Electrical safety: what you need to know when renovating a kitchen

When taking on a kitchen renovation, it's important to consider how electrical safety will impact your design.

By Becca Green | 28 February 2020

With 1 in 3 people admitting to having an electrical accident in the kitchen, take expert advice in incorporating electrical safety  into your renovation.

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A kitchen renovation is the perfect opportunity to make a real design statement, but with more than one in three Brits saying they’ve had an electrical accident in the kitchen, it’s imperative any restructuring or design work is carried out with caution, especially when it comes to electrical safety.

Darren Staniforth, Senior Group Technical Presenter at leading electrical regulatory body, NICEIC, offers up his expert advice on dealing with electrics in the kitchen.

Safe installation

Before having a new kitchen fitted out, take the time to rectify any electrics that need to be fixed or improved. This may call for a complete rewire which your registered electrician will be able to carry out.