Why Should you Update your Fuseboard ?

If your Fusebox looks similar to the one in the image below then its probably time you had it updated to a modern Consumer Unit. The modern units are encased in metal to prevent fire spread, have fast acting and convenient circuit breakers and have the added protection of RCD's (Residual Current Devices) which will trip your electricity quickly in the event of a fault . Along with your Fusebox, it is more than likely that your earthing, mains bonding and meter tails will be outdated to. If this is the case then they will need updating at the same time but if they are up to date then they can be left in place.​

Below are 2 examples of outdated Fuseboards on the left, on the right is an example of undersized main earthing. These are common finds at Electrical Installations which haven't been touched in a while.

Fusebox Upgrade (consumer unit) by Swadlincote Electrical Services

The process of Upgrading your Fuseboard to a modern Consumer Unit

​Swadlincote Electrical Services can update your Electrical Installation with a modern Consumer Unit which includes RCD protection. Your property will be Inspected & Tested to see how it fairs with the current Electrical Regulations. A New Consumer Unit will then be installed and, if needed, your main earthing, main bonding and meter tails will be updated. The whole process can be completed in a day to ensure minimum disruption. On completion of the work an NICEIC Certificate will be issued to you. The new Consumer Unit will look similar to this one below.

The competent person will then issue an Electrical Installation Condition Report detailing any observed damage, deterioration, defects, dangerous conditions and any non-compliances with the present-day safety standard that might give rise to danger.

If anything dangerous or potentially dangerous is found, the overall condition of the electrical installation will be declared to be 'unsatisfactory', meaning that remedial action is required without delay to remove the risks to those in the premises.

To arrange a quote for a Consumer Unit upgrade contact me at tel. 07482 220459 / 01283 760055 email. info@swad-elec.co.uk