Rewiring, Upgrades & Home Improvements
Rewiring a house is not the simplest of tasks. In fact, unless you have the relevant skills and training, you should always leave it to a professional electrician. At Prestige Skills, we provide a full & part rewiring service to homeowners, covering everything from initial survey to the safe installation of new wiring. Whether you are looking to extend your property or are considering
moving into a house that’s more than 25 years old, let us put your mind at ease.
If a property has not been rewired in the last 25-30 years, it is most likely in need of an upgrade. 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 are 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 are renovating 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.
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 would not usually demand as high a price as a full property rewire.
At Prestige Skills Ltd, 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 will not 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.
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: