Is it possible for one person to live in a house while it's being rewired (UK) - and the kitchen being replaced?

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  • 6 months ago

    My husband and I carried on living in our house in England while central heating was being installed in every room. It was hell but we managed.

  • 6 months ago

    Hi,

    I’m an electrician in uk (check us out at elec-inn.co.uk ) we carry our full rewires on a regular basis.

    It is always preferable that customers move out during the works but it is not always practicable.

    The main issue is dust. We use dustless extraction machines but it is still a dusty process . From a safety point of view this shouldn’t be an issue as your contractor will be able to ensure everything is carried out in safety.

    Source(s): Https://elec-in.co.uk
    • M.
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Fix the error in your Source(s)!

  • JASON
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Working for a rental company that does this with its properties, yes. Personally I don't think it's right.

  • 6 months ago

    it would be unsafe to use any electrical power while this electrical work is being done.

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  • 6 months ago

    Do it in the fair weather months with a take away menu handy.

  • hooray
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Not hard at all. No need to do without services during the project, even while working. Power only needs to be entirely off for transferring over to a new consumer unit. Everything else can be isolated and electricity is trivially easy to organise temporarily. Plumbing is also easily isolated and not difficult to arrange temporary provision.

    My brother and I built my kitchen entirely from scratch in 5 days. Stripped right back to base brick and concrete. Tore out and replaced the ceiling. Levelled and tiled the floor. Replaced and enhanced all plumbing and electricals. Fitted units, counters, appliances. Only job hired in was a superb finishing plasterer. We had power and water the whole time.

    Rewired my house with a friend over 5 days, including repairing floor areas we tore up and plastering channels.

    Hiring reputable contractors can get the work done quicker and easier than doing it yourself, and these aren't projects for beginners, but it's good to know your home inside out.

  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Possible, but not fun.

  • drip
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    For how long?

    Plenty of people live in their homes while it is under major repairs.

  • 6 months ago

    Absolutely. I lived in my house when I had the kitchen re-done, two bedrooms knocked into one and new roofs over the kitchen and utility. I set up a makeshift kitchen in a small space in the dining room with a microwave and camping gas burner, did the washing up in the shower as the boiler had been removed and the electric shower was the only source of hot water. You do have to be organised and try to keep out of the workers way while they are there. I doubt you would be left without electricity when they finish for the day. If you have young children, or children who are in the middle of exams, it might be wise to get them to stay elsewhere while the work is being done.

    I was only left one weekend with no hot water (by accident as the builders forgot to put the shower back together. I lived like this for 3 months and survived.

  • 6 months ago

    Yes, but you won;t have any electric or water while it's going on.

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