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Does really old wiring throughout house need replacing?

As you can probably tell from the title I have a really old wiring throughout my house and I'm getting worried as I've become more cautious of the problems faulty wires and electrias can cause. How do I get some reassurance or advice on whether the house needs wiring or whether it's okay and a electrician that will charge a reason price

2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

Ask for an Electrical Installation Condition Report from an electrician. This will give you an insight into the general condition and highlight any problems or deviations from the regulations. I would say this would start from £100 upwards depending on location and how in depth you want the report to be. The report will not fix any issues, just give you a idea whats wrong if anything. Why not post a job on here for someone local to call and advise you


Answered 27th Jul 2015

All electrical installations is domestic premises should be thoroughly checked and tested every 10 years. Therefore if its been over 10 years since the last test or that the wiring has never been tested! It would be a good idea to get an Electrical Installation Condition Report carried out. Takes about 2 hours or so and you will get a detailed report on any issues found and what is needed to make the installation safe. Cost wise your looking at around £100.


Answered 28th Jul 2015

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