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 :)))

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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.
28th May 2019
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well . good question. i would need to see the fuse board. but would state , if the board is a (17th edition one)with TWO rcds. and some spare ways then it should not be a problem . if however the board is an older one with fuse wire or mcbs and NO RCD PROTECTION . then yes it needs to be changed . for your own saftey
28th Jun 2019
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Hi it all down to if you have enough circuits in your existing board to be able to install the new circuits, which means is there two spare ways in your current board to a coma date that. Thanks heads up electrical
4th Aug 2019
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Is not necessary to change the fusebox if is in good condition,and is passing the test, for additional sockets, fan ,and oven ....you just need a minor certificate work or nothing just the job done ....
19th Aug 2019
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