Keep Your Home Safe
Fuse Board Change
Edinburgh & Lothians

Keep Your Home Safe Fuse Board Change Edinburgh & Lothians

Fuse Board Replacement & Upgrade

We are specialists in upgrading and replacing consumer units (otherwise known as fuse boards or fuse boxes) across Edinburgh, The Lothians and Scottish Borders. Not sure whether your fuse board needs upgraded or replaced? Speak to our expert team, we’d be happy to help.

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The Dangers of Faulty or Outdated Fuse Boards​

Many people don’t know that faulty or outdated fuse boards can risk causing:

  • Fire
  • Electric shocks
  • Damage to cables
  • Damage to electrical equipment

Fuse Board Regulations

As of January 2016 all fuse boards have to comply with the new AMD3 Bs7671 legislation. Regulation 421.1.201 was introduced because of reports from fire investigators that increasing numbers of fires involved consumer units (fuse boards) with a moulded thermoplastic enclosure (plastic). For more information see the Bs7671 publication on fuse boards.

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How to Check Your Fuse Board

It is important to check your fuse board is working properly and doesn’t need to be upgraded or replaced. To ascertain if you need a fuse board upgrade, you should know that: 

  • All fuse boxes should have a main switch, fuses and/or circuit breakers.
  • Your fuse box should not have a wooden back, cast iron switches or what looks like a mix of different fuse boxes.
  • If your circuit-breakers trip or fuses regularly blow, then it’s worth getting them checked by a registered electrician.
  • Your fuse board should meet the current BS 7671 regulations.
What our clients say
Fredrick Strandberg
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Gordon and his team rebuilt our kitchen early January 2020 to fit a new dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer. New plumbing and worktops needed and to also raise the cabinets to allow for more workspace under them. They did a really fantastic job, cannot recommend them enough. Everything was properly fitted and done to a very high standard, plus kept open communication throughout the whole process. Hard to find teams like this so next up is the bathroom!
Iain P.
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Gordon and team at Property Improve have been extremely helpful and did a very neat job in my kitchen (including appliances, joinery, flooring, radiator, and more). Excellent throughout, with suggestions at estimation time, answering every question that I had at every stage in the process, and then even finished the job a day early. I can't recommend them enough.
Alison Cosh
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I’m delighted to say this is my kitchen on the Property Improve Facebook page. Gordon and the team were superb from start to finish. From the initial visit to prepare their quote to ensuring the final finished kitchen had even the most minor snags sorted out, with a few unforeseen niggles along the way, nothing was a problem. They have attention to detail and an extremely professional approach and so I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. I think the finished kitchen really shows the pride they take in the quality of the job they do.
Calum Cuthill
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Gordon and co at Property Improve did a great job of the bathroom in my rental flat, tailoring it to the budget I had in mind. They were very professional and I was happy to give them a key for access and have them working while tenants were in the property. Email communication was excellent. I nearly knocked off a star because a few of the finishing touches were a little rushed, but they came back quickly to correct them after I pointed it out. I would use them again.
Shelley Duncan
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I have used Property Improve many times, and always found their work to be of a very high standard and they are very professional. I would highly recommend.