Fuseboard to Consumer Unit Upgrades
Fuseboards are becoming a thing of the past. These old metal boxes contain rewireable fuses which are plugged into the fuse carrier. In the event of an overcurrent fault these fuses will blow and will protect people and animals from injury or worse from electric shock as well as protecting electrical appliances and equipment from damage.
The regulations have changed so we would recommend a free visual inspection by one of our electricians follow by free quotation and it will give you a idea what's needed.
Every year in the UK around 70 people die and 1.2 million are injured as a result of electrical accidents at home. Make sure you have an updated Consumer Unit and not an old Fuseboard.
55% of all accidental domestic fires in England had an electrical origin in 2017/2018.
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Due to advancements in technology, fuseboards are no longer considered to be fit for purpose as they are not safe enough nor particularly practical. It is now recommended for them to be replaced with a current standard, modern consumer unit.
Consumer units will generally have three types of component part: the main switch which isolates the whole board and circuits and could be used in the event of fire or flood, the Residual Current Device (RCD) which detects even the smallest of faults and will automatically disconnect the supply and the Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB) which offers individual circuit protection, disconnecting in the event of overcurrent or electric shock.
If in any doubt as to whether you have a dated fuseboard which is in need of replacement, we recommend that you contact Boyle Energy who will be able to send out a NICEIC registered fully qualified electrician to assess your installation.
From that we are then able to offer you the best advice on your options, put a quote together and discuss the best way to move forward. Landlords have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that their properties which are being leased to tenants are completely safe. Upgrading your fuseboard to a current standard consumer unit will give you and your tenants that peace of mind that in the occurrence of an electrical fault, there is a system in place that offers complete protection to both the habitants and the property.
Fuseboard replacement can take up to a day depending on the complicity of the existing installation. At the end of which, all circuits are fully tested and checked and a NICEIC installation certificate (EIC) will then be issued.
Boyle Energy has a team of highly skilled engineers who allow this process to be carried out swiftly and efficiently, with no mess and to an extremely high standard.
Speak to one of our team for Fuse board upgrades to Consumer Units in Edinburgh