Old fuse boxes are inevitably accompanied by old wiring.
Neither are designed for today’s living and age plus loading with an increasing number of appliances makes older systems much less safe than modern installations.
So what do we recommend?
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 to date back to before the 1960s and will probably need replacing.
These older fuse boards and fuse boxes offer little protection from electric shock.
therefore we would recommend upgrading to a 17th edition Amd 3 Consumer Unit complete with RCD protection for your safety
What an earth is an RCD you may be asking ?
Well an RCD (Residual Current Device) is a safety device that switches off electricity automatically if there is a fault. RCDs are far more sensitive than normal fuses and circuit-breakers and offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers simply cannot provide
Please feel free to contact us for further information about Replacement Fuse Boards or our other electrical services
What is a consumer unit, fusebox or fuseboard?
A consumer unit is used to control and distribute electricity around the home. People use different names for them
- fuse boxes
- fuse boards
- electric consumer box
- consumer boards
- consumer fuse boxes
but they all refer to the same thing
Why Can’t I change a Fuse Board myself ?
Lots of homeowners are struggling to make ends meet, and any way to save money seems like a good option when you’re strapped for cash. But DIY fuse board replacement is more than just a false economy.
Apart from anything else, electricity can kill. Plenty of homeowners have a basic knowledge of how their electrical supply works, and that’s good knowledge to have, but don’t overestimate your abilities. Replacing a fuse board is a complicated job, and the time needed increases if you have a large number of circuits.
Please DO NOT be tempted into hiring anyone who IS NOT a qualified electrician to carry out electrical work in your home, even if they offer to carry out the work for a fraction of the price.
It’s not just the price that counts, a competent electrician will be fully qualified, Part P Registered and fully insured.