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New & Replacement Consumer Units
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Is it time to change that old rewireable fuse board?

Need more circuits or power?

Looking for a modern consumer unit?

Old consumer units often called fuse boards can still be found in many homes today throughout the UK. These units could be aged some 40-50 years old!

Just because they are still in use doesn’t mean that they are still safe!

Very often inspections can get overlooked and fuse boards often remain in place as the engine of the system for a much longer period of time.

As with any materials fuse boards also deteriorate with age and should be formally inspected at a change of property the ownership or a maximum of every 10 years for domestic premises, 5 years for commercial premises.

For Landlords who change tenants on a regular basis, a routine inspection by a competent person is recommended every 12 months.

5 reasons to change your old fuse board with a modern new consumer unit:

■ You old fuse board may not be safe!
■ Better electric shock protection is provided using modern 30mA RCD’s (Residual Current Device)units
■ Quicker tripping out times for short circuit and overload currents
■ No rewireable fuses wires to worry about in the dark
■ Quicker circuit reset times using trip switch controlled MCB’s (Miniature Circuit Breakers)

Test It Electrical can provide you with a free quotation to replace your existing rewireable fuse board with one that is designed to the most current Wiring Regulations.

call us today on 0792 559 3061 for a free estimate

Note: The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 require landlords to ensure that their electrical installations and appliances are safe when a tenancy begins, and that it is maintained in a safe condition throughout that tenancy.

One way to ensuring safety is to undertake a regular formal inspection of the fixed wiring together with any supplied electrical appliances such as cookers, kettles, toasters, washing machines and immersion heaters etc.

See Periodic Inspection & Testing, Visual Condition Reports, PAT Testing.