You've landed on the right page if you are looking for our electricians to rewire your property
If the wiring in your house is old, it is probably time for a re-wire!
Electric-wise can provide you with a complete re-wire at a very reasonable cost and with no stress!
We primarily operate throughout Sussex, and other areas across the South East but we are happy to travel anywhere in the UK.
We guarantee to give you the absolute best prices and our service is known to be friendly, professional and consistent - we don't forget who our customers are!.
We only provide fully insured and certified electricians and/or electrical contractors and promise to carry out your rewire in the most safety-conscious and reliable manner in order to give you peace of mind.
We strive to minimise the aggravation by working quickly and efficiently and when required, can supply a bigger team of electricians so as to complete the rewiring project even quicker. For more information please contact us via the form to the right or telephone us directly on 01323 887187
The NIC-EIC Insurance Backed Warranty covers work done by contractors registered to the NIC-EIC Domestic Installer Scheme.
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We offer a free electrical survey for your house from one of our qualified electricians. We will visit your home and diagnose any potential electrical problems you have.
It will be safer for you and your family if a professional qualified electrician came to diagnose any problems.
We will give you a no-obligation quote for any work required. With this quote you will know the exact cost to rectify any issues.
What signs should I look out for?
A house rewire will be required if the electrical wiring in your house is old or inadequate; otherwise over time this could cause an urgent safety matter. The first sign to check is the colour of the cables - if you find black coloured / black sheathed cables entering the consumer unit then this is an immediate sign that the wiring needs checking professionally.
Modern electrical cables are either grey or white and are insulated by a coating of PVC - the old black cables were insulated with rubber which perishes and decays with age. These black rubber coated wires could be up to 40 years old; over time the deterioration allows the conductors inside the cable to meet. This can manifest itself as a blown fuse, but if you replace the fuse it will simply blow again. The only solution is to replace the wiring, contact us for a free electrical survey or read on for other signs to watch out for.
Other items to look out for include metal conduits running to the sockets or lights, aluminium cable (in use primarily from the 1950s to the 1970s), lead sheathed cables (common in the 1930s) for socket circuits, sockets on skirting boards, and especially, old fuse-boards.
It's not just about being on the safe side...
Are you looking to sell or rent soon?
Modern houses place a much higher demand on the electrical system than in years past, so if you have old, worn-out wiring it is an accident waiting to happen.
Even if the safety issues aren't enough to convince you, you will have to get your electrics updated before you sell your house or rent it out. A basic electrical periodic inspection report will reveal any inadequate or defective electrical systems and prove if a building or home is electrically safe. No mortgage lender will lend money on a house that could be a potential fire hazard.
If you have any concerns about the electrical systems in your property then contact us using our simple contact form or by telephoning us directly on 01323 887187
Just let us know the type of work required.
What's stopping me from doing a house rewire myself?
With the Government's new IEE wiring regulations in place, there are strict limits to the work that you can do yourself. These include the replacement of existing accessories such as sockets, switches and ceiling roses or damaged cabling. House rewiring should be carried out by trained, qualified and experienced electricians.
With our house rewiring services, we issue an NICEIC Certificate to the householder for the work undertaken. We would also notify the Local Authority Building Control on your behalf to record that the property has had a successful house rewire. You as the householder would then be issued with a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate.
If you have any concerns or would like to book one of our electricians to carry out an electrical assessment please let us know by telephone: 01323 887187 or by the form above.
All of our electricians are qualified to the new 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations and CITY & GUILDS 2391 Inspection & Testing Certification of Electrical Installations.
Some examples of bad, old or dangerous wiring:
Over the years we have come across many examples of badly wired plugs and sockets.
We cannot stress how dangerous these have been! Electricity pulsing through a wire that isn't correctly installed can cause a fire - you can see from the examples above the sort of damage that has been caused from the 'sparking' going on inside the plug and socket pictures... if we hadn't changed these, they would have eventually set on fire...