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Julie.

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If you can get the supervision and certification by a suitable electrician, who is a member of a scheme, they may have access to reasonable quality kit at better prices than you are looking at anyhow.

Personally I don't rate BG - LAP is actually a bit better, but as far as the consumer unit I would look at fusebox if you want inexpensive, they are good quality and would provide a full RCBO board inc SPD for typically the cost of a dual board - and far better quality than LAP/BG

try https://www.consumerunitworld.co.uk/cp-fusebox-389-c.asp or a web search.

Unless you have an account with good trade deals (which your guys are likely to have), then Screwfix/tradepoint for cable and perhaps LAP accessories, on-line for Fusebox CU etc.

However if you can I would prefer better quality accessories (socket outlets etc) as these take the most day to day impact/wear and tear
 

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If you do get a spark willing to do this for you, I’d ask em for two quotes, one all in and one with you doing the donkey work, depending on the property you might be surprised at what the difference actually is, baring in mind they’ll have wall chasers and proper dust extractors, well sparks will Dave down the pub will pull his t shirt up over his nose and go round with a dustpan and brush!, don’t underestimate how much mess it makes to rewire a house and it is hard work if the place is full of furniture, also remember that any spark that will 3rd party it will stipulate what brands etc you use, if signing off someone else’s work I wouldn’t want to be part of it if the cheapest stuff available was involved....
Good luck 😉

edit...although I’m with stroma and I believe they allow 3rd party sign off but I’m with @happyhippydad on this and would only really even consider it for family and close friends, I think someone else mentioned in the current climate of no win no fee this situation has the potential to go a bit Yankee in the future with well meaning people being sued left right and centre 😂
 
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richy3333

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what's wrong with BG boards? i've installed several with no problems, and their compact RCBOs are nice to work with and a decent price from electrical 2go.
Cheap, nasty, poorly made, thin metal, distorted CU's. Not aware they do any Type A RCD's or RCBO's - not that I would look as its not within the scope of the company USP to fit that sort of stuff. As a business we also support wholesalers not DIY sheds.

We are ripping one out this week to replace with a 20 way Hager duplex with type A RCBO's. Happy to post it to you if you want it (the BG board that is), otherwise it will go in the bin (where it belongs)
 

Dartlec

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Cheap, nasty, poorly made, thin metal, distorted CU's. Not aware they do any Type A RCD's or RCBO's - not that I would look as its not within the scope of the company USP to fit that sort of stuff. As a business we also support wholesalers not DIY sheds.

We are ripping one out this week to replace with a 20 way Hager duplex with type A RCBO's. Happy to post it to you if you want it (the BG board that is), otherwise it will go in the bin (where it belongs)
Agree with the cheaply made. I found the cutouts too well secured so a bugger to get out, and could never get the lid to fit properly because of flex in the metal. Used to like their plastic ones, but gave up on the metal ones several years back.

However, they do appear to have Type A RCDs available at Screwfix now so I'm sure RCBOs won't be long. They also have a new design with a drop down flap rather than the previous lift up flap, so perhaps they are improving.

There are still cases where replacing with a cheap dual RCD is still the better option than doing nothing, so there is maybe a market for them.

The main problem is that it makes landlords and clients think that all boards should be that price so encourages the race to the bottom...
 

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Most electricians are ripping out dual RCD boards in preference to all RCBO's ask your sons electrician friends if they have a decent one spare, not ideal, but if cash is that short?
Why? are they jumping on the "lets start ripping people off band wagon"?
 

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