The best and most cost-effective way to increase your living space, accommodate a growing family, and add value to your property is to add an extension onto your home, or perhaps convert your attic into a loft room and the cellar into a cosy suite of rooms. Itís a far cheaper option and more convenient than moving house.
Whether your planned home extension is just a small lean-to, or a major double-storey addition as big as half your house again, youíll undoubtedly need an electrical supply in the room, even if itís just a light.
Of course, if the extension is large and complex, perhaps including a kitchen and/or bathroom, a study or even home cinema, you will need the installation of mains loop, separate circuits and a serious upgrade of the houseís wiring.
Any builder will tell you, you canít get away with DIY when it comes to electrics. There are strict regulations, imposed to ensure health and safety ,that mean that home extensions are unlikely to be approved unless the electrical wiring has been installed by a professional, competent and certified electrician.
Here at SMB Electrical we have more than 10 yearsí experience working with home-owners and builders in and around Trowbridge, bringing power to home extensions of all shapes and sizes. We're NICEIC registered and compliant with Part P of the building regulations.
It is best to call us in during the planning stage of your home extension project, so that we can assist the architect and designer with mapping out the electrical requirements, from light fittings to sockets, circuits and appliances like boilers and cookers.
When it comes to planning the layout of the electrics in a new extension, much depends on the use to which the rooms are going to be put. Where and how youíll need to have us install power points, light switches, wall lamps, a power shower, white goods, computer equipment and so on must all be considered and taken into account.
Our many years in the electrical services business means that we have had time to accumulate a great deal of knowledge about what is required electrically in any given room in your new home extension. Having us on board to ensure careful planning up front will save time and money down the line if things have to be adjusted or rectified later, and you certainly donít want to be left with electrical extension leads and multi-plugs cluttering up your new space!
Many people who own older houses find it is advisable to use the occasion of an extension or conversion build to have the whole property rewired, particularly if the wiring has not been replaced for 25 years or longer. Weíre happy to survey the property and give a reliable assessment of what is required to bring your houseís cabling and fuse board (consumer unit) up to date. While we are on site for the extension work it makes sense to upgrade all the electrics at the same time, while things are already disrupted for the building work.
When youíre extending your home or converting a loft in west Wiltshire or North East Somerset, donít hesitate to give SMB Electrical Ltd. a call to discuss the project. Weíll give you a no-obligation free quotation for the work.
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