Complete or Partial Home Rewires
Most rewires to residential properties come about for one or more of the following reasons.
- As a result of an inspection report
- Mortgage survey
- Observations made by others, whilst work has been carried out, plumbers, carpenters etc
- Problems with sockets or lights not working
- Faulty accessories
- Insufficient sockets and light points
You may have already decided that you would like a rewire, in which case we can provide you with a free of charge estimate. You will need to consider prior to the estimate appointment how many sockets, lights, switches etc you would like and the proposed locations. Don’t worry; our estimator can give you his expert advice on this and any other questions you may have.
It is possible that the installation is old and worn and does not have an up-to-date BS7671 RCD protected fuse board. However you may not actually need to have the whole installation rewired, it may be possible to up-date the fuse board and upgrade a few light fittings, sockets etc and the installation may be signed off as satisfactory. In this case we would recommend a full electrical condition report be carried out on the existing system to identify any areas that need attention.
Remember a rewire is the most disruptive and invasive work that a property can undergo. The best time to have this work carried out is before you move in, so if possible try to find out if your new home needs a rewire before you move in. However if you are now happily living in your home which is in need of a rewire, there are a couple of ways the work could be carried out which we can assist with.
In today's modern houses there is a much larger demand on the electrical supply than there used to be. If you have the original wiring in place, which is over at least 40-50 years old, then this may be an accident waiting to happen. At very least you should have an electrical condition report carried out which will reveal any areas that concern your safety. If you are planning on renting or selling your home you will have to have the electrics checked or updated, no mortgage lender will lend money on an unsafe house and you will likely have to reduce the price of the house if you are not willing to update the electrics yourself.
If you have concerns about the electrical systems in your property then contact Pennington’s Electrical Contractors using our on-line submission form or calling 01932 259620.