You may have a full or partial rewire. Where by your full electrical system or part will be replaced with brand new wiring. Although it’s called a ‘rewire’ it’s rare that only cables are replaced during a rewire. Often sockets and light fitting are updated.
There are many different reasons why a house may need a rewire
Cables and electrical equipment deteriorate with age, the industry standard for a rewire is around 25 years.
When a fault occurs that cannot be fixed without a rewire.
When the cables you have installed are very old which can be dangerous due to deterioration in the insulation causing fire risks. Rubber coating is a tell-tale sign of poor electrics as the last houses to be fitted with rubber insulated cables were in the 1960s.
If you have constantly blowing fuses or an RCD that refuses to reset. This can be a sign you need a rewire.
Many homeowners unsure of the state of their wiring have an electrical installation condition report completed for their home.
What To Look For
Rewires can vary significantly based on different factors. For example, how many bedrooms are there? Is it a bungalow or a flat? or a large house. Are there floorboards or solid concrete floors? Do you need only a part rewire or a completely fresh start? What time frame do you need it completed in.
Competent and qualified electricians such as EDB Electrical Services should only perform rewires
Clear the rooms of furniture, takes pictures down and dust covers put in place.
Rewires can create lots of cleaning up. By cleaning yourself you can save money.
If you don’t need power re-connected at the end of each day this will save you money. As this takes this and therefore more money.
Pull up floorboards to save time.
Clear the loft for easy access.
Re-plastering chases yourselves.