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Consumer Unit (Fuse Board) Upgrade

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New Consumer Unit Supply and Installation


Consumer units, commonly known as fuse boards or fuse boxes, are the heart of domestic electrical installations and are essential for controlling the electrical function of your property, along with ensuring its safety by detecting problems.

If any of the following are true, it is likely that you have an old style consumer unit that no longer meets UK wiring regulations and should be upgraded:

  • Your house was built before 1990
  • You have had no rewiring work done in the past 10 years
  • Your current fuse board doesn’t have a residual current device (RCD)

If you think you may need a consumer unit upgrade, our experienced, certified electricians are available to supply and install new consumer units in Wirral, Liverpool, Cheshire, North Wales and North West regions.

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Benefits of a consumer unit upgrade


Upgrading to a new consumer unit will provide better electrical safety to your property and ensure your home meets the current electrical regulations.

Modern fuse boards (or consumer units) are made from non-combustible materials so provide better protection against fire originating from electrical faults and are fitted with a RCD (residual current device) which is designed to prevent fatal electric shocks if a live element (such as a bare wire) is touched. Additionally, a modern consumer unit improves efficiency and will prolong the life of your electrics whilst allowing for future home improvements such as extensions.

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What to expect with Ecolux


On arrival at your property, we’ll introduce ourselves and discuss the work you would like to have done. We’ll then do a quick electrical inspection of your property and provide you with a cost estimate for the work. Assuming you are happy to proceed, we’ll get to work – normally consumer unit upgrades can be completed in our initial visit to your home and should cause no damage to walls or ceilings.

Once we’ve completed your consumer unit upgrade you’ll be issued with an Installation Certificate for the whole property, and we’ll leave it as clean and tidy as we found it. All work carried out by our electricians comes with a lifetime Ecolux workmanship guarantee.

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Consumer unit replacement cost guide


We know that when it comes to being billed by a tradesperson, nobody likes surprises – which is why we operate a completely transparent pricing policy. The table below shows typical costs for upgrading a consumer unit. This is meant as a guide only and your electrician will confirm the cost after an initial inspection and test.

Job Timescale Price
Supply & fit a new consumer unit (including Installation Certificate for whole property) 0.5-1 day £400

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