We have a fuseboard Wylex model NHRS6604. This was installed in 2005 when we had a house extension to the kitchen. The extension sockets are RCD protected but the original house circuits are not. We are having a bathroom refit and have had conflicting information regarding the fuseboard to needs replacing to it's fine or don't know. Only one answer is correct, which is it ?
You don't have to update it. As long as the circuit is RCD protected. But any electrician would highly recommend that you do update it because the fact that it's 15 years old. Which should cost no more then £450 to 500 anyway. I hope this helps.
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The short answer is as long as any ground floor sockets are RCD protected your ok however it is widely recognised that every circuit be protected including lighting due to all the spotlights that are in fashion then the next step and most favourable for most electricians installing new boards is every circuit RCD protected independently (R.C.B.O)
If you want to rent your property you have to upgrade your fuse board otherwise there is no regulation saying you have to change existing one.
Peter the fuse board may need replacing as all the circuits inside the bathroom must be rcd protected if the bathroom ones are then you shouldn’t need it changing Thanks josh