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Full Electric Rewire
When we carry out any electrical installation all our work is carried out by qualified
tradesmen to a very high specification.
The first part of the electrical rewire job is to remove as much as possible of the old electrical installation. This means turning off the power and removing the old consumer unit, before removing all the old accessories including plug sockets and light fittings.
We would normally leave one double socket live close to the supply equipment. It is best to plan to move out of a house during a rewire or better still have the rewire done before you move in.
Next is the dusty part of the job.
Power tools will be used to cut chases in the walls ready for the new electrical cables. Sections will be chiseled out so that when the back boxes for sockets are fixed to the walls the plasterers can run the plaster over the cables and flush with the accessories.
Once the chases are in position the floorboards will be raised and holes or notches cut to allow the cables to be run through from point to point.
Finishing the first fix
The cables in a domestic installation will typically be PVC / PVC twin and earth cable with copper cores. The size of the cable will vary depending on the load and the length of the run.
New consumer unit and second fix
Once the back boxes are in place and the new cables have been run from electrical point to point to create the circuits, the cables will be protected with capping. The capping will prevent the plasterer's trowel from damaging the insulation when the walls are covered.
The cable ends will be placed inside the back boxes out of the plasterer's way. The new plaster will take about two days to dry sufficiently before the electricians can return to fit the accessories such as socket facia and light switches and fittings.
Once these are in place the new consumer unit will be fitted.
It is a general requirement now that new consumer units have circuits split between two RCDs
Final testing will be done on the circuits before the job is considered to be complete. Testing consists of a series of dead and live tests that confirm the installation is safe and ready for use.
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