The consumer unit traditionally known as the Fuse Board is the most critical part of your domestic electrical system. It sits at the heart of it all. That’s why it’s crucial to invest in a modern consumer unit that can handle the demands of a modern home.
‘Consumer unit’ a technical term for the box that contains the circuit breakers, fuses and incoming mains power in the home.
Due to continual improvements in electrical safety, many consumer units in the UK are out of date but many homeowners aren’t even aware of this.
Replacing the consumer unit is certainly not a job for an amateur, yet it need not break the bank either.
From 2001 onwards, all British electrical installations were required to incorporate residual current device (RCD) protection. The main purpose is to make the unit safe when electricity is supplied outdoors. If a fault occurs, the RCD device trips and cuts power.
Even if you don’t have any outdoor sockets, the law says that your consumer unit must feature RCD protection for all cables that are embedded into the wall of the property, with the exception of alarm circuits.
Professional installation is essential to ensure your consumer unit meets the most recent 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations.
As Experienced installers Southwest Electrical will supply a fully compliant, brand new 18th Edition Consumer Unit. Our fitting price includes the cost of everything required and you can book your installation 7 days a week.
Once the new consumer unit is fitted, Southwest Electrical will test the consumer unit and give you a satisfactory NICEIC certificate also known as the BS7671 certificate. Please ensure you keep this certificate in a safe place for future reference and also as an approved contractor under part p we will notify the local authority of the upgrade and process this notification on your behalf to save you time and hassle. There is no charge for this as it is all part of the fully included service.
To speak to a member of our team for more information on Consumer Units or for a free quotation please call 0117 950 2883 or please fill in the enquiry form and we’ll happily contact you.