FAQ’s on Electrical Rewire

You won't get your home rewired very often, so it is likely that you will have some questions when you do. To help you out as much as we can, we have created an FAQ post giving you the answers to questions frequently asked. Hopefully, our electricians based in Newcastle under Lyme answer all of your questions but, if not, feel free to get in touch!


Do old wires always need replacing?

Having older wires doesn't always mean they are unsafe, so this isn't a definite sign they need replacing. However, if they are dating back to 1960 or earlier, then there are safety issues present in your home and it will be best to replace them with something more current. Newer wiring systems will be much safer for you and will also be much more practical in use.

How can I prepare for a rewire?

First, you need to decide if there are any changes you want making- for example, do you want any fittings moved? It is much easier for everyone to have this decided beforehand, as it makes the job much more straightforward for us. Let us know whatever you decide. It is also a good idea to pack away any valuables, as they may get dusty or damaged during the process. We do our best to clean up, but dust can take a few days to finally settle.

What can I expect from a rewire?

Getting your home rewired is an invasive job that tends to last no more than 8 days. It consists of a team of electricians working from the roof down, changing all of your wirings. You need to be prepared for disruptions in your home throughout this period and you should expect sound and dust. The disruptions can't be avoided, so it is best to prepare for them beforehand- but always speak to your electrician to find out specifics.

Need an electrician in the Newcastle under Lyme area?

Our team offer electrical rewires across Hanley, Whitmore, Baldwin's Gate, Betley, Keele, Madeley, Alsager, Scholar Green and Church Lawton. When it comes to choosing an electrician, it is important you pick one that has experience and correct qualifications- so look no further than our team. Give us a call today on 07951939166 or use our email at, electricianstoke@gmail.co.uk to send us an email. Finally, you can also use the contact form on our website to send us a message. We hope to hear from you soon!