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Reduce risk and maintain compliance with our specialist risk management services.

We’re proud to be a leading provider of complete life cycle risk management solutions. From ensuring asset safety and legal compliance with our thorough engineering inspections to driving operational efficiency with our specialist non-destructive testing services, (and much more in between), we’re proud of the long-lasting partnerships we have formed with our customers over the last 160 years, based on the value of our solutions.

Distribution Board Upgrades

Future-proof your electrical system

Is your distribution board a ticking time bomb? Outdated and overloaded boards pose serious safety and efficiency risks, jeopardising your property, equipment, and peace of mind. BES Group’s comprehensive distribution board upgrade services offer a powerful solution, bringing your electrical system up to speed with UK regulations and modern standards.

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Is it time for a distribution board upgrade?

Distribution boards, commonly known as consumer units, breaker panels, fuse boards, and breaker panels, are the backbone of robust electrical systems, housing switches, fuses, and circuit breakers for the site.

If you’ve been advised following an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) inspection that you would benefit from a distribution board replacement, more than likely you’ll also need to have a residual current device (RCD) fitted. RCD’s play a pivotal role in protecting electrical circuits, preventing direct contact electrical shocks.

When upgrading your distribution board, our team will devise a comprehensive process that meets your specific needs, involving:

  • Planning: We’ll identify the areas that need to be upgraded to determine what type of distribution board should be used, and schedule the upgrade.
  • Preparing: We’ll prepare the area by removing any obstructions that could interfere with the upgrade, which can include moving furniture, turning off lights, and opening doors and windows.
  • Upgrading: We’ll upgrade the distribution board using the appropriate tools and equipment. This may involve replacing old components, adding new components, or making changes to the wiring.
  • Testing: We’ll then test the distribution board to ensure that it is working properly, which includes steps like turning on the power and checking for any faults.
  • Documenting: We’ll document the upgrade to provide a record of the work that was done, taking photographs and creating a written report.

Empower and upgrade outdated electrical infrastructure today with BES Group

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How our Distribution Board upgrades can benefit you!

Improved safety

An upgraded distribution board is more likely to meet current electrical safety standards, which can help to prevent electrical fires and other hazards.

Increased efficiency

An upgraded distribution board can help to improve the efficiency of your electrical system by distributing power more evenly and efficiently.

Compliance with regulations

In some cases, upgrading your distribution board may be required to comply with local electrical regulations.

Improved safety

An upgraded distribution board is more likely to meet current electrical safety standards, which can help to prevent electrical fires and other hazards.

Increased efficiency

An upgraded distribution board can help to improve the efficiency of your electrical system by distributing power more evenly and efficiently.

Compliance with regulations

In some cases, upgrading your distribution board may be required to comply with local electrical regulations.

FAQs

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Hear what our customers have to say

We care about the journey we take our customers on, but it’s not our word you should be taking, see what our customers think of the service we provided!

BES Group Electrical have been one of our main contractors for EICRs since 2020, and more recently for Portable and Fixed Appliance testing. At Sanctuary Group, one of the largest Housing Associations in the UK, with sites located across England and Scotland, our aim is to ensure our compliances are up to date in a timely fashion. BES Group have not disappointed. Communication is positive, quick, professional and with clarity.  

I would highly recommend them as a contractor, communication and understanding of the work requested is integral to my position within National Compliance. The team at BES Group Electrical are a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Chris, and all at BES Group Electrical.

Charlotte Hampton

National Compliance Administration Officer

Some of the other international players don’t even have nationwide coverage. BES was able to offer us local resources across the country for our complex operations, there is no other provider that could give us that.

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Project Manager

BES is a really disruptive force in the market, they are able to provide a variety of necessary services to their customers and none of the other big players are able to provide that breadth of services.

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Did you know...

12,000

fires caused by faulty consumer units took place in the UK between 2012 and 2017, according to a report carried out by Electrical Safety First.

10

10 years is the recommended length of time between consumer unit inspections, as stated by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

2.5 million

consumer units are estimated to be faulty in the UK, as reported by Electrical Safety First.

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Why choose us?

Nationwide Services

Our team of specialist electrical engineers are spread across the UK and are 100% responsible to customer needs. So, no matter where your site is located, we'll be there for you.

Quality Service

With our own innovative training centre, our engineers are consistently kept up to date with the latest changes to the wiring industry regulations. This means that as our customer, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the highest quality service.

Accredited Team

Our electrical engineers are ISO accredited and well equipped to carry out our complete electrical service offering, including our CAD service.

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