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The rewire process

A house rewire is a major job that should only be carried out by a professional electrician, who will be able to plan and implement exactly the right wiring for your home. Every rewiring project that we complete is different, but a house rewire usually involves the following:

First fix

First fix involves all of the major work and we will need to lift floor coverings, get behind skirtings and make channels in your walls and ceilings in order to add new cables.  If you are planning a rewire for a newly purchased property, then consider delaying your move until the work is complete, as it can be messy and all power will be off. You should carefully plan your electrical requirements at this stage and decide where you require sockets and switches as well as any smart home technology that you would like to incorporate. As fully qualified electricians, GW Electrical Services will guide you through this process.

Second fix

At the second fix stage we add your new consumer unit, as well as sockets and switches, and any of your built-in electrical systems like alarm systems or electric showers.

Once the work is complete we carry out detailed testing to ensure that all aspects are working efficiently, so we can issue you with your certificate and necessary paperwork to show that your rewire has been installed by a qualified and registered electrician. We make everything good for you – including plastering and redecoration work, to ensure that your home looks like new once the electrical work is completed.

The process takes anything from 3 days to a week to complete, depending on the size of your property.

Do I need a rewire?

In our experience it is usually older properties which may require an electrical rewire, so you may want to consider this if you are purchasing an older property – particularly one that is more than 25 years old. We also recommend an inspection of your electrics if you aren’t sure when a rewire was last carried out.

Good general guidance is to check-out your electrics every 10 years if you are a homeowner, and rented properties should be inspected every 5 years.

An expert and qualified electrician like GW Electrical Services will be able to review your electrics and provide an honest appraisal of whether a rewire is required and identify any other remedial work that may be required. We have carried out many rewires for both domestic and commercial customers in the Bristol area, so you can rely on our experience and expertise.

Rewiring is recommended...

…when you are changing or upgrading the functionality of your electrics

If you are planning new lighting, smart home technology or any other sort of upgrade this is a good time to consider a rewire in order to ensure that your existing system can cope.

…during property renovation or refurbishment

Rewiring can be messy work – so if it needs to be done, it is ideal to do this alongside other planned extension or renovation work.

…as a result of damage

If your property has experienced any sort of damage, such as flooding or fire damage, it is vitally important that you have your electrics checked out by an expert and a full or partial rewire may be required.

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We will carry out a full assessment of your electrics and advise if you need a full or partial rewire

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