In United Kingdom houses are still wearing old fuse boxes that are completely without protection.

How do I know my Fuse box isn’t safe?

    1. You have an fuse box with wooden back.
    2. Cast iron switches
    3. Fuse box enclosure is made of plastic.
    4. Doesn’t incorporate residual current devices.

Unsafe electrics could put your life and that of your tenants in danger. Don’t take the risk, get a modern Fuse Box installed.

 

Do I need any other works if my electrics are old?

  1. Certain properties just need rewiring due to increased signs of wear and tear, absence of Isolation Switches in the Kitchen.
  2. If the electrics are good for providing service, the most common thing needed is the earth bonding. Is mandatory that earth bonding is present before any electrical work can be undertaken.

 

What does it mean if my Fuse Box is made of plastic?

The Regulation 2018  BS 7671,    421.1.201, states: Within Domestic premises, consumer unit and similar switch-gear assemblies shall comply with BS EN 61439-3 and shall:
  1. Have their enclosure manufactured from non-combustible material.
  2. Be enclosed in a cabinet or enclosure constructed of non combustible material and complying with regulation 132.12.

 

 

 

 

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