Electrical rewiring

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Do Your Electrics Need Re-Wiring?

Did you know that in 2019 over 1380 deaths and injuries were the direct result of electrical fires in the UK alone? That works out about 27 per week or 4 per day! 54.4% of fires that year were caused by electrical hazards (over 20,000 of them). Which is why having your electrical installation re-wired should be considered for properties that are over 25 years old. If you are unsure of the state of the installation and would like to get an accurate report from an experienced professional electrician, then you will need to have an EICR (electrical installation condition report) conducted. The report would highlight any dangerous/potentially dangerous items that would need attention. Depending on the amount of work needed to bring the installation up to ‘satisfactory’ status and the age/overall condition of the wiring you would be advised as to whether a re-wire was necessary? If the cables [...]

2021-06-22T05:39:21+00:00June 17th, 2021|

Electrical Testing Explained

What’s An EICR? An EICR stands for electrical installation condition report. The best way to describe them is like an MOT for your wiring and we at Kingfisher Electrics are experts. Why Might I Need An EICR? There are several reasons why your installation may be due for an EICR. The latest one being applicable to private landlords throughout the UK. Draft proposals which are widely expected to go through the government this year will stipulate that, as of 1st July 2020, all new privately tenanted properties will need to have a satisfactory certificate or risk being fined up to £30,000 by the local housing authority. Existing tenancies will have until the 1st of April 2021 to have their testing and certification completed. Other reasons include the following; You are considering buying a property and want to know if the electrics are safe or not? This could pre-warn you if [...]

2021-02-09T03:58:52+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

Looking for an electrician in Brighton & Hove?

Are you interested in smart technology for the home, but feel a bit overwhelmed by the range of products out there? If that sounds a bit like you, then smart light bulbs could be a good place to start. Good lighting design has always been important in turning a house into a home...

2021-02-09T03:58:23+00:00May 10th, 2016|