If the electrics in your home in Stockport, Tameside, Salford, or any other part of Greater Manchester are faulty at all then they pose a serious hazard as they can cause injury or electrocution, and even have the potential to cause an electrical fire. If the property that you live in is more than 25 years old, then it is likely that the wiring in there does not meet all of the latest safety regulations and so may need either a part or full rewire by a qualified electrician, depending on the condition of the electrics that are already in there.
When performing extensive remodelling work to a property that is considered to be a ‘material alteration’, you will likely need to rewire some of the existing building and maybe even all of it. This may or may not include upgrading the entire consumer unit / fuse box – depending on which one of these the property has.
Similarly, if you are adding an extension to your house, or are converting the loft or the garage, this constitutes new work and so any and all wiring done in it will need to conform to the very latest building regulations. Any wiring that already exists will need to be improved so that it has the capacity to safely carry additional loads. Additionally, wiring also needs to be earthed in line with the very latest requirements and the cross bonding needs to be done in a way that is satisfactory.
Before the work starts
The process of rewiring a property in Altrincham, Sale, or Cheadle, is very messy, highly disruptive, and can take some time, and so it is important that not only are you aware of this but that you are prepared for it also. For this reason, it is best to do a rewire prior to having any decorative type work done to your home or before any carpets are laid, as it is likely that they will be damaged as part of the process. Also, the electrician doing the work will require access under floorboards, above ceilings, and through walls, and having a house that is fully furnished will only make that task more difficult and time consuming for them.
Having a property rewired happens in two separate stages. The first one sees the electrician install all of the cables and wiring and the second one sees the electrician join everything up and make it live – this includes the fitting of the front faces or lights, switches, and sockets.