Domestic Electrics


Why update your home electrics?

A large number of UK homes still have no RCD (Residual-Current Device) protection on their electrical fixed wiring systems. From June 2008, it is a requirement of IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition that new installations and rewires in domestic premises that all socket-outlets need to have additional protection by RCD (except for those intended to supply particular items of equipment such as freezers). Any socket-outlet not having RCD protection needs to be specifically labelled or otherwise suitably identified to indicate its intended use, such as ‘freezer only’. However, if the wiring to a dedicated socket-outlet is concealed in a wall or partition at a depth of less than 50 mm, or if the internal construction of the wall or partition includes metallic parts other than metallic fixings, the circuit will still need to be suitably protected (by RCD or other means).


Although there is no requirement to retrofit RCD's to your home installation we believe it is a major safety upgrade which greatly improves you're safety and peace of mind.


This link outlines the need for RCD protection.

A consumer unit upgrade from us will ensure all these safety requirements are met. With prices from £250 including full certification, a consumer unit upgrade is a cost effective safety soloution, as well as adding to the value of your property. 


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