Rewiring a property is a project many businesses and homeowners have questions about, as the work must be completed professionally and to the highest of standards. To remove some of the mystery about rewiring services, here’s our house rewire FAQs.

What are the signs you need a house rewire?

Electrical installations and wiring will degrade over the years, and many old homes may find an electrical rewire is needed.

Signs you need your property rewiring include issues identified on your latest EICR, the power keeps tripping, your electrics have become unsafe, or you’re planning an extension and want to ensure your wiring can cope with increased demands.

What does house rewiring involve?

Your house wiring and electrical systems power your appliances and equipment, including indoor and outdoor lighting. A house rewire is a 'first fix' electrical project to lay the foundations of property wiring. It requires in-depth work to bring the system up to the mark, accessing areas such as behind walls and under floorboards.

How long does a property rewire take?

Property rewiring lengths will vary from case to case, depending on the size of the property and complexities of the project. Hopefully, it may only take a few days to complete the rewire, although it can take over a week for more complex jobs.

What's the difference between a full and part rewire?

A full house rewire replaces the electrical circuits throughout the entire property, often needed when the existing system is no longer up to scratch. By contrast, a part rewire involves upgrading a smaller section of the circuit if there's a specific problem with it.

Do you have to break walls to rewire a property?

Yes, property rewiring is invasive, as your electrical contractor will need to access cables through your walls. Replastering and redecorating will make it good again after the rewire is completed.

Does the power need to be turned off to rewire a house?

Yes, there will always be a period of time when your property's power must be shut down to ensure the safety of the rewiring contractor who's completing the work.

Should you always choose a professional rewire?

Absolutely. DIY house rewires often end in disaster, and a professional electrical contractor will need to sign off the work.

Can you add extra power sockets during a rewire?

Yes – it's important to work with a professional electrical contractor so they can design a system that works for you. This includes new lighting and power outlets if needed.

How much does rewiring a whole house cost?

The cost of rewiring a property will depend on the size of your house and what's involved. The easiest way to get house rewire prices is to request a quote.

Contact DTEEC now to book a house rewire

If you'd like a house rewiring quote in London and Surrey, contact DTEEC today. We offer property rewires throughout the area, including Wimbledon, Wandsworth and Clapham. Contact us now.