At Assured Electricians, fuse boxes are our speciality, and we can replace and upgrade any fuse box to include the latest form of electrical safety with the likes of surge protection, RCDs and RCBOs. Whether you have a small terrace or a large Victorian Cardiff property, our experienced electricians in Cardiff are able to tackle any fuse board.
If you own an older home and have no evidence of a fuse board replacement in the last 20 years, you’ll likely have outdated wiring systems and a generally obsolete fuse box that performs sub-optimally (i.e. it may not have any RCDs or even be installed to a wooden backing). Therefore, upgrading your fuse box is highly recommended because it’ll detect potential faults faster and be easier to repair.
Fuse boards (also referred to as a consumer unit) can be a confusing topic for the average homeowner. Therefore, if you are based in Cardiff and want further information about your current fuse board and whether it needs to be replaced, feel free to get in touch.
As you can probably imagine, replacing a consumer unit isn’t as simple as removing the old one and putting a new one on. Therefore, we usually inform our customers that it can take a few hours to a full day to complete the installation (depending on the size and complexity of your property).
To give you a brief overview of what happens during the replacement, we will first begin by removing the wiring for lights, sockets, cookers, electric showers, and other components from the old board. Once removed, we can then remove the consumer unit and fix the new one to the wall, ready to begin fitting the circuits and connecting the wiring. Once complete, extensive testing will be carried out before issuing a Part P certificate.
As shown in the images below of a recent fuse board replacement for a customer in Cardiff, the upgraded unit features plenty of additional circuits and the latest safety components to comply with the Part P guidelines.
A consumer unit is the central point where electricity is managed and distributed throughout your property. It’s crucial for everyone to be aware of the consumer unit’s location in case of an emergency, allowing for a quick shutdown of electricity if needed.
The consumer unit typically consists of three main components: the main switch, a residual current device, and a circuit breaker.
We’ve lost count of the number of consumer units we’ve removed and replaced over the years, and you can trust us to provide you with the best possible service and support. From residential to commercial and small or large, our experienced and qualified electricians will ensure your fuse box is installed safely and quickly to cause minimal disruption. For a free, no-obligation quote, please get in touch with us, and we will walk you through the process.