Electrical Rewiring in Stockport - Partial and Full
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Looking for a house rewire in Stockport? We offer high-quality electrical rewiring services for domestic & commercial properties to prevent electrical hazards.
Electrical rewiring in Stockport will only need doing at a property once in every generation or so. But when rewiring necessary it is vital that you ensure the work is completed to a high standard. Broken, corroded and damaged wiring is hazardous, but even brand new wiring can be just as dangerous if the installation is poor. To hire an expert local house rewire electrician at an affordable price just call us – we are happy to help with all aspects of commercial and domestic rewiring.
What is an electrical rewire?
This is the replacement of some or all of the components which make up the electrical system in a property. A rewire will replace cabling, circuit breakers and electrical outlets to bring the property’s electrical system up to date.
What is involved in a full rewire work?
In a full rewire new wires will be pulled through internal cavities below floors, above ceilings and inside walls. Some plaster may have to be removed, carpets and floorboards may be lifted and walls drilled to remove old wiring and fit new infrastructure. It is impossible to avoid such disruption but we will always keep it to a minimum.
How long will the work take to complete?
Completing commercial or domestic rewiring job will take variable amounts of time dependent on the complexity and scale of each specific job. If you require electrical rewiring in Stockport, we are always to assess the work required and give you a realistic timetable.
How much does electrical rewiring cost?
As with precise timescales, the exact cost of house rewiring, or the rewiring of commercial premises is dependent on the size and difficulty of the job. Large and complicated jobs are generally more expensive than quick and simple jobs. For a competitive quote for electrical rewiring in Stockport, just get in touch.
Is any plastering work needed and included?
Rewiring work will usually mean that some plastering will also be required. Just how will vary with the design of the property. We avoid chopping into plaster as much possible by threading new cables through existing voids in walls, ceilings and floors, and any required plastering will be completed before we finish the job.
Can you live in a house during a rewire?
You may prefer not to, but you can. There will be a lot of mess and disruption when you rewire your house and many householders will decide to leave for the duration. However, while staying does present a number of challenges if you can face the inconvenience inherent with living in a house undergoing domestic rewiring there is nothing to stop you remaining at home.
Do you rewire commercial buildings?
We can undertake domestic and commercial electrical rewiring in Stockport and the wider North West. Contact us for more information.
How often does a house need rewiring?
Commercial and domestic wiring should have a lifespan in the region of twenty five to forty years. However, deterioration of electrical wiring occurs at an unpredictable rate, so consult a properly qualified electrician for advice if you think you might need your house rewiring. Stockport householders can always talk to our engineers about such concerns.
Should I rewire the old house?
Electrical rewiring in Stockport and elsewhere is something you should consider every so often, especially if you are unclear about how long ago the current wiring was installed. To get some expert advice regarding an electrical house rewire, Stockport home owners can call our house rewire electrician, Stockport based and keen to help!
Is it worth rewiring a house?
House rewiring in Stockport is always worth doing if the current wiring has begun to degrade. Rewiring involves disruption and inconvenience, but an electrical fire caused by old worn-out wiring would cause significantly more. You should get your wiring checked by a qualified Stockport house rewire electrician regularly and take heed of their recommendations.
Can you rewire a house without removing plaster?
If the new cables can be passed through cavity walls, under the floor or above the ceiling it is, at least in theory, possible to rewire a house without removing plaster. However, realistically a full house rewire in Stockport will almost certainly involve the removal of some plaster. We will, however, keep such plaster removal to a minimum.
Can you partially rewire a house?
Absolutely. If some of the circuits and components are still up to standard and safe to use there is no need to replace them. A partial rewire will replace only the sections of the system that need to be replaced.
Can you just rewire one room?
A partial rewire might involve a single room if the rest of the wiring is sound. You must, however, be sure that everything else is completely safe and so you should always obtain the opinion of a qualified house rewire electrician. Stockport householders can speak to our team for any advice they require.
Do you need building regs for rewiring?
Several regulations apply to a partial or full house rewire. Stockport home owners are advised to inform their local building control dept before beginning work. If the electrician completing the installation is NICEIC or ELECSA registered they can self-certify their installation and simplify the paperwork.
How do electrical fires start in walls?
Damaged or faulty wiring may cause short circuits which can produce sparks and cause wires to overheat. This can ignite the insulation material surrounding the wires or other combustible material within the walls resulting in a hazardous and destructive fire.
How does an electrician check wiring?
A preliminary visual inspection will identify frayed, exposed or broken wires as well as any rust, water damage, and corrosion. The circuit breaker will then be tested to make sure it has the required capacity, then the power outlets will be checked to ensure they are wired correctly and everything is earthed appropriately.
What certificate do you need after a rewire?
As a matter of routine produce you should receive an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) confirming the installation conforms to BS 7671. You may also require a Building Regulations Certificate confirming that the installation complies with all applicable building regulations.
Is a rewire classed as a new installation?
Yes, all new wiring and any other new elements will be classed as a new installation. Any parts of the old installation which remain after a partial rewiring will not.
Does rewiring a house damage a wall?
Some wall damage is likely but a good local house rewire electrician will cause the minimum damage possible but some plaster removal is likely to be necessary. We will of course make everything on site good before we sign off on the job.