I NEED MY THREE BEDROOMED SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE REWIRING, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
This is one question that could be answered with, it depends! We will try and answer this question as though we are going to rewire a standard semi-detached house in Bispham near Blackpool. We tend to rewire this type of property within four days, this is with the owner still living in the property, so we are having to replace the carpets and floorboards at the end of each shift and ensure you have no loss of power. The process looks something like the list below.
FIRST DAY (USUALLY A MONDAY)
We would normally start with rewiring the ground floor sockets, earth bond the main gas and water and chase all socket boxes in the walls and second fix the sockets.
The second day is a very busy day, during this shift we would aim to rewire the ground floor lights and the upstairs sockets, the ground floor lighting would also be second fixed and reconnected into the old fuse box for the evening, so you maintain lighting.
On the third day, one of the team would chase and second fix the upstairs sockets whilst the upstairs lights are rewired and second fixed, again, the lights will be connected into the existing fuse box to maintain the lights.
On the fourth and last day, the new consumer unit will be installed in the morning and the kitchen rewired in the afternoon, whilst the kitchen is being rewired we will start the electrical testing for the certificates which are issued on completion. Last thing the property will have a good vacuum throughout and a good tidy up, all rubbish removed from site and all carpets put back in place.
Above is an overview on the timescale to rewire of a typical three bedroomed semi rewire across the Fylde Coast. There are a few variables which could extend the timeframe which we have listed below.
- Garage power
- Loft conversion
- Solid ground floors
- Limited access to property/rooms during the day.