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I agree that it's best to do an EICR before a CU replacement, but is there an actual regs that dictates that an EICR 'must' be conducted prior to a CU change?
 
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I agree that it's best to do an EICR before a CU replacement, but is there an actual regs that dictates that an EICR 'must' be conducted prior to a CU change?
No it's a recommendation via a best practice guide
 
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The problem is most clients request a quote for a CU replacement. A free quote. I'm not doing a free EICR for a job I might not even get,
 
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Can be tricky.
Could be just a single board that needs replacing, could be a couple of boards, a few switch fuses and half a dozen Henly blocks.
 

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There's two options.
Price in the cost of an EICR to the CU change quote (which you won't get because you'll be too expensive).
Or
Quote the CU change without an EICR, but note on the quote that rectifying any faults found are charged extra.
 
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There's two options.
Price in the cost of an EICR to the CU change quote (which you won't get because you'll be too expensive).
Or
Quote the CU change without an EICR, but note on the quote that rectifying any faults found are charged extra.
Also, make it clear.
The EIC for the CU change, does not cover any of the existing installation.
 

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How much is charged for a typical EICR?
I was just wondering; most of my CU changes were for small or standard sized properties. I couldn't possibly factor in the cost of an EICR, and even think I would get the CU replacement.

If it was for a very large property, or the existing install looked a bit dodgy, then I would carry out an EICR for a fee, followed by a quote for the CU plus any extras that where located by the EICR.

This seems to be a very common question asked, shame there's not one of those sticky threads on CU changes; EICR's beforehand, intumescent sealing of, protective bonding size, tail size, CU location/height etc etc.
 

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