Edinburgh Home Rewire Guide
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Edinburgh Home Rewire Guide

Rewiring your Edinburgh property is an investment in your home, adding equity and future proofing it for years to come.

Once you decide you are going to push forward with your home rewire project, it’s key that you are aware of the fundamentals of what a home rewire entails. That’s where we are here to help! As Edinburgh’s premier electrician team we will be with you every step of the way, helping your home rewire project come in on time and on budget. 

Due to the nature of the work involved, a home rewire project can be disruptive so it is best that this is undertaken at the same time as any other major renovation work (such as plumbing and building work) and definitely before any plastering takes place. In order for your Edinburgh electrician to place switches and sockets at the legally correct heights, they will need to chase the cables for these into the walls so this in turn will result in disruption to your existing plastering work.


Your Edinburgh electrician will split your home rewire into two project phases, otherwise known as the first and second fix. The first fix will involve all the actual wiring and cable installation at your Edinburgh home. This will include new back boxes (required for power), both indoor & outdoor lighting, hard wired smoke & heat detectors (which are now a legal requirement in Scotland), doorbells and hard wired security alarms, central heating controls, TV, data and speakers and all other hidden cabling that your Edinburgh home rewire requires. Given the positioning of the cables and wires involved in your Edinburgh home rewire (under floorboards and through ceilings and walls), it is also best to embark on the first fix when your property is as empty as possible to keep mess and disruption to a minimum.

The second stage of your home rewire project (known as the second fix) will  focus on the connection of the consumer unit. Your second fix will also include connecting your boiler, immersion heater and central heating controls, any switches and sockets required and installing light fittings. Your second fix will come to fruition when all the other elements of your home rewire are joined up and essentially made live.

How long will your Edinburgh home rewire take? Every Edinburgh home rewire project our expert electrician team undertakes is bespoke. By filling in the contact form on our website and giving us a little more information about your property size, age and project requirements will help give our expert electrician team the information they require to provide a detailed quote. All DC Electrical home rewires come with a five year guarantee and all our work is completed by fully certified NIC EIC registered Edinburgh electricians. As Edinburgh’s home rewire and electrical specialists you couldn’t be in safer hands so get in touch today and see how we can be part of your next project.

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