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Productive, competent and reliable Qualified Electrician with the training, experience, and technical knowledge to install, plan, repair, maintain, and oversee electrical wiring projects in commercial, residential and industrial settings.

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Reviewed by Sunny on 10/12/2018

He was good, I would use him again.

Cambridge Electrical & Electronics ltd are a company that specialises indomedtic and commercial electrical services, with many years of experience, our services range from electrical design & installation, electrical inspection & certification, fault finding,complete rewiring,and many more. We are NICEIC approved contractors.

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Reviewed by Ivan on 15/11/2018

Very impressed with work , knew exactly what he was doing, efficient, will definatly use again

10+ years of experience. Various aspects covered. Honest, reliable and professional.

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Reviewed by Julia on 17/4/2018

Gregory was excellent - really flexible, very punctual and did a great job. We needed a couple of lights switches changing and some under cabinet lighting which wasn't working properly. He was quick, but thorough, and also went to get the parts that we needed that he didn't' have with him. Very polite -I would highly recommend Gregory.

Qualified 17th Edition Electrician

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Reviewed by Oliver on 13/7/2018

Andy did an excellent job for us. Would definitely recommend him. He was prompt, efficient, work was to a high standard and he made a real effort to tidy up once the job was complete. Thanks again.

Providing professional electrical solutions for you, when you need them. Covering all of Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

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Reviewed by Dawn on 28/11/2018

We didn't go with AK Electrical's quote in the end but Az was efficient, professional and personable and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

NO COSTS UP FRONT.....HANDS ON PROFESSIONAL RELIABLE SERVICES IS WHAT I OFFER. I QUOTE AND I DO ALL THE WORK 100% ACCOUNTABALITY NO SECOND HAND CHARLIE'S ALL DOMESTIC/PUBLIC ELECTRICAL SERVICES. Fully certificated BS 7671 Fully qualified INSPECTION AND TESTING. NEW INSTALLATION INITIAL VERIFICATION. E.I.C.R Certification.NO SHORT CUTS. DESIGN AND BUILD LANDSCAPING. PROFILED DECKING/ PATIOS. LAWN RESTORATION. STANDARDS NOT COMPROMISED BY PRICE. ALL WORK PICTURED BY HP PROPERTY SERVICES FULL PUBLIC LIABILITY PLEASE NOTE I DO NOT TAKE SHORT CUTS DUTING INSPECTION AND TESTING NOR DO I INVENT FAULTS WHEN COMPILING E.I.C.R REPORTS. YOU PAY FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND THAT IS WHAT I PROVIDE. 32 YEARS AS ELECTRICAL ENGINEER 10 YEARS IN LANDSCAPING PROPERTY SERVICES. LATEST ELEC QUALIFICATION LEVEL 3 CITY AND GUILDS Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations Practical in above disciplines.

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Reviewed by Thomas on 29/10/2018

HP Property services said they would come out on Monday 29th October to look at the job in question. They gave me a call on the Monday morning to say they would be here at the time said, Henry mooney was the electrician that came he quoted me a price which I excepted and he done the job. Really nice and friendly person and was really helpful explaining the job as he was working away would really rate this company Mr. T. Brown

We are a national company with a local presence. We have the expertise to undertake any electrical work from changing a socket to a complete house re-wire.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 22/11/2018

not bad at all

Qualified Electrician with 20+ years' experience in electrical installation (part and complete), kitchen rewiring, fire alarm, fuse board replacement. All work meet BS7671 standard and fully insured. I can guarantee high quality work to suit all budgets.

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Reviewed by Aleksandra on 7/12/2018

Great job,

AEI

Electric underfloor heating

AEI is a new company looking to build its foundation on positive customer reviews through a high standard of work at a reasonable price. We are a member of the NICEIC

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Reviewed by Marco on 16/11/2018

Excellent job. On time and minimum disruption. Thank you!

AYProperties & Electrical is a family run business that focus' on personalising our services to the specific needs of our customers. our dedicated team provide top standards of work across many areas of home improvements tailored to you.

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Reviewed by Stephen on 22/11/2018

Aran was very professional and sorted the problem promptly.

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Electric underfloor heating specialists - what you need to know

Below you’ll find information to help you understand the different types of underfloor heating systems and the tradespeople who can fit them. Find answers to the most common questions and a guide to costs.

What does underfloor heating involve?

Underfloor heating works by producing radiant heat. The floor’s turned into one big radiating surface, which heats the room up and gets rid of any cold spots. There are two types of systems to choose from – electric and water-based (wet). Plumbers and heating engineers can fit water-based systems, whereas electricians will be able to install electric systems. You’ll also find that many flooring specialists can fit both types of systems.

