Does your home still have an old-style fuse board? At Mr Powers Electrical, we regularly visit homes in Hastings, Eastbourne, Folkestone and the surrounding areas with these outdated installations. If your property still has an old fuse board, you must replace it with a modern consumer unit. These newer systems not only provide improved protection for your household, they also ensure your electrical installations fully comply with the regulations outlined in BS 7671.
As a time-served, trusted local electrician, we provide a fast, effective fuse board replacement service. Our team shares over 20 years of trade experience along with NICEIC certification. You can rest assured, our work combines outstanding workmanship and absolute safety.
It’s important to change to a consumer unit because older fuse boards were not always manufactured with non-combustible materials. Given the role they play at your property, this makes them a genuine fire hazard should certain electrical malfunctions occur.
Over time, your fuse board will only deteriorate. Without the attention of a qualified electrician, the connections will loosen and the risk increases.
In addition, since 2008, regulations have dictated that electrical systems must contain an RCD (residual circuit device) to prevent electric shocks. Your old-style fuse board will likely not have this component.
Below, we have listed some of the common scenarios associated with our fuse board replacement service. If any of these apply to you and your property in Eastbourne, Folkestone or the neighbouring areas, our Hastings-based electricians are on hand to help.
In addition to replacing fuse boards, we specialise in a full range of electrical work, from CCTV installations to full rewires.
This means you can undertake fuse board replacement as a standalone service or as part of a large-scale upgrade of your entire electrical system. Please note, during any such upgrade project, we will need to switch off your property’s power.
Whether in our hometown of Hastings or neighbouring locations like Eastbourne and Folkestone, our electricians recognise that we work in your home or workplace. As such, we operate with care, respect and minimal disruption.
Mr Powers Electrical strives for a swift turnaround time but with zero compromise in safety. We always perform a full round of tests after your fuse board replacement to check for any minor issues.