Fuse board replacement and consumer unit upgrades

Are you looking to replace or upgrade your old fuse board or consumer unit?  our highly experienced and knowledgeable team is here to make life easier for you. Local and reliable NICEIC approved electricians for domestic or commercial services in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. Warrington, Cheshire and Wigan Greater Manchester areas.

Fuse board replacement and consumer unit upgrades

Fuse board replacement, mains board swap or a consumer unit upgrade. ProElec Electrical Services can keep you up to date with current electrical safety standards 2020 that would provide better protection to your electrical wiring system.  A new consumer unit will ensure your home not only conforms to current electrical safety standards, but it would also provide protection to you're family and home. Modern distribution boards/consumer units are made of a non-combustible material (metal) to prevent the fire from spreading outside of the enclosure, they contain BS EN 60898 miniature circuit breakers or better know as MCB's, if the power trips or cuts out you simply flick the switch to reset the power, these replaced the old BS 3036 rewireable fuse type (semi-enclosed). When the power cut out on this type of fuse you had to replace the fuse wire inside the enclosure (not ideal in total darkness). All new consumer units will have spare ways so if you ever need to add a new circuit you will have spare space. If you're looking to swap or upgrade to an 18th edition consumer unit or looking for some advice click here. or Call us now on: 01925 222197


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About old fuse boards and why they don’t comply

Many fuse boards are out of date and simply don’t comply with modern health and safety requirements.

If your fuse board or fuse box has a wooden back board, cast iron or ceramic switches, or a mixture of fuses it is likely that it dates back to before the 1960’s. Older fuse boards or fuse boxes also offer little protection from electric shock. We would recommend you have your fuse board upgraded for a new 18 edition consumer unit.

In all new build properties the IEE Wiring Regulations (18th Edition : BS 7671, Published 2018) requires circuits in domestic properties to be RCD-protected (residual-current device).

The most common being a main switch with RCBOs protecting each individual circuit. An alternative arrangement favours a main switch with two RCDs protecting separate DIN rails. If careful consideration is given as to what each bar will control in the way of upstairs and downstairs lighting and power circuits.

With a old fuse board or consumer box with re-wireable fuse wire (BS 3036) when the fuse goes you have to replace the fuse wire, this could cause a few problems especially in the dark, not only that you have got to find what fuse has blown, then have to find your screwdriver to replace it. the last thing you want to be doing is repairing a blown fuse in the dark.


Why use us for a fuse board replacement.

  • All our electricians and staff are uniformed and carry company identification.
  • when it comes to consumer units we only install quality electrical products.
  • Metal clad 18th edition boards supplied.
  • Type A RCD's as standard with every mains board fitted.
  • 100A RCD's on every mains board.
  • Each electrician is qualified to the new 2021 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations and CITY & GUILDS 2391 Inspection & Testing Certification of Electrical Installations.
  • The NIC-EIC Insurance Backed Warranty covers work done by contractors registered to the NIC-EIC Domestic Installer Scheme.
  • All of our engineers are fully CRB certified and NIC-EIC approved for complete piece of mind.

For more information please contact us or telephone us directly on 01925 222197

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