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We're interested in what changes you've made to become 18th edition compliant.

We want to ensure we're stocking what you need most at Electrical2Go.

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Are you buying fully populated 18th Edition boards? Or buying cheaper boards and adapting?

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Same as Peter above.

I feel the dual RCD boards are still compliant as both AFDD and SPD are not compulsory. The former is suggested, but far too expensive. The latter is not suggested for 'single dwelling units' which I take to be a domestic household which is the only electrics I do.

I think both the AFDD and SPD's are a good idea but at £200 per AFDD they are not financially viable for domestic consumer units. As for the SPD's I may look in to that over the next few months, this will depend on 3 things:
1. Cost.
2. Whether the regulation actually does mean they are not suggested for domestic households as it sounds.
3. What my scheme (Stroma) suggests when I have my next assessment.
 

happyhippydad

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Only fitting Hager now. Can get a fully loaded with SPD for £150 for the 16 way i believe. Quality boards.
Chris, you show me where you can get a fully loaded Hager board including SPD, RCD's and MCB's for £150 and I'll eat every hat in my house!!?
 
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Chris, you show me where you can get a fully loaded Hager board including SPD, RCD's and MCB's for £150 and I'll eat every hat in my house!!?
I will sell you one for £149.99p, ketchup or brown sauce with the Fedora and Tabasco with the Panama?
 

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Chris, you show me where you can get a fully loaded Hager board including SPD, RCD's and MCB's for £150 and I'll eat every hat in my house!!?
My local eddys are doing them for around that price I think. I noticed a flyer in there and thought the price for the board with an SPD wasn't overly pricey. I may be out by £30 though as I just glanced at it..
 
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We're interested in what changes you've made to become 18th edition compliant.

We want to ensure we're stocking what you need most at Electrical2Go.

So Overload and Surge Protection...

Are you buying fully populated 18th Edition boards? Or buying cheaper boards and adapting?

Cheers,

Electrical2Go HQ
Not made any changes and won’t be anytime soon


There is no way that I will be wasting my customers hard earned cash in the near future.

Manufacturers should not be influencing JPEL/64
 

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At the moment I'm installation Lewden RCBO boards, they are cheaper than the leading brands & offer A and AC type RCBOs as well as SPDs (if required)
Their type 1&2 combined SPD is rather expensive though !!!

Although their is nothing wrong with split load consumer units, 531.3.2 note ii can't be easily determined.
 

ferg

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I buy dual RCD Hager boards and keep a stock of breakers.

When the box runs low I buy another.

It works for me.
 

rolyberkin

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I buy SBS compact dual pole rcbo boards, keenly priced and easy to fit, have given customers the option of fitting an SPD which adds about £30 to a board. I tend to have a price cap on rcbo's of £15 per way max. I sometimes fit the odd BG or Lewden rcbo board when I need one quickly as local suppliers sell them.
 
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