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The Process Of Rewiring


Dust sheets are fitted to the clients belongings, and floor protection is used where required.

Marking Out

We carefully plan all the new locations for your electrical system and mark the fuseboxes, routes and chases.

Making Routes

The carpets and floorboards are lifted to allow the cables to be ran, and we access the attic and basement.

Cutting And Chasing

Heavy plant machinery is used to create channels within the walls and space for the new electrical boxes and accessories.


A tidy is required to removal the majority of the dust and rubble and keep the site clear and free to work.

Electrical Wiring

Our electricians get to work installing your new wiring for circuits such as your lights, smoke alarms and sockets.

Making Good

Our plasterers make good all the cuts and chases in the property, concealing the new wiring within the walls.

Fit Out

When the plaster is dry our electricians then proceed with the final terminations and connections of your electrical outlets.

Final Test

Testing is carried out to ensure the new circuits operate as they should before we send our your final certification.


Our re-instatment team will contact you to offer services such as plastering and decoration to put your home back to normal.

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Rewiring Your Home

Rewiring is one of the most difficult maintenance tasks a homeowner can face.

It is a major project with works carried out in every room. Your home’s electrical system is powered by cables usually buried in the walls.

It’s recommended that these cables are replaced every 25 years.

The cables provide the power to your socket outlets, your lights and all other electrical items in your home, such as your cooker and boiler.

Sub-standard and and wrongly installed electrics can result in fires, and electric shocks.

Older cables can deteriorate, cables that in the past were thought to be safe, have since been proven to be unsafe and hazardous.

We rewire your home to eliminate any potential problems and ensure everything is modern, safe and certificated.

When we arrive at your property we spend time arranging and preparing the site for works to begin.

It is important you carry out the necessary preparations stated in our terms.

We then work to route your new cables from your consumer unit, all around the property.

Cables are concealed under floors, in the attic space and within the walls and fabric of the building.

The cables will eventually be terminated at every electrical outlet throughout the property, and organised into separate circuits such as lights, and sockets.

Routing these cables involves lifting carpets and floorboards and chasing into the walls.

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Chasing Brick Walls Gets Messy!

If the property is old enough to need rewiring, it’s likely it will be internally constructed of brick or lath/plaster.

On brick we use wall chasers with dust extraction, and breaking power tools.

These tools allow us to work through the brick quickly and efficiently, however they can still create some dust.

On lath/plaster walls we cause minimal damage to the internal strapping. Any damage caused would be suitably bonded to make sure it’s still structurally sound.

Floorboards don’t always come up easily, we use appropriate tools to ensure the best cuts are made to minimise damage.

We understand that potentially you may wish to re-sand your floorboards.

When we remove the floorboard, we then route our cables either by boring holes in the joist or notching a small part from the timber and replacing with a metal safe plate.

When the wiring is complete, the floorboards are then screwed down, or nailed if preferred.

When the cables are suitably routed, and the back boxes are mounted, we then install a protective capping over the cables.

While not required, it’s good practice and keeps things neat, allowing the plasterers to crack on without damaging our cables!

Our plasterers then get to work repairing and making good any damage we have made.

When the plaster sets, we finally screw up your fresh new sockets and switches.

Rewiring is a major task.

You should fully understand the work involved and the scale of the job.

Our engineers are more than happy to discuss every aspect of the job with you prior to our arrival.

All of our electricians also hold a NICEIC Certification to make sure any work is carried out safely and efficiently.

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We come very experienced and equipped to deal with the most difficult challenges.

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