No two houses are the same, and the two houses that we have been working are no exception. Property 1 was a purchase of an unfinished project and the purchaser is more or less working with a blank canvas and we are working alongside other trades as the house takes on a new transformation. Property 2 was a house purchase which was very much liveable and cosmetics are as a result of the inhabitants taste.
Both boards were complete with RCD and MCBs which provides protection.
On our initial assessment of Property 2 we identified a joint box [pictured left] which harboured a number of cables, none of which were labelled only to find that it was supplying a number of sockets and lighting throughout the house, all supplied from one 16A fuse. Furthermore we identified some of the lighting circuits were without earth [very common in French homes].
We continue to work on Property 2 making sure that all wiring is correct and electrical loads are evenly displaced on circuits and increasing the number of sockets and lighting throughout the house and correcting earthing cable where necessary.