or domestic rewiring work, as the amount of time required is dependent on the complexity and scale of the work. If you require electrical rewiring in Leigh we are always happy to assess the work required and suggest how long your specific house rewiring will take.
How much does electrical rewiring cost?
Working out the cost of house rewiring and the rewiring of a commercial premises varies depending on the amount of work that is needed. As you would expect, large, complicated jobs are more expensive than fast, simple ones. For information on electrical rewiring in Leigh, just call us for a very competitive quote.
Is any plastering work needed and included?
It is not likely that a house, or any other space, could be completely rewired without the need for some plastering. How much plastering depends on the way the space is designed. We avoid cutting into walls where possible by running cables under the floor or through wall cavities, and of course we will take care of any necessary plastering and leave your home in a finished condition.
Can you live in a house during a rewire?
When you rewire your house there is no way of avoiding disruption. For a full house rewire many householders choose to vacate the premises. However, if you are prepared to put up with the inconvenience staying in the house during domestic rewiring is possible.
Do you rewire commercial buildings?
We are happy undertake domestic and commercial electrical rewiring in Leigh.
How often does a house need rewiring?
A house’s wiring will usually have a lifespan between twenty five and forty years. However, since wiring will deteriorate and become brittle on an unpredictable timescale, it is important to seek advice from a qualified electrician if you have questions about whether you need your house rewiring. Leigh home owners are welcome to make use of our expertise.
Should I rewire the old house?
Electrical rewiring in Leigh and elsewhere is something that you should always keep in mind, especially If you do not know how old the current wiring is. For expert advice on an electrical house rewire Leigh householders can always check with our house rewire electrician, Leigh based and keen to assist!
Is it worth rewiring a house?
House rewiring in Leigh is a great deal of work and effort which causes a lot of disruption. However if rewiring is called for it is always worth doing. Bad wiring can cause damage to appliances, and even fires. It is important to have your wring checked by a qualified Leigh house rewire electrician. Avoiding losing your home and contents in an electrical fire is very much worth it.
Can you rewire a house without removing plaster?
If all the new cables can be fed through cavity walls, over ceilings or under floors it is theoretically possible to complete the job without removing plaster. However, realistically a full house rewire in Leigh will probably require the removal of some plaster. We keep such removal to a minimum and we will of course always make the site good when we have completed the work.
Can you partially rewire a house?
If only one section of the wiring in a property needs to be replaced a partial rewire may be appropriate. Home owners should always have all of their electrical system reviewed, but if parts of the system are safe to operate there is no need to replace them.
Can you just rewire one room?
If new wiring is only called for in one room of the property, it is possible to limit the rewiring to that room. However you do need to be certain that the rest of the system is safe and so you must seek advice from a qualified house rewire electrician. Leigh homeowners can speak to our team for all the advice they need.
Do you need building regs for rewiring?
There are several regulations to be aware of when you undertake either a partial or full house rewire. Leigh property owners should notify their building control department before work commences, but as long as the electrician doing the work is NICEIC or ELECSA registered, they can self-certify the installation, which simplifies the paperwork involved.
How do electrical fires start in walls?
Faulty wiring inside a wall can cause a short circuit. In turn that can cause a spark or cause the wires to heat up. In either case this could ignite either the insulation material surrounding the copper wires or other combustible elements inside the walls and cause a potentially serious fire.
How does an electrician check wiring?
First they carry out a visual inspection which will show up frayed or broken wires, rust, corrosion or water damage. The electrician will then ensure the circuit breaker has the correct capacity, that all power outlets are wired correctly and appropriately earthed. Any problems will be noted, and a plan drawn up with regard to how much – if any – of the system should be replaced.
What certificate do you need after a rewire?
Your rewiring electrician should supply an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) confirming the installation meets BS 7671. You may also require a Building Regulations Certificate to confirm the work conforms to all applicable building regulations.
Is a rewire classed as a new installation?
All new circuits that have been installed will be classed as a new installation. If the rewire has been partial, only the new section will be regarded as a new installation.
Does rewiring a house damage a wall?
Your local house rewire electrician will try to cause as little damage to the walls as possible. Some plaster removal may be required, but a reputable electrician will make everything good before they leave.