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Contact Kent Security and Electrical today to find out about upgrading your fuseboard to an RCD-protected modern consumer unit!
 
 
 
Modern Wylex Consumer Unit
 
We only use top quality products form manufacturers like Wylex, Crabtree, Hager and MK, which have been tried and tested over the years.
 
 
 
Modern Hager Consumer Unit
 
 
A fuseboard may be upgraded as part of a complete rewire of a property or just on its own to significantly increase the safety of the electrical installation.
 
 
Old-style fuseboards - as shown below - are still very common in houses in the UK.  In this system a short length of fuse wire is fitted in the fuse carrier and this protects 
the particular circuit.  An old style fuseboard will have a limited number of fuses - allowing for a limited number of circuits.  In many cases there will only be four circuits - 
upstairs lighting, downstairs lighting, upstairs sockets and downstairs sockets.  At the time this was installed this would have been adequate, however electrical 
usage has increased dramatically and now these circuits will be overloaded in many cases, dangerously so in some.
 
 
 
Old Re-wireable Fuseboard

 
 
A modern consumer unit will feature as many circuits as necessary (usually with a couple spare for future use) and will allow the separation of circuits supplying sockets, appliances,
immersion heaters, kitchen sockets and outdoor power.
 
In keeping with the IEE 17th edition (BS7671), most domestic circuits should be protected by an RCD, which will automatically disconnect the power to all circuits it protects to offer
significantly improved safety.
 
Each individual ciruit will be protected by a miniture circuit breaker (MCB) instead of a fuse, which will feature a switch to disconnect the supply to that circuit.
 
Kent Security and Electrical can advise you on the best configuration to suit your needs and budget.  Offering the optimum performance, safety and value for money. 
 
 
The changing of a consumer unit must be notified to building control of the local authority.  As part of the NICEIC Approved Contractor scheme, Kent Security
and Electrical take care of this - we are able to issue a certificate upon completion of the work to confirm compliance with Part P of the building regulations.
 
 
Contact us today to arrange a no-obligation quote to replace your fuse box with a modern consumer unit!
 
 
We offer a fuse board upgrade service in Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Maidstone and throughout the Medway area of Kent.