The Consumer Unit (Fuse box) really is the engine of your electrical installations at home. It protects all the different circuits from overloading the wiring and causing any major problems. All too often we come across domestic installations that have been poorly designed and installed with little, if no, maintenance.
Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS7671) recommends that domestic installations are inspected every 10 years to ensure full compliance with the regulations and that installations are safe to use and fit for purpose.
Your consumer unit (Fuse box) should be clearly marked and labelled and should also clearly display inspection stickers showing the last inspection and date of the next inspection. Any socket outlets which should reasonably be expected to supply portable equipment outdoors must also be protected by a 30mA RCD in order to prevent electric shocks to users.
Modern more up to date fuse boxes can incorporate RCD's, MCB's, RCBO's or AFDD's which trip when a circuit overloads or a fault occurs, thus protecting the wiring from burning out and your family from potentially fatal electrical shocks or fire.
Fuse boxes can be installed with a number of different options, dedicated fridge/freezer and intruder alarm circuits, shower and external garage circuits. We can supply any kind of circuits for your specific needs.
We can advise you of the best options once we know your requirements.