Moving into a domestic or commercial new build can be an exciting time, full of potential and new opportunities for your family or business. It can also be a daunting experience, with you having to ensure you tick all the right boxes and follow all the legal building rules and regulations. You will no doubt have enough on your plate preparing to move into a new building, that’s why it is important to hire qualified specialists, like Green View Projects’ reputable team of electricians, to ensure your electrics are top notch.
Our seasoned electricians understand that new builds require special care when it comes to electrical rewiring. The cost of rewiring a house or commercial property can be a hefty sum, depending on the size, location and character of the structure. Taking this fact into account, the electrical wiring in new builds must be as up-to-date and compliant with regulations as possible, to save you or future tenants having to contend with faulty electrics further down the line.
Compliant with Building Regulations
We ensure your New Build is compliant with the rules outlined in Electrical Safety- Dwellings Approved Document Part P and can cope with the demands of modem day living, including being able to handle all the electrical output needed to power all the gadgets and gizmos we are accustomed to having in our homes and offices these days.
Our fully certified and skilled team have specialist knowledge of a broad cross section of all the Building Regulations. For example, they will make sure all the wall-mounted socket-outlets, switches and consumer units in new builds are easily in reach as outlined in Approved Document Part M of the Building Regulations (Access to and use of buildings). Consumer units (‘fuse boards’) are a piece of apparatus in the electrical supply of a house at the point where it enters a domestic property. A type of distribution board that offers an electrical power feed to supply power to secondary circuits, they comprise of a main switch, circuit breakers, R.C.B.O.s) (Residual Current Breaker with Overload) and other devices.
Approved Document M advises that in new builds and extensions only, sockets for lighting, switches and other equipment should be between 450mm and 1200mm from finished floor level. Though Approved Document M does not offer guidelines on how high new consumer units should be placed, our electricians know to mount them so that the switches are between 1350mm and 1450mm above floor level, meaning they are out of the reach of young children but remain easily accessible.
Rewiring with Green View Projects
Rewiring or even partial rewiring can be a disruptive business and is best done before any plastering is done to a new build. Ideally, the wiring work should be carried out while the house or property is unoccupied and empty, alongside any central heating or plumbing work that needs to be carried out.
Our friendly and professional team will carry out an initial consultation and an Electrician’s Survey to determine what work your new build requires and answer any questions you have. From there we will wire things like circuits, lighting and black boxes of power (the first fix stage) followed by connecting the consumer unit, installing light fittings and faceplates for switches and sockets (the second fix stage).
For an efficient, transparent and reliable electrical wiring service for your domestic or commercial new build please contact us on 01422 356 222 today.