Cost of underfloor heating work

A water-based underfloor heating system will cost you around £100 per square metre, although individual costs will vary once you add on floor preparation, underlay and labour. If you have timber joists, you’ll need aluminium sheets to reflect heat and that’ll add around £10 per sheet to the total cost. An electric system will be roughly half the price but it’ll cost more to run.

Ask for an advanced, programmable energy-monitor thermostat (instead of a basic one with an on and off function) to programme your heating settings by different areas. It’ll mean you can set the heating for certain areas in the house and only have it on when you’ll be getting use out of it. The energy monitor function will also show you the running costs of the system, helping you to budget and keep costs down.

What’s the difference between a water-based system and an electric system?

Electric system – electricity powers the wire that’s installed underneath the floor level to produce heat. It’s directly underneath the floor covering and doesn’t rely on a central heating system to work, making it a good choice for retrofits, one-room installations or use in rooms where the sub-floor level has already been set. The wire that’s installed is thin (around 3mm), so you won’t normally have to adjust the level of the floor to accommodate it.

Water system – pipes are connected to a boiler or another source of heat to heat up the water. This water then circulates in the pipes beneath the flooring to produce heat. When the system’s installed, it’s fitted to the structural sub-floor and screeded over to help spread the heat, raising the height of the flooring. Because of this, it’s best suited to new-builds or during big refurbishments where the sub-floor can accommodate the pipework and cement screed more easily.

Underfloor heating vs. radiators

Radiators heat you from the head down, whereas underfloor heating works from the ground up. These different techniques mean that heat is more evenly distributed throughout the space with underfloor heating.

If you’re deciding whether to choose underfloor heating or stick with traditional radiators, it’s worth thinking about how much time you’ll spend at home and in different rooms. Underfloor heating can take up to six hours to slowly warm up a room and can be slow to cool down, so a combination of both can sometimes be a better idea instead of having underfloor heating throughout the whole house.

Choosing to have it installed on the ground floor and keep radiators upstairs could give you the benefits of an evenly heated space downstairs, plus let you have instant heat when you want it upstairs. You’d just need to turn on a bathroom radiator or heated towel rail in the bathroom. It all depends on how much use you’d get out of having heating underfoot upstairs and whether you’d want the room to cool down quickly if you decided to sleep.

From an interior design perspective, you could have more freedom with underfloor heating downstairs, as you won’t have to incorporate the positioning of radiators and plug sockets when making decisions on décor and the layout of the room.

How do I know if the system’s working properly?

One of the biggest misconceptions about underfloor heating is that you’ll feel it underneath your feet. The truth is the marker of a well-functioning system is that you won’t be able to feel it. The floor won’t be cold, but it won’t be obviously warm. Because of that, it’s worth having the system checked once a year by a qualified heating engineer to make sure it’s working as it should and not costing you more money to run. Problems are rare but if something should go wrong, engineers can normally use an infra-red camera to check where the issue is and fix it without having to lift the entire floor. 

The best flooring finishes for underfloor heating

Underfloor heating works with all sorts of floor finishes but the best choices are the ones that transmit the most heat, like tile or stone. Carpet will hold onto some heat but still be effective. If you can, avoid wood, as not only can it expand and move with heat, it’s a natural insulator so you won’t notice enough of a difference to justify spending money on the heating.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

If you’re having electric underfloor heating installed, you’ll need a tradesperson who’s Part P certified to carry out the work. If you’re having a water-based system installed, there are no specific qualifications needed – you’ll just want a plumber or heating engineer who’s handy at connecting pipes and raising floors if needed.

What is Part P?

Part P is a specific part of building regulations which says that if you’re carrying out electrical installation work in a home, you need to design it and install it in a way that protects people from fire and electric shocks. When a tradesperson has this certification, they’re Part P certified. This means they can self-certify that their work complies with building regulations, instead of you needing to report work to your local authority’s building control department for approval.

Insurance for underfloor heating work

There’s no legal requirement for tradespeople to have insurance but it’s good practice for them to have public liability insurance to cover themselves against potential claims for property damage and personal injury.

Building regulations for underfloor heating work

You’ll only need to seek building regulations approval if you choose to have electric underfloor heating installed and your tradesperson isn’t Part P certified.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they show you examples of underfloor heating they’ve installed for other customers?
  • How long does the guarantee last?
  • Do they have insurance and what does this cover?
  • If they’re fitting an electric system, do they have a Part P qualification?
  • Will they be doing the work by themselves or will they be working with somebody else? If somebody else, can they tell you what experience the person has, any relevant qualifications and whether they’re covered by insurance?

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