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Fuse box replacement in London: Consumer unit replacement

Modern consumer units are made of a main switch, residual current devices (known as RCD’s) and circuit breakers. These consumer units control the supply of electricity around your home. RCD switches constantly monitor the electrical currents in your home, and should any electricity flow through an unintended path (e.g. you!), the electric will be switched off within a fraction of a second, greatly reducing the risks of injury.

These modern units considerably reduce the risks of electric shock, or electrical fire in your home and should be considered essential if you still have an old style fuse box. 
New consumer units are also far more convenient. With old style fuse boxes, should a circuit trip, you need to go in and replace a fuse (which are getting harder to get hold of)! With a modern unit, you can be up and running in the flick of a switch. 

Fuse box (consumer unit) replacement at London house
 

The risks associated with old fuse boxes are numerous. As they do not have the same capabilities that modern units do, should you receive a shock, the electricity may not shut off, which can cause fatalities. 

Regulations have also been introduced to increase the safety of consumer units when it comes to fire safety. Ageing consumer units in domestic homes are unlikely to be inspected on a regular basis.

Thanks to changing patterns of use, and the fact that we tend to hide these units away in  casings, or under stairs, meaning that they may be overloaded. This combined with a lack of ventilation can pose a fire hazard, therefore it is suggested that all consumer units are enclosed in non-combustible materials.

Ensure you have peace of mind for you and your family - get a quote for fuse box replacement now. 

 

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What other services can you provide?

Some of our most popular service listed below, if you can't find what you need below, please contact us

  • House Rewiring
  • Downlights
  • Smoke and Fire Alarms
  • Fitting New Lights
  • Additional Sockets Installation
  • Partial or full Kitchen wiring
  • Cooker points
  • Switchers and Dimmers
  • Consumer Units / Fuse boxes
  • Garden Lighting
  • Outdoor Lighting / Sockets
  • Domestic rewiring
  • Landlord Electrical Certificates
  • Door Entry Systems
  • Smart home installation
  • Commercial rewiring
  • Electrical inspection
  • Car charging points 
  • Ambient lighting 
  • Sound system installation 

Do you cover South West London? 

Yes, we cover all areas of South West London including  the boroughs of:

  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Lambeth
  • Merton
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Sutton
  • Croydon
  • Wandsworth

 

Do you cover West London?

Yes, we cover the following boroughs:

  • Hammersmith
  • Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Brent
  • Hounslow
  • Kensington
  • Chelsea
  • Ealing

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