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Amendment 2 of the 18th Edition: What are the Main Changes?

The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations was co-published by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) and BSI (British Standards Institution) and introduced in 2018.  Also known as the BS 7671:2018, this set of regulations set the national standard...

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How Much To Rewire A House

Faulty or outdated wiring can pose a major health hazard, causing electrocution, frequent tripping and even house fires (over half of all accidental house fires are caused by electricity). If your home is over 25 years old and still has the original wiring installed,...

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Electrical Safety For Landlords: A Guide

Electrical Safety For Landlords: A Guide Electrical safety is crucial: for tenants, it helps safeguard them from accidents like shocks or fires - which can even be fatal. For landlords, failing to comply with electrical safety standards puts them at risk of remedial...

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How To: Change Fuse in Fusebox

How To: Change Fuse in Fusebox Many modern homes come with a fusebox (or “consumer unit”) that can be repaired at the flick of a switch - but if you live in an older property with a traditional fusebox, the process is a little more complicated. Knowing how to change...

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Electrical Safety Certificate: Everything You Need To Know

Electrical Safety Certificate: Everything You Need To Know When it comes to electrical safety, it pays to be in the know. For landlords, property owners and tenants alike, safety in the home is essential: faulty wiring and appliances are the source of over 1 in 10...

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How Disruptive Is Rewiring A House?

How Disruptive Is Rewiring A House? Although there are no definitive guidelines as to when a property should be rewired, as a general rule, if your property is older than 25 years, it’s probably time to check the electrical wiring - so while safety is paramount, you...

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What Does NICEIC Stand For?

What Does NICEIC Stand For? Almost every profession has its own set of abbreviations, acronyms and technical jargon, including the electrical sector - so if you’re not already familiar with the term you might be wondering: what does NICEIC stand for? NICEIC is...

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Why You Shouldn’t Attempt to Rewire a House Yourself

Why You Shouldn’t Attempt to Rewire a House Yourself DIY jobs often produce mixed results. If you’re a dab hand with a paintbrush (for example), that feature wall you had in mind might be a resounding success - or if it isn’t,  you can always paint over it and...

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Does My House Need Rewiring?

Whether it’s a new property or one that you’ve lived in for some time, the question of whether or not to rewire usually raises further questions about how long it will take, how much disruption it might cause - and how much it costs - but according to statistics from...

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What Does A House Rewire Involve?

If a home is more than 25 years old, it is unlikely that it will have had a full rewire completed since it was built. One of the many reasons why so few older homes in the UK have up to date wiring is because there is a general belief that it will cause a huge amount...

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The Dangers Of Outdated Wiring

It’s impossible to think of modern life without the benefit of electricity. As many of us are aware however, it can also be lethal if our home wiring is not up to the task or is degraded beyond repair. The issue is, the majority of homeowners will only consider...

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Is a house rewire messy and disruptive?

When an electrician rewires a house, it is generally considered one of the messiest and disruptive projects you as a  home owner can undertake. To be able to rewire a house it is necessary to create channels through the plaster into the walls and occasionally...

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How Much Does It Cost To Rewire A House?

How Much Does A House Rewire Cost? House Rewire Cost & Information Guide Need a Tailored estimate? Use our amazing online house rewire cost calculator! Use the Calculator House rewire cost and information guide How much does it cost to rewire a house? This is the...

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Electrical safety certificate testing guide 🧐

What is an electrician actually doing when testing a circuit? Whether it's for for an electrical safety certificate or a new installation certificate🤔  Here is a short guide. When a new circuit is installed, it must be tested before being put into service. This...

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