Our experts are always on hand to guide you through your rewire project.
Below are some of the questions our customer’s most frequently ask us. If you want to speak to an expert about any of these or something that is not asked below, please call 07803 742 973
What will a new rewire mean?
Having a full rewire will bring the electrical installation in your property up-to-date with the latest wiring regulations. It will also give you the opportunity to modernise your home with a new consumer unit containing residual current devices (RCDs) and circuit breakers, additional sockets to suit your needs (including USB sockets should you so wish) and the most up-to-date, modern wiring available.
It can also be costly and we recommend that you get at least three quotes before arranging for an electrician to carry out a full rewire – as the prices quoted could be markedly different.
However, please be aware that the lowest cost does not always mean the best job – so do your research carefully and maybe look at examples of other rewires carried out by the firm you choose to go with.
My property is quite old and I want to know if it needs a rewire?
Before ordering a full rewire it might be worth having a full inspection of the electrics beforehand. You should contact your local NAPIT or ELECSA registered contractor and ask them to carry out an electrical inspection (sometimes known as a periodic inspection) of the property. Much like an MOT, this is an inspection of the current condition of an electrical installation in your home. On completion of the inspection, you will receive an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) detailing any damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and anything not in line with the present-day safety standard which might give rise to danger.
You can book an electrical report now with the electrical Installation side of our company Electric-call Services Ltd by clicking here and filling in your details.
I am considering a full rewire. What building regulations do I need to be aware of?
A full rewire has to be notified to the local building control department so that it meets the appropriate safety standards. Speak to the electrician before any work to upgrade your wiring commences. Find out if the work complies with Part P of the building regulations and that the appropriate notification and certification will be taken care of once the work is completed. A straightforward way of meeting the requirements is to use an NAPIT or ELECSA registered contractor. They can self-certify the work and notify the local building control department on your behalf.
How long will a full rewire take?
A full rewire can take, on average up to between 5-10 days, depending on the size of the property. The time taken depends on the number of contractors working and the exact scope of work involved.
Here at rewireyourhouse.com we take a unique approach to the time needed to conduct your rewire. We deploy an expert team of 5-6 electrical engineers, half the team will operate upstairs at your property and half downstairs. This allows us to complete a full rewire in an average time scale of 2 days. The man hours are still the same it’s the disruption to you are your home that’s minimised by taking this approach and our customers are always our number one priority.
Where can I find an NAPIT or ELECSA registered electrician?
You can search for a registered electrical contractor in your area by simply visiting napit.org.uk or elecsa.co.uk and typing in your postcode. We would recommend getting quotes from at least 3 different firms before agreeing to carry out any work.
Rewireyourhouse.com are part of Electric-call Services Ltd. All required approvals are held by Electric-Call services including NAPIT, part P and Electrical Safety First.
Why use an NAPIT or ELECSA registered contractor?
Choosing an NAPIT or ELECSA registered contractor is a householder’s best way to ensure a safe job. Electricians registered with NAPIT and ELECSA are assessed on a regular basis to ensure high standards and their work is checked against the IET Wiring Regulations as well as other standards.
What happens if something goes wrong?
All NAPIT and ELECSA registered businesses are covered by the Platinum Promise – a promise that protects you against all non-compliant installation work. Should any work carried out by one of our contractors be found not to comply with the Building Regulations or relevant installation standards, we can instruct the contractor to go back and carry out the work to the required standard. If the contractor is no longer in business or disputes the matter we will have the work rectified by another registered contractor at no extra cost. The Platinum promise is valid for up to six years from the date of the completion of the original work and covers work up to a maximum of £25,000 for any one installation.