Electrical Rewire Cardiff Advice

A house electrical rewire is when an electrician replaces some, or possibly all of the electrical wiring of a house in the Cardiff area. An electrical rewire will often constitute not just a rewire, but will also add, remove, or replace electrical items (i.e. electrical sockets, fuse boards, light switches) and Vanda Electrical Cardiff are very experienced in this type of electrical work.

All properties will need to be rewired over time. If you currently own a property or are looking to buy a property that is more than 25-35 years old, the likelihood is that it will need to have an electrical rewire.

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As time goes on the electrical cabling gets worn and will need upgrading in order to avoid a potential fire hazard.  An electrical rewire will also bring the property up to current regulations and safety standards and can save money on bills.

Of course, it may be possible that it is unknown when the property was last rewired; so electrical testing of your wiring is something that should be considered, particularly if you are contemplating purchasing a property.

How long will a Rewire take?

There is no definite answer for how long an electrical rewire will take place.  There are numerous factors that will affect the amount of time that a rewiring will take place.  The first question that needs to be answered is whether or not you will need a full rewiring are a partial rewiring.  Vanda Electrical Cardiff can carry out electrical testing in order to give you advice on whether everything should be replaced or just part of the wiring.

Second factor that influences the duration of the electrical rewiring is the size of the property in question, as a 1 bedroom flat will take a significantly shorted time to rewire than a 4-bedroom house.  Vanda Electrical can carry out a house rewire whilst the occupiers are still living in the property, moving appliances and furniture in an undisruptive manner. However, if you wish to speed up the rewiring process even more so, moving out the house for some time may be an option.

How is a Re-wire carried out?

Vanda Electrical Cardiff has a huge amount of experience when it comes to house rewiring projects. Firstly, we will provide you with a free detailed written quotation based on the property viewing, and discuss the requirements.

This will mainly be based on the size of the property, and the amount of time needed in order to complete the electrical rewiring. As well as any other items you are likely to require e.g. electric shower.

Also being discussed will be the location of sockets, and additions/removals of light and any other electrical accessories.  It would also be wise to decide if you plan on having an extension over the next few years, as this rewire could last the rest of your time spent in the house.

These requests will be taken into account with the fire safety, accessibility, and energy efficiency all taken into account.

Firstly, if the occupiers chose to continue to live in the property, then the main concern is that the electricity supply in the evenings and night is still useable and fully safe.  This would mean keeping the original circuits and newly installed circuits separate until the very last minute.

This is where the additional time is added, as at the end of the day the property needs to be tidied and cleaned and the disruption levels to a minimum.   Where as an empty property can be left without power for days and the cleaning up process can remain until the end.

There are two ways to electrically rewire a house, flush or surface installation.  Surface installation is the method where the cables are hidden within plastic casing or trunking that is fixed to the ceilings or walls.

The alternative method is flushing; this is the more permanent method.  Cables are flushed into the properties walls by removing the plaster, inserting the wiring and then re-plastering after.  It all depends on the choices of the occupiers, as it will depend on how much redecorating they will need to carry out after the rewire.

Next it will be time to install the electrical sockets, switches and accessories and then once all the circuits have been installed it is necessary to carry out an electrical test.  This is to make sure you newly fitted circuits comply with the current regulations and safety standards.

What is the Cost Of The Rewire in Cardiff?

There are no set costs for a property to be rewired, it is completely dependant on the size of the property and how much work is needed, however Vanda Electrical approach all jobs individually and will survey and provide free written quotes before any work is undertaken.

For more advice a free quotation regarding electrical rewiring please feel free to contact us.

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