New metal fuse boards fitted to meet with the new regulations and circuits RCD protected.
A large number of homes across the UK are fitted with fuse boxes that aren’t in line with current electrical regulations.
If your home has an old fuse box, also known as a consumer unit, it means you’re putting your home and its occupants in unnecessary danger. If you think your home could be at risk then it’s time to get your fuse box replaced.
It’s not as pricey as you might think.
While your old fuse box may work perfectly well – in fact it’s probably more than capable of doing the job – old fuse boards have old wiring, and while not necessarily unsafe, wiring regulations have changed a lot over the last few years. Back in the day your old fuse box would have complied with electrical regulations. But that was then and this is now. Electrical wiring standards and regulations have changed and 2008 saw the introduction of new 17th edition wiring regulations. It meant all circuits were required to have RCD protection by law.