Consumer Units

Steel Electrical can replace your consumer unit to ensure it is safe and fully up to standard. We will do this efficiently, affordably and with as little disruption as possible to your day.

What is a consumer unit?

A consumer unit (commonly known as a fuseboard) is a distribution board on which all the electrical elements of a property come together. The board is made up of multiple switches, each of which relates to a circuit within your home or commercial building. Your lighting and power is controlled and supplied from here. If something goes wrong with a device, and the fuseboard detects an overflow current, the device will trip and cut power, keeping you safe.

Is your consumer unit up to date?

If your consumer unit (fuseboard) has not been checked since before 2001, then it may not be up to standard. The British Standard BS 7671:2001 ‘Requirements for Electrical Installations’ and the 17th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations state that all new or replacement consumer units are to be fitted with residual current device (RCD) protection so that, if a fault occurs, the circuit breaker trips and stops the flow of electricity. RCD protection is essential for reducing the risk of accidents like electric shocks or electrical fires.


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    Replacing your consumer unit

    If your consumer unit is old and outdated, it will need to be replaced. It is now the law that outdoor electricity supplies and sockets must be covered by RCD protection, as well as any wiring that is embedded into your walls. The Steel Electrical team can quickly and efficiently replace your unit to ensure it meets BS 7671 and the 17th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.

    Meeting requirements

    As well as replacing your consumer unit in line with Part P of the building regulations, we will provide you with an Electrical Installation Certificate for the work. A consumer unit replacement is classed as notifiable work under the building regulations, so we will also notify your local building control authority on your behalf once the project is complete. This will ensure that your electrical work complies with the necessary standards and guidelines.

    To find out more about our consumer unit services, or for a free, no-obligation quote for a consumer unit replacement, contact us at Steel Electrical today. Our NICEIC-registered, Part P-compliant electricians will ensure that your home’s electrics are fully up to standard.

    Superb electrical services

    We have used Jack and the team from Steel Electrical for numerous of our projects where we have required an electrical contractor. They are now our preferred partner for Electrics. We would highly recommend them for any project small or large. They are very punctual and professional and the feedback from our customers has always been excellent.

    Luke D, Director @ Tiger Building Services

    Went The Extra Mile

    I had 63 Downlights fitted, extras on top, cables chased and came back to do small bits in the evening that I forgot to ask for… have used Jack and Steel Electrical now on 3 properties. Very efficient reliable and easy to deal with. Highly recommend.

    Professional & Friendly

    Jack provided a friendly, timely and efficient service, and ensured that lack of power during the re-wiring was kept to a minimum. The site was always left safe and tidy at the end of the day, and everything was thoroughly tested before departure. I would happily call him for any future electrical work.

    Quick & Reliable

    A quick, reliable and friendly service from start to finish. Jack and his team carried out a full re-wire on our 2 bedroom property and was extremely helpful every step of the way. We had no mess and no fuss, his team kept our house really clean and all the work is very neat and tidy. Steel electrical clearly take pride in what they do. We have already recommended them to friends of ours. 10 out of 10.

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