Planning a new kitchen is an exciting project for any homeowner. As part of your planning, you’ll also need to consult an experienced electrician to plan your kitchen rewire.
Rewiring is an important, but easy to overlook, part of the project. The kitchen at your Bradford home requires more power than other rooms in your home, with extra sockets, switches, and appliances. Your kitchen is used for many different activities, from daily dinner prep, to socialising with friends and family. When planning a kitchen rewire, to make full use of its potential, extra care and attention is needed. Quality Electrician are your local electrician in Bradford, if you are planning a new kitchen, we can take care of the kitchen rewiring.
What happens during a kitchen rewire?
A kitchen rewire at your Bradford home is completed in a series of steps. Many of these steps take place alongside the wider job of installing your new kitchen. To help the process go smoothly it is essential that your kitchen rewire electrician is experienced at working alongside other trades. They will need to be flexible in their approach and have excellent communication skills to help keep the project on track.
Every kitchen rewire is slightly different and there may be gaps in the work as other trades complete their tasks. There will also be a gap in between the first fix - where new wiring and back boxes are installed, and the second fix – when faceplates and other finishing tasks are completed, for plastering to occur.
In general, the kitchen rewire process your electrician will follow is as follows:
• Creating access points by lifting floorboards.
• Removing the existing electrical appliances, lights and other hardware.
• Removing existing wiring.
• Cutting channels for new wiring and sockets.
• Installing your new circuits.
• Connecting hardwired appliances.
• Installing new sockets or switches in their predetermined places.
• Testing and inspecting the whole system to ensure its safety.
• Replacing the floorboards.
• Notifying the building control department that the work has been completed.
Who can rewire my kitchen?
A kitchen rewire at your Bradford home should only be carried out by a qualified and registered electrician. A kitchen rewire is a big job and requires experience, skill, and the correct training. The kitchen is a high-risk area, with water and electricity in close proximity. A qualified electrician will ensure no socket is too close to the sink or in a place where a leak could occur. Rewiring a kitchen is a notifiable job and a registered electrician must complete and sign off the works under Part P of the Building Regulations. Installing a new kitchen at your Bradford home is also a large, expensive undertaking and one which usually only occurs every 20 years or so. By choosing a registered, experienced electrician you can rest assured that the work will be of the highest quality. No one wants to discover after everything has been fitted that the electrics are not up to standard and it all needs redoing. Ensure you chose a reputable, registered electrician so that you can relax and enjoy your new kitchen safe in the knowledge that is safely wired.
If you are planning on installing a new kitchen at your Bradford home and need a kitchen rewire, contact Quality Electrician. We are your local, experienced electrician in Bradford. Our electricians are fully qualified and NICEIC registered professional with a wealth of experience to draw upon. Call us today.