Consumer Unit - Metal 17th Edition Amendment £59.99 @ toolstation
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Consumer Unit - Metal 17th Edition Amendment £59.99 @ toolstation

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Found 26th Oct
Metal dual RCD to BS 7671 IET Amendment 3. BS 61439-3.
• 8 outgoing ways
• 1 x 100A DP switch
• 2 x 63A 30mA RCD
• 6 x Type B SP MCBs: 2 x 32A, 2 x 6A, 1 x 16A, 1 x 40A + 2 blanks
• 2 spare MCB / RCBO ways
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 237 x 379 x 110mmL

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That's the missus' Christmas present sorted and we are still in October!
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That's the missus' Christmas present sorted and we are still in October!

uksparky36 m ago

That's the missus' Christmas present sorted and we are still in October!



Isn't she sick to death of your electrical inspired pressys by now .

I'll stick with MK thanks.

uksparky56 m ago

That's the missus' Christmas present sorted and we are still in October!



Which chair did you get her ?

pa55word1236 h, 18 m ago

Which chair did you get her ?


The chair is for him to sit in. The missus will be in charge of flicking the switches lol

FYI 18th edition out soon... May have some changes to consumer units.
I've heard from others (including a guy who's just competed the 17th) they may go back to plastic but I've done no research myself so maybe rumour.

This could be deal breaker for the consumer.

blister2 h, 38 m ago

FYI 18th edition out soon... May have some changes to consumer units. …FYI 18th edition out soon... May have some changes to consumer units. I've heard from others (including a guy who's just competed the 17th) they may go back to plastic but I've done no research myself so maybe rumour.


Nope they will be staying metal (fire regs)

blister3 h, 49 m ago

FYI 18th edition out soon... May have some changes to consumer units. …FYI 18th edition out soon... May have some changes to consumer units. I've heard from others (including a guy who's just competed the 17th) they may go back to plastic but I've done no research myself so maybe rumour.


July 2018 but there are no discussions regarding CU's

Why would anyone be buying this? A fuse box should only be installed by a registered competent electrical contractor. Any sparkie that fit crap like this would be coming no where near my property!

kroe9. Why is it crap ? I ask for info as I am a diy'er who just bought this from Amazon " garage consumer unit metal clad 6 way fuse box fitted with RCCB 80amp 30ma + 2X6amp & 2X20amp & 2X32 amp mcbs" . I bought my one because it was metal. Ijust looked at MK and lovely name and reputation with a much higher price. What is the quality difference I should look for? Thanks.

Spartan17629th Oct

kroe9. Why is it crap ? I ask for info as I am a diy'er who just bought …kroe9. Why is it crap ? I ask for info as I am a diy'er who just bought this from Amazon " garage consumer unit metal clad 6 way fuse box fitted with RCCB 80amp 30ma + 2X6amp & 2X20amp & 2X32 amp mcbs" . I bought my one because it was metal. Ijust looked at MK and lovely name and reputation with a much higher price. What is the quality difference I should look for? Thanks.

Sorry Spartan. All electrical work within the scope of a fuse box change should be signed off by building control. This is part of the permitted development regulations from your local authority. You should be using a registered competent person to do this, rather than yourself. I would suggest that a competent person that shaves £20 max of an industry leading brand consumer unit, is a cowboy and has no regard about the future proof aspect of his job in so much as, no one will be likely stocking this brand in 12-24 months, in order for any future work to correctly protected with an mcb of the same brand in order to comply with manufacturer's guidelines (which incidentally superceded any bs7671 regulations). I'm sure you have good reasons behind your decision to do a job like this yourself and there would be no need to go into here, but Id advise you strongly to send your purchase back to Amazon and look on the electricalsafetyregister for a local competent person to supply and fit your board for you. He/she will no doubt have thier own preferred brand of consumer unit. Good luck mate.

kroe948 m ago

Sorry Spartan. All electrical work within the scope of a fuse box change …Sorry Spartan. All electrical work within the scope of a fuse box change should be signed off by building control. This is part of the permitted development regulations from your local authority. You should be using a registered competent person to do this, rather than yourself. I would suggest that a competent person that shaves £20 max of an industry leading brand consumer unit, is a cowboy and has no regard about the future proof aspect of his job in so much as, no one will be likely stocking this brand in 12-24 months, in order for any future work to correctly protected with an mcb of the same brand in order to comply with manufacturer's guidelines (which incidentally superceded any bs7671 regulations). I'm sure you have good reasons behind your decision to do a job like this yourself and there would be no need to go into here, but Id advise you strongly to send your purchase back to Amazon and look on the electricalsafetyregister for a local competent person to supply and fit your board for you. He/she will no doubt have thier own preferred brand of consumer unit. Good luck mate.


Do the regulations apply to all consumer units at the property, or only the master consumer unit? If you are adding a slave consumer unit in the garage or shed so as to isolate lights, sockets, freezer, pod point (or whatever just examples), does that still need to be signed off?

nige1822nd Nov

Do the regulations apply to all consumer units at the property, or only …Do the regulations apply to all consumer units at the property, or only the master consumer unit? If you are adding a slave consumer unit in the garage or shed so as to isolate lights, sockets, freezer, pod point (or whatever just examples), does that still need to be signed off?

In short yes. Any new circuits, and new consumer units are required by Part-P of the building regulations in England and Wales to be notified to building control, you can technically do this yourself and pay building control to come out and inspect and test your work, but it's probably more ex than getting a sparky in, and if you're not up to the job they will just condemn it. Additional work to existing circuits, such as adding sockets or lights to an existing circuit does not fall under this scope, (unless it's in a bathroom or various other 'special locations') however it should still be inspected and tested by a competent person and a minor works certificate should be issued. My original point was not particularly to bash your diy'er. Most adults know when or when not to cut a corner and do a job thems. But when it comes to banging a fuse board in yourself I'd think twice. Not only is it dangerous, but it can cause you massive problems when you come to sell your property in the future. A mortgage assessor can and will regularly refuse to sanction a buyers mortgage without the provision of an electrical inspection certificate to accompany a new fuse box. The new ones are obviously really easy to spot since the metal boards became regs recently.
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