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Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, External lighting

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Reviewed by Helen on 12/12/2014

Paul was brilliant, all jobs done to a high standard and turned up when he said he would, no problems at all. I would certainly get Paul back again to do any further jobs needed. If you need an electrician, then this is the man for you

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing

DC Smith Electrical Limited (formerly DCS Electrics) is the one stop shop for all electrical requirements. NIC EIC Approved Contractors Domestic installers. Call us for a free no obligation quote 7 days a week. Work guaranteed. Choose the brighter sparks.

Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, External lighting, Access Control / Door Entry

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Reviewed by Diji on 7/3/2017

Charged for an hour callout but didn't fully investigate the problem and also left the fuse box opened up. Came back to close up the fuse box, but refused the job. Got another electrician who found the source of the problem within 30 minutes of investigation and resolved the problem in half a day.

At CSP Electrical Services, we endeveour to offer the highest service, from providing a quote to completing the job. We deal in all aspects of electrical work, however big or small that may be.

Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, External lighting

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Reviewed by Andrew on 1/5/2016

Just had Chris and the team at CSP Electrical to due a complete re-wire of my home. Chris is a very polite and professional young man who turn up when he said he would to due the quote and the re-wire. We are over the moon at the quality of their work and the price. Would have no hesitation in recommending Chris for any electrical work you need doing. Five star service, Thanks Chris Andrew NG15

Hello . We are a family run company since 2001. Covering Areas ,London Surrey ,Middx . We Specialise in Aerials and Satellite .Houses ,Flats, Hotels , Sports Bar Oap Discount. We do the jobs that others can't . Give Richard a Call We are pleased to help.

Trades serviced: Digital Home Network, Sound & Audio Visual Installation, CCTV installation, Aerial & satellite dish installation

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Reviewed by susan on 12/5/2017

Came round same day and priced the job. Came next day at given time and installed the aerial and cables. Very nice man pleased with the work. Would definitely recommend

Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, External lighting, Access Control / Door Entry

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Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Metal staircases, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

hi I am paul davies multi-trades man over 40 years building and decorating have built hundreds of extensions and loft conversions with fitted bathrooms, Kitchens I mostly concentrate now on bathrooms and painting and decorating plastering where necessar

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Wendy on 6/7/2017

Paul Davies has done some painting for me he is absolutely excellent I am so pleased with the work I can't believe my house looks so nice I would highly recommend him to all my friends .

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Electricians - what you need to know

An electrician is a tradesperson who installs and maintains electrical systems. Most people know that you'll need an electrician if all signs point to a problem with an electrical circuit (for example if the lights aren't working properly) but they can take care of much more than that.

If you want to revamp your bathroom and get a flash new shower installed, you’ll need someone who’s Part P certified to make sure they’re qualified to carry out the work. Often plumbers and electricians work hand in hand – a plumber installs a new water feed while a Part P registered electrician deals with the electric circuit for the shower, making sure it’s the right choice for the bathroom and safe. If you don’t need a new water feed, you won’t need a plumber.

What do electricians do?

  • Fitting electric showers.
  • Testing electrical appliances.
  • Installing new lights.
  • Sorting out air conditioning. Fixing power issues.
  • Installing electric underfloor heating systems.
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If you’re looking to heat up your home in the colder months, electricians can also install an electric based underfloor heating system. Electric systems tend to be cheaper than water based systems because the design of them is much simpler and they’re best for areas that are hard to get to. If you’re undergoing a big renovation job, they can also help out with lighting in wet areas, like the bathroom and kitchen. Water and electrics don’t mix so it’s just not worth the risk, and it’s illegal, to attempt an installation job yourself.

Costs for common electrical jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common electrical jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average.

Some typical jobs Low High
Testing appliances £50 £100
Diagnosing an electrical fault £100 £300
Installing an electric hob £50 £150
Installation an electric shower £100 £200
Installing an extractor hood £100 £200
Installing power sockets £50 £150
Installing new light switches £50 £150
Repairing an electric shower £50 £150
Repairing or maintaining power sockets £30 £60
Electrical rewiring £400 (1 room) £1000 (4 rooms) £700 (1 room) £1700 (4 rooms)

The qualifications your electrician needs

This depends on the work you’re having done. Most repair, replacement and maintenance jobs can be carried out by an electrician without a Part P qualification. If you need electrical installation work doing, then by law, you’ll need an electrician with a Part P certification. They can then self-certify that their work complies with building regulations.

What is Part P?

Part P is a recognised certification. If a tradesperson is Part P certified, this means that they’ve been assessed and cleared to make sure work’s designed and installed in such a way that it protects people from fire and electric shocks.

What is electrical installation?

Electrical installation jobs include:

  • Installing a new consumer unit or fuse box.
  • Installing a new circuit such as a lighting or cooker circuit.
  • Modifying existing circuits in ‘special locations’, like adding an extra power or lighting point. In England, special locations are the spaces around baths and showers. In Wales, kitchens and outdoor spaces also count as special locations.

Planning permission for electrical jobs

Planning permission isn’t normally required for installing or replacing electrical circuits. If you live in a listed building, you should contact your Local Planning Authority before carrying "out any work as different rules may apply.

Insurance for electrical work

Electricians can purchase public liability insurance to cover themselves against any property damage and personal injury claims. This isn’t a requirement for all electricians but to gain a Part P qualification, a tradesperson needs to have at least £2million in public liability insurance.

Questions you should ask an electrician

  • Do you have a Part P qualification and can you show me evidence of it?
  • Do you have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • What kind of jobs do you tend to do the most? Can you give me references for previous work?
  • Will it be yourself carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will you give a guarantee for the work and how long does that last?
  • Will my home be liveable while work’s being carried out? If not, how long will it take?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking electricians.

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