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8 years in the trade. Worked on industrial, commercial and domestic projects. No job’s to small and no jobs to big! Lowest price Guarantee.

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Reviewed by Simon on 1/6/2021

I can highly recommend AA Electrical. Aria responded to my ad this morning and got the job done by early afternoon. Polite, friendly and a pleasure to deal with.

We carrie out maintenance and building work to all property have over 35 years experience in the building industry

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Reviewed by Ivan on 6/10/2020

Mike is very knowledgeable and quick at his work. He has never let me down and I have instructed him to do many jobs.

We are SB Electrical (South West) Limited, we are a small electrical contracting company based in Bristol. Established in 2003, we have grown to 5 men and we cover most electrical works. We cover all of Bristol and surrounding areas. Very friendly staff with high standards of workmanship. All work to latest BS7671 requirements and we carry Fully Approved Status with the NICEIC including Part P. Our rates are very competitive, We are fully insured and we offer a 24hr callout service.

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Reviewed by Howard on 24/3/2020

Good job. All sorted. Thanks for your help

No job too big no job too small

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Reviewed by Fiona on 21/6/2021

Highly recommend

Excellent time served Plasterer with 14years building experience all over the UK .No job to small and always to highest standard possible. Experienced with:Skimming,Boarding,Damp proofing, wall removal (Steel work), extensions, Rendering, roofing, tiling, bathroom fitting Coving,brickwork , joinery. All work is guaranteed . Give us a call for your free quotation

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Reviewed by RAY on 30/5/2021

Shaun and his team have just completed 4 weeks to completely refurbish our bungalow and we cannot praise them enough, punctual tidy and professional in every way we could not have chosen anyone better, attention to detail was incredible nothing too much trouble, and they were a pleasure to have in our home we would recommend them highly to anybody thank you Shaun, James, and James.

We are an established company covering all aspects of domestic and commercial renovations covering all aspects from design to completion

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Reviewed by Adam on 8/10/2019

Thank you great job

Welaways Builders a former sister company of Welaway Systems was established in 1977 Free Quotations and Advice Choose us and you will be Welaway - We can Provide gas safe engineers and NIC Electricians.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 8/10/2020

Great service and very professional.

We are a small family run business, but we have heaps of experience. More importantly, we pride ourselves on making sure every job undertaken is completed to the highest standards! We are skilled in interior decorating to complete home renovations, extensions, roofing, groundwork and garden work. We provide free quotes and insurance work too!

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Reviewed by Max on 8/9/2020

All good

Welcome to our profile. We aim to provide a professional service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With over 20 years experience, we guarantee the highest standard of work from our fully trained engineers. Please see our ratings for 100% piece of mind. We are continuing our services throughout this Covid 19 pandemic, following government guidelines on who can continue to work. Emergency call outs will take priority over any other works.

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Reviewed by Rachel on 13/5/2020

I had no idea what to expect when hiring a gas engineer but drain burst plumbing were great. They contacted me quickly, turned up on time, were efficient doing the job and were much cheaper than I expected. Will hire them again.

Priority-satisfied customer,high quality of service,liability insurance for work,professional team many years of experience,reference.

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Reviewed by Mark on 12/11/2019

Looking forward to our next build with Bogdan and co. Highly recommended team of builders who go above and beyond to make sure you are happy!

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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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