Fuse box replacement service near you

Have your fuse box professionally replaced by an experienced technician

  • Certified electricians near you
  • Insured and professionally equipped
  • BS 7671 Wiring and Part P Building Regulations
  • 7-day availability (including official holidays)
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How to arrange your fuse box replacement service

  • 1.
    Book a fuse box inspection
    Use our online booking form to schedule an inspection of your fuse box.
  • 2.
    Get a quote
    After the inspection, you will get a personalised quote for the job.
  • 3.
    Get the job done
    A certified electrician will be assigned to replace your fuse box.
  • 4.
    When the service is complete, you will receive an Electrical Installation Certificate.
Fuse box replacement by a certified electrician in London

What to expect from your fuse box installer service

Our fuse box installer service is a comprehensive solution designed to enhance the safety and compliance of your electrical systems. The skilled and certified electricians specialise in upgrading, replacing, and installing consumer units to ensure they meet the most recent electrical standards, providing you with peace of mind regarding the safety and reliability of your electrics. Here is how the service is usually carried out:

Initial Inspection – Our service begins with a meticulous inspection of your existing electrical setup. This step is crucial to identify the current state and potential risks associated with your electrics, ensuring a smooth and secure upgrade or installation process.

Installation and Replacement – Post-inspection, our electricians will seamlessly proceed with the installation or replacement of your consumer unit. This involves meticulous attention to detail and adherence to stringent safety protocols, ensuring the installation aligns with the latest electrical standards and regulations.

Safety Assurance – Multiple tests will be conducted post-installation to verify the safety and reliability of your new electrical wiring. These assessments are crucial to detect any discrepancies and rectify them immediately, ensuring your system operates flawlessly.

Certification – Upon the successful completion of the service, you will be provided with an Electrical Installation Certificate. This document serves as a testament to the conformity and safety of your electrical installation, reflecting our commitment to quality and compliance.

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AppointmentsMonday – FridaySaturday – Sunday
8:00 – 18:00Before/After Working Hours8:00 – 17.30Before/After Working Hours
First half hour£57£83£73£83
Subsequent Half Hours£49£75£65£75
Full Day (8 hours)£565

Booked 3 hours, but the job took 2? No worries, you only pay for the actual time the service took.

Minimum appointment time: 1 hour. After the first hour, we will charge on a half-hour basis. Prices are inclusive of all taxes.

Upon your request, the technician can source additional materials from the local store. We charge £52 per hour to supply them and the costs for the shopping time and materials will be added separately on top of the price.

T&Cs and Minimum Charges apply. When we calculate the price, we also take into consideration the area's dimensions and the time of the appointment. All prices and deals are valid for areas within M25. Deals cannot be combined with any other deals and promotions. Prices are subject to availability. Congestion charges are excluded (when applicable).

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Why choose our fuse box replacement service

Expert Assurance – For our fellow Londoners seeking top-notch fuse box installation, our service boasts certified electricians performing in strict accordance with the BS 7671 Wiring and Part P Building Regulations. The skilled technicians ensure your installations are top-tier, compliant, and secure, setting a benchmark for quality and safety within the M25 zone.

Certified Safety – Your safety is our priority, and with each service completion, we provide an Electrical Installation Certificate. The diligent technicians conduct several safety tests on your new consumer unit, ensuring it is secure and compliant, allowing you to use your electrical systems with confidence and peace of mind.

Flexible Booking – Life in London can be busy, but our service is tailored for your convenience with emergency appointments and 7-day-a-week booking options. Whether it’s a sudden need or a planned appointment, we’re here to accommodate your schedule, ensuring a hassle-free experience for both domestic and commercial properties.

Peace of Mind – Our service not only adheres to the latest regulations but also ascertains your property’s safety, affording you much-needed peace of mind. Unsafe electrics are perilous and can attract hefty fines or even imprisonment, particularly for landlords. Whether you're a homeowner or a landlord within the bustling city, our service alleviates any concerns related to electrical safety and compliance, ensuring a serene living and working environment.

Availability Across London – Our services are widely accessible to all clients located within the M25 zone, making us a go-to choice for both domestic and commercial properties in London. Whether you’re running a business in the heart of the city or residing in the picturesque suburbs, our top-tier fuse box installation service is just a call away, ready to serve your electrical needs with precision and care.

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Why you need to replace an old-style fuse box with a consumer unit

Numerous homes in London, unfortunately, still rely on old-style fuse boxes that lack the sophistication and security of modern consumer units, putting residents at unwarranted risk of electrical accidents. Here are the main reasons you should switch to a modern consumer unit.

Enhanced Safety

Old fuse boxes, commonly found in many UK homes, lack Residual Current Devices (RCDs) which are integral for swiftly cutting off electricity in case of a fault, greatly reducing the risk of electric shocks. Modern consumer units, on the other hand, are equipped with these life-saving devices, ensuring a safer living environment.

Legal Compliance and Risk Mitigation

For landlords, upgrading fuse boxes is not just about tenant safety but also about compliance. Legal frameworks such as the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 and related statutory regulations mandate the maintenance of electrical safety throughout tenancy.

