Faulty electrics in the home can be a hugely serious issue if you do not keep on top of it. So much so, it can even lead to a serious fire hazard in your home! Under Part P, electrics were brought into building regulations and any substantial alterations or new additions to the wiring in your home, the regulations will come into play.
For anyone who is thinking of purchasing a home that is more than 25 years old, you will need to check that the wiring is up to date before making that purchase. This will then give you a good idea of how much work is required and how much this could potentially end up costing you!
When to Rewire Your Home
There are a few different scenarios in which you will definitely know that your property needs rewiring.
- If your property has not been rewired in 25 to 30 years then you will need to upgrade in order to bring it up to current standards. With older wiring, it can struggle to cope with the amount of electricity used with modern living, so it is vital to makes these upgrades to ensure that it is safe.
- If you have planned to have major remodelling work done to your property, then you will most likely need to have rewiring work carried out. Any material alteration that is recognised by the Building Regulations will need to be rewired and while sometimes it is only part of the property that needs rewired, sometimes it has to be the whole property. As part of this job, you can also expect your fuse box to be upgraded.
- For anyone who is converting their attic/garage or are placing an extension on their home, this will be defined as new work and all new wiring must conform to Part P: Electrical Safety. All of the existing wiring must also have to be upgraded to ensure that it can handle all of the extra loads safely.
- When you are extending or remodelling a property, your existing wiring in the rest of the property should not have to be upgraded. It should only need to be upgraded if it does not meet the energy efficiency requirements of the Building Regulations.
If you think that your home is in need of rewiring, or you just want the peace of mind for someone to double check, then be sure to call Home Fix Solutions today! We can provide you with a free, no obligation quote and inform you of the work that needs to be carried out to make your home wiring safe.