As we go about our daily lives, we rely on electricity to power nearly everything we do. From turning on the lights and heating our homes, to using our favourite gadgets, electricity is a vital part of our lives. Yet, we often take it for granted and don’t think about it until something goes wrong. A well-installed electrical system is very low maintenance and will provide many years of safe use.
In order to get the best final result one of the most important things to do when starting a re-wiring project is to plan carefully. This means thinking about the type and number of wiring accessories, and where you will place them. Consideration should be given to location of furniture and other future possible uses of rooms.
Before consulting an electrician draw a simple plan of your home, mark up the position of rooms, furniture and appliances. You can then consider the power and lighting requirements and positions of accessories and mark these on your plan.
In addition to rewiring for all power and lighting circuits, this is a good opportunity to install other cabling whilst there is access to floor and ceilings. Other rewiring to consider would be your central heating controls, alarms, communications and aerial sockets.
We would carry out a survey before providing a cost estimate and our electrician will offer advice and check your plans to ensure minimal disruption to wall surfaces and to help achieve the best end result.
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