Fuse Boards and Earthing
Consumer units (Fuse Boards)
A Consumer Unit (fusebox) sits between the electricity meter and the electrical circuits in the house. It is the heart of the electrics in your property. Modern Consumer Units have several advantages over old fuse boards. If an electrical fault were to occur, they would prevent loss of power to all if the property by only cutting power to the problem circuit.
Old fuse boards would have cut power to all of your property, including your lights! We install the latest and safest 17th Edition Consumer Units. As NAPIT registered electricians, we also issue you a test certificate and register your installation with building control, a requirement by law.
Earthing and Bonding
Earthing ensures, in the event of a fault, that the electrical supply would be promptly disconnected to prevent electric shock. For example, a live wire in a washing machine may have become exposed by a sharp metal edge. This could make the case of the washing machine live resulting in serious injury if touched.
Earthing ensures a fault current flows from the exposed wire to the consumer unit promptly disconnecting the electrics and preventing the risk of electric shock. We always check your Earthing and bonding with every installation of a consumer unit, if you are in doubt about the status of your earthing and bonding, please contact us.