We offer a full rewire service.
This includes guiding you thought the design stage where we will agree types and locations of fitting sockets and switchs ect.
drawing up a compleat electrical drawings/plans.
All work will be complacent to the Dutch electrical standers NEN 1010 & NPR 5310
TOP SIGNS ELECTRICS NEED UPDATING
- An old-fashioned fuse box (now known as the consumer unit). This may have wooden back, cast iron switches, white ceramic fuses, or a mixture of fuses.
- Surface-mounted cables running along skirting boards and up walls looks unsightly and suggests minimal quick-fix rewire work has taken place. However,
DO I NEED TO REWIRE MY HOME?
If your house has not been rewired within the last 25-30 years, then it will likely need rewiring at least in part. If you are unsure, don’t take any chances – call in a competent electrician to check.
To ensure everything stays working as it should, it’s good practice to have electrics professionally inspected every 10 years. On completion of this, the electrician will produce an EICR (electrical installation condition report).
sometimes it is used to prevent damage to the building’s fabric.
- Black rubber, lead or fabric covered cables – modern cabling is uPVC coated.
- Old-fashioned sockets and Bakelite switches. Although, sometimes these are retained in a non-working condition, or new replica designs may have been fitted.
- A mix of different socket and switch styles indicate that a partial rewire has taken place.
If a rewire is need, below are some guideline to help.
- The height at which plugs (sockets) and switches are set may vary, but the norm is 1040mm above floor level for a light switch, 300mm for a plug (socket), and 1100mm for a plug (socket) above a working counter.
- When placing plugs and lights, picture living and working in the proposed spaces of the building.
- Go through the drawings room by room and take furniture into account. This applies to lighting and plugs.
- In the kitchen area, work closely with the kitchen manufacturer/installer. Plug points are inexpensive as a percentage of the building cost. Rather have two or three too many than be short. Extension cables across a kitchen counter never look good. Properly position lights and correct light fittings are critical in a kitchen. Again, kitchen units and accessories must be taken into account. The position of the stove is important because of the stove isolator. Moving the stove isolator point after building can be costly. Other fittings like extractor fans must be considered.
- The electrical points in a bedroom need to be considered with the furnishing in mind. Television, data, ceiling fans, air conditioning and telephone points may also be required. Remember home automation.
- Lighting in bathrooms is important, but one must remember that only light fittings made for bathrooms can be fitted. Regular plugs (sockets) may not be fitted in a bathroom. A purpose made shaver point may be fitted. The switch for the lights must be installed outside the bathroom. If required, heated towel rail points may be positioned.
- In living areas and lounges, electronic equipment becomes important. Connectivity for televisions, decoders, high-fi, speakers and so on needs to be considered. Modern wireless systems that connect electronic equipment together makes an installation easier, but it still needs to be thought through.
- Dimmer switches for lighting may also be required in living areas. 2-way switching where a light can be turned off and on from two different points may also be required in large living areas.
- Lighting in passages and on staircases need to be adequate and safety must be taken into account. 2-way switching is almost always required in these areas.
- As the distribution board is not aesthetically pleasing,it is usually positioned in the garage. The home automation system will usually be positioned in the same area as the distribution board.