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Need Your House Rewiring?

If the electrical supply in your home is more than 25 years old, or if you don’t know when it was last maintained or overhauled, then you need to give AMP Manchester a call to ensure that it is safe.

MANCHESTER’S LOCAL HOUSE REWIRE ELECTRICIANS

AMP Manchester are a local electricity utility company that specialises in all types of complete rewiring – from installation to correcting faulty wiring, maintenance, and everything in-between.

Got questions about the rewiring process? Then get in touch for a no-obligation quote.

 

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Why Choose AMP To Rewire Your Home?

Although the rewiring of your electrical supply is a big undertaking, understandably, it’s not something that you should try and do on a budget. At AMP Electrical Contractors we’re fully NICEIC accredited, so you can rest assured that by choosing us to rewire a house your service will be to the highest possible standards and meet all the necessary building regulations and legal health and safety requirements.

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Why do I need electrical rewiring?

Technology progresses at a rapid rate, and electrical wiring is no exception. What was considered cutting-edge wiring in the 1980s is now outdated wiring as there are now much safer and cost-efficient methods of wiring a house.

Just think of how our dependence on electrical appliances such as smart speakers, mobile phones, and internet routers has grown during the last 40 years. Think of the strain that would be put onto an older electrical wiring system that was not designed to cope with this kind of usage – it’s a potentially serious fire hazard. 

You need us to carry out a full electrical rewire.

If you are thinking of adding an additional building to your property, such as a kitchen extension or converting an attic, then the danger is that this extra wiring could overload the existing house wiring. 

We are fully experienced in seamlessly integrating new and old wiring systems together and making them safe and practical. Give us a call on 01204 952 628 to discuss this if you have any concerns.

How can I tell if my house needs rewiring?

Other than receiving an electric shock every time you flick a switch there are a few different ways and warning signs of telling if you need to rewire a house, and they may have a big impact on the overall cost to rewire. This is especially true when rewiring an old house:

The fuse box

If your fuse box has white ceramic fuses, then it will probably need replacing and the entire house will need rewiring

The switch or socket faceplate

If you have a mix of different switch or socket faceplates then chances are that your home has had a partial rewire at some point in the past.

Old wiring

Old wiring is green, red, and green and yellow striped in colour. Modern wiring is green and yellow striped, blue, and brown.

Round pin sockets

These are a sure-fire indication that a full electrical installation is on the cards as these types of sockets are completely obsolete.
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What does domestic rewiring consist of?

The amount of work that goes into rewiring a house is unique to every single project, and AMP Manchester have worked on every kind of electrical work imaginable.

Before any rewiring takes place, we’ll conduct a full diagnostic of the existing wiring needs to be done to ascertain what needs to be done. This will involve a fuse board inspection, and inspection of the electricity meter, the light fittings, the existing wiring, checking for any faults and breakages in the power supply and ensuring that it is safe to work on.

It’s worth pointing out that in any new rewiring project, that surface-mounted wiring is not allowed, whether that is rubber insulated cabling, fabric insulated cabling or lead insulated cabling – it either has to be buried in the wall, in the ceiling cavity, behind skirting boards or in the floor cavity. Needless to say, this may involve us making some mess to make access points for the new wiring.   

If the wiring that needs installing is in a new build then our work can be relatively straightforward as we will have an empty shell to work with. This not only cuts down on the amount of time it will take us to complete the rewiring, but it will significantly lower your cost, too. 

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First and second fixes

When rewiring a house, the first step your AMP Manchester qualified electrician will take involves installing backboxes for switches and plug sockets. This is known as a first fix and is the messiest part of the rewire, so it’s a good opportunity to design and plan out your power points layout with us prior to this so that it meets and futureproofs your needs. 

Once the first fix has taken place, the second fix can begin, which involves us either adding or repairing any plasterboard, flooring, or skirting board that has been removed or damaged as part of the first fix, and screwing in place things like light fittings, switch plates and sockets. Modern central heating controls would also be fitted during this phase.

Electrical safety is our priority, so once the second fit has taken place, a comprehensive safety diagnostic can take place to ensure there are no faulty electrics, that the job meets all wiring regulations and building regulations, and you can take ownership of your final installation certification, safe in the knowledge that your wiring conforms to modern safety standards.

House Rewiring FAQs

What is an electrical rewire?

Quite simply, electrical rewiring is hiring one of our qualified electricians to update your property’s existing electrical system with new wiring. A house rewire is a potentially messy and disruptive job, but we pride ourselves on taking the time to work as efficiently and cleanly as possible, giving your home the respect it deserves.

How much does a house rewire cost?

Every full rewire project job is bespoke, and we pride ourselves on doing a professional job and not ripping people off.

If you have any questions about how much the cost to rewire with us would be, whether that be an extension or rewiring a house in full, then we’ll be only too happy to give our expert opinion on what solution would best fit your needs.

How long does it take to rewire a house?

When it comes to rewiring a house, the timeframe can vary depending on the size of the property and how many rooms are involved. On average, for a 3-4 bedroom house, a complete rewiring job typically takes around 7 days to finish. However, keep in mind that the actual time it takes can differ based on the number of new components being installed and the specific needs of your property.

Do I need an EICR to book a house rewiring?

It’s definitely worth considering. An EICR can help identify other issues with your electrical installation, ensuring that all faults are addressed during the rewiring process. This can save you from having to pay for an electrician to fix problems later on. Additionally, an EICR offers peace of mind that the electrics in your home are safe. Remember, building regulations require your electrical installation to be tested every 10 years if you own your home, and every five years if you’re a landlord or tenant. On average, an EICR test costs between £120 and £350, depending on the size of your property.

Will rewiring my house leave a mess?

The extent of mess caused during a rewiring job varies from property to property. Generally speaking, rewiring involves cutting, chasing, and chiselling out walls, which can create a fair amount of debris in your home. You can still stay in your property while the rewiring is taking place, but it’s worth noting that you may not have access to all electrical points during the process.

AMP Manchester will work section by section, so you can expect certain areas of your home to be temporarily out of use while the work is underway. Rest assured, your electrician will keep disruption to a minimum and do their best to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

At what age should a house be rewired?

As a general rule, houses should be rewired every 25 to 30 years. However, there are some circumstances that may require more frequent rewiring, such as if your home has been damaged by flood or fire. If you’re unsure whether your home is due for a rewire, it’s best to consult with AMP’s qualified electricians who can assess your wiring and advise you accordingly.

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