Facts about home rewiring

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work with a wide range of companies and businesses across the North West, to deliver effective electrical solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about rewiring a property or home.

What are some key facts about home rewiring?

If you’re looking to rewire your property there are a number of factors to consider and some important facts that you should know. These include:

  • Rewiring can be time consuming and disruptive 
  • Electrical Regulations are very strict 
  • Rewiring is worthwhile 

Rewiring a property can be time consuming and disruptive 

This might seem obvious but it is something that many property owners underestimate. When rewiring, all of the old circuitry needs to be removed, which involves removing floorboards and channelling into walls. This means that lots of mess and dust will be created and that furniture, pets and children may need to be moved.

The electrical regulations around rewiring are strict

This is also something that seems quite obvious but is often underestimated in terms of how this will impact your rewire. These regulations will help protect your property, and any tenants or staff in your building. The regulations will determine the steps for working through your rewire and achieving results that will allow your property to be declared up to code. As part of your rewire, unidentified issues may arise and these will need to be rectified in line with the regulations which may effect the timescale of your project.

Rewiring a property is worthwhile 

Finally, one important fact to remember is that rewiring a property is always worthwhile. By updating circuitry and lighting you will have the opportunity to add more sockets and to update your wiring for the future. This can increase the value and the practicality of your property in the long term.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.