to install 2 new double sockets on the same wall, if poss to be run straight from mains box which is in the corner of the same wall.
very nice young man, arrived early, explained what he was going to do before he started to make sure i was happy, then he and his assistant got straight to work and even cleaned up as they went, i will not hesitate to recommend him to other people or to use him again myself. thanks mark.Helen
3 bed, end terrace. install 2 gang light switch, operating existing ceiling lights in lounge. install switch for existing cable to garage and update fuse box in garage. install 2 intruder flood lights to cover garden and side access.
I am not totally happy to say the least. Job not completed in 1 day as advised.
Job included wiring from garage to consumer unit. In initial quote I was advised could be done, no new consumer unit required, no wiring round outside of walls. All cabling included! But NOW, near ending of whole days work, wiring is all wrong, new consumer unit required! This happened near ending of whole days work. Not pleased!
I have a budget, 3 kids and a small continguency, but not for nearly double original quote to complete job. And to take another day!?
In addition, advised them that had to make good damage drilling through wall. I asked for a flush socket in wall, ended up with box socket. If I had been told, would have asked to position in another location.
Then the floodlight installed faulty. Apparantly damaged through rain seeping into an exterior floodlight (PIR)? The fault being the light remained constantly on at 500W. It rained twice before they came back!
On the goodside the team found fault in lounge ceiling light wiring, hence configuring for dual light switch. But this is what I ask for in the first place as rear ceiling in lounge not working!
All in all, they were great, discussing points above, offering a partial refund! But did me a favour by coming back and completing job requested -installing cable from consumer unit to garage but left it tied up not connected, until when I can afford a consumer unit.
On reflection, maybe I should have given a rating of 2, but they are nice guys. Which I paid in full, made them sign a receipt which included what was left to do. Would I have back again? Maybe, but need a proper honest quote first.
Maybe I should have got the parts myself and just asked to fix. I ended up paying for the 25mm cabling from consumer unit garage, and new flood lights anyway, and they did come out again with no additional charge???
As they say, "One day older, one day wiser!". Could have been worse!