Fuse Board &
Upgrade your electric consumer unit or fuse box so your electrics meet the latest regulations and operate safely.
Fuse Box Replacement
Having an up to date fuse box (consumer unit) is a major part of ensuring your electrics are safe and up to standard. All of our installations are fully certificated and we will even notify building control on your behalf.
We are NICEIC approved domestic installers which means that all work carried out by us meets the latest regulations We will test all the electrical circuits in your home during consumer unit installation to ensure the whole house is electrically safe.
Cost-effective Consumer Unit Replacement
If you need to replace an old fuse box or consumer unit call us for expert advice and a free quotation at the most competitive prices.
What does a Consumer Unit Do?
A consumer unit consists of the main switch, RCD's (residual current devices), and circuit breakers. The role of the consumer unit is to control the supply of electricity around the property. The RCDs are there to constantly monitor the electrical currents flowing around your home.
If any electricity flows through an unintended path, such as a person, the electricity is cut off within a fraction of a second reducing the risk and severity of any injury. Consumer units are much more convenient than the older style fuse boxes. If a circuit has tripped there is no need to replace a fuse, you can reinstate the power with the flip of a switch. Consumer units are regulated to improve fire safety.
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LOCAL NOTTINGHAM ELECTRICIANS
The older style fuse box has now been replaced by what is commonly now known as a consumer unit. Legacy Electrical carry out all aspects of electrical work including fuse box/ Consumer Unit replacement and upgrades across Nottingham we have a reputation for quality workmanship, excellent customer service, and competitive pricing.
What happens during a consumer unit installation?
A consumer unit should only be installed by a qualified and registered electrician. Homeowners should never attempt this themselves unless they are eligible to do so.
During a fuse board replacement, safe isolation will need to take place and power needs to be turned off for around 4 to 6 hours. The wiring is also checked to ensure it is up to the latest UK standards. The old fuse box will then be removed, and the new RCD protected consumer unit will be installed to the required British Standards.
Before energisation, there are a series of test that needs to be performed and a check of the earth bonding to the gas and water services. Once the power is switched back on, a series of live tests need to take place. All works will be certified and registered with the NIC EIC scheme and you will receive an installation certificate on completion.
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