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we are a local family run business with over 35 years experience. we are a friendly efficient company.we offer senior citizen discount. Anything from a new boiler to a tap washer or complete bathroom install, or an a rated heating system call us 24 hour

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Greg on 17/2/2018

My rating, one year later, is based on an incomplete job and one that could have put our lives at risk. Andy has left some comments on this site about why he did not come back, but even if as he says he was injured he should have told me what work needed to be done to make the installation safe. He was able to respond on this site so he could have communicated with me, and he ignored my calls. The service engineer has made a report on the issues and I am considering taking Andy to court.

Locksmith In London Ltd provides 24 hour emergency locksmith service in London and surrounding areas, 365 days a year, provide a trustworthy and efficient service, with a quick response time and competitive prices. We are Fully Insured

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar Repairs, Door Opening, Door Replacement, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith

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Reviewed by mukesh on 17/2/2018

Syed did an excellent job from start to finish, I found him to be very professional and knowledgeable in his field and his pricing was very competitive .

Fully qualified Approved Electrician. All electrical work undertaken wether it's Installation, Inspection and Testing or Maintenance. Fine eye for attention to detail, ensuring all works are completed in full and to the highest standard.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Anthony on 16/2/2018

Jack was very quick to respond to the advert and was very reliable as I had to leave work for him to carry out the work and he was always on time. He went above and beyond and even replaced switches that he thought needed updating without additional charges. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone... Honest, well priced and reliable. Well done Jack!

C&G qualified offers electrical work at affordable rates, with no job too small. Edward, has 40 years Electronics experience and offers domestic electrical work also specialises in Smart Home & home automation systems especially for the infirm or invalid.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Emma on 16/2/2018

Did a great job was friendly and helpful. Thank you Edward

Established in 2016 as a new venture to provide a new customer friendly carpentry and joinery experience. We set out our business aims with one thing in mind (COMPLETE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION). We strive to meet all of our customers demands

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Rhiannon on 16/2/2018

Fantastic job fitting our new doors , Will defiantly be using this company again to do more carpentry work around the house.

I HAVE OVER 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A ELECTRICIAN WITH A WIDE RANGE OF ELECTRICAL WORK FROM DOMESTIC , COMMERCAIL, INDUSTRIAL, SCHOOLS, ALSO WORK ON F1 WILLIAMS WIND TUNNEL, VARIOUS CONTACTS.

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

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Reviewed by yvonne on 16/2/2018

All aspects of Bryan’s work were excellent. Professional, punctual , friendly and a great job done at a very reasonable cost. Will recommend him to friends and family. Thanks Bryan

H|E - Howard Electrical is a family run business in the Bognor Regis area, we cover all types of electrical works across West Sussex, East Sussex and Hampshire.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Hilary on 16/2/2018

Kieron was polite, friendly and professional. Would thoroughly recommend his services. Look forward to hiring you again in the future, Kieron. Good luck with your new venture in March ????

Handyman, building, landscaping, painting. Public liability insurance. All major debit and credit cards payments accepted for payment convenience.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar Repairs, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 16/2/2018

Dan proved to be a very reliable and friendly tradesman who quoted less than I expected. He consulted me at every step where additional work might be needed and was very flexible. More than pleased with end result - already hired him for another job

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Louisa on 16/2/2018

Great service. From the initial appointment graham made helpful suggestions of how I could optimise things, checked I could have dimmers by looking into sockets and also explained stuff in a way I could understand. During the time he and his team were here they were very respectful, helpful and courteous for example making sure my laptop had power whilst I was working. They are super clean and tidy too. Very friendly and trustworthy guys. Jobs have been done to a good standard. Recommend!

From a Socket to a Full Rewire. DJT is a local electrical company based in Bristol, but serving Bristol and the surrounding areas.

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

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Reviewed by Daniel on 16/2/2018

left job unfinished, and what he did do was dangerous with on earth. could have really hurt someone. dosnt answer phone now. or answer any emails. all work had to be redone.

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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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