Posts tagged “domestic installations”

Just like us, the UK’s housing stock is starting to feel its age. 
 
Almost four out of 10 (38%) of our homes were built before 1947, which makes them some of the oldest and leakiest in Europe. 
If you’re considering buying a property that’s more than 20 years old as a renovation project, here are some things to think about. 
 
Your House Buyer’s survey doesn’t include and electrical inspection and condition report (EICR). A professional inspection of the wiring and any installations will confirm that the property is safe and help you to understand what you will need to do to bring it up to modern standards. 
The new Wiring Regulations have introduced changes that focus on surge protection to help improve safety in our homes and commercial premises. 
 
An electrical surge, or ‘transient overvoltage’, is a brief voltage peak between two or more conductors. A surge can be just a few volts or thousands of volts. 
In a recent survey of 2000 people by a price comparison website over three quarters of the respondents said they were ‘fearful’ of the idea of a smart home. 
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