If you have been looking to upgrade your old fashioned fuse board, to a modern consumer unit then you have now learnt a number of things.
You have learnt how to have a rough idea of the sort of things which indicate your fuse board is particularly old.
You now also know the particular advantages and safety benefits of upgrading your old style fuse board.
If you are looking to have a new consumer unit fitted in Wakefield or surrounding areas, you should be aware of a few key points first:
- Always check the installing electrician is registered at the Competent Person Register. This site lists all electricians registered with a governing body in the UK.
- This work is what is known as “notifiable” and either requires a registered electrician to install, or council building control to sign off. Our advice is to strictly use a registered electrician. The extra safety net from their governing body register is invaluable for the end customer.
- Check legitimate reviews and examples of works. Facebook and Google are key sources of actual customer reviews which can give a great insight into the quality of that particular companies work.
- Don’t be afraid to ask to see references and examples of work. Any electrician with pride in their work will be happy to supply these.
Never go for the cheapest quote alone. I appreciate that money is tight but we could share a thousand examples of times where the cheapest quote has come with “extras” or indeed (and sadly worse) is the cutting of corners. There are a number of “tradespeople” taking advantage of the complicated and sadly poorly policed electrical installation rules.
This has given many unskilled and frankly, unqualified trades the ability to complete potentially dangerous electrical works such as consumer unit upgrades. This is often seen with plumbers, kitchen fitters and many others completing in depth electrical works.