Rewiring, Upgrades & Home Improvements
A Professional Rewiring Service
Rewiring a house isn’t the simplest of jobs – in fact, unless you have the relevant skills and training, you should always leave it to a professional electrician. At Mr. Electric, we provide a full rewiring service to homeowners across the UK, covering everything from initial survey to the safe installation of new wiring. Whether you’re looking to extend your property or are considering moving into a house that’s more than 25 years old, let us put your mind at ease.
When is Rewiring Necessary?
If a property hasn’t been rewired in the last 25-30 years, it will probably need upgrading, whether partially or fully, to ensure it complies with current safety standards. Given the sheer volume of electrical devices used in modern households compared to the 1980s and 90s, the existing wiring might be under strain from a high level of electricity usage, and could potentially be dangerous.
A full or partial rewire might also be required if you’re planning major renovation work that would be defined as a ‘material alteration’ by the Building Regulations. This will usually include an upgrade of the fuse board. In the case of room extensions and attic or garage conversions, any new wiring will need to comply with Part P (Electrical Safety) of the Building Regulations, and existing wiring in those rooms will also need to be improved to ensure it can safely carry additional loads; is earthed according to current requirements; and has satisfactory cross bonding. If you’re remodelling or extending, the wiring in the rest of your property won’t need upgrading unless required by the Building Regulations’ energy efficient requirements, e.g. central heating controls.
What Does a Rewire Involve?
At Mr. Electric, we leave no stone unturned when rewiring a property. As a NICEIC Approved Contractor, you can rest assured that all work will be carried out with minimal disruption and in accordance with all relevant regulations and safety standards. Here’s a summary of what we do when rewiring a home:
- Fully assess the work required and provide you with a full quotation before we start.
- Check the existing connection to make sure it meets the correct legal requirements.
- Carry out the rewire, ensuring that we perform a full electrical safety test on all wiring.
- Test that the circuit and fuse board are functioning as they should.
- Check all sockets and power outputs to ensure they conform to current building regulations.
- Provide a copy of a rewiring certificate for electrical installation, detailing all the work required to make your property safe.
Our electricians treat every customer’s property like their own, using shoe protectors and dust mats where necessary, and always cleaning up once a job is complete.
How Much Does it Cost to Rewire a House?
The cost of rewiring a house tends to vary depending on the size of the job and the property. A full rewire of a four-bedroom house will typically cost more than it would for a two-bed property, for example. Similarly, rewiring a kitchen extension wouldn’t usually demand as high a price as a full property rewire.
At Mr. Electric, we offer a fixed price for full and partial rewires, so you’ll know exactly what you’re paying upfront. Working with a professional, accredited electrician means you won’t be hit with any nasty surprises once the work is completed, and if any additional work is required, we’ll always provide a quote first.
Home Improvements & Upgrades
Regular improvements and upgrades to your home help improve its value, while providing you with a more attractive living space. Here are some of the other services we provide homeowners:
- Fan Installation
- Lighting Upgrades
- Child Proof Sockets
- Shock Prevention Devices
- Fuse Box Upgrade
- Electric Shower Installation
- Smart Thermostats
- Circuit Breaker Replacement
If your house needs rewiring, or you wish to enquire about any other upgrades or home improvements, feel free to give us a call on 0800 7311 606. We’re available 24/7 for all electrical enquiries.
I sadly cannot give one star. Lee Ives the managing director came out because someone else was on a job. He failed to recognise the make of Fuse Box so took a photo and sent to someone else. (It took me 2 mins to Google it and find the same information). I suggested it could be a faulty RCD (rccb) he suggested it could be a blown bulb. As he didn't have a spare RCD to add he went to move over a circuit and when he disconnected the hot tub the power worked again. He then left the hot tub disconnected and switched everything back on. He suggested we get a hot tub engineer as he doesn't fix them. He then charged us 75 for a total of 25min "work". The next day the same problem occurred... After some googling I tapped the rccb with a screw driver and it started working again. (the springs inside seize up sometimes). Wanting our clearly non faulty hot tub connecting and a new RCD (rccb) fitted we contacted mr.electric (Lee) said he would send someone the next day. He said a new RCD would be about 60. (I brought one from screwfix for 24). The electrician (not Lee) came and went to add the RCD that Lee had sent him with... It didn't FIT. (Lee should have googled it). Luckily the RCD I brought did fit. The electrician then connected this and reconnected the hot tub. Everything was now working. Lee wanted an additional 50. So in total for less than 1hours work, no parts (as we provided this), photography of the fuse box and some googling!! Lee wanted to charge 125. Unhappy we spoke to him on the phone. He told us it was a call out charge despite his website saying "no call out charge". He told us they came out twice.... We pointed out he clearly didn't know what he was doing. We did pay as the young electrician he sent on day 2 was competent and its not his fault. We will not be using them again and recommend others do not.
Clear Quotation, Fair Price , all work completed to a good standard in a friendly professional manner
Old Felixstowe, Felixstowe
Very Good service, excellent
Richard and Alex (East Anglia) were super helpful in the process leading up to the work, helping plan what we needed and how we could work around some of the unusual materials we're using in our renovation. During the job they were tidy and friendly. We will definitely be using them again.
Thorpe Moriuex, Bury St. Edmunds
They turn up when promised and do the job they quote for. Prices are fair.
Had a faulty swimming pool heater, Contacted Mr Electric as we always do and within two hours they were onsite to sort the problem. I have always found Mr Electric to be very hard working and great on price and service. FIVE STARS
Mr L Smith
New Hall Primary School, Sutton Coldfield
Fazeley , Tamworth
We have just had an inspection of our electricity system in our bungalow .It was carried out by Wayne who undertook the work in a most competent and professional manner.Excellent service all round.Thankyou Jeff and Joan Boorer d professional manner. Many thanks for an excellent service.Jeff and Joan
This is the second time I have used Mr Electric for Nest smart home appliances & had no issue at all..
Orchard Park, Saltash
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