Friday, 1 July 2011

Sparky P Domestic Electician Free Health Check

Did you know

That the IEE 17th Edition Wiring Regulations (the current British Standard) requires:

  • Every Circuit has to be protected by an RCD or RCBO (protection against shock under fault conditions)
  • Every circuit to have its own MCB (protection against over load & short circuit)
  • All installation work undertaken to be Inspected, Tested and Certified by a qualified competent person
  • Under 'Building Regulations Part P'; Local Authority Building Control must be notified, depending on the location and nature of the work.

A New 17th Edition Compliant, Split Load, Dual RCD Consumer Unit (Fuse Board)

Old Fuse Boards

Do the fuseboard(s) in your home have any of the following:

  • Mounted on wooden back plates
  • Have rewireable fuses
  • Have replaceable fuse cartridges
  • A single "On / Off" switch
  • Damage to the fuse board cover / casing
  • None working circuits

If you have answered yes to any of the above, you probably need an upgrade!

An Old, Rewirable Fuse Board - potentially dangerous and by current standards possibly unsafe.

Take Action Now

Many homes in the UK still have Old Fuse Boards and/or old wiring. This can include cables coated in black rubber, material insulation, aluminium conductors, no RCD protection, no earthing, no bonding and/or supplimentary bonding.

If you have any of the above, a Full Electrical Inspection would be recommended.

Dangers Of Old Wiring

According to Government Statistics, 10 people die each year and 750 more are injured in accidents involving unsafe Electrical Installations. If your Installation is more than 10 years old, it may need upgrading or rewiring.

We at Sparky P are offering a free health check give us a call

Below is dedicated to our HOUSE OF HORRORS, just some of the out of date and dodgy items we have removed. If any of the pictures look familiar -maybe you should get a free safety check ! Check.html

If you have an old style consumer unit or fuse board, it really is time to have it upgraded. A modern consumer unit CAN save your LIFE with its built in electric shock protective devices (RCD'S). An old style consumer unit offers no personal protection from electric shock.

Monday, 27 June 2011

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Domestic Installations

Our domestic installation team specialise in providing first class expertise in domestic renovations and installations whether you just require a faulty circuit to be looked at, a full rewire of your home or an installation for an extension or new build. Our experienced qualified and friendly installers are on hand to guide you through the process.

A brief list of what Sparky P typically can be dealing with on any particular project is given below:

    • Complete rewires
    • Providing additional points for a new extension, kitchen or loft conversion.
    • Changeover of an older fuse board to a modern, safer distribution board.
    • Adding additional lights or power points in and around your home or garden.
    • Providing power for your garden room, shed or garage.
    • Solving problems caused by faulty or old wiring.
    • First fix (initial wiring) and Second fix (Accessories) of new homes of any size.
    • Electric cooker installations
    • Showers
    • Sensor lights
    • Extractor Fans
    • Maintenance
    • Free visual safety checks & quotations.

Our engineers will explain what is required to meet the installation standard BS7671:2008 in a common sense way, without using baffling jargon. Why not give us a call to find out how we can help you?

We are also Approved Contractor through Elecsa part of the ECA group.

All our engineers are highly experienced and fully qualified to the very latest standards.

All work is designed, installed, inspected and tested to meet BS7671 requirements for electrical installations.

Part P Certificates provided as required by law!

All equipment installed by Sparky P is covered by standard manufacturer’s guarantees, but for extra peace of mind we offer a Warranty that you can purchase with a 6 Year Guarantee on all our workmanship.
For mor information click warranty

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