Replacing a fuse board when adding sockets and extractor fan?
A tradesman who has quoted me for a Kitchen refit job has said I need to replace my fuse board because I am doing some work at mine which involves adding 2 new electrical sockets, fitting a bathroom extractor fan and upgrading the electrical cabling to the hob/oven from the existing freestanding cooker. But the electrician who did some work on my property about 1.5 years ago said this is incorrect and that my fuse board wouldn't require changing? So I don't know which one is right? What specification does my existing fusebox have to meet in order for it not to require replacement?
Many thanks :)))
All current fuse boards should be RCD protected & be made of a non combustible material as per 18th Edition (so Metal Fuseboard is required)
And new circuits installed should be signed off via NICEIC or equivalent with local building authority notified. Alway make sure the electrician carrying out any work on your home is registered and qualified to do so otherwise you may have alot of headaches later on down the line.
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