Secured and Regulated Electrics

Upgrading to a modern consumer unit not only brings peace of mind but also ensures that the electrical installations are up to the prevailing regulations. A modern consumer unit isolates faulty circuits without impacting the whole house's electricity, and the incorporation of RCDs or RCBOs provides immediate tripping and power cut-off to appliances, preventing electrocution and safeguarding inhabitants.

Prevention of Electrical Accidents

Electrical accidents are unfortunately more frequent than we might realise, with daunting statistics revealing around 70 deaths and 1.2 million injuries annually in the UK due to such incidents. Moreover, electrical faults account for approximately 50% of fires in UK homes, equating to around 21,000 fires per year.

Upgrading from an old-style fuse box to a modern consumer unit is not just about compliance and safety; it’s about fostering a secure and harmonious living space, be it owned or rented, within the vibrant and dynamic environment of London.

Frequently asked questions about our fuse box installation service

Q: When might my home require a fuse box replacement?

A: If you're unsure about the appropriate time to replace your fuse box, consider if you experience flickering lights, non-functional plug sockets, frequent necessity to reset fuses, or if your fuse box and electrics do not comply with the latest regulations, or have asbestos flashguards. It’s also crucial to check if the unit is broken, outdated, or made out of wood, contains rewireable fuses with fuse wire, or if any issues have been highlighted during an electrical inspection. Should you have any uncertainties about whether an upgrade is needed, feel free to call us to schedule an EICR inspection for a detailed report on the condition of your electrical system.

Q: How much does it generally cost to replace a fuse box?

A: The cost for a fuse box replacement depends on various factors, such as the number of circuits, the type of consumer unit, the current condition of your electrical system, any required earth bonding work, and any additional electrical work needed in the property. Therefore, to provide you with the most accurate and fair price, we offer personalised quotes after conducting a thorough on-site survey to understand your specific needs and requirements better.

Q: Is it permissible for me to replace a fuse box myself?

A: Unfortunately, it is not permissible to replace the fuse box on your own. The replacement of the consumer unit is classified as notifying electrical work to the local building control in domestic properties. Hence, it necessitates the intervention of a competent electrician who is certified to carry out the work and certify it according to wiring regulations BS7671. Furthermore, a building control compliance certificate must be issued in accordance with building regulations Part P.

Q: Will additional work be required if my electrics are old?

A: Typically, the age of your electrics doesn’t necessitate additional work. However, earth bonding is the most common additional task that might be required, being a mandatory prerequisite as per Wiring Regulations BS7671 and Building Regulations Part P. The earth bonding connection between the Main Earth Terminal and gas/water pipes is essential for electrical safety, as it minimises the magnitude of touch voltages.

Q: How long will the fuse box replacement service take?

A: The time required to complete a fuse box replacement service is subject to several factors, including the type of device being installed, the condition of the existing box and wiring, and the length of post-installation tests to be executed by the electrician. Generally, we strive to complete fuse box replacements within 4 to 6 hours, encompassing all necessary tests to ensure the safety and compliance of your new installation.

Q: Which areas in London do you serve?

A: We are pleased to extend our electrical installation and repair services to all areas within the M25 zone in London. We aim to reach our valued customers wherever they are located within this region and provide them with efficient and prompt services to address their electrical needs.

Q: When should one consider replacing a fuse box or consumer unit?

A: A fuse box or consumer unit should ideally be replaced when purchasing a new property, when planning to rent out a property where electrics have not been upgraded for several years, or if there is a lack of residual current devices (RCDs) for wiring embedded in the walls, and for socket circuits and outlets connected to outdoor electrical equipment. It is also advisable to consider replacement if you are in the process of obtaining property insurance or if your property hasn’t undergone an electrical inspection in over 10 years.

Q: As a landlord, am I obliged to upgrade my fuse board?

A: Yes, as a landlord, ensuring that the property adheres to The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 is paramount. These regulations stipulate compulsory testing in all rented properties to verify that the fuse box or the consumer unit is fit for purpose. Older fuse boxes, which utilise fuses instead of circuit breakers, often do not conform to current regulations, necessitating their replacement with a modern consumer unit to safeguard compliance and tenant safety.

Q: My existing fuse board is operating adequately; is there a necessity to replace it?

A: While your old fuse board may appear to be functioning well, upgrading to a modern consumer unit can significantly enhance safety within your residence. Contemporary units are equipped with Residual Current Devices (RCDs), crucial safety components designed to immediately disrupt electricity flow in the event of an electric shock. Unfortunately, older fuse boxes lack this essential feature and could potentially have slower response times, a delay that might mean the difference between life and death. Subsequently, transitioning to a new distribution board could substantially augment the safety of your electrical installation, safeguarding your family or tenants against the risks of electric shocks or fires.

Q: Is it possible to replace the fuse box without undertaking rewiring?

A: Absolutely, replacing your fuse board without rewiring is feasible, provided the existing installation has been thoroughly tested and is verified to be in compliance with current regulations. In such instances, the replacement process is straightforward and does not necessitate any additional rewiring efforts.

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