The Low-Down on Ryefield Boards
I once saw someone on an electricians’ forum say that Ryefield boards were made of metal that the military would be proud of. Sure, they are pretty tough but just occasionally, problems can occur. So if you are a landlord, business owner or public building manager, you need to add South London Electricians to your contacts – 0208 406 9834.
Why? Firstly, because you can speak directly to an electrician at any hour of the day. Your call will not be routed through a call centre in the far east or through a secretary here in the UK. This means that you get a much faster solution to your Ryefield board issue.
Secondly, any type of distribution board installation requires experience and a good knowledge of how to install them correctly. Whe have been installing and maintaining three phase distribution systems since the 1990s.
Thirdly, we don’t just operate in South London, we cover all areas, including central London. We keep our fleet of electric vans powered up at all times, ready to dash out to your premises at the drop of a hat.
Lost Your Keys to a Ryefield Board
You may not even have known you were the proud owner of a Ryefield board before your current issue! It does vary from one installation to another, sometimes the DNO (district network operator) owns it, sometimes it is the building owner. This can often lead to problems with access to the inside of the board. Information about where the keys for the Ryefield board are kept may be lost in the mists of time!
That’s where we come in. As south and central London electricians, we hold a set of master keys for Ryefield boards. So if you need to access your Ryefield distribution board, a quick chat with us is the easy solution. Call us now on 0208 406 9834.
Not Sure your Board is Safe?
It’s no good just ringing any old electrician that you find online or in the yellow pages. Installing a Ryefield board safely and correctly requires expertise and experience. Most electricians could look at the inside of a Ryefield board and think they understand it. OK, they could probably wire it up but it is unlikely that it would be done properly. A bad installation could be dangerous.
If you suspect that yours was installed by an inexperienced electrician or, if you have just acquired a property with one installed, you can email us a few pictures and give us a call. We would be happy to give you our opinion over the phone or come over to take a look in person. We have the master keys for south and central London, so if you don’t have the keys handy, it’s really no problem. It doesn’t matter if you are reading this at 2 am, ring us on 0208 406 9834 to take advantage of our 24 hour emergency service.
Water Leaked onto your Ryefield Board or it has been Hit by a Vehicle
A water leak is bad news for your electrical system. If water has penetrated your distribution board, it will need changing. We have come across some electricians who offer repairs, however, these are not a good long-term solution. The internal arcing caused by the water can lead to carbonised tracks on the insulation between circuits. These are still conducting when dried out. A repair involves grinding these out and repairing with an insulating resin. Even when carried out carefully, residual tracking can occur as the damaged insulation absorbs water from the air. Repairs should be regarded as temporary, until the replacements arrive.
Despite being as tough as nails, an impact from a vehicle such as a delivery van or fork truck can cause internal damage. If this happens at your premises, you really need to treat it as an electrical emergency.
Ryefield Board Specialists
Either way, you need a specialist south and central London electrician, such as ourselves. That way, you will have peace of mind that your system is correctly installed and safe. If you can’t find the keys, then you definitely need our services as we are master key holders. Remember, you can call at any time of night or day and speak to an experienced electrician, qualified to work with three phase supplies and experienced in the field of distribution boards. Here’s our number …