Tips

Does your property need a complete rewire?

House full rewiring

If your electrical survey has thrown up an unsatisfactory result, or the wiring in your home is very old and you need a rewire, follow these simple guidelines.

Start by preparing a brief of what you need and what you expect from the electrician. Contact at least three registered electricians (it’s advisable to use an electrician registered with a governmentauthorised scheme such as the ELECSA or NICEIC, as rewiring must comply with Building Regulations) so that you can compare quotes.

Discuss the quotation with each contractor; the lowest price may not necessarily be the best. Don’t forget to ask if there is a charge for the quotation, and discuss payment terms such as the deposit and/or stage payments before work begins. Agree a timescale of the installation with a definite start and finish date. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – no reputable electrician will have a problem with that.


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