About Our Rewire Service

The rewire service carried out by the electricians at EICR Edinburgh is all-inclusive.

When carrying out a rewiring project EICR Edinburgh always put safety first. EICR Edinburgh, always, rigorously test any new wiring installation and supply only high quality materials. Our experienced Electricians are perfectionists when it comes to the quality of our rewiring jobs, so customers, can rest assured their electrical rewire has been carried out to the highest of standards

EICR Edinburgh rewiring service is available in Edinburgh and across the Lothians (eg. South Queensferry, Cramond, Currie, Dalkeith & Beyond )

At EICR Edinburgh we provide rewires for residential properties & rewires for business properties.

More Information on the Rewire Service provided by EICR Edinburgh

At EICR Edinburgh we provide a comprehensive rewiring service. The rewires carried out at EICR Edinburgh comply to all safety and building regulation requirements.

If rescuing your wiring is not possible then a full rewire may be necessary. This will be carried out with the minimum of disruption, by a company that specialises in this area. There are many ways to wire a property and we will discuss what you want to achieve, before designing your new electrical installation. We understand budget is important and can offer options to suit, whilst still ensuring a fully comprehensive rewire, complete with certification. We will design your system with a fixed quote, however, we also offer a ‘price per point’ system should you wish to add extra points throughout the installation. All rewires are designed with the future in mind. We leave plenty of room in your new Consumer Unit to add additional circuits, e.g. solar system installations. We also arrange other trades such as a plasterer to work alongside us and provide a cleaner at the end of the job. All rubbish is removed from site and ethically disposed of or recycled where possible.

All rewires are designed with the future in mind. We leave plenty of room in your new Consumer Unit to add additional circuits, e.g. solar system installations. Furthermore, a thorough test of your incoming supply will be carried out before any work commences. In addition, we also provide a detailed systematic plan that will allow you to follow our progress, so you can gauge when the work will be finished. On completion, plastering work, ethical recycling and rubbish removal of waste material are carried out and you will receive a 1-10 year guarantee in accordance with your chosen wiring option.

Safety and Safety Upgrades

If your consumer unit (fuse board) is dated and does not have rcd protection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residual-current_device) then it is likely you are due for a rewire or upgrade, depending on the condition of your current installation. 25 years is the recommended length of time between rewiring, however, if you have a certain type of wiring that has been installed well in the first place and looked after in non corrosive condition, then it is possible we can carry out an upgrade. This involves a full test on your wiring (similar to a pre-MOT) to determine there are no current faults or degradation. The test will also flag any wiring needing attention.

If your consumer unit (fuse board) is dated and does not have rcd protection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residual-current_device) then it is likely you are due for a rewire or upgrade, depending on the condition of your current installation. 25 years is the recommended length of time between rewiring, however, if you have a certain type of wiring that has been installed well in the first place and looked after in non corrosive condition, then it is possible we can carry out an upgrade. This involves a full test on your wiring (similar to a pre-MOT) to determine there are no current faults or degradation. The test will also flag any wiring needing attention.

Firstly, we test your Scottish Power supply and the main Earth. Irrespective of who supplies your electricity, it is Scottish Power’s responsibility to upgrade any supplies not to standard. In new builds Scottish Power must provide an Earth, but in the past Earthing was not their responsibility and the Earth used to be tapped from the water or gas supply. In recent years, however, the water and gas supplies have been getting replaced, from metal to plastic, and homes have been losing their existing Earth. The utilities companies do post leaflets through doors, but these warnings are not always received.

This is why I am happy to provide a FREE initial consultation to determine where you stand. Once the Earth issue has been resolved, the upgrade is a full days’ work and includes a Consumer Unit changeover ( non combustible material – to meet BS 7671 ) and hard-wired smoke alarms. These will be designed to meet the differing needs of each house and in accordance with electrical and building standards, and manufacturers’ recommendations in accordance with BS5839. An earth upgrade may be required, that links your gas and water supplies to your new rcd protected Consumer Unit. In the event of your pipe-work becoming live through a fault, the Consumer Unit rcd will trip, preventing shock to the consumer.

Finally, looking at your sockets and switches, we may recommend they get changed, as faulty or old switches can cause the electricity to arc, thus becoming a fire hazard. Once we have upgraded as necessary, we will issue certification and as an approved electrician, registered with SELECT, your installation would be recognised by any authority as having been designed and installed correctly. You can get some more information from the Electrical Safety Council below.
The Electrical Safety Council: http://www.esc.org.uk/public/guides-and-advice/leaflets/

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