How we would rewire your house
Before we start the rewire it’s important to mark the location with the customer as it is a major job rewiring a property and probable you will not rewire it again in your lifetime so these things are important.
Once all the planning’s done and we have agreed a price, we will put all the information into a written quote detailing what you have requested room by room. We will give you a copy and keep a copy for ourselves then there is no confusion of what we are doing and what is being installed
Because of building regulations regarding a house rewire there is requirement s we have to take into account these include things like fire safety, energy efficiency these things need to be adapted to the property and your needs. With LED’s becoming more popular and the price of an LED lamp becoming more affordable we tend to use LED’s to make the property more energy efficient.
Switches and sockets have to be place between a minimum and a maximum hight ( access to and use of buildings 2004 ) part M of the building regulations. These heights are set to help disabled and elderly people but a major part of setting the heights was to stop small children falling of chairs trying to turn the light on.
Sockets around the house have to be fitted at 450mm from the floor and light switches to be no more than 1200mm from the floor to top of the switch
The property must have mains powered smoke detectors interlinked with each other usually consisting of 2 smoke detectors and a heat detector
Areas like the bathroom need to be assessed for ventilation so we a can wire an extractor Fan, that way it will help to remove the steam off the shower if you have an electric shower fitted. This will help keep the moisture from building up and turning into mold, (that black staining you get around the windows!)
Once all the planning is finished our electricians can start doing the rewire.
First stage would be to lay down dust sheets in all the rooms and move all the little nick knacks so we would not damage anything. If the property is lived in we would keep the old electrics in place that way you could still use them throughout the rewire, this way you would not go without electric why we was doing the work, we will leave them in as long as we can and remove them right at then end.
A rewire can be a bit tricky when the property is still lived in, because at the end of each day we have to leave the property in a safe and secure condition, this would be, to put the floor boards back down, lay the carpets back in place so that disruption would be to a minimum to yourself, If the property was empty we would approach it differently, as the property could be left without power for a few days and this would not affect anyone, the only power in the property would be a temporary power supply near the fuse board protected by the means of an RCD.
There are two ways that we can install the wires, one way is to put the wires in trucking and fix it to the surface this helps if you don’t want to decorate because its just been done. The other way is to chase the wires into the wall and plaster over the wires this way you can’t see any wires or trunking down the walls, some times we have done both ways on other rewires because the customer has just had that room decorated. How we rewire your house is up to you would have to decide how much of the property you would want to decorate afterwards.
At k&L electrical we have carried out hundreds of house rewires leaving our customers more than satisfied with the end result. This is down to planning, preparation, and customer consideration.
Once we have installed the cables to the sockets, switches and the lights, we then plaster over the wires and fill any holes we may have made during the first fix stage. Once the plaster has dried we then start to prepare the wires ready for the sockets, switches and the ceiling roses to go on. Once all the accessories are on we would install the new consumer unit with mcb’s and 2 RCD’s dividing the circuits
At this stage we would start to test each circuit that’s been installed making sure they comply with current regulations, then we would record the test results onto an installation test certificate, you will need to keep this if you were to sell the property in the future it will also help when you have to re-test the property in ten years time, this will help the person testing it asses what condition the wires are in, and what each circuit is doing.
Each circuit installed can be identified on the consumer unit.
A few other things you should know Part P states that anyone carrying out electrical installation work in a home must make sure that the work is designed and installed to protect people from fire and electric shocks. Part P applies to newly built homes and to any changes made to existing installations, including any parts that have been rewired
*Note.. K&L Electrical are fully accredited by the NIC-EIC. The NICEIC Insurance Backed Warranty covers work undertaken by contractors registered to the NIC-EIC Domestic Installer Scheme that is notifiable to Building Control. The purpose of the Warranty is to protect consumers should any work be found not to comply with the Building Regulations under circumstances where the contractor is no longer in business to undertake the necessary remedial work.
The financial limit placed on the remedial work is £25,000 in respect of any one installation per period of insurance and the warranty is valid for a period of six years from the date of completion of the original work.
Jan 1st 2005 Part P of the building regulations Electrical Safety was introduced. What is Part P of the Building Regulations?
In 2005 the Government introduced electrical safety rules for the Building Regulations for England and Wales. Because of this, most electrical installation work carried out in homes must, by law, meet the Building Regulations.
A few questions you may ask your self
Q.How much to rewire a gutted house. A. The price would be a lot cheaper than a lived in house.
Q. Would the reiwre comply to 17th edition. A. Yes
Q. How expensive is it to rewire a house. A. The price depends on what you would want installed.
Q. Can i get a grant to rewire my house. A. there is grants out there, but unfortunately we dont provide them.
Q.How much for a house rewire 3 bed. A . starting from £1400
Q. How much for a house rewire 4 bed house. A. starting from £1600
Q. How often to have your house rewired. A. Around 20 Years from installation.
Q. Average cost of house rewire. A. £1400
Q. Cost to rewire entire house. A. Depends on the size.
Q. What does a house rewire involve. A. The article above will give you a good idea of whats involved.