Services  
   
All domestic electrical work undertaken including:
q Test and inspection
  Rewires
  Fuseboards
  Fault finding and repair
  New lights and extra sockets
     
Test and inspection
A Period Inspection Report (PIR) is a survey of the your property’s electric cables, earthing, the fuse board and accessories such as switches and sockets.

The Report compares the condition of your installation with the current IEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671). Although your installation may have been acceptable when first installed, safety standards have improved over the years, so your electrical system may need modernisation in order to meet current safety standards. The Report will set out clearly any remedial work required to bring the installation up to the new standards and there is no obligation to ask ATB Electrical to complete this work.

The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671) recommend that for domestic installations, a Periodic Inspection Report is carried out every 10 years. You should also commission a report before you move into a new home if you have any worries about the condition of the electrics. A poor installation can lead to increased shock risk and risk of fires.

Rewires
You may require a rewire if your electrical installation is old and has failed a test and inspection, or you may want to increase the number and change the position of sockets and lighting points. A rewire is also an opportunity to bring your home up to date with modern living standards by incorporating multiple sockets for your TV/home cinema centre, installing mirror lights and shaver sockets in your bathroom and enhancing you garden through subtle feature lighting.

Fuseboards
Modern fuse boards with miniature circuit breakers (mcb’s) are much safer and easier to use than old style rewireable fuses – no more fiddling around in the dark to find the fusewire - mcb’s are reset at the flick of a switch. If you have access to a garden, the Wiring Regulations now state that an Residual Current Device (RCD) must be used for circuits supplying equipment used outside. A modern fuseboard will incorporate an RCD and give you greater protection against electric shock both inside and outside your home.

Fault finding and repair
Faults will be attended as soon as possible and in the meantime safety advice will be given. The first priority is to make the fault safe with minimum inconvenience and then put in place temporary or long term solutions to the problem. If faults cannot be easily rectified, a solution will be recommended, along with an estimate of the costs.

 

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