Fusebox | Consumer Units

We provide a free no obligation written quotation for replacing your fuse box with a modern consumer unit. There are many good reasons why you may be considering installing a modern consumer unit and we have listed some below. We are NICEIC Approved Contractors and Part P registered with over 20 years experience replacing fuse boards. There is also a detailed list of frequently asked questions you may find helpful when considering having the work done. To book a visit and receive a free written, no obligation quote please do not hesitate to call now on 01482 440210 or email us at info@abbeyelectricalservices.co.uk.

1) Improved levels of safety with modern RCD protection.feature2
2) Convenience and reassurance of switching a fuse on instead of
replacing old fuse wire.
3) Modern consumer units are made of fire retardant materials not wooden backed like old consumer units.
4) A modern consumer unit can provide spare capacity for new circuits.
5) Alterations and extensions to the business premises can warrant an upgrade.
6) Safety standards have increased massively since the 1960s.
7) The single most effective improvement to electrical safety
is to replace ageing fuse boards or consumer units with a modern
RCD protected Consumer Unit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
10 Reasons to Choose Us?                                                                                                                                                                                                   
1) Fully Qualified Approved Electricians.
2) Over 20 Years experience.
3) Competitive Pricing.
4) Fully Insured.
5) Quotation provided in writing upon request.
6) Certification provided on completion.
7) 6 Year NICEIC Platinum Promise covers all works.
8) Quality Assured using  NICIEC Registered electricians.
9) We register the work for compliance with Part P Building Regulations.
10) Trust Mark Registered. Government endorsed standards for trade.                                                                                                                                                                                      
Click here for example of this type of work carried out.                                                                                                                                                                                              
Frequently Asked Questions.
What size of consumer unit should I get fitted?
The decision on what size consumer unit should be based first on the number of circuits you have presently plus any future requirements. So for example if you currently have 6 circuits, you would generally install as a minimum an 8 way unit leaving 2 spare for future use. Future needs may include extensions to the building premises or alterations.  
How long will the power be off?        
This is largely dependent on the size of consumer unit being fitted and different businesses have different needs. Following switching the power back on the process of live testing is carried out which involves switching circuits on and off for up to 2 hours. The size of consumer unit and number of circuits means the time taken varies install to install.                        
Why do I need Main Earth Bonding to water and gas services?      
Main earth bonding is part of the wiring that forms the path which a fault travels along in order to activate the fuse in the event of a fault occurring. It is an important part of any electrical installation providing protection against electric shock and is required under current regulations. The regulations require a correctly sized earth is connected from the consumer unit to where your gas and water pipework enters the property.                                                                                                                                                                    
Why do I need earthing in my circuits?                                                                                                    
Earthing in all circuits running from your mains board is part of the wiring that forms the path which a fault travels along in order to activate the fuse in the event of a fault occurring. It is a important part of any electrical circuit providing protection against electric shock and is required under current regulations. In rare circumstances some very old properties still have wiring with no earthing present. Any circuits identified with no earthing are generally considered to be unsafe. If you have circuits with no earthing you would be advised to make separate arrangements to have earthing installed.                                                                                                                
Why do I need a Main Earth Conductor?23072008115
                                                                                  All properties require a connection with earth of some form or other. The main earth conductor forms the path which a fault travels along in order to activate the fuse in the event of a fault occurring. It is an important part of any electrical system providing protection against electric shock and is required under current regulations. The main earth conductor is a cable running from the consumer unit to your suppliers earth or in some circumstances where the supply company has not provided a connection with earth, an earth rod that is fixed into the ground.Why do we need to test the sockets and lights after the new consumer unit is fitted?After the new consumer unit is fitted we need to test everything is working normally. We use specially calibrated test equipment to take readings on circuits at various points. To do this we need access to a sample of sockets and lights throughout the premises. The readings are recorded on your certificate.What if there are pre-existing faults?

On rare occasions some premises have pre-existing faults that exist within your installation but lay undetected by your existing type of fuse protection. When the new modern RCD fuse protection is installed the fault is then detected causing the circuit to trip. This is because modern RCD circuit breakers are designed to better detect earth leakage faults than other fuses. On the rare occasion a circuit has a pre-existing earth fault we would investigate to identify and isolate the source. If the repair of the fault requires additional work you would be informed of the situation and advised accordingly of any additional cost involved prior to any repairs being made. For example a in the event of a faulty light fitting or socket cable we would provide you with a separate cost repair. Any queries please do not hesitate to ask.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes. Following installation of a new consumer unit we provide a BS7671 Electricalcerts Installation Certificate proving the work carried out complies with regulations.

What guarantees do I get with the work?

All our work is covered by the industry leading NICEIC 6 Year Platinum Promise, making sure the installation work is safe and meets the required regulations.

What quality materials are used?

All our materials are high quality and meet with British and European Standards. All materials supplied are covered under our warranty against mechanical failure for 10 Years.

What about payment for the work?

After the consumer unit is fitted we will forward on to you an invoice. Once you receive our invoice we require payment within 30 days. We accept the following forms of payment:

BACs payment

For more info please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01482 440210

email us : info@abbeyelectricalservices.co.uk