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About Oak Tree Electrical
Oak Tree Electrical is a growing business providing professional electrician services in the Wye Valley and the surrounding area including Chepstow, Caldicot, Usk, Monmouth, Coleford, Cinderford, Lydney and all the villages in between. Pete Stevens, the proprietor of Oak Tree Electrical, is a Qualified Supervisor and a registered Domestic Installer with the NICEIC competent person scheme. Annual inspections by the NICEIC ensure that you are being looked after by a professional organisation. We provide a full range of electrical services to home and small business customers alike including new installations, alterations, additions, fault finding, repairs, testing, inspections and certification. When required we will also notify Building Control on your behalf saving you hassle and money. When required we will also notify Building Control on your behalf saving you hassle and money. All work is guaranteed and will be completed in accordance with the latest amendment of BS 7671 (the British Standard detailing the requirements for electrical installations), Part P (the building regulation covering electrical safety in dwellings) and all other relevant building regulations. Just as importantly we promise to always respect you and your property, work in a clean, tidy and safe manner, listen to you and meet your needs, keep you informed to avoid surprises and provide sound professional advice.
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How long does it take to replace a consumer unit / fuse board?
I usually takes me a day to change a consumer unit, sometimes a long day if it is a large unit. A problem that can arise is that it is not permitted to connect a faulty circuit to the new unit so if a circuit is found to be faulty the job could take a considerable amount more time and money. It is therefore often a good idea to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) done first. This will identify any problems and therefore avoid any surprises. Also, because a large part of the consumer unit change is testing all the circuits, as long as you have the unit changed soon after the EICR is carried out the testing done for the EICR can be reused reducing the time and cost of the change.
Do I need to undertake an electrical safety check before buying a house?
You don't need to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EIRC) carried out before buying a house just as you do not need to have the house surveyed unless you are borrowing money and the lender insists on it. I guess it depends on your attitude to risk. Just as some people go for the house buyers survey, which is often little more than a valuation, prehaps because the house is almost new and others go for a full structural survey because its and older property or they have specific concerns you pays your money and takes your choice. If the installation is obviously very old its probably worth it.
What is the average cost to rewire a house?
This is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string. The big considerations include the size of the house, is the house occupied or not, who is going to make good all the damage to the walls and decor, what type of accessories are to be fitted (low cost white plastic or something a bit more stylish), is the rewire going to include other things like wiring for entertainment systems, alarm systems and networking (a rewire provides a great oppertunity to install this type of thing but it all adds to the cost). For typical prices for various electrical jobs take a look at https://trustedtraders.which.co.uk/articles/cost-guide-electricians/ .
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