Electrical Rewiring in Macclesfield- Partial and Full
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Looking for a house rewiring electrician in Macclesfield? We offer cost-effective electrical rewire services for both new/old domestic and commercial properties.
Electrical rewiring in Macclesfield is not something that you will need to worry about more than once in a generation or so. When it does become necessary however you must ensure that it completed properly. Corroded, broken and worn out wiring is extremely hazardous, but badly installed brand new wiring is equally dangerous. For a local house rewire electrician at a reasonable price give us a call – we are happy to assist with commercial and domestic rewiring.
What is an electrical rewire?
An electrical rewire involves the replacement of some or all components of the electrical system in a premises. These components will include circuits, outlets and consumer units.
What is involved in a full rewire work?
Both commercial and domestic rewiring will be disruptive. There will be wires to be pulled under floors and through internal wall cavities. Plaster may need to be removed, floorboards lifted and walls drilled. This cannot be avoided, but we will always keep any disruption to an absolute minimum.
How long will the work take to complete?
The time required to complete a commercial or domestic rewiring job is dependent on the scale and complexity of the job. If you require electrical rewiring in Macclesfield, we would be happy to assess what is needed and give you a realistic timescale for the work.
How much does electrical rewiring cost?
The cost of house rewiring, or rewiring a commercial premises is dependent on the scale and complexity of the required work. Unsurprisingly, large, complicated jobs cost more than quick and simple ones. For a competitive quote for electrical rewiring in Macclesfield, just call us.
Is any plastering work needed and included?
Usually rewiring work and plastering go together. How much plastering will be needed varies according to design of the space. We avoid cutting into wall plaster wherever possible by running cables through existing voids in walls, below floors and above ceilings. We always take care of any replastering that may be required.
Can you live in a house during a rewire?
You cannot avoid disruption when you rewire your house. For this reason, during a full house rewire many householders choose to leave for the duration. However, if you are prepared to accept a measure of inconvenience, living in a house undergoing domestic rewiring is possible and would allow you to monitor progress more closely.
Do you rewire commercial buildings?
We are very happy carry out both domestic and commercial electrical rewiring in Macclesfield and across the North West.
How often does a house need rewiring?
The wiring in a building can be expected to have an operational lifespan of between twenty five and forty years. However, since wiring does not deteriorate on a predictable timetable, it is vital that you ask a qualified electrician for advice if you think you might need your house rewiring. Macclesfield home owners can always contact us about such concerns.
Should I rewire the old house?
Electrical rewiring in Macclesfield and elsewhere is a matter you should always keep in mind, particularly if you are not sure how long the current wiring has been in situ. To get expert advice on an electrical house rewire, Macclesfield home owners can speak to our house rewire electrician, Macclesfield based and ready to assist!
Is it worth rewiring a house?
House rewiring in Macclesfield is very much worth doing if the work is needed. It does involve a lot of work and can cause disruption and inconvenience, but old and damaged wiring can be a cause damage to appliances, and even fires. For this reason you should have your wiring checked by a qualified Macclesfield house rewire electrician and act on their recommendations.
Can you rewire a house without removing plaster?
Theoretically if new cables can be pushed through cavity walls, over ceilings or under floors it could be possible to rewire your house without removing any plaster. Realistically however a full house rewire in Macclesfield involve the removal of some degree of plaster. We remove as little as possible and always make the site good when the rewiring is complete.
Can you partially rewire a house?
If not all the wiring in a property needs replacing a partial rewire can be an option. Householders should always have the whole of the electrical system inspected, but parts of the system found to be safe to operate will not usually need to be replaced.
Can you just rewire one room?
It is certainly possible to limit rewiring to one room if the rest of the wiring in the property is sound. However, you do need to make sure that the rest of the wiring in the house is safe, so you must take advice from a qualified house rewire electrician. Macclesfield householders can talk to our team for any advice they might need.
Do you need building regs for rewiring?
Several regulations apply to a partial or full house rewire. Macclesfield home owners should notify their local department of building control before commencing work. However, as long as the electrician doing the work is registered with the NICEIC or ELECSA they are permitted to self-certify their installation, simplifying the paperwork involved.
How do electrical fires start in walls?
Damaged and faulty wiring can cause a short circuit. Such a short circuit can generate sparks or cause wires to get hot. Either case could cause either the insulation material surrounding the wiring or combustible elements within the walls to ignite, causing a potentially serious blaze.
How does an electrician check wiring?
First a visual inspection will identify frayed or broken wires, water damage, rust and corrosion. Your electrician will then test to make sure that the circuit breaker is the correct capacity, power outlets are correctly wired and everything is appropriately earthed. Any problems will be logged, and a plan drawn up detailing how much – if any – of the system needs to be replaced.
What certificate do you need after a rewire?
As a matter of course your electrician should produce an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which should confirm that their work meets BS 7671. You may also need a Building Regulations Certificate confirming that the work complies with applicable building regulations.
Is a rewire classed as a new installation?
Any new circuits that have been installed at a property will be classed as a new installation. In the case of a partial rewire, only the new wiring will be regarded as a new installation.
Does rewiring a house damage a wall?
Your local house rewire electrician will cause the smallest possible amount damage to the walls of your property. Some plaster removal and drilling may be necessary, but we will always make everything on site good before we sign off on the job.