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Fuse box installers in Peterborough

If you’re looking for consumer unit or fuse box installers in Peterborough, let us help speed up your search. We can show you a range of fuse box specialists in your area who are recommended by your neighbours.

Below are two ways of finding consumer unit or fuse box installers in Peterborough:

  1. Search online for local fuse box fitters and get in touch with them directly.

  2. Try our request a quote feature to save time. Use our online form to tell us about your job and we’ll send your details to three consumer unit/fuse box installers in Peterborough. They’ll then contact you with three fair quotes.

What is a consumer unit?

A consumer unit is basically a powerhouse for your home. Electricity enters your home and goes straight to your consumer unit. Power is then distributed throughout your home. Your consumer unit controls where the electricity goes to and can be used to turn off the power in your home when necessary.

What is the difference between a fuse box and a consumer unit?

While these terms are often used interchangeably, there are a few differences between the two. Below is a summary of each:

Fuse box

  • In the past, fuse boxes were the most popular choice

  • Work by using fuses that melt if there are any electrical issues

  • Less safe than consumer units as the fuses don't melt and cut the power instantly, it takes a few seconds

  • Greater risk of fires

Consumer units

  • More popular today

  • Work by detecting issues in your home’s electrical circuit and switching off your electricity

  • Safer than fuse boxes, the power is cut instantly

  • No need to replace melted fuses, just flip a switch to turn your home's electricity back on

  • Less risk of fires

Types of consumer unit

There are a few different types of consumer units so it's worth considering all your options before making a choice. The most common types of consumer units include:

  • Full loaded consumer unit

  • Split load consumer unit

  • Shower consumer unit

  • Garage consumer unit

  • High integrity consumer unit

  • RCD dual split consumer unit

  • Domestic switch fuse

How much does it cost to install a new fuse box?

If you need a new fuse box, you’re probably wondering how much you need to budget for this job. The amount you pay for your fuse box will be affected by the following variables:

  • Type of fuse box - There are a range of different fuse boxes, each with its own price.

  • Current set up - If you need to make big changes or your current setup is in poor condition, this will increase the amount you pay.

  • Size of property - Larger properties will need more powerful fuse boxes which are more expensive.

  • Electrical inspection - If your home wiring hasn't been checked in a while, you may need an electrical inspection to ensure it’s safe. This will cost an extra £120 - £300.

  • Extra work - If you need extra work doing, e.g. adding new wiring or sockets, this will push up the price you pay.

  • Location - Labour costs vary depending on where you live in the UK.

Fuse box installation cost

Depending on the above factors, the average fuse box installation cost varies throughout the country. As a rough estimate, you will pay around £450 for the unit and labour.

How much does a new consumer unit cost?

Your consumer unit installation cost will also be impacted by a variety of factors. These are similar to those affecting the average fuse box installation cost.

After considering everything from the type of consumer unit to the size of your home, it should be easier to estimate the average consumer unit price. Generally, you can expect to pay around £30 - £130.

How much does it cost to replace a fuse box with a consumer unit?

In general, this job will cost around £335. This figure is made up of the price of removing a fuse box (£75), the cost of a consumer unit (£80) and the average consumer unit installation cost (£160).

For more prices and tips, please visit our guide on the cost of replacing a fuse box with a consumer unit.

How to install a fuse box or consumer unit:

If you’re planning on fitting a new fuse box or fitting a new consumer unit, you’ll need to hire a qualified electrician to carry out the work. This is due to the risks involved with working with electricity. Remember, fitting a new fuse box/consumer unit yourself is illegal and you’re endangering your family.

Want to speak to fuse box installers in Peterborough?

Once you’re ready to replace your fuse box or consumer unit, you’ll need to find a fuse box installer in Peterborough you can depend on. Luckily, all our members are qualified, pass 12 checks and come with the recommendation of your neighbours.

Why spend hours searching for the right professional for your job? We can help with your search in two easy ways. One option is to use our free search feature. Just type in your postcode to see a range of fuse box installers in Peterborough.

Alternatively, our request a quote feature is perfect if you’re always busy. Tell us about the work you need doing and we’ll pass your information to three fuse box specialists in your area. You can then get back to your busy day while they draw up three custom quotes.