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Dear my customer I m Maj Electrical engineer approved contractor Domestic / Commercial / Industrial also EV Electrical Vehicle Charging Point. I have 17 years of working experience in electrical engineering.

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Reviewed by Jan on 28/11/2020

Great communications in these difficult times. Was prompt, polite, and did the job perfectly. Will use Maj again and would recommend to others.

We take on any electrical work big or small at a reasonable price

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Reviewed by Colin on 5/11/2020

Great job done by David Rae. Installed some outside sockets in a new gazebo back to a new circuit breaker in the consumer unit. Very prompt service, neat job and a hard worker. Thoroughly recommended.

I am enthusiastic, I run an honest and friendly service. I work to 18th edition and part P building regulations. I'm thorough in my work and safety is paramount throughout. I can issue certificates where necessary and I am part P registered with Stroma and certify and notify all necessary work. I can complete 3rd party installation certificates and condition reports.

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Reviewed by Jessica on 16/10/2020

Super efficient and fast service ! Now in our phone contacts ! Thank you !

Fastelectrician247.com At fast electrician 247,all our staff are fully trained and insured. From changing a faulty light switch to a complete rewire,fast electrician 247 staff have the knowledge and experience to ensure that it all runs smoothly. We specialise in electrical testing and installation. Our prices are highly competitive and guarantees quality craftsmanship. Here at fast Electrican 247,our team of electricians and engineers are fully qualified. Fast Electrican 247 is a trustworthy and renowned company providing electrical repair services across Manchester central and greater Manchester. Don’t forget we are specials on fault finding.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 26/11/2020

Incredibly quick turnaround time. Squeezed us in as the last job of the day and ensured all was well before leaving.

With years of experience in the electrical field of domestic and commercial installations you are in safe and professional hands. Fully insured and qualified to the latest electrical standards.

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Reviewed by Jaleel on 27/10/2020

Resolved very efficiently. Will recommend.

Quick response electricians specialists in reactive, proactive maintenance and installations of any size. Fault finding specialists with 27years of experience.

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Reviewed by SUE on 21/11/2020

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All one plumbing and electrical has been In the business for over 18 years providing a honest, reliable service, whilst being a fully insured expert in fitting; showers, fuse boxes and also carrying out lighting surveys. By using us to instal LED lighting, we will be able to help you reduce running costs of your home by up to 80%. Due to both plumbing and electrical expertise, we can plumb in and wire electrical showers, discover faults and replace imersion hot water heaters without the need of two separate trades-men. *Covid-19 update* During this difficult time, all of our work will be carried out with protective gloves which are sanitised with wipes, after each use. If customers would prefer us to use face coverings then please let us know *before* arrival.

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Reviewed by Myra on 21/11/2020

Great service thanks

With over 30 years' experience, no job is too big or too small! Contact Jim today to receive a free quotation.

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Reviewed by John on 10/10/2020

Absolutely delighted with the first class service from Jim. Arrived when he said he would, great advice about the job and installation was seamless. Would not hesitate to recommend and will be using again in future.

ElectroFlame Ltd is an Electrical, Plumbing & Gas safe service. We offer FREE Advice and Quotations. Our company provides affordable, discount prices including Bundles to meet the demands & needs of all our customers no matter what the criteria may be. Customer Satisfaction is key & we strive to build trust based and long term relationships with all our customers.

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Reviewed by Lorelle on 22/11/2020

Did a great job, very quick and tried

Based on Rossendale I’m a fully qualified electrician with 18years experience! Take pride in my work and very friendly

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Reviewed by James on 19/10/2020

Kei kept me updated throughout and would thoroughly recommend

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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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