One of the most popular services that our team of electrical contractors provide clients in the Eastbourne area are commercial rewires. They’re an essential part of both shop refurbishments and commercial refurbishments, and help make properties with old electrical installations more functional and safer to operate. In this article, the debut on our brand new company blog, we’ve taken an in-depth look at commercial rewires – when they’re important, what they involve etc.
Should you be in the Eastbourne area and in need of this service, or any of the other services detailed across this website, pick up the phone and call CES Ltd on 01273 515522 or 07855 484 553. Our friendly team will provide expert advice and assistance from first point of contact, until any required electrical installations, commercial rewires or similar projects have been completed. We aim to provide a quality customer service experience unlike any you’ve experienced before.
If a property hasn’t undergone shop refurbishments, commercial refurbishments or stand-alone commercial rewires in over 25-30 years, it’s very likely that at least part of its infrastructure will need upgrading so that it meets the current standards outlined in building regulations Part P. We advise our Eastbourne clients not to keep putting this off as older wiring can constitute both a fire and electrical shock risk. Plus it may not be able to support heavy usage of modern electrical installations.
Another time that commercial rewires are important is during the aforementioned shop refurbishments or commercial refurbishments. These often involve fitting new lighting fixtures and adding or repositioning outlets for ease-of-use. But this can only normally be done by rewiring and also fitting new, modern electrical installations (e.g fuse boxes/consumer units).
But obviously, you need to know when your property last underwent commercial rewires if you are to make an informed decision about when you next invest in one. If it features an older-style fuse box with large, white ceramic-style fuses, then odds-on this is infrastructure that could do with being replaced in the near future. Some Eastbourne properties have a mix of different socket and switch styles featured throughout, which is usually a sign that partial commercial rewires have been carried out during shop refurbishments / commercial refurbishments.
Ideally, you want to see modern electrical installations which have insulated, uPVC grey/white cables, and a modern consumer unit with RCDs (residual circuit devices) and circuit breakers. If you’re in Eastbourne and struggling to figure out when exactly your property’s wiring and electrical installations were last updated, call in our team of electrical contractors. We can quickly tell you whether you’re ok without a rewire, or when you should start thinking about one.
When the CES Ltd team encounters rubber insulated, fabric insulated or lead insulated cabling within an Eastbourne client’s property, we will recommend commercial rewires to replace it with uPVC cabling and appropriate modern electrical installations. This is because these forms of insulation can break down and lead to short-circuiting (and subsequently fires or electrocutions).
Our electrical contractors can draw up an in-depth plan that corresponds with any other work involved in shop refurbishments or commercial refurbishments. We’ll bring in all new cabling, new back boxes, new power and lighting circuits, outlets, and other electrical installations you may need fitted – like alarms, smoke detectors, doorbells, television aerials and telephones. In short, every single aspect of your electrical set-up will be accounted for, then methodically installed/overhauled, with our team taking every effort possible to minimise disruption to your day-to-day business dealings. Please keep in mind that most properties undergoing major commercial rewires will be out of action for days or, if the property is very large, weeks.