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How long does a full house re-wire take?

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If you have purchased a property that needs renovating in order to restore it to its former glory, you may well need a full electrical rewire. This could be because the old electrics in there do not work or are not compliant with current building regulations. Even a home which you already live in may need a full re-wire at times if something catastrophic happens to your electrics.

Of course, the burning question for all homeowners is how long will it take.

It depends on your circumstances

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer we can give for how long a full house re-wire will take. This is because the amount of time it takes will depend on how big your property is. Naturally, a 2 bedroom house with a smaller floorplan will take less time than a larger 5 bed detached house. This is simply down to the larger house having more re-wiring to complete and more rooms to re-wire. A rough idea of how long it could take for your home is given below though for reference:

1 bedroom – between 4 and 7 days
2 bedrooms – around 5 to 8 days
3 bedrooms – from 6 to 10 days
4 bedrooms – up to 2 weeks
5 bedrooms – from 10 to 15 days

If you have a home which has more than 5 bedrooms, it will naturally take a number of weeks. The above timescales are merely a guide but they at least give some idea of what is involved. Of course, various factors like the property being lived in while work is being done could have an impact.

Call today for professional electrical re-wiring

If you find yourself needing to have a full re-wire in your house, contact us at EJS Electrical Services today. Our team of professional electricians have the qualifications and experience needed to get the job done right. All our work is guaranteed and done in line with current safety standards for full peace of mind. Get in touch for more details.

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Why Electrical Safety Inspections are a Requirement for Landlords

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As a landlord, you have the responsibility of ensuring the homes or offices you rent out are safe for your tenants and comply with all health and safety standards.

This means that landlords must ensure the electrical installation is safe before tenants move in. This includes demonstrating that all electrical equipment, such as kettles, toasters and washing machines have CE marking.

PAT testing is not a legal requirement for portable electrical equipment, but it is advisable for rented properties as it ensures that everything has been tested and shown to be safe.

Although having an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) or Electrical Safety Inspection Certificate is not a legal requirement for single-occupancy properties, obtaining one is the easiest means of guaranteeing that the electrics are safe for tenants at the beginning and during their tenancy.

However, for a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO), an EICR is a legal requirement with additional checks every five years.

An EICR test checks for any deterioration in the electrics and ensures the quality of the electrical installation coincides with BS7671 requirements. The test can identify any circuitry issues, any risks of electric shocks or fire hazards, as well as any problems with bonding or earthing of the installation and any faulty electric work which could result in injury.

To carry out the test the engineer will have to disconnect the electric supply. Depending on the size of the property the EICR test can take a few hours to a couple of weeks to complete but to limit disruption this can be carried out in stages.

Here at EJS Electrical, we take your safety and that of your tenants very seriously. Therefore, we provide Electrical Safety Inspections, including PAT testing, by experienced engineers providing you with the certification required. To book in an inspection please call the team at EJS Electrical today.