Do you need a rewire?
The truth is that you might not need an expensive full rewire – you might only need to upgrade your fuseboard or tidy up a few parts of your electrics.
That’s why we always suggest you consider conducting an EICR test as that will help you get to the bottom of what does, and doesn’t, need to be done electrically. This could save you thousands of pounds (that’ll be why some other electricians will provide a simple free quote for a full rewire!)
Why do you need your home rewired in Edinburgh?
Rewiring a home is a significant task, and understanding why it might be necessary is vital for homeowners. Here are some common reasons why a home may need to be rewired:
Age of Wiring:
Older homes with wiring that is over 25-30 years old may require rewiring. Older wiring may not comply with current electrical regulations and can become a safety hazard, leading to potential electrical fires.
Signs of Wear and Damage:
Frayed or damaged wiring, frequent blown fuses, or circuit breakers that trip regularly are strong indicators that the home’s electrical system needs attention. Rewiring replaces worn-out components with new, safe, and reliable ones.
Modern homes are filled with electronic devices that demand more power than older electrical systems can provide. If you experience regular power overloads or your system struggles to support your electrical needs, rewiring can update your home’s electrical capacity.
Adding or Renovating Spaces:
If you’re adding a new room, renovating, or making significant changes to your living space, rewiring might be necessary to meet the new layout’s demands. This ensures that power is delivered efficiently to where it’s needed.
Compliance with Safety Regulations:
Electrical regulations and standards evolve over time, reflecting advances in safety and technology. Rewiring helps to ensure that your home complies with current regulations, keeping you and your family safe.
Faulty or Outdated Fixtures:
If you have outlets that don’t work or old-fashioned two-pronged outlets (less common in Edinburgh nowadays), a rewire can replace these with modern, grounded outlets that are more versatile and safer.
Smart Home Integration:
Modern homes often feature smart technologies, such as automated lighting, heating, or security systems. Rewiring can enable these technologies by providing the necessary infrastructure.
Resale Value and Home Inspection:
If you plan to sell your home, outdated or unsafe wiring can be a significant detractor to potential buyers. A professionally rewired home can increase the property’s value and appeal.
Peace of Mind:
Knowing that your home’s electrical system is safe, up-to-date, and able to handle your daily needs can provide significant peace of mind. A professional rewire assures you that everything is in proper working order.
Keep your Edinburgh property legally compliant and ensure it is safe by conducting mandatory EICR tests.
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Why Choose Us for Your Rewire?
1. Experience and Expertise: Our 15 years of service and SELECT registration means that our experienced team has you covered.
2. Residential & Commercial Rewiring: Our offerings aren’t limited to residential properties. We also cater to landlords overseeing multiple properties and commercial spaces that need to conform to the latest electrical regulations.
Get in Touch Today!
Don’t take risks with your electrical system. If you own a home, manage commercial properties, or are a landlord in Edinburgh looking for the best in electrical rewiring services, look no further than Ideal Electrical Solutions (UK) Ltd.
Contact us today to book an appointment, and let our award-winning team take care of your rewiring needs.
4-5 Parsons Green Terrace
Recent rewire reviews
We have years of experience in rewiring homes, and our expertise shines through in what our customers have to say below.
Ideal Electrical completed a full rewire of our 4-bed property, replacing the 1960s electrics previously there. Sean, Chris and the team managed the whole process in a professional, straightforward and honest manner. Not to mention being great guys! They were flexible throughout and worked around the other building works that we were conducting. I cannot recommend them highly enough, we will use them again the next time we required electrical work completed.
I used IES for my 2 bed flat rewire. They provided a very detailed quote, which is not always so common, giving you a very good idea about labour cost and material. While living in a property during a full rewire is not something I particular recommend, Sean and the other 2 electricians on site really did their very best to keep the mess and disruption to a minimum, cleaned up at the end of every working day. Always on time and went through the plan for each day with me in the morning keeping updated on what was going on. I would be very happy to use them again in future for any electrical work needed.
Neighbour, Parsons Green Terrace
Have used IES on Many occasions now, they came highly recommend recommended to me in the first place and I’m delighted they did as they have been amazing. Staff from the office to the engineers coming out are very friendly, knowledgeable and all round great people. Had a lot of work done recently all done to an extremely high standard. We will continue to IES for all work they can do for us in the future and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Common FAQs for house rewiring
You can see a list of our most frequently asked questions for house rewiring, hopefully they will help.
It depends, how big is your house? How many spotlights do you want? Do you need an electric vehicle car charger? We will work with you itemise every aspect you need today, and how your needs might change over the next few years, and we’ll help you find the right approach to rewiring your home.
There is no specific time or number of years specified by the regulations.
You will only know either when you start to experience electrical issues, or you conduct an electrical test of your current wiring (this is called an EICR, an electrical installation condition report).
It depends on the size of your flat or home and whether it is a full rewire or whether you’ve just asked us to wire a new extension or perhaps out to your home office in the new garden room? For a typical Edinburgh tenement 2-bedroom flat we would expect to take between 5 and 7-days. If you would need the job completed in a shorter timescale then that is also possible, just needs a bit more planning and scheduling between you and your chosen SELECT accredited electrician.
Yes, there is likely to be some need for decoration after a rewire. We know from experience that most people will ask for a few new plug points to be installed. If you’re future proofing your home you might also be considering height changes of where the sockets are located and all these little improvements might mean you’ll need to redecorate to some extent! We do promise to keep the mess to minimum wherever possible.