Consumer Unit, also known as Fuse Box or Fuse Board upgrades can greatly improve the electrical safety of your property. In the UK many homes are still equipped with an old style fuse box. We strongly recommend that you upgrade your fuse box for a new style consumer unit. This will provide better electrical safety to your property but more importantly, your family or tenants. A consumer unit will also ensure your home is up to the current standards of the electrical regulations.
In January 2015, IEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671) Amendment 3 will be published. A major change in Amendment 3 concerns consumer units, the term for a modern-day domestic fuse box. New regulation 401.1.201 will state that in domestic environments, consumer units and similar switchgear must be constructed from non-combustible material.
Unless fully qualified, please don’t attempt to upgrade your fuse box yourself or have a rogue trader do it for you, trust me, it’s just not worth the proposed risks or your family’s safety.