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How much mess does a full rewire create?

Do they have to rip up wooden floors or is there a way round that?

I live in a mid terraced 1900 house where some of the work is newish and some is older.

How long do they normaly take?

Our house is 2 living rooms 1 kitchen diner and 2 bedrooms.

Thanks.
 
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How much mess does a full rewire create?

It depends, do you class 'mess' as trunking stuck to the wall? If so then get the cables chased in, that is a very very messy job but ultimately leaves a neater finish.

Do they have to rip up wooden floors or is there a way round that?

I live in a mid terraced 1900 house where some of the work is newish and some is older.

You can have all the cables concealed in trunking on the walls/conduit in the walls if you don't want to touch the floor.

How long do they normaly take?

Our house is 2 living rooms 1 kitchen diner and 2 bedrooms.

It depends on:

Whether you have the cables chased in or not
Whether you have laminate flooring/ceramic tiles on the floors.
Whether the ground floor is concrete or a floating floor.
How many appliances need wiring (sockets, lights, showers, cookers etc.).
What state the bonding/earthing is in.
How many guys are working on it.

Could be 2-5 days - more if chasing in is required or you have a particularly difficult installation.

Hope that is of some help.
Davy
 
you missed the bit about if chased, how tough the wall is, and waht they chase with .

angle grinder = good fun, so much mess its unbelievable
 
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con1_uk said:
F00k the rewire then......... :eek:

Well wouldn't you rather have a house to make a mess of? Because I don't think you'll care about some dust and a bit of disruption when you house burns down or someone gets killed...

BTW, I'm making an assumption that your installation actually NEEDS the rewire. get a PIR done and that will tell you if you have any problems. You might not need a rewire, and could get away with a few simple alterations.
 
breezer said:
you missed the bit about if chased, how tough the wall is, and waht they chase with .

angle grinder = good fun, so much mess its unbelievable

Last time I used a grinder for chasing walls I found brick dust between my toes. I was wearing two pairs of socks and my rigger boots at the time :eek:

I made sooo much dust you couldn't even see across the room :LOL:
 
...and I got so much dust I couldn't see my pencil line, and found afterwards that I'd cut along a join in the wallpaper that looked like a line :oops:


Club hammer and bolster is slower but a lot less messy.
 

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