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Fuse Boards Changes

Fuseboards explained

The fuseboard is also known as consumer unit. You should make sure you know where it is in case you ever need to turn the electricity off in an emergency or on if a circuit protective devise activates.

On a national average the most common type of protective fuse in a domestic premises is a  bs: 3036. If you live in a old house or one that hasn’t been electrically updated in a long time you may have a BS:3036 rewireable fuse board.

These old fuseboards are very dangerous when operating under fault conditions as the fuse element sometimes splashes as it melts causing hot copper to spray around nearby objects, obviously hot copper falling on certain materials can cause fire.

Our team of electricians can upgrade your existing fuseboard to a fully compliant 17th edition board and issue all the current certificates which mean you have the peace of mind that your home is now electrically safe and sound.

Advantages of upgrading your fuseboard:

  • If a circuit breaker did ever trip you have the ease of just flicking the switch back to its on position.
  • No more trips to the local hardware store to buy fuse wire.
  • Gives indirect and direct protection for shock (MCBs/fuses don’t)
  • Gives excellent protection against fires
  • even gives some protection when earth path is lost
  • Switches off in milliseconds, not seconds
  • The entirety of your electrical installation will be protected by a Residual Current Device (RCD).  These are switches that trip a circuit under dangerous conditions and instantly disconnect the electricity.

If your fusebox has a wooden back, contains cast iron switches, or a mixture of fuses it is likely that it dates back to before the 1960s and will need to be replaced.

To arrange a fuseboard replacement or if you have any questions about the age and compliance of your fuseboard just give us a call and one of our engineers will be happy to answer any questions you have or we can arrange to carry out a free on site survey.

At Redland Electrical we offer the most competitive prices for replacing fuseboards, so give us a call for a no obligation quotation.

Call 020 3589 8236 or email

We provide electricians in Kingston upon thames, Wimbledon, Epsom, New Malden, Woking, Stains, Surrey and all over London.