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

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Reviewed by Yvonne on 23/4/2019

Efficient helpful and reliable. Problems and costs were fully discussed and explained. Thank you.

I work for myself with a small business offering 1st class installations fully guaranteed and up to date ideas for the latest technology available , I have 28 years experience in the industry covering from faults to big installations , as you can see from my feedback my customers are always more than happy.

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Reviewed by Nic on 26/3/2019

Andy did a great job, very happy with it.


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Hi! If you need a trader (electrician,plumber ,handyman)to work in your home or commercial place who is reliable, punctual, polite, friendly and with consideration and care for your home, then you found the right person to contact Daniel. I have more than 15 years experience in electric work and handyman.

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Reviewed by Charles on 26/1/2019

Daniel was both fast to respond, quote and get to work. He is a perfectionist and doesn't just do the work. He advised on additional improvements which I appreciate.i will use Daniel again for sure.

We are a local Electrical company specialising in electrical repairs and maintenance. We offer Same Day Service and guarantee our work for 12 Months. Trusted by residents since 2007. Most jobs fixed within the 1st hour. A list of our most popular electrical services is below, but if you can't see what you need I am still confident I can help. Electrical Services: COMPLETE REWIRES. NEW INSTALLATIONS. KITCHEN REWIRES. OLD & NEW BUILDS. COMMERCIAL & RETAIL SHOP FITOUTS. LANDLORD SAFETY CERTIFICATES. FUSE BOX UPGRADES. POWER POINTS. LIGHTING POINTS. DATA POINTS. T.V & SATELITE POINTS. BT PHONE POINTS. UNDER FLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS. WIRELESS THERMOSTATS. FIRE ALARM SYSYEMS. CCTV SYSTEMS. GARDEN LIGHTS (WIRED AND WIRELESS SWITCH) LED LIGHTS All staff are fully qualified: Qualifications: NVQ Level 3, City and Guilds Level 3 diploma, City & Guilds NICEIC Registered All operatives are fully City and Guilds Level 3 Qualified and have extensive electrical experience. Public liability insurance issued by Constructaquote and covers up to £5M. All work carried out by G B Home Electrical comes with up to 10 years warranty.

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Reviewed by Gita on 6/5/2019

Gheorghe called me within minutes and came out to fix the fault within 10mins! Highly recommend him! Thanks for you help

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 Mark on 17/3/2019

Did the job perfectly. Turned up promptly, installed the camera very neatly. Great job!

Hi I am Gary Payne ,the owner of a floor and wall tiling company based in CHELMSFORD ESSEX. We have been tiling contractors for over 20 years and have a vast portfolio of all kinds of tiling we have carried out from domestic kitchens and bathrooms to larger commercial projects such as car showroom floors and supermarkets. We strive to be the very best in our field and always offer a competitive price along with our knowledge and ideas giving our customers a full scope of the tiling work to create the perfect job from start to finish . All tiling carried out from ceramic tiling , stone , mosaics and porcelain. We also offer the supply and fit of electric underfloor heating at very competitive prices. Thanks for looking at us from CHELMSFORD CITY TILING LTD

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Reviewed by Mohit on 9/4/2019

Very professional, clean and accommodating with my wall tile job. Excellent value for money and came back for the grouting after tiles had set which shows a commitment to quality rather than rushing and moving on. Highly recommended!

Domestic, Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Electricians in Northern Cumbria. We accept visa and mastercard payments on request.

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Reviewed by Vix on 23/2/2019

Were some issues of communication, Mark came back and bent over backwards to make it right. Can't fault him but be prepared to explain in detail exactly what is required to workmen and Don't just leave them to get on with it.

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 Kevin on 29/1/2019

Responded quickly to the request. Attended promptly and on time and undertook all works professionally. Very respectful and a nice gent. Recommended to you.

Electrical contractors based in Tonbridge and covering Kent and the South East. Specialising in domestic and commercial electrical services. Fully qualified with City and Guilds, NICEIC registered and Part P approved.

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Reviewed by signe on 19/2/2019

We are very pleased with the work done by Elements Electrical. They have been very easy to communicate with, professional, friendly and super flexible with we last minute had to change schedule due to unexpected things. I would not hesitate to use them again.

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.

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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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