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Fuse box in house uk

Hi. Im having a new kitchen fitted and the builder is saying the fuse box might need replacing. The box is fitted with MCBs ranging from 6amp to 40amp. The mcbs look like they do push into the old style fuse box but all works ok..Can anyone please offer some advice on this subject. .Thanks

5 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

Book yourself in for a Domestic Periodic Inspection. This will give you all the information required to determine what works are needed and how urgent they are.

ElectriServe Ltd

2015-09-06T09:30:01+01:00

Answered 6th Sep 2015

any domestic property really should have a dual rcd consumer unit especially for the bathroom & kitchen as per bs7671 wiring regs.

2015-09-06T09:30:01+01:00

Answered 6th Sep 2015

You almost certainly have no Rcd, the box is possibly made of wood? I bet its never been periodically inspected ?
You will almost certainly need a new consumer unit. The electrician will need to carry out a full test and inspection before changing it. Any issues must be attended to at the same time. For instance you probably do not have the correct bonding, earthing and tails need upgrading. And there may be other faults in your house. Its ussually 2 days work to do all tgat properly. Expect to pay £600-£800.

2015-09-06T09:30:01+01:00

Answered 6th Sep 2015

If you are replacing then replace it with RCD protected MCBs.

2015-09-06T09:30:02+01:00

Answered 6th Sep 2015

These push in trippers don't meet current regulations

2015-09-06T09:30:02+01:00

Answered 6th Sep 2015

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