07484777023 / 01782 703147 info@raccelectricals.co.uk

We only provide a high standard & quality service

We always go above and beyond to try to meet the customers expectations. We offer a free no obligation quote, with the majority of quotes sent via email within 24 hours.

Welcome to RACC Electrical Services Ltd

At RACC ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD we only provide a high standard & quality service; we always go above and beyond to try to meet the customers expectations.

We offer a free no obligation quote, with the majority of quotes sent via email within 24 hours.

Our Services

Domestic and commercial electrical installations

ev (electric vehicle) charger installations

EICRs (electrical installation condition reports)

CCTV

Fuse board upgrades

Outdoor Power

remedial works

Additional power points

full and partial rewires

When is rewiring a property necessary?

Rewiring a home can be a major job and expense. But because of the safety hazards of damaged or deteriorated wiring, it may be essential. So how do you know when rewiring is necessary?

There are no hard and fast rules. Simply because wiring is old, doesn’t mean it is unsafe. Wear and tear can vary depending on type of materials and previous usage.

It is recommended that a periodic inspection is carried out by a registered electrician at least every 10 years for an owner-occupied dwelling and five years for a rental property or at the change of tenancy.

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If a property is more than 30 years old and has the original wiring, it is likely to need updating, at least in part, to meet modern standards, including replacing the fuse box with a modern consumer unit. A sign a rewire is necessary, is dated rubber, fabric or lead-insulated cabling. Modern wiring is PVCu coated, coloured grey or white, and twin-earthed.

Old and faulty wiring can cause the entire electrical system to trip frequently or blow fuses or, at worst, spark a potentially lethal house fire or electrical shock.

If you are considering purchasing an older property, check the wiring is safe before buying. RACC Electrical Services Ltd can tell you what work is required to bring it up to current standards with estimates of the cost which you can take into account when making an offer. Even modern homes can have problems, for example shoddy DIY electrical work.

Rewiring is an opportunity to not only improve safety but also modern convenience – to add more switches and plugs for kitchen appliances, home computers and televisions. If you are selling an older property, a recent rewire can boost its appeal to buyers.

If you are planning a major renovation project, it is likely you will need to rewire all or part of your property. Electrical installations must comply with Building Regulations BS 7671, also known as the IET Wiring Regulations. This sets the standards for electrical installation in the UK. If you are extending your home or converting the garage or attic, all the new wiring will need to conform to the latest Building Regulations and the existing installation be updated to safely carry the extra load.

The warning signs

If you have an older home and it has not been inspected for a number of years, it may be due a rewire. Signs that you may need to rewire your home include circuit breakers that trip regularly, slight shocks from switches and outlets, frequently flickering or dimming lights, damaged or exposed wires and cables.

If you spot any of these warning signs, you can call RACC ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD who will find out exactly what work is required – and give you an estimate of the likely cost.

DO I NEED A NEW CONSUMER UNIT

If it is found you do not need a rewire, either full or partial, you may still need a fuse board upgrade.

Here is what you need to look for at your fuse board:

An RCD/RCBO

An RCD is a safety device that works alongside your circuit breakers.

RCD’s usually protect a number of circuits. This is called a split load RCD.
Or, in more modern fuse boards they are circuit breakers with built in RCD’s. They are called RCBO’s

The purpose of the RCD/RCBO is to constantly monitor the current flowing through the circuits that they protect.
The live and neutral cables in a circuit should have an equal amount of current flowing through them at the same time during normal conditions.

An example would be a loose live cable at the back of a socket touching the earth back box, this would mean an imbalance in the amount of current flowing through the live and neutral cables.

This is where the RCD/RCBO would operate and “trip”

The latest requirements for electrical installations state that any new installation or even any alteration to an existing circuit must have RCD protection.

If your fuse board does not have RCD protection, this is a sure sign an upgrade is needed.

How to tell if I have RCD Protection:

You will be able to see a test button and when pressed it will trip and turn off the electric to that circuit/s.

If you are not sure if you require an upgrade or are looking for a quote for an upgrade, call RACC ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD for a free no obligation quote, alternatively you can send a picture of your consumer unit via email or WhatsApp

Testimonials

“Richard did an absolutely amazing job of rewiring my house. He was extremely efficient and organised, having all materials ready and neatly laid out each day for the planned work. He kept the rooms clean by hoovering up all dust regularly, and making sure that I didn’t have an immense cleanup to do when i returned back home. (There will always be some settling of dust from the air, but there has been surprisingly less than I expected due to his fastidious cleaning!!)

He kept in touch with me regularly whenever there were any questions or issues that arose during the works, and assisted me with finding additional qualified personnel to move the main wire of the house to a different location. Richard was extremely fair in his pricing, and though not my cheapest quote that I received, was well within the pricing I had expected for the job. In addition, he has prepped my electrical work ready for an extension, in order to make the transition once it is completed a lot easier than having to go back into the walls again to add additional wires.

I will be having him back to complete all additional wiring needs in my house once additional works have been completed, as it has been very easy to work with him on this job, since he just gets on with it and doesn’t need me hovering. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

Full House Rewire

“Cannot praise Rich enough, very professional from the moment he came to quote to the end of the job and beyond. Had lots of useful and professional suggestions and comments about how best to approach the extent of work that was needed with regard to current legislative standards but with consideration of cost. Rich carried out the work whilst we were on holiday and kept in touch with us whilst he was at the house. On our return he visited to check we were happy with the work and explain through the new fuse box. All work was carried out to excellent standards and we will happily use this company again.”

Mr & Mrs Johnson,
Full House Rewire

“Hired Richard over all other electricians we had to come and quote us as his price was very competitive, his work is fantastic and very tidy, nothing was too much trouble for Richard and to add he was always thinking of ideas for my kitchen rewire that would improve what I had originally asked for and he did this at no extra cost to us, I will always use him for the future and I would recommend him to anyone who was looking for a quality electrician.

Couldn’t be happier with the work Richard has done for us and have already spoken to him to come back.”

Amanda

RACC ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD ALSO HAVE OVER 350 POSITIVE REVIEWS COMBINED FROM BOTH CHECKATRADE & MYBUILDER

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Staffordshire and surrounding areas

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