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We specialise in working closely with the client to take any project through from design conception to completion, advising at every stage on cost viability, alternative construction, finishing methods, and always mindful of the overall programme..

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Reviewed by Mireille on 16/8/2018

Fast efficient service. Quoted on the Sunday and completed the new kitchen tap, cabinet and worktop the following tueday. Professional job well done. Will Ide again!

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Reviewed by DELME on 16/8/2018

Craig did a first class work on a number of small jobs arising from moving house. He responded quickly and completed all the work within the time frame at a fair and reasonable cost. It was a pleasure to deal with a tradesman who was polite, friendly and gave good advice. I have no hesitation in recommending him and will be happy to ask him to do any further work I may need.

Professional tiler. Worked in the trade for 10 years. Best quality in the area, money guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Char on 16/8/2018

After looking for the right person for a long time I am so happy that I found Illy. He was fantastic! I would highly recommend him. Very honest and hard working and I will use him again for any other work I need done that he can do. He is trustworthy and his work is a good price and good quality. I am happy to give a reference and send pictures for anyone who would like to see Illy work.

We are new to rated people but we are very experienced. From new socket installation to outdoor lighting. Shower problems to full rewires we can give you the best advice at the best price. Have a look at some of our fantastic Reviews!

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Reviewed by Anna on 16/8/2018

Very happy with everything. Tony responded quickly and offered to do the job next day. Was bang on time and completed a professional job quickly, pleasantly and efficiently. This was a broken ceiling extractor fan and Tony's replacement is a much higher quality and spec - all for a very reasonable price. Showed him a couple of other problems to quote for and he was VERY honest in his advice. All in all a great experience with no problems at all.

we are a small family run business with over 20 years experiance we pride ourselves on work by recomendation.We are gas qualified engineers and specialize in boiler refitts and all aspects of the plumbing trade with a no job to big or small attitude

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Reviewed by Steve on 16/8/2018

Great communication, nice chap to deal with and helpful. I would certainly use Paul's services again.

We are an experienced company with years of experience and expertise. Our reasonable peak time rates for breakdowns start from £60 per hour for labour. We specialise in Boiler Installs and Breakdowns.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 16/8/2018

Came to quote and completed the work in the same visit. Took the time to properly sort the issue and also picked up on other problems whilst there - the pricing was also very fair despite staying after regular hours. Couldn’t rate highly enough.

I have been in the building trade for over 20 years and I pride myself on providing high quality work 100% of the time. My trades include, but are not limited to, Plastering, Tiling, Plumbing, Flooring, Joinery, Electrical. My work is clean, reliable but most of all affordable. All work is carried out to my high standards and to your satisfaction. Although only new to Rated people I have enough knowledge and experience that will ultimately lead to positive feed back from all new customers.

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Reviewed by Cassidy on 16/8/2018

After speaking with Graham and him coming to finish the work he’s done a great job. I would recommend him for people who want a friendly, hard working and trustworthy job. Great bloke and good work

Fast, professional, reliable and highly experienced. Plumbcode covers all London, we deal with any of your most stubborn plumbing problems

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Reviewed by Chib on 16/8/2018

Excellent workmanship.

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Reviewed by Tom on 16/8/2018

I would highly recommend Eric he was prompt and did excellent work he also talked me through everything he did for me 5 star rating

Here at Northern Power Contractors, we cater for all your electrical needs from conception to implementation with full after care package provided. With over 25 years in the industry covering domestic through to commercial projects Our ethos is "nothing too much trouble " Please visit our website for more info.

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Reviewed by Mick on 16/8/2018

Punctual and Professional ....excellent workmanship from start to finish and will definitely be using again..would comfortably recommend this tradesman

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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?

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