The electrical fuse board is the brain that controls all the wiring in your property with every circuit carrying electrical current in your building leading back to this one single place. Many properties are still operating on fuse boards and electrical wiring that were installed in the 1960s. These ageing installations are functional, but fall far short of modern safety standards. If your fuses keep breaking it could be that now is the time to think about changing your old fuse board for a modern one that offers better protection.
Westend Glasgow Electricians are a team of professional and qualified electricians operating all over west end glasgow, so, if you are looking for anelectrician in Glasgow, Lambeth or Croydon for example, then we are perfectly placed to help. In addition to fuse board changes, our services cover anything electrical from simply adding an extra plug socket, to a full-scale rewire. Every job we do works to make the electrical circuitry in your property safer, and follows the strict guidelines laid down by the BS7671 Wiring Regulations (17th Amendment 1, 2011). Changing your fuse board is a significant step towards bringing electrical safety in your home closer to meeting these standards.
Modern fuse boards are fitted with RCDs, or Residual Current Devices, and MCBs, or Micro Circuit Breakers. These efficient devices are designed to detect faults in your circuits, and cut the current in an instant should anything unusual be identified. Significantly reducing the risk of electric shock and the sparks or overheating that can cause electrical fires, these modern circuit breakers offer great peace of mind.
Also known as a fuse box, consumer unit or consumer board, the fuse board in your property needs to be equipped to cope with the demands of modern household appliances. Taken together, things like fridges, electric kettles, washing machines and dishwashers are much more power-hungry than anything that was around when the old fuse boards were first installed. Your new fuse board will be fitted with sufficient breakers to cope with these elevated power demands within your property, with each circuit being protected more effectively than ever before.
Fuse board changing is a relatively straightforward task that can generally be done within a few hours depending on the number of circuits in your property, and the complexity of the wiring currently in place. The change can only legally be effected by a qualified electrician who is Part P registered. It is necessary when changing a fuse board to ensure that the earth-bonding arrangements in your property meet current standards, and are upgraded if required. The fuse board replacement cost will vary according to your requirements, but is not as expensive as you may imagine, and it’s a small price to pay for your security.
AtWestend glasgow Electricians we have been providing electrical services to domestic and commercial clients in South London for over 20 years. Customers looking for an Emergency Electrician in partick, a fuse board change in Bromley, or a new plug socket in glasgow know that engaging the services of our team of experts will deliver fast, efficient and professional results, every time.
Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) & Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK - WES ELECTRICAL An Electrical Installation Condition Report (E.I.C.R.) previously known as a Periodic Inspection Report (P.I.R) is like a M.O.T for the mains power electrical installation and wiring of your property. Some properties are required by law to conduct an E.I.C.R. at set intervals, depending on the type of use and if the public have access. There is no obligation for private domestic properties which are not rented out to have a valid E.I.C.R . but many property owners employ the services of a qualified electrician to conduct an E.I.C.R. to be aware in what condition the installation is. A report is only issued once all the circuits have been visually inspected and electrically tested. If the installation is considered to be in a good condition and complies with the regulations a ‘Satisfactory’ certificate is applied which gives the
I’ve just enrolled on a three-year course to become an electrician . It’s a complete career change, but after being made redundant four times from the engineering sector, I want a job that is “recession-proof”. However, because I now attend college during the week, I’m only available to work part-time. I’m worried this could put recruiters off from hiring me. Am I doing the right thing? Steven, 58, via email You’ve certainly taken a bold step, Steven. Throwing your own money and time into a three-year course is not easy and demonstrates your commitment to changing careers. To some extent, your reasons for wanting to become an electrician are sound: businesses and home owners will always need electricians . A word of caution though. The industry is far from “recession proof”. As construction and manufacturing projects have been scaled back over the last few years, so too has the need for all the trades associated with them – and electricians have suffered. David Marshall, of