Home re-wires near me, Carlisle, Cumbria & South West Scotland
Wykes-Group Ltd, a Professional Rewiring Service
Rewiring a house isn’t the simplest of jobs – in fact, unless you have the relevant skills and training, you should always leave it to a professional electrician. we provide a full rewiring service to homeowners across Carlisle, Cumbria and south west Scotland. Whether you’re looking to extend your property or are considering moving into a house that’s more than 25 years old, let us put your mind at ease.
When should I re-wire my home?
If a property hasn’t been rewired in the last 25-30 years, it will probably need upgrading, whether partially or fully, to ensure it complies with current safety standards. Given the sheer volume of electrical devices used in modern households compared to the 1980s and 90s, the existing wiring might be under strain from a high level of electricity usage, and could potentially be dangerous.
A full or partial rewire might also be required if you’re planning major renovation work that would be defined as a ‘material alteration’ by the Building Regulations. This will usually include an upgrade of the fuse board. In the case of room extensions and attic or garage conversions, any new wiring will need to comply with Part P (Electrical Safety) of the Building Regulations, and existing wiring in those rooms will also need to be improved to ensure it can safely carry additional loads; is earthed according to current requirements; and has satisfactory cross bonding. If you’re remodelling or extending, the wiring in the rest of your property won’t need upgrading unless required by the Building Regulations’ energy efficient requirements, e.g. central heating controls.
When we undertake a Rewire we leave no stone unturned. The Full existing/failed Wiring system is stripped out and replaced with a full safe working system, As a NICEIC Approved Contractor, you can rest assured that all work will be carried out with minimal disruption and in accordance with all relevant regulations and safety standards. Here’s a summary of what we do when rewiring a home:
- Conduct a full site survey with you the client
- Provide you with a full quotation before we start with a comprehensive list of what we have priced
- Carry out the rewire
- Conduct a full electrical test on all circuits and consumer unit
- Provide a copy of a rewiring certificate for electrical installation, detailing all the work required to make your property safe
Our electricians treat every customer’s property like their own, using dust mats where necessary, and always cleaning up once a job is complete.
The cost of rewiring a house tends to vary depending on the size of the job and the property. A full rewire of a four-bedroom house will typically cost more than it would for a two-bed property, there are also factors including the specification of what is being installed eg; standard pendant in each room would be cheaper than a bank of LED downlights.