I have noticed a couple of the major building suppliers/trade suppliers are offering at “sale” prices Consumer Units (Fuse Box) for homes that will not be compliant to the updated Electrical Regulations that will be in force from January 2016. These Consumer Units offered are plastic cases instead of fire resistant steel. These “sale” prices are no surprise because the suppliers will need to get rid of old stock before they become obsolete.
Because the new regulation steel cased Consumer Units are available already then any home owner needing a new one may as well have the new steel cased unit. They are a little more expensive but safer! The difference in price is will probably be about the same as an annual gas boiler service or a meal out for two. So why not pay a little extra.