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25 May 2022

WHY WOULD I NEED MY PROPERTY REWIRING?

There are different situations where you need to, or it makes sense to rewire your property. This week we are carrying out two electrical rewires which are in need of a full rewire for different reasons.

Our first rewire is on a three bedroomed detached bungalow over in Ingol near Preston. This property is about to undergo on a major property renovation due to the property lying empty for a while. It is obvious to the untrained eye that this property needs a full property rewire. As this property is about to undergo a full renovation the first job the owner is carrying out is the electrical rewire. Having your property rewired is one of the largest jobs that will need doing to a property, it can be messy, dusty, the floor boards will need to be lifted as well as carpets and walls chased. Rewiring your property whilst it is empty makes the most sense and is the most cost effective. Once the rewiring is completed the next stage of the renovation will be new heating installed and then onto the kitchen and plastering. This property will be fabulous once the renovation work is complete.

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Our second property rewire is on a four bedroomed detached property in Lytham St Annes. The reason for this property needing a rewire is the property is due to be rented out, in April 2021 the law changed for rental properties, every rental property in England and Wales requires an in date EICR electrical inspection certificate. Sadly, this property had an unsatisfactory EICR report returned. The electrician who carried out the EICR referred Fylde Coast rewires to carry out the electrical rewiring.

One of the reasons Fylde Coast rewires have been referred for this job is that the property is currently lived in which leads to a different method of rewiring the property. As there are people living in the property, we must ensure that at no point in time the customers are left with no power. In order to do this, we need to rewire each circuit completing both the first and second fixing work within one day. Rewiring it this way, we ensure the customers are happy, they still have power, all their floorboards and carpets are fitted back in place each evening. Usually when rewiring a lived-in property, we only work between the hours of 8.30-4.30 Mon-Fri. This ties in with the school times. The outcome of rewiring this property will ensure that the Landlords will have a satisfactory EICR electrical certificate issued on completion. Also the Landlord receives a full and un limited 12 month Guarantee which helps with any electrical call outs that may be needed in the first 12 months.

12 May 2022

Two Bedroomed Semi-Detached Electrical Rewire In Manchester

This week we have carried out a full electrical rewire of a two bedroomed semi-detached house over in Droylsden in Manchester.

This property had originally failed an EICR electrical inspection. The owner had put off and put off the work due to being worried about the stress, mess and upheaval of the work. We are happy to report that we have completed the electrical rewire in three days and put the customers mind at ease. The floors and carpets were put back and restored every evening along with tidying and hoovering the carpets at the end of each day.

Our customer now has a safe and secure home with the minimum of disruption. The rewire was completed in full including the issue of certificates within three days.

Are you worried about having your property rewired? Fell free to ask us any question on rewiring your property

04 May 2022

CAN YOU REWIRE AN APRTMENT WITH SOLID CONCRETE FLOORS AND CEILINGS?

Last week Fylde Coast rewire’s had been contracted to carry out an apartment electrical rewire over in Lytham St Annes. As far as electrical rewires are concerned, this was a tricky project.

FCR Originally carried out an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) when the owner had first bought this property. On completion of the EICR, it was noted that there was no earthing on the sockets, this was mainly due to the circuits being wired in Pyro. Pyro was in it’s day a great cable, it is durable, fireproof and hard waring, sadly, just like ourselves this does not last. With the amount of remedial works required to bring the installation up to a safe and current standard, it was more cost effective to rewire the property.

The biggest obstacle to rewiring this property was the solid concrete floors and ceilings the only option was to chase around the top of each room, the wiring regulations B.S.7671 state that the top 150mm of each room is a designated cable zone, this allows you to run your cables around the top of the rooms whilst keeping within the wiring regulations. The wiring regulations also state that a cable zone can run from floor to ceiling within a corner of a room, again keeping to the 150mm wide chase. So, this is how we installed the cables, there was a lot of chasing and dust, dust was kept to a minimum by only chasing one room at a time and tidying and vacuuming the rooms on completion.

The rewire was completed in four days excluding the second fixing of the bathroom and kitchen, this was due to the kitchen and bathroom not being installed when the rewire was completed, we will call back in two weeks to complete the second fix work.