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Fuse Board Replacements in Edinburgh

Fuse Boards, also commonly known as Consumer Units or Fuse Boxes, are a critical piece of your electrical installation.

New fuse board being installed by a qualified electrician.
New Elucian fuse board with RCD and SPD.

Do you need to replace your fuse board?

When it comes to the safety and efficiency of your electrical systems, the fuse board or consumer unit is a critical component. Over time, these essential units can become outdated or suffer wear and tear, leading to potential risks and inefficiencies. Ideal Electrical offers fuse board replacements in Edinburgh for homeowners, landlords, and commercial properties.

Reasons you may need to replace your fuse board or consumer unit include:

  1. Your current fuse board does not meet current safety regulations as it does not have an RCD (residual current device) – a safety device that switches off electricity automatically if electrical faults are detected.
  2. If you’re smelling ‘fishy smells’ from your fuse board.
  3. Flickering lights may indicate a melted cable in the fuse board.
  4. Your fuse board is very old – fuses age through use, so if it is older than 10 years it should be checked by a qualified electrician (as part of an EICR).

Can anyone replace a consumer unit?

Replacing a fuse board is not a DIY job. Only qualified electricians should replace a fuse board or consumer unit. This is a legal requirement due to the dangers involved in working with electrical supply.

Consumer unit upgrades

Upgrade to an RCBO consumer unit with SPD:

The 18th edition of the wiring regulations requires most circuits in a domestic property to be protected by an RCD.

Fuse boards are the heart of your electrical system, and upgrading to a modern RCBO board with SPD is no longer just an option; it’s a necessity. Here’s why Ideal Electrical recommends this essential upgrade:

Electrical repairs to a fuse board (also known as a consumer unit).

Enhanced Safety:

RCBO Protection: RCBOs combine the functions of a Residual Current Device (RCD) with overcurrent protection. This means that they not only detect leakage currents that could cause electric shock but also protect against overloads and short circuits. This double layer of protection ensures maximum safety for the inhabitants of the property.

SPD Inclusion:

With the addition of Surge Protection Devices, electrical systems are safeguarded against sudden voltage spikes caused by lightning strikes or other power surges. Without SPD, these surges can damage or destroy electronic devices and appliances, leading to costly replacements.

Compliance with Electrical Regulations:

Modern building codes and regulations often require the inclusion of RCBO and SPD in electrical systems. By upgrading to an RCBO board with SPD, you ensure that your property follows the latest industry standards and local regulations.

Increased Energy Efficiency:

RCBO boards provide a more refined control over the electrical flow, reducing wastage and enhancing the overall efficiency of the system. This can translate to lower energy bills and a greener footprint for your property.


As technology evolves, so do the demands on your electrical system. By upgrading to an RCBO board with SPD, you are investing in a system that is adaptable and prepared for the future, capable of supporting modern appliances and technological advancements.

Peace of Mind:

Knowing that your electrical system is equipped with the best protection available offers peace of mind. With Ideal Electrical you get professional installation and ongoing support, ensuring that your system functions optimally.

Let Ideal Electrical Solutions upgrade your fuse board

Fuse board replacements are not a DIY task. With our expertise in fuse board replacements, we ensure that your new RCBO board with SPD is installed seamlessly and complies with all safety standards. Upon completion we will issue you with a SELECT test sheet which is valid for 5 years.

Why Choose Us?

  1. Award Winning Industry Leaders: Ideal Electrical is renowned for delivering excellent service, cutting-edge solutions, and unwavering attention to quality and safety.
  2. Edinburgh’s Best: Recognised as the best electrical contractor in Edinburgh by SELECT (our industry trade body), our reputation speaks for itself. Whether you own a home, manage a rental property, or operate a commercial facility, our expertise is at your disposal.
  3. Fixed Costs and Transparent Pricing: With our full office team’s assistance, we can offer you a quote for your new fuse board. Simply send us pictures, and we can usually determine what needs to be done and provide fixed costs. No hidden fees, no surprises – just straightforward, honest pricing.

Get in touch with us today

Please click the link below and fill out our enquiry form, please upload a picture of your current fuse board and the surrounding areas so we can send you a detailed quote for your fused board replacement.  If you have recently had an EICR carried out please upload the certificate so we can give you a more accurate and details quote.

We aim to get back to you as swiftly as possible.

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Our Fuse Board Replacement & Upgrade Services

We offer a Fuse Board Replacement & Upgrade Service. We will test your current fuse board for any faults or issues, then replace or upgrade it using great quality materials and brands. Our service is designed for both homeowners and businesses, and we aim to do the work quickly and with little disruption.

Once the installation is done, we also offer after-sales support with a 12 month guarantee on all work and materials.

For landlords we also install Residual Current Devices (RCDs) to meet the new repairing standards from the Scottish Government.  For higher risk properties like HMO or student accommodation  Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDD) conforming to BS EN 62606 will be installed for single-phase AC final circuits supplying socket outlets not exceeding 32 amps.

New Click Elucian fuse board ready to be installed.

Comprehensive Assessment of your Fuse Board:

We evaluate the existing fuse board and identify any issues or areas for improvement. This detailed analysis ensures that the new fuse board is perfectly suited to your property’s unique requirements.

Quality Fuse Board Replacements:

We utilise the best materials and state-of-the-art technology to ensure that your new fuse board is efficient, reliable, and built to last. Our replacements comply with all the latest safety standards and regulations.

Tailored Solutions:

Whether you’re a homeowner seeking a standard replacement or a commercial entity requiring a custom solution, we tailor our services to meet your specific needs and budget.

Hassle-Free Installation:

Our skilled technicians perform installations quickly and efficiently, minimizing disruption to your daily routine.

After-Sales Support:

Our skilled technicians perform installations quickly and efficiently, minimizing disruption to your daily routine.

RCDs in Rented Accommodation:

As landlords and property managers, compliance with repairing standard requirements is a legal obligation that ensures the safety and well-being of tenants. One of the crucial aspects of these standards relates to the electrical safety of rented properties, specifically the installation of Residual Current Devices (RCDs).

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Get in touch

At Ideal Electrical Solutions (UK) Ltd, we are dedicated to delivering seamless fuse board tests, repairs and replacements for Edinburgh homeowners, landlords and businesses.  Our expertise, and customer-centric approach, makes us the go-to choose for all your electrical needs.  Get in touch with our team today, and take the first step towards a safer, more energy-efficient property.

For inquiries or to request a quote, please use this enquiry form or contact our office at  We’re here to help, and we look forward to hearing from you!


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