A consumer unit (you might call it a fuse box) is the heart of a home’s electrical system. It is responsible for distributing and controlling the property’s power, as well as protecting residents from harm in the event of electrical failure.
The requirements and design of consumer units have changed significantly over the years but one fact remains the same – it is a crucial piece of equipment. So we’ve compiled all the information you need to know.
An EICR (also known as an Electrical Safety Certificate) is a must-have for landlords and a good choice for safety-conscious homeowners. It is the single best way to assess the safety of a property’s electrical installation and to check if it is compliant with safety standards.
Before you decide to rewire your house, it’s important to know what you are committing to. Our detailed but digestible guides tackle the important topics and help you to prepare for the job. We break down the average cost of rewiring a house, walk you through the process of rewiring from start to finish, and more.
Did you know that certain electrical work must be notified to your local council? Or that you’re legally obligated to prove that your electrical system complies with industry standards? What about that all electricians are required, by law, to adhere to set regulations?
Part P of the Building Regulations is a set of electrical safety rules introduced by the government to make sure properties are safe from electrical failure. They apply to almost all electrical work undertaken in your house and it is a criminal offence not to comply. For more information, head to Electrical Safety First.
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