Electrical distribution boards - A distribution board is a component of an electricity supply system that divides an electrical power feed into subsidiary circuits while providing a protective fuse or circuit breaker for each circuit in an enclosure. In the UK, a distribution board designed for domestic installations is known as a consumer unit.

Upgrading distribution boards is potentially dangerous and should only be carried out by a professional electrician. Our systems are fully certified and meet current legislative standards.

Why do I need to upgrade my fuseboard?

  • Old distribution boards are no longer sufficient to deal with the increased number of electrical devices that we now use in our homes and businesses.
  • Older overcurrent protective devices (circuit breakers) do not offer the same level of protection as newer versions.
  • Help ensure a safe working and/or living environment for everyone using the building.
  • Help eliminate one of the most common electrical fire hazards.
  • Help protect your electronic equipment from damage.
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Building regulations refer to ensuring domestic electrics meet current health and safety requirements. In order to comply, a professional must install or test all electrical work, this can result in the requirement of an upgrade.

When should I upgrade?

  • If your property was built before the 1980’s it is likely to have out-dated electrical installations which are longer fit for purpose.
  • Even for newer properties, if you notice any electrical issues such as flickering lights, or switches tripping, it’s very important to get these checked out.
  • If you are adding to your current installations or making significant electrical changes, it’s essential that you consult a qualified electrician to ensure you are meeting building regulations legislation.
  • Landlords are required to have regular checks, at least every five years, and also when there is a change of tenant.

Why is it important to upgrade?

Safety first - Putting excessive demand of your supply could ultimately result in damage of your system and increase the risk of fire, lead to personal injury and even loss of life. You are also legally required to have your systems inspected regularly if you are a landlord.

Older properties are likely to have 120-volt breaker panels, which may no longer meet your supply needs. Upgrading to your electrical panel can also make your home run more efficiently and enable you to meet the demands of an increasing number of appliances and devices used in modern day living.