Electrical wiring in a domestic, commercial or industrial building can become degraded through normal service. Abuse of the electrical circuits or incorrect installations can increase degradation time. Under these conditions the lifespan of the electrical system may be reduced. We recommend regular inspection and testing such as visual inspection and the BS7671 Electrical Installation Condition Report so that if problems are found remedial works can be done so that in the long run it saves you money.As a general rule of thumb a full rewire of an electrical system should be recommended after the installation reaches an age of 25 years. They become detrimental to the system and therefore not need the full cost of a complete rewire within this time frame, as a consequence you may add many years before a full or partial rewire is required.
Rewiring is rarely a straight forward job as it can require properties to have floor boards lifted and walls chased, which can cause dirt and inconvenience. Also the electrical sockets, lighting and fuse boards need to be removed and replaced with modern electrical equipment such as split load Rcd Consumers Units.
Rewiring needs to be installed by a fully qualified and experienced electrician, who can assess the whole job. A rewire is not an easy job that a DIY enthusiast can carry out. If a rewire is not done properly you may risk dangerous situation arising such as lack of fire barriers and you could be putting your property at risk. Your wiring could fail key safety regulations and it may require to be taken out and re-done again, at even more inconvenience and cost. You also require a Electrical Installation Certificate for any rewires and only registered electricians through NAPIT and NICEIC can issue these certificates and can self certify for the building regulation certificate which is also required.