Consumer Units (Fuse boxes), Installs and Upgrades
Is your electrical system suffering from wear and tear? Do you constantly have to replace fuse-wire or fuses when a fuse blows, rather than simply re-set a switch? Does your existing fuse box or consumer unit have RCD protection? Do you have an old consumer unit similar to the one pictured on the right hand side? If you have answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then you may want to have a modern consumer unit installed, similar to the ticked picture shown.
Modern consumer units (sometimes referred to as Distribution Boards or Fuse Boxes) have built-in safety features, including Residual Current Protection Device (RCD), which can save lives and complies with the requirements of the current Wiring Regulations. In accordance, with the current 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, the consumer units are now of metallic construction for improved fire protection.
Unlike old wiring systems, a modern consumer unit contains miniature circuit breakers and RCD protection devices which can be simply switched back on without the need to change fuses or replace fuse wire. In our experience, all our clients who have had modern consumer units installed have been totally satisfied with the peace of mind that RCD protection brings.
The 18th Edition highlights the recent developments in safety – AFDD (Arc Fault Detection Devices) and SPD (Surge Protection Devices) – please enquire now to find out more!
If you would like a consumer unit quotation, please complete the quotation form or call 0203 5815729. If you already have a modern consumer unit installed within the last 20 years, then you may be looking for an Electrical Installation Condition Report formerly known as Periodic Inspection Reports/Fixed Wiring Report (which is a detailed report on the fixed wiring of an installation) to determine the electrical infrastructure of your building.