What’s Involved in Rewiring2019-05-31T14:25:27+01:00

What’s involved in Rewiring

Rewiring Your Home

The most difficult task a homeowner can encounter is rewiring. Rewiring is a major project which needs to be implemented in every room of your home as the cables are laid inside your walls. We at Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions recommend that you rewire your home every 25 years because older cables can deteriorate over the years. This means cables that were once safe can become a hazard over time. Wrongly installed, sub-standard or faulty electrics can cause electric shocks or even fires. Our team will be able to eradicate any potential problems with you wiring and guarantee everything is modern, secure and completely certified.

Upon arrival at your home or property, we’ll spend time making arrangements and preparations for the project. Then, we route your new cables from your consumer unit around your property. The cables will be terminated at every outlet throughout your property and then organised into separate circuits like plug sockets or lights for example. Routing is quite an extensive part of the project as cables can be underfloor or even in attic space. Routing can involve having to lift carpets/ floor boards and chase through walls.

Rewiring Explained

If your property is around 25 years old then it is old enough to need rewiring. This means that it is also likely that the building has an internal construction of brick or plaster. For these different materials we use different strategies. For brick we use wall chasers with dust extraction and breaking power tools which allow us to work effectively through brick but it can still create some dust. For plaster we cause as little damage as possible, any damage that does occur will be bonded to make it structurally sound again.

One issue which we may come to is with the fact that floorboards don’t always come up easily however, we do use professional and appropriate tools to establish that the best cuts are made which will, in turn, minimize damage. Once the floorboard has been removed we will route our cables by boring holes in the joist or notching a small part from the timber and replacing with a metal safe plate.

The floorboards are screwed down or nailed once the wiring is complete. Back boxes are mounted and we install a protective capping over the cables.
You need to understand that rewiring as a whole is a major project and there’s a lot of work involved, but we are happy to discuss any queries or aspect of the job before we start.

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"The crew from Keith Gunn quickly and efficiently installed all the wall and ceiling lights in our home. They also fixed previously broken lights. Scott was friendly and courteous and we will definitely ask him and his team to help us with any future electrical needs when they should arise. Thank you! We highly recommend Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions!"

Iram Weiser

"I have had recently had two pieces of work done by Keith Gunn, one inside my flat and the other to the common stair lighting and am very pleased with the timeliness, quality of work and overall excellent customer service. Discussions with the estimator and the quotation were clear, all work was done to schedule and the billing easy. I will use them for any future electrical work."

Rob Kemmer

"Really easy to arrange. They contacted my tenant to arrange install wired smoke alarms."

James Rose

"Very impressed with the speed and efficiency the job was done.I will use them again and would recommend them to all. Very professional firm

Norman Henderson

"Great service for the installation of a chandelier. A time was arranged to suit, the installation was quick and the room looks great. Everything was left in a clean and tidy condition."

Rona Macdonald

"The wiring to our electric shower had melted and we needed a re-wiring job done quickly as we had other house renovations happening later in the week. They made sure that 2 electricians would work late to make sure the job was done the next day. Thank you again for saving us."

Mike Smith

"Really quick with an evaluation, and was able to fit us in quickly too. Great reasonable prices too."

Ashley Dee

"First time we've used KGES and we're very impressed with the people and their processes. They carried out electrical certification and arranged for gas certification as well. We were particularly impressed with the communications when a glitch arose with online certification. We'll certainly be using them in future ... and they're right across the road!"

Gus Mackenzie

"Great service. Electricians are always on time, respectful and courteous. They’re a credit to the company. And even better they are very reasonable too!! Always use them."

Kirsty Lee

"Following a recommendation from an Edinburgh Facebook group, I got in touch with Keith Gunn electrical to fit two chandeliers. Simon responded to my enquiry promptly. He even shifted things around to fit us in on the same day as the ceiling roses are fitted. The lovely guy (think he’s called Scott) who came to fit the chandeliers arrived at times agreed and did an excellent job. We’re really pleased with the results!"

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