Consumer Unit

When Consumer Unit Replacment Essential

A new consumer unit improves the safety in your home and protects you an your family.  Are you having new lighting installed, more sockets or a shower?  Then this may mean you need to upgrade your consumer unit to allow for the work to happen.  It is standard practive to have a new consumer unit installed when you have a new kitchen fitted. Or when you are having an electric shower installed.  These new installations incorporates all the circuits in your home. And often leaves little space to add more circuits for any future electrical work

What is an Residual Current Device?

The RCD (Residual Current Device) detects the integrity of the circuit. It will detect any damage to a cable, or water damage, or a faulty appliance. The RCDs protect from electric shocks, or at the very least, injury from electric shock.

When is an RCD required?

Requirements from 17th edition regulations say there should be RCD protection for sockets. This also includes the electrics in your bathroom or shower room. Along with circuits intended to supply mobile equipment outdoors. And cables buried in walls. This means that every circuit in your home should be RCD protected

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What is a consumer unit used for

The consumer unit is the updated term of a fuse box. A consumer unit is the main control center for a home’s electrical supply. It consists of the following components:

  • A Main Switch to turn off the power to your home.
  • An MCB for each circuit which will switches itself off when it detects that a circuit overload. When the fault has cleared, you witch it back on. MCBs (miniature circuit breakers) are reliable and safe.


Whatever your domestic household electric needs are, we can help you.

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Fault Finding

Are you experiencing any of the following issues; flickering lighting, loss of power supply, overheating cables, tripping circuit breakers or a blowing fuse. Keep you and your family safe.
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Consumer Unit

Are you having new lighting installed, more sockets, new kitchen or a shower? Then this may mean you need to upgrade your consumer unit to allow for the work to happen.
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Full Rewiring

There are many reasons why home requires need to happen. Often it is because of problems with your sockets or lights not working. 

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Interior and Exterior Lighting

Lighting creates a pleasant and healthy living environment when it complements the existing fixtures, fittings and style of building.

Electrical Design

Start-to-finish domestic electrical design and installation service. Most noteworthy, we have over 40 years experience in electrical design.


Electrical Surveys

A complete electrical survey should be carried out every 10 years. This is due to, wires and cables decaying over the years. 

Why Choose Trowbridge Electrical

  • Over 40 years of experience and knowledge.
  • Qualified local electricans with an excellent reputation for being honest, reliable and value for money.
  • Superior customer satisfaction. The majority of our business comes from repeat custom and recommendation.
  • Stroma Certified Installer, thus insuring works of a high standard.
  • Peace of mind that we will always exceed the standard for health and safety.

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How can Trowbridge Electrical Help

  • Trowbridge Electrical is your local domestic Stroma Certified Installer, operating in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
  • Based in Staverton, Trowbridge, our domestic electrical contracting services are available to homeowners in Trowbridge, Staverton, Holt, Frome, Bath, Bradford Upon Avon, Studley Green, Southwick, Semington and Westbury.
  • Besides our quality guarantee and reliability, we take a friendly and flexible approach to customer service. We fit our work around your needs, and respond to all calls and queries.

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