Why you need to update or replace
There are a number of reasons why your Consumer Unit should require being updating or replaced. You’ve bought a new property and it has been picked up in a survey that it is an old unit. Maybe your modernising your kitchen or bathroom or having a new extension planned, or you are just making some small additions to your home like a few new sockets or an Electrical Vehicle (EV) charge point.
Finding replacement or additional parts often mean an upgrade due to older consumer units not being suitable for the more current MCB or RCBO that comply with electrical standards IEE wiring regulations BS7671 to 18th Edition (standards are updated to take into account latest advances in technology and technical data that have a direct impact on making installations safer). Typical of many of today’s products, after 10 years, manufacturers tend to stop supporting their older products, so the best option is to provide a quote for a new consumer unit.