Domestic Rewires | House Rewires | Part P Electricians | Coventry and The Midlands
Domestic rewires-house rewires in Coventry and the Midlands; Ray of light electrical services are NICEIC domestic installers and approved electricians.We carry out all types of domestic electrical installation and maintenance work including; full rewires, partial rewires, fuse board – consumer unit upgrades and earthing arrangement upgrades. We also have a fault finding and repair service; if your R.C.D.s are constantly tripping or light bulbs constantly blowing contact us and we will locate rectify the electrical fault for you. We are available for emergency call out 24 hours a day 7 days a week shoud you require an emergency electrician to carry out fault finding and repairs in Coventry and the Midlands.
The rewiring of a property is necessary beceuse electrical cables degrade with age, modern PVC twin and earth cables are designed to last between 50 and 70 years if they are installed and correctly and inspected frequently. These P.V.C. cables have been in use since the mid 1970’s. But there are tens of thousands of properties in the U.K. that do not have modern wiring systems installed in them. These properties could have older wiring systems manufactured from; V.I.R. cables, rubber cables or cables with aluminium conductors. V.I.R. and rubber cables are constructed from different kinds of rubber, they are both prone to becoming brittle with age and overloading due to inadequate over current protection, such as rewireable fuses. When wiring systems become brittle the insulation protecting the copper conductor starts to break down, this in turn leads to the wiring shorting out and can cause an electrical fault or worst case a fire. Aluminium conductors are prone to erosion if they come into contact with copper conductors and an electric current is passed between them. Unless a special compound was applied to the joint when it was first terminated erosion will start to occur. This degradation is known as electrolysis and it can be a major safety concern as the conductors gradually wear each other away. If your wiring system is aluminium and you have had alterations carried out to it with copper cabling you should seek expert advice to ensure the integrity of the installation.
If your wiring systems are the types mentioned above, there is also likelihood that you have an old out dated consumer unit with rewireable fuses and inadequate R.C.D. protection, as well as out dated earthing arrangements for your premises. Electrical faults can go undetected for years unless they are periodically inspected and tested. It is a well known fact that people are reluctant to have regular electrical inspections carried out, because everything seems to be operating correctly. One of the most important factors about an electrical installation is that it operates correctly under fault conditions e.g. disconnecting the supply quickly and safely before any permanent damage is caused to the integrity of the wiring system. A periodic electrical inspection can identify faults and determine if your installation is starting to deteriorate, or whether it will function correctly under fault conditions. If you have not had any electrical work carried out in the last 15 years, or you believe that your wiring systems and consumer units are the ones mentioned above we can carry out an electrical inspection and advise you accordingly.
All certification will be issued upon completion of works and we will notify Building Control as part of our service.
We operate in all of these areas; Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Southam, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, Solihull, Birmingham, Bedworth, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Hinckley, Rugby, Daventry, Warwickshire, The West Midlands, Leicester, Leicestershire, Kettering, Corby, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Northampton, Northamptonshire, The East Midlands, Banbury, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Bedford and Bedfordshire.
If you would like to receive a free quotation or some technical advice please do not hesitate to contact us.