Consumer Units and Distrution Boards

Distribution Board Changes in South West Scotland

As expert electrical contractors, we specialize in upgrading distribution boards, also known as Fuse Boxes or consumer units, for both domestic and commercial clients. We do large projects, such as 3 Phase D.B.s and other temporary boards on construction site setups, as well as the more common boards found in homes. Let's explore the importance of a consumer unit and how our services can enhance the safety and efficiency of your electrical systems.

What is a Consumer Unit?

The consumer unit, or distribution board, is the heart of your electrical system. It acts as a centralized hub, distributing electricity to various circuits throughout your property. Its crucial role is to protect your home or business from electrical faults and ensure the safety of your electrical installations. Some boards will have different requirements, and therefore different breaker, or be of different sizes, depending on the needs of the building. Your board should protect the house, be marked correctly and regularly tested.

The Importance of D.B. Changes - Safety

Older consumer units may lack the necessary safety features to protect against modern electrical hazards. By upgrading to a newer consumer unit, you're investing in enhanced safety features that reduce the risk of electrical faults and fires, providing peace of mind for you and your family or employees.

The Importance of D.B. Changes - Compliance

Electrical regulations and safety standards evolve over time. Upgrading your consumer unit ensures compliance with the latest industry standards, keeping your property in line with current regulations and reducing the risk of electrical issues. 2022 saw the introduction of Surge Protection for all new boards, inline with the latest BS7671 regulations, all new Distribution Boards should be metal, and every circuit must have RCD protection.

Complementing Services: EICR Electrical Testing

We offer Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) testing. Our experienced electricians will conduct a thorough assessment of your current distribution board, identifying potential risks and areas for improvement. We provide transparent recommendations based on your property's unique requirements. This comprehensive testing will feedback on your entire electrical installation, if it meets safety standards and regulations, or if it needs some remedial works, ior a new distribution board installed.

Isolator Switch Arrangements

We can assist with arrangement of Isolator Switches, which give the ability to safely disconnect the power supply coming from the electric meter in a premises, and then to the distribution board. It can be time-consuming and difficult to arrange for an Isolator if it is not present, but due to our frequency of works, we are often able to expedite requests and assist clients.

Schedule Your Upgrade Today

To enhance the safety and efficiency of your electrical systems, contact Millar Electrics to schedule a visit. Our team is ready to assess your distribution board, any recommend improvements, and carry out seamless upgrades for a safer and more reliable electrical infrastructure wether it be your home or place of work.

Our Process

  • The office will take note a enquiry.
  • We will visit and Quote where we can. An EICR maybe be required, sometimes visually we can see the need for a board change.
  • On agreement to proceed, we will arrange works.
  • All Distribution Board changes will have accompanying NICEIC certification.