New Consumer unit
What is a consumer unit?
A consumer unit, also known as a fuse board or fuse box, is seen as the main engine of your home’s electrics. It is the 'think centre' to all the electrical aspects in a house and protects the circuits from overloading or causing any major problems.
Can I replace my own consumer unit?
You may be able to buy a consumer unit yourself from a well-known DIY shop, however this isn't recommended. You must understand the importance of needing the relevant 'Part P' certification. Not only is an electrical certificate for your peace of mind that your home is safe, but also it is an important document that is needed should you wish to sell or let your home in the future.
Why do i need a new consumer unit?
There could be a number of different reasons as to why you need to replace your existing unit. Firstly, it could be because you are having some other electrical work done in your home and you need to comply with the latest building regulations. Second, your current consumer unit may be getting overloaded and starting to cause problems with your existing wiring. Another reason could be that your wiring is in poor condition but you can't afford a full rewire; changing the consumer unit to the latest 17th edition consumer unit will offer some protection on the existing wiring.
How much does a new consumer unit cost?
The cost of a new or replacement consumer unit does vary and depend on a number of different things. If you are thinking of having your consumer unit replaced please contact us today for a personal, no obligation quotation.
Why choose switch electrical?
Whether you are looking at having a new consumer unit or upgrading your existing one the work should only be carried out by a competent, professional electrician. Switch Electrical have the experience and knowledge when it comes to the installation of fuse boards, we are Part P registered through one of the top governing bodies and can provide you with all the relevant certification and guarantees once the work is complete.
Contact us today
For a FREE no-obligation quotation on any domestic electrical work please contact Switch Electrical today.