Domestic & Commercial Rewires in Kent
Unfortunately, as we know all too well, nothing lasts forever. The same can be said for electrical installations, over time they break down due to a number of reasons so periodically a partial or full rewire will be required.
A rewire, whether domestic or commercial is a fairly substantial job, however with our expertise we can advise on ways to help minimise the disruption whilst not comprising the quality.
We can provide you with an assessment of your electrical installation and advise on what measures you should take in order to make them safe.
Our electricians carry out rewires throughout Kent on both domestic and commercial properties for a vast range of clients.
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Electrical Rewires in Kent
We are NICEIC approved contractors and have vast experience in all types of domestic re-wiring, from single apartments to full size dwellings and multi-occupancy units; including smoke detection, amenity and security lighting. All our domestic rewires come with complete NICEIC certification and Part P registration with local area building control.
What Is A Rewire?
A rewire replaces some or all of the electrical wiring of a house.
A ‘rewire’ is rarely just a rewire; householders often replace, or add, electrical items, for instance sockets, light switches and fuse boards.
How Often Should A Rewire Be Done?
There are many different opinions about how often you should rewire a house:
-After a specific time period usually about 25 years.
-When a specific problem requires the householder to replace the wiring.
-Only when you have specific types of wiring, for instance rubber insulated wiring. Rubber insulated wiring shows the wiring is old – rubber insulation has not been used in the UK since the early 60’s.
-When a series of problems suggest the need for a rewire, for instance constantly tripping RCDs or constantly blowing fuses.
-When an electrical test and inspection says that a rewire is needed. Electricians can carry out an inspection of a house to assess the state of the wiring, if the inspection fails a rewire may be needed.
Think of your house in a similar way to how you treat your car – do you wait for a problem before putting your car into the garage? Do you regularly service your car?
The householder should remember that faulty electrical wiring can cause fires or damage electrical appliances when making the decision over whether to do a rewire.
Problems That Suggest A Rewire Is Needed
How Much Does A Rewire Cost?
- Rewires can differ greatly in cost as there are a number of things to take into consideration, for example.
-Age of building
-Size of house
-Products used for second fix, eg, white plastic sockets or more expensive metal sockets, down lights or pendant light fittings, brands used.
For an accurate price, please contact us and arrange for a free visit and we can give you a structured breakdown of prices.
Part P approved Electricians in Kent
Part P documentation is your guarantee that you are using a competent, qualified electrician who has the correct knowledge, skill and experience.
We register your works with building control at your local council – a legal requirement for most electrical works carried out in the home.
NICEIC Approved Contractors & “Part P Approved” Domestic Electricians
We are NICEIC approved contractors and “Part P Approved”, therefore legally approved to carry out all forms of electrical works.
Making changes, whether major or minor, to the electrical installation in your own home should only be carried out by a competent person with full knowledge of the relevant regulations.
We can provide help and advice with alterations to your wiring in kitchens, bathrooms, with fuse board replacements, earthing and bonding or the installation of earthing rods. All notifiable works will come complete with an electrical certificate and proof of notification to local building control. If you don’t get this, your job will not be legal and possibly void your house insurance.
Our Kent domestic & commercial electricians work throughout the south east of Kent including the following locations:
Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Deal, Walmer, Dover, Folkestone, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Thanet, Margate, Ashford, Faversham, Sittingbourne and all surrounding villages.