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We cover all areas inside M25 of London and offer a friendly reliable service. We are Part P Registered Company. Our registration is with NICEIC who are the largest electrical governing bodies in the country.

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Reviewed by Nick on 9/11/2019

Andrew and his team have been fantastic from day one. He turned up on time to our first meeting, listen to my brief and gave me some great suggestions. We agreed terms and the complete rewiring of my property was carried out to a high standard. I have used a lot of electricians over the years for various projects. But I must say these guys are the BEST and they will be working on my next project. Thank you for looking after me and the great work.

Local Skegness electrical contractor carrying all aspects of domestic and commercial installations

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Reviewed by Colin on 14/9/2018

Swift response and great communication together with fair pricing.

We are a one stop building company.We have been building for over 24years.We provide a full building sevice from electrical and plumbing works ,to plastering or extensions .We carry out all what you would ever need from a small dedicated building company .

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Reviewed by Barry on 2/9/2019

Response to posting was immediate. Quote was quick and reasonable. Work carried out exactly as agreed, quickly and efficiently. Tradesmen friendly and unobtrusive. Good customer service, checked to ensure we were satisfied.

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Reviewed by Esme on 22/1/2019

Excellent job repairing my flowerbed. He was punctual, hard working, professional and tidied up. Highly recommend Colin and his team

I am a Self employed electrician with over 14 years experience. Knowledge in all aspects of electrical work. Specialise in domestic work, but have extensive experience in commercial and industrial jobs. Recently my focus has been on lighting and heating

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Reviewed by Struan on 11/11/2019

Great

Hi Customer We are a well established and reliable Electrical Contracting company with our Electricians delivering excellent customer care to our new customers and existing customer for 25 years.

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Reviewed by Ruth on 23/8/2019

Amazing hard working team. Reasonably priced.

'L.A.B ELECTRICAL we cover all types of electrical installations from complete rewires, part rewires, Testing and inspection, fuse board upgrades, E.I.C.R to complete refurbishments, domestic and commercial. Work carried out can be inspected by the NICEIC to ensure that L.A.B ELECTRICAL are working in line with up to date regulations and standards which will give you peace of mind. Advantages of using an NICEIC electrician, we are able to notify local authorities of works carried out and completed.

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Reviewed by Neil on 12/11/2019

A true professional and excellent to deal with. A real pleasure engaging Neil Brown to carry out the electrical upgrade.

T. J Neale Electrical our a small company based on fair pricing, quick responses times and customer satisfaction. Fault finding and emergency repair being our specialty, but of course able to carry out the less urgent jobs, to a high standard.

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Reviewed by zlatan on 17/11/2019

Very reliable, reasonable in price, highly recommended.

i have over 30 years experience in the construction field, from new bathrooms to fully fitted kitchens which includes tiling,painting & plastering. I have worked for the council & now run a very successful business.

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Reviewed by Foyaz on 2/7/2019

Very helpful and attentive team. Work quality good and competitive price. Definitely recommend

I have been a qualified electrician for over 25yrs. I am very reliable & trustworthy. My main aim is to make sure all my customers are happy with my work and completely satisfied with the final result.

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Reviewed by Brian on 28/10/2019

Good

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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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