Providing your electrical installation is safe and meets the current BS7671 requirements for an electrical installation then you won’t need to upgrade. Of course it’s very difficult to ascertain this information just by “looking” at your installation without testing, so the best way to check is to have an electrical inspection on your property.
There is however some tell-tale signs that you would benefit from upgrading your fuse box, these being:
- You have an old fusebox with a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a haphazard mixture of both – these will need replacing, for your own safety.
- You have decided to rent out your property and are aware your electrics have not been upgraded for several years;
- You don’t have any provision of residual current devices (RCDs) for wiring buried in the walls, sockets circuits and outlets that may be used to plug in outdoor electrical equipment.
- You are planning a building or improvement project such as a new electric shower, Solar PV, an extension or an attic conversion and additional wiring and new circuits will need to be installed.
Unsafe Electrics could put your tenant’s life in danger and put you at risk of a significant fine, civil damages or even imprisonment.
Don’t take the risk – get a modern Consumer Unit with RCD Protection fitted today.