How To Prepare For Rewiring

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Its vital you do the proper preparation before rewiring. Here are our top 10 tips to make the project smooth.

  • Dust sheets - Its inevitable there will be some dust when rewiring Our team will provide dust sheets for every project but we also encourage clients to do some sheeting prior to our arrival to really reduce left over dust. Plastic sheets are best, and we advise sealing them at the bottom if possible
  • Small Items - Our team are prepared to help move any heavy items, but we insist on all small loose items being stored away either in boxes, or in an areas we wont be working.
  • Positioning - We require all items to be moved away from the walls allowing approximately 1 meter space permitter around the room. Its also worth noting we require access up to the light fittings, and should be able to get steps ladders underneath the light to work.
  • Plan Locations - Its important you put some thought into the locations of your new socket outlets and also think about any future requirements. Our teams can offer guidance but you should think about things like bed positions, computer areas, external lighting, TV wiring and anything else that may involve distributing your decor later
  • Move Out - HomeRewire guarantee to rewire your house quicker than anyone else, we do this by using specialised manpower with excellent planning and organising. We complete many rewiring projects in just one day but for projects needing more than one day we usually suggest taking an evening out of the property. This allows us to work quicker as we do not need to make the place habitable overnight, and reduces your exposure to dust.
  • Rewiring Re-instatement. - After rewiring you will have to make good the damage with plaster and then arrange to decorate the property. Its important to have the plastering done along side rewiring, as this will seal up any cuts and chases and avoid further dust within the project. HomeRewire Scotland offer full plastering services as standard on all electrical rewires. Our partnering firm HomeSkim provide plastering services across Glasgow.
  • Be Clear, Concise and Decisive - We recommend creating a small floor-plan or at least having a thorough agreed layout for your electrical installation that you can relay to our team. Its important to make your thoughts and plans clear to your electrician to avoid any mis-understanding during rewiring. We recommend a site visit before works commence on any bigger projects. It can be difficult to move the positions of electrical items once installed so make sure you plan it well and we know exactly where to put your new points.
  • Trust The Experts - HomeRewire have been rewiring homes for many years and faced all different types of challenges. Our teams are highly experienced in the job and can offer sound advice with regards to rewiring.
  • Manage expectations - Our aim is to make this project as hassle free as possible, and ensure it goes as smoothly as rewiring can. However, its worth remembering the scale of the project in hand. Rewiring is a major refurbishment task with works and disruption in every room and area of your home. There will be some dust, some mess and some decoration but its all normal.
  • Don't Stress - The disruption to a property when rewiring can sometimes be very very stressful. HomeRewire often work with clients who’s home is in great condition yet needs to be rewired. Understand that the job is essential to the safety of your home and its occupants, and on completion you will have a fully modernised electrical system to deal with the demands of todays electrical devices. Finding a quick, efficient contractor who rewires homes every single day and has experience is key to reducing the stress involved in Electrical Rewiring.

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