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Specialise in the following Gas Boilers ; Installations, Repair, Service and Maintenance Gas Fires : Repair and Maintenance Hobs/cookers and Water Heaters : Installs, repair/maintenance Central Heating Systems : Installations Repair and Maintenance Bathroom and En-Suite installations 1st and 2nd fix All plumbing jobs no matter how small. Small electrical installations All types of DIY jobs - Garden clearance, tidy up etc, painting and decorating, Property maintenance

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Shuzna on 23/6/2018

Such a great guy brilliant worker honest called Angus up with more then two jobs he helped me so much recommend right stuff dealt with the work got jobs done fast worth the money I would recommend Angus to everyone True hard working guy i will be using him more often

James Dawson - Time Served Electrician 40 yrs + https://www.electrics2u.com Domestic and Commercial Electrician Reviews can be read on Google and Social media including Facebook. Reasonable Rates Thank you for visiting, James Electrics2U ============================================================= Also James has another business which is called JamesOddJob which is a Garden Maintenance and Handyman company. Found on Google and Facebook, James offers a professional service to clients. Reviews on Facebook. Thank you for reading James

Trades serviced: Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Maintenance, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Pauline on 23/6/2018

James did an excellent job cutting all my overgrown hedges & shrubs. He is a very pleasant and polite man. . I would certainly recommend him and hope to use again on a regular basis. Mrs P Walker

Having worked for myself for 30 years in most aspects of construction and maintenance my good reputation means everything to me. I pride myself on leaving a satisfied customer who will recommend me to family and friends.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by A on 23/6/2018

Paul was courteous, friendly, efficient and punctual. Did a good job fixing my conservatory floor water ingress.

NICEIC Approved Electricians, fully insurance backed, we cover all your electrical needs, we provide a service which is second to none. Domestic and Commercial Electrical installation specialists, over 30 years in the trade, all work undertaken and certified on completion If you want peace of mind with a job professionally done then look no further. Advisors to rated people and their customers on all things electrical, from fitting a plug to the legal requirements and planning of a new installation, we provide help and advice. We offer a premier service at a competitive price, servicing the northwest and surrounding areas

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by geoffrey on 23/6/2018

job well done very friendly would use again without hesitation

I'm a fully qualified and friendly self-employed electrician who takes pride in my work, I am very reliable, punctual and professional. I like to build a good working relationship with my customers. My working hours are flexible and I will work around you.

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

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Reviewed by Hywel on 23/6/2018

Michael was a very nice guy, and did an excellent job putting up my light fittings and was very reasonably priced! Many thanks

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by maureen on 23/6/2018

Asked him to look at storage heater which he did said it needed new thermostat we agreed he would get the part and fit couple days he said that was nearly a month ago despite phone calls emails no contact has been made by him poor. If there was problem doing the job I would rather he contacted me and said so. Will not use him again .

Handyman service with years of experience in the building trade from a dripping tap to fixing your roof we are trustworthy polite and pride ourselves on cleanliness and quality of our work

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, Door Opening, External lighting

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Reviewed by Darren on 23/6/2018

Great value for money will highly recommend

Professional reliable service with 10+ years experience in property maintenance & installation. Services include; General home maintenance & installation. Electrical, Gardening & Carpentry. Fencing, Sheds & Decking. CCTV, Audio and visual. Loftzone loft boarding. Blinds & curtains. Signage. Fully insured and qualified electrician to NVQ level 3 & 17th edition wiring regulations.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, CCTV installation, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Fire alarm installation

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Reviewed by david on 23/6/2018

Charlie did a very good job on my roof. his quote for the job was a lot cheaper than other tradesmen nearly half of the price. Will use him again.

Welcome to GCE ELECTRICAL. With many years of experience working on many different types of projects small, large and complex. We are fully equipped to carry out any project from start through to the finishing touches. We work on: - Domestic - Commercial - Industrial Work we do: - Installing lights - Full Re-Wires - Outside lighting -Power, lighting, garden lighting -Sockets -Lights -Garage -Fans -Shower -Dryers -Fault finding -Rewires (Full) -Rewires (Part) -Cookers -Kitchen design -Under floor heating We are based in Welwyn Garden City but cover surrounding areas: - Hertfordshire - Bedforshire - Buckinghamshire - Essex - London

Trades serviced: External lighting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Tim on 23/6/2018

Installed new ceiling light having to run new wiring to this. Also replaced old halogen spots with LED ones - replacing transformers in process. Work done on time, without fuss and quickly. Many thanks - will certainly use again.

Always striving to deliver an efficient, reliable and prompt service to my customers. Please feel free to browse through our reviews to see what our previous clients thought of our services.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Fire alarm installation

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Reviewed by Mark on 23/6/2018

Ross just completed building our new garden shed after taking down and disposing of the old one. He was punctual, hard working and generally did exactly what he said he would do when quoting. Overall very pleased with the workmanship and end result, would have no hesitation in recommending.

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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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