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Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions

Electrical Contractors Edinburgh

Keith Gunn Electrical Solutions is a highly successful, long-established NICEIC approved electrical contracting business with over 30 years’ experience working in Edinburgh and across central Scotland. We combine the wealth of expertise in all types of electrical installation work with a passion for lighting design. We provide a first-class, fully-compliant service to homes and businesses throughout Scotland and further afield.


We firmly believe that we are Edinburgh’s best electrical contractors and we have an extensive portfolio to back up our claims. As members of Edinburgh’s Trusted Trader scheme, you can be sure to trust us to do a good job.

Glasgow Office

We have now opened an office in the centre of Glasgow from where we can provide the same exceptional electrical services to clients in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

Services offered

Electrician | Electrical Installation | Pat Tester | Rewiring | Fuse Board Replacement | Smoke Alarm Installation | Lighting Design | Lighting Installation | Lighting Repair | Lighting Refurbishment | Chandelier Installation | Chandelier Refurbishment | Led Light Installation | Electrical Landlord Services | Stair Lighting | Appliance Repair Services | Fire Alarm Testing | Landlord Safety Certificate | Electrical Services | Lighting

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Contact details

Address 1 Rodney Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4EN
Phone 0131 225 3205
Phone 0131 225 3205
Phone 2 0141 378 7113 (phone 2)
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Capital City Electrical

capitalcityelectrical.co.uk

Capital City Electrical are NICEIC approved domestic and commercial electricians covering Edinburgh, the Lothians and the surrounding areas. They provide a full range of electrical services and are happy to take on small jobs as well as larger projects. In addition to this they are fully endorsed Which? Trusted Traders as well as members of Edinburgh City Council's Trusted Trader Scheme. All their staff are friendly, fully qualified and professional at all times. Get in touch for a free no obligation quote.

Commercial Electricians

We provide electrical services for shops, offices, restaurants, hotels and other businesses. Check out our website to view some of our latest projects

Domestic Electricians

We provide a full range of electrical services for domestic clients e.g. re-wiring, fusebox upgrade, lighting installation, appliance installation, fault finding and smoke alarm/house alarm installation

EV Charger Installation

We are OLEV accredited EV charger installers and can install a new EV ChargePoint at your home quickly and without any fuss. We can also help you access the EVHS grant which can go towards installation costs.

Services offered

Electrician | Pat Tester | Shower Installation Services | Cctv Monitoring Services | Appliance Repair Services

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Contact details

Address 131 Gilmore Place
Phone 0131 202 9188
Phone 0131 202 9188




Featured article

Do I Need a New Fuse Box?

Although it is usually found hidden away in a cupboard, a fuse box is an extremely important device in the home. It protects your property from the dangers of electrical fires and its occupants from electrocution. But how do you know when it is time to upgrade to a new one? We offer some advice.

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Consumer units, also commonly known as fuse boxes or fuse boards are extremely important devices in the home. Hidden away in a cupboard they play an essential role in protecting the occupants of a property against fire and electrocution. However they need to be up to the job if they are to be able to quickly detect a fault in a circuit and switch off the power to that electric circuit as quickly as possible. So how do you know when it is time to replace your fuse box?

 Here are some of our top reasons for replacing your fuse box

1. The fuse box doesn’t have any RCDs (residual current devices)

An RCD is a very sensitive and important device. Its purpose is to switch off the electricity supply if it detects any leaking current. By doing this it helps prevent dangerous electric shocks and electrical fires. You can tell if your fuse box has RCDs fitted by looking for a ‘Test’ or ‘T’ switch located on the fuse box. This ‘Test’ function is needed to ensure that the RCDs fitted to your fuse box are working correctly. It is recommended that they are tested at regular intervals of every three months or so.

2. The fuse box has a wooden backboard

A wooden backboard is a clear sign of a very old fuse box. These were first fitted in the 1950s and 60s although some were still being fitted right up until the early 1980s. Until January 2016 new fuse boards had plastic outer casings however since that date new installations must be fitted with metal backed casings. This was the result of it being discovered that many house fires were caused by loose wires inside the plastic fuse box overheating and catching fire. Metal casing has been found to be much better at containing fires.

3. You are making alterations to the electrics in your home

If you are making changes to the electrics in your kitchen/bathroom or additional circuits and sockets are being added e.g. new extension, loft conversion etc. then due to the increase in load, each new circuit is required by law to be fitted with a miniature circuit breaker (MCB) backed up with RCDs.

4. The fuse has rewireable fuses or cartridge style fuses

5. The fuse box has asbestos flash pads sitting behind the fuses

6. Fuses keep blowing or circuit breakers keep tripping

If you are not sure of the age of your fuse box or want to be sure that your fuse box is fit for purpose, it is worth getting a recommended electrician to check it over. Electrical regulations are updated regularly. This means that many fuse boxes in use may not meet all current electrical regulations but are still safe to use. Likewise if you are making alterations to the electrics in your home it is a good idea to speak to a fully qualified electrician first. They will be able to tell you if your current fuse box will handle the extra load from the new circuits.

If you are advised to upgrade your fuse box and decide to go ahead, the price of installing and testing a new fuse box/consumer unit will depend on the size of your property and the number of electrical circuits it contains. It is a fairly straightforward task for an experienced, competent electrician and will usually take between 1/2 day to one day to install and test.

To find out more or if you would like a quote for a new consumer unit for your property please get in touch or give Capital City Electrical a call on 0131 202 9188



Author: Steven Wright


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