Consumer Unit Upgrade
Consumer Unit Upgrades From £495
Are you looking for a Fuse Board upgrade in Birmingham?
If you have an old fuse board installed you increase the risk of getting an electric shock and electrical fires especially when using electrical equipment outdoors. Let us take the worry out of using your electrical equipment by booking your new fuse board today.
Old fuse boards are not as safe, secure and do not provide as much protection as modern 18th edition consumer units.
Protection from a 18th edition consumer unit is vital to every electrical installation. Birmingham Electrical can upgrade your current fuse board and provide you with all relevant certification.
The benchmark standard for our installations is to provide an RCBO Consumer unit with an integral Surge Protection Device as per the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations requirements. We only fit reputable high quality brands of consumer unit.
The surge protection device we will install within your new consumer unit is designed to protect electronic devices throughout the house in the event of a power surge.
Periodic Electrical Test & Inspection
Do I Need A Upgrade?
Providing your electrical installation is safe and meets the current for an electrical installation then you won’t need to upgrade. Of course, it’s very difficult to ascertain this information just by “looking” at your installation without testing, so the best way to check is to have an electrical inspection on your property.
There are however some tell-tale signs that you would benefit from upgrading your fuse box, these being:
You have an old fusebox with a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a haphazard mixture of both – these will need replacing, for your own safety.
You have decided to rent out your property and are aware your electrics have not been upgraded for several years;
You don’t have any provision of residual current devices (RCDs) for wiring buried in the walls, sockets circuits and outlets that may be used to plug in outdoor electrical equipment.
You are planning a building or improvement project such as a new electric shower, Solar PV, an extension or an attic conversion and additional wiring and new circuits will need to be installed.
Unsafe Electrics could put your tenant’s life in danger and put you at risk of a significant fine, civil damages or even imprisonment.
Landlords must comply with statutory regulations or face significant risks
The Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, and several other statutory regulations, requires that electrical equipment is safe at the start of every tenancy and maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.
Failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offense and may result in:
A fine of £5,000 per item not complying
Six months’ imprisonment
Possible manslaughter charges in the event of deaths
Tenants may sue you for civil damages
Your property insurance could be invalidated
Electrical accidents happen more often than you think
Information from theElectrical Safety Council reveals the following frightening statistics:
About 70 people die and 1.2 million are injured in electrical accidents in UK homes each year
Approximately 50% of fires in UK homes are caused by electrical faults (that’s about 21,000 per year)
Almost all electrocutions in the home and 20% of fires with an electrical origin could have been prevented by having RCD protection.
What Are The Benefits?
Upgrading to a new 18th edition RCBO Consumer unit with an integral Surge Protection Device will make your home safer protecting you from the risk of electric shock & electrical fire.
An RCBO is a life saving device that is designed to stop you receiving an electric shock. 50% of the homes in the UK don’t have an RCBO installed putting the occupants at unnecessary risk from electrical accidents.
A professionally installed & certified 18th edition consumer unit WILL improve your electrical safety.
For more information about periodic electrical testing for your home, give B.E.S. a call today on 0121 403 0000.
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