Consumer units

Replace your old fusebox

Ensuring the safety of your household

The Fuse box or Consumer Unit is the heart of your home’s electrical system. It distributes the electricity coming into your home into various circuits including lighting and wall socket outlets.

To keep your household safe, why not get our FREE Safety Check so that we can tell you whether your fuse box is safe and whether it meets today’s standards?

Free safety check

Click the link below and answer a few simple questions, which could allow us to assess the safety of your current fuse box. We can then provide the best solution to ensure that it meets todays standards

We now are using the latest technology to be more efficient saving you time and money!!

Why get your fuse box checked by us?

Safety

We are certified and approved by NICEIC and trained to the highest standards, meaning that you can put your full trust in us.

24/7 Response

Our team of Electricians are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year for your electrical emergency.

Affordable

We offer a premium service at affordable prices without compromising on quality for your peace of mind.

Reliable

Book a call-out at a time that is convenient to you. Our Electricians always call ahead to make it easier for you to plan your day.

FREE Download

Download our FREE Guide - 5 Reasons to Update your Old Fuse Box

Our guide covers the benefits of fitting a new Consumer Unit to replace your old and potentially dangerous fuse box. It includes details regarding the added benefits to fitting a new Consumer Unit in terms of safety, cost and reducing risks.

Take a look at your free guide, 5 Reasons to Update your Old Fuse Box  today.

Reviews

Hundreds of happy customers
  • review rating 5  Mark and his team upgraded my consumer unit for me. Quick response, very tidy and professional. Only the best quality components used and put our minds at rest that our house is now electrically safe!Would highly recommend, thanks guys.

    thumb Matt Coombs
    5/15/2020

    review rating 5  MJP Electrical have done numerous jobs for me in my house in St George Bristol from Nee consumer unit, New kitchen lighting and power, New bathroom lights and fan, New cooker circuit, air conditioning, new sockets and lights. I was very pleased with the price and quality of the work. I would recommend MJP to anyone who wants to work with an honest and reliable electrician. Many thanks again John

    thumb John Wheatley
    5/14/2020
  • review rating 5  I can’t recommend MJP Electrical any more highly. I’ve used Mark on a number of occasions for several different jobs and always found the service to be top notch and the quality of his work second to none. It is brilliant to have an electrician in Bristol that I know I can rely on to do great work every time.

    thumb Nicholas Cussen
    5/12/2020

    review rating 5  Very happy after we called MJP Electrical out to investigate some problems in our apartment. Quick and professional we had a plan in place very quickly - they investigated a number of issues and helped us understand about their causes as well as what we should and who would be best to help us moving forward. Very trustworthy, will be using for other electrical issues and recommending!

    thumb David Luna
    5/07/2020
  • review rating 5  Quick response to a request for some work. The electrician who came was very professional, approachable and undertook his work in a clean and tidy manner. He was also aware of social distancing needs.

    thumb John McLaughlin
    5/26/2020

    review rating 5  Great service. I needed a lot of work done with a new house but unsure of exactly how much work was needed. MJP came over in short notice and walked me through what was needed and what optional extras we could do.Really happy with the amount of communication throughout and how MJP kept to the timescales given.Overall very impressed with the quality installation and electrical expertise. Would highly recommend.

    thumb Luke Stone
    10/18/2019

Frequently asked questions

Let us answer your important questions

A: The consumer unit is the heart of your electrical system, and comes in many shapes and sizes. The unit distributes the electricity, via fuses or circuit breakers, to the different circuits such as sockets or lighting. Modern consumer units are designed to help reduce electrical risks by incorporating Residual Current Devices (RCDs). In the event if an electrical fault, these devices disconnect the electrical supply thus reducing the risk of electric shock or fire. Miniature circuit breakers also make resetting the system more convenient than replacing old style fuse-wire.

A: A Consumer Unit or Fuse board is the single most important electrical device in any building. It protects electrical appliances from damage and more importantly, human beings from electrical shock.

A: The cost of installing a new consumer unit is around £250 to £600. However, this may increase if you require an electrical installation condition report, as this normally costs around £100 to £300 depending on the size of your property.

A: 8hrs inclusive of testing and certification.

A: You should contact us if you suspect that any of the following may apply to your old fusebox

  1. The fuse-board cover is missing
  2. The fuse-board is damaged
  3. There are any exposed live parts
  4. The fuse-board is showing signs of over-heating
  5. The fuse-board is overloaded
  6. RCD protection is not provided

A: A fuse box and a consumer unit serve the same purpose. They distribute electricity in your house through multiple circuits and instantly turn the power off whenever a power overload occurs on one of the circuits, which is commonly known as “tripping”

A: In short No. Unsafe Yes, Non-compliant with the current regulations (BS7671:2008) If the fusebox is old and has fuse wire type fuses, it is worth upgrading it, as modern ones have RCD protection built in, which will literally save your life in the event of a fault.

A: Basically speaking, any consumer unit without an RCD needs an upgrade. This doesn’t always mean a whole new consumer unit so it is essential you speak to a registered, qualified electrician who can decide what needs to be done

 

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