Rewiring, Upgrades & Home Improvements
A Professional Rewiring Service
Rewiring a house isn’t the simplest of jobs – in fact, unless you have the relevant skills and training, you should always leave it to a professional electrician. At Lowrey’s Electrical, we have the necessary expertise to install or replace lights in any part of your home – from the kitchen to the garden – while advising on the best solutions for your unique requirements and budget. All of our lighting services come with a fixed price, so you’ll know precisely what you’re paying upfront.
When is Rewiring Necessary?
If a property hasn’t been rewired in the last 25-30 years, it will probably need upgrading, whether partially or fully, to ensure it complies with current safety standards. Given the sheer volume of electrical devices used in modern households compared to the 1980s and 90s, the existing wiring might be under strain from a high level of electricity usage and could potentially be dangerous.
A full or partial rewire might also be required if you’re planning major renovation work that would be defined as a ‘material alteration’ by the Building Regulations. This will usually include an upgrade of the fuse board. In the case of room extensions and attic or garage conversions, any new wiring will need to comply with Part P (Electrical Safety) of the Building Regulations, and existing wiring in those rooms will also need to be improved to ensure it can safely carry additional loads; is earthed according to current requirements; and has satisfactory cross bonding. If you’re remodelling or extending, the wiring in the rest of your property won’t need upgrading unless required by the Building Regulations’ energy efficient requirements, e.g., central heating controls.
What Does a Rewire Involve?
At Lowreys. Electrical, we leave no stone unturned when rewiring a property. As a Master Electrician, you can rest assured that all work will be carried out with minimal disruption and in accordance with all relevant regulations and safety standards. Here’s a summary of what we do when rewiring a home:
- Fully assess the work required and provide you with a full quotation before we start.
- Check the existing connection to make sure it meets the correct legal requirements.
- Carry out the rewire, ensuring that we perform a full electrical safety test on all wiring.
- Test that the circuit and fuse board are functioning as they should.
- Check all sockets and power outputs to ensure they conform to current building regulations.
- Provide a copy of a rewiring certificate for electrical installation, detailing all the work required to make your property safe.
Our electricians treat every customer’s property like their own, using shoe protectors and dust mats where necessary, and always cleaning up once a job is complete.
If this is an emergency outside of normal business hours, call us
How Much Does It Cost to Rewire a House?
The cost of rewiring a house tends to vary depending on the size of the job and the property. A full rewire of a four-bedroom house will typically cost more than it would for a two-bed property, for example. Similarly, rewiring a kitchen extension wouldn’t usually demand as high a price as a full property rewire.
At Lowreys Electrical, we offer a fixed price for full and partial rewires, so you’ll know exactly what you’re paying upfront. Working with a professional, accredited electrician means you won’t be hit with any nasty surprises once the work is completed, and if any additional work is required, we’ll always provide a quote first.
Home Improvements & Upgrades
Regular improvements and upgrades to your home help improve its value, while providing you with a more attractive living space. Here are some of the other services we provide homeowners:
- Fan Installation
- Lighting Upgrades
- Shock Prevention Devices
- Switch Board Upgrade
- Circuit Breaker Replacement
- Safety Checks
- Home Automation
- Air Conditioning
If your house needs rewiring, or you wish to enquire about any other upgrades or home improvements, feel free to give us a call on 0478013393 We’re available, Monday – Friday for all electrical enquiries.