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Fuse Board Upgrades

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Offered throughout the surrounding areas including Luton, Hitchin, Harpenden, Dunstable, Barton-le-Clay, Caddington, Markyate, Slip End, Flamstead, Wheathampstead, Houghton Regis, Stopsley, Wigmore, Bushmead and Bramingham. 

When you decide to get your fuse board upgraded, it is very important to ensure it is completed by a fully qualified electrician. Here at Ohms Electrical Limited, we are CPS registered with Blue Flame Certification, TrustMark registered and Part P installers, meaning we are fully qualified to carry out any electrical work in your home. If you would like to know more, simply get in touch by calling us on 01582 932 533 or 01462 506352

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Fuse Board Upgrades

Fuse boards are also known as consumer units, this is where all the electrical wiring meets, the brain of your electrical installation. Fuse boards provide protection in case there is a fault with the wiring, so instead of the wires catching fire, the fuse board will trip the circuit, for safety reasons. Here at Ohms Electrical Limited, we can help upgrade your current fuse board. 

Why Should I Upgrade My Fuse Board?

There are plenty of reasons why you should upgrade your fuse board to a new one, as outdated electrical systems can cause fires. These reasons include:

  • If you are having any electrical work being done, it needs to comply with the regulations, therefore may need upgrading.
  • If you do not have RCD protection, it is highly recommended to have a fuse board with this. To find out if you have RCD protection, you should open your fuse board and you should see a 'T button' on top of the breaker which is either yellow, black or grey.
  • Older fuse boards do not have RCD protection, but if you are having an alteration such as new sockets, a new electric shower, or additional lights, it is mandatory to have RCD protection.
  • RCD protection is required for mobile equipment used outside, so if you have a lawnmower or strimmer, then an extension lead is recommended to have RCD protection but is not mandatory unless your fuse board is changed.
  • RCD protection was introduced to protect human beings and animals from electric shock in all environments. If you do not have RCD protection and value safety, then it may be a good reason to have your fuse board upgraded.
  • If you have a fire-propagating fuse board (ie: if it is made of plastic, or wood) then we recommend that it needs changing due to fire risk. It's recommended that your existing consumer unit be made of non-propagating material (metal) and during an upgrade, this becomes mandatory. A plastic or wooden-backed fuse board, especially if it is located under wooden stairs or an escape route will act as a severe fire risk and if an electrical fire starts, the plastic or wood will not contain the fire, whereas a metal one would.

These are just a few reasons why you should upgrade your current fuse board. If you would like to know more, get in touch by viewing our contact details down below. 

Why Choose Ohms Electrical Limited?


Before changing any fuse boards, we will complete a full EICR.

We do this to make sure everything is connected safely and complies with the regulations, but also to ensure that we detect any faults before we install a new fuse board.

We will also carry out all the necessary tests on all circuits. Not only that, we will ensure all faults found are resolved. Now that you know about our fuse board upgrade services, visit our gallery page to browse through our previous work. Also, read through the reviews left by our customers, throughout the surrounding areas, by heading over to the reviews page.

Get in touch with our electricians today

Now that you know about our fuse board upgrade services, why not get in touch with our highly skilled and experienced team of electricians? If you are based in the surrounding areas, including Luton, Dunstable Barton-le-Clay, Caddington, Markyate, Slip End, Flamstead, Wheathampstead, Houghton Regis, Stopsley, Wigmore, Bushmead and Brammingham, you can get in touch by calling us on 01582 932 533 or 01462 506352. Alternatively, you can email us at hello@ohms-electrical-limited.co.uk or message us using our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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