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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.

09 Apr 2022

HOW MUCH TO REWIRE YOUR HOME?

GET A QUICK REWIRE QUOTE

GET A QUICK REWIRE QUOTE

Pricing your electrical rewire is relatively quick and easy once you know your requirements such as

  • How many sockets
  • How many downlights
  • Does your garage need rewiring?
  • Will you be living in the property?
  • What is the fabric of the building?
  • Are the floors solid or floorboards?

Once you have the above information, Fylde Coast rewires can quickly and effortlessly create a personal quotation within 24 hours of a 30-minute property survey.

Typical property rewire prices are below

EMPTY PROPERTIES

1 BEDROOMED FLAT £2400 + VAT

2 BEDROOMED FLAT £2650 + VAT

2 BEDROOMED HOUSE £2700 + VAT

3 BEDROOMED HOUSE £3200 + VAT

OCUPIED PROPERTIES

1 BEDROOMED FLAT £2895 + VAT

2 BEDROOMED FLAT £3100 + VAT

2 BEDROOMED HOUSE £3300 + VAT

3 BEDROOMED HOUSE £3750 + VAT

How to request an electrical rewire quote?

Fylde Coast rewires can offer a quick and efficient electrical rewire quotation within 24 hours of visiting your property. Your electrical rewire quotation will be clear, easy to understand and guaranteed. To arrange a quote, fill in our free consultation request and we will book you in for a quotation.

09 Apr 2022

MELLING PERFORMANCE SPRINGS, A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND A LITTLE BIT OF THAT

This week Andy and Tom have been carrying out various electrical remedial works at Melling performance springs in Lytham St Annes. The work carried out was varied and mostly consisted of the following

  • Replacement of Fluorescent light fittings with LED light fittings in the offices
  • Installation of data points in the offices
  • Installation of galvanized cable trunking
  • Installation of a three-phase supply
  • Re lamping high-level lighting in the workshop areas
  • Upgrading the main supply tails on the in coming supplies to 240mm main tails

All of the work was carried out successfully and within the allotted time frame allocated including working with Electricity Northwest who came to site to isolate the incoming supplies whilst the main tails were replaced.

A big thank you to Melling Performance springs for contracting FCR electrical & Mechanical to carry the works out

09 Apr 2022

CONSUMER UNIT UPGRADE ON A BLOCK OF FLATS

Following on from a recent EICR inspection at this property, one of the recommendations was to upgrade the current consumer unit (fuse boxes) to 18th edition metal clad dual RCD consumer units.

Carrying out this work would bring the installation up to the current B.S 7671 wiring regulations, the work was also received well by the tenants which gave them peace of mind that the property and the landlord was keeping the installation safe and up to date.

Once the work was agreed by the landlord, Fylde Coast rewires liaised with the tenants to book the work in with the minimum amount of disruption and disturbance. In total there was to be 8 consumer units replaced along with some fault finding and remedial works that had also been uncovered during the initial EICR inspection.

The day before the work was to commence, an FCR representative offered the tenants a booking option over the two days the work was expected to be carried out, on the first day FCR replaced five of the eight consumer units. On the second day, the final three consumer units were installed along with the remedials.

Now the work has been completed, Fylde Coast rewires are able to offer installation certificates for each consumer unit along with the relevant Part P documents and an up dated EICR certificate.

It is important as a landlord to keep your property up to a good standard and also within any current regulations, since April 2021, it is compulsory for a landlord to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition report every Five years or less. If you are a landlord and need any advice on the current electrical regulations, you may need to adhere to then please get in touch. We are only too happy to help

01 Apr 2022

3 BEDROOMED TERRACED HOUSE ELECTRICAL REWIRE

We are really happy 😃 with the progress of this weeks three bedroomed terrace house electrical rewire in North Shore, Wednesday lunch time and all that is left to do is the plastering, testing, tidy up and issue certificates

🟥 Thursday 24th March, Quotation issued

🟥 Friday 25th March, Quote accepted

🟥Monday 28th March, work started

🟥 Tuesday 29th March 1st/2nd fix complete

🟥 Rewire completed. If you are thinking of having your property rewired any across the Fylde Coast, either domestic or commercial, feel free to contact Fylde Coast rewires, we offer free itemised estimates, free advice and are an NICEIC approved contractor www.fyldecoastrewires.co.uk[email protected] 364029

01 Apr 2022

5 CAMDEN PLACE WINKLEY SQUARE

This week, Jordan and Tom have been back to our 7 apartment development on Winkley Square in Preston.This project has been going on for what feels like a life time, we originally rewired this building and had the first fix of all apartments complete by March 2020, then the lurgy 🤮🤮appeared, this had a major impact on the build schedule.

Fast forward to March 2022 and our FCR onsite team have five of the seven apartments second fixed, on this project we have completed the following

🟥 Installation of new three phase supply

🟥 Rewire of the whole building into seven apartments

🟥 Full fire alarm system

🟥 Emergency lighting install through out

🟥 A M.I.S.T fire suppression system. We will be testing the installation and issuing certificates including the Part P building regulations sign off the first week of April 😃🌍www.fyldecoastrewires.co.uk☎️ 01253 364029#rewire#apartments#preston#electricalcontractor#renovation#winkleysquare.

29 Oct 2020

Busy week at Fylde Coast Rewires


1- second fix a ground floor rewire in preston
2- rewire 2 x 1 bed flats on Newton Drive Blackpool
3- Second fix 5 x apartments on Bolton Street blackpool
4- 3 x EICR landlord safety inspections
5- First fix 5 kitchens on our Winkley Square development.

Rewires

06 Aug 2020

Sika Plastics, Preston – New Training Facility Building

Project Description: Install a new Schneider three phase distribution board in the new training facility building including the following installations :

  • Install 4 inch cable tray from mains switch room out to the new training facility
  • Install Sikla cable system over the drive way between the main building and the wall opposite for cable support
  • Install 35mm 5 core armoured cable along tray route using metal tie wraps to secure
  • Install 1 x new general lighting circuit including 6 x LED 5ft battern light fitting manufactured by Ansell c/w 5 year warranty
  • Install emergency lighting as required to include test key switch
  • Install 1 x 32 amp three phase circuit complete with 32A red commando socket, position to be confirmed on site
  • Install 3 x 16 single phase circuit complete with blue commando sockets for roller shutter doors
  • Install power to the roller shutter doors
  • Carry out full test and issue certificates and OEM manual