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Keen Plumbing is a dedicated company providing plumbing solutions throughout the London and surrounding area.We are able to handle any plumbing requests from homeowners to small businesses. All our work is backed by a 1 year guarantee

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Brian on 24/2/2018

Very good

Tile with Style has been established since 1999 and we specialise in the installation of all styles of wall and floor tiles. We also undertake preparation works plastering,boarding,timber floors and waterproofing and complete bathroom renovation and laminate flooring.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Electric underfloor heating, External Tiling, Fireplace

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Reviewed by Linda on 24/2/2018

Paul responded to our job quickly and provided us with a great quote and also offered us different ideas for how he could tile our chimney breast with split face tiles. He is super polite, friendly and his workmanship is outstanding. Without hesitation, we will ask Paul to do further tiling for us in the future. Thank you Paul, we are over the moon. Jane and Mark

20 yers old like Handyman

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Lee on 24/2/2018

Paint brush marks left on side off fire surround. Rather than moving the wires from plugs near fire surround wall he decided to paint over them.. Avoid!!

We are a family run business (Electric Mann Ltd) specializing in domestic electrical work. ELECSA member & Part P & 17th Edition 3rd Amdt compliant . All work tested & certified on completion of electrical work. Fully insured (£2 M).

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

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Reviewed by Emma on 24/2/2018

Job well done, on time for a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

Were a family run company based in essex and london who pride ourselves on honest practice and quality.

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

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Reviewed by melvyn on 24/2/2018

Cory done a superb job installing cctv and pir lighting, He had comprehensive knowledge and offered sound advice as well Would recommend him to anyone , very impressed

Fully qualified electrician with experience in domestic properties and commercial environments. Specialising in all aspects of electrical installation and maintenance including fuseboards installations, new sockets, downlights and problem solving.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Fire alarm installation

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Reviewed by Tracey on 24/2/2018

David arrived on time, did the job and charged me the price quoted. Very friendly. I would use him again.

I am a fully qualified kitchen and bathroom fitter with 15 years experience.I have been doing and I do work mainly kitchen fittings for the biggest builders in UK,like Barrat Homes,Barkeleys and Redrow all around London.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Amalia on 24/2/2018

Genti recently completed a total ensuite refurbishment for us. He provided an excellent and very professional service, including welcomed suggestions to work finishings.

M.K Building Services is a family owned business, offering a comprehensive service in all aspects of plumbing, heating, kitchen and bathroom installation we also undertaking jobs like: plastering, gardening, property maintenance, painting and decorating.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Jon on 24/2/2018

Michael put in some TV points for me. He was the first to respond, first to attend my home to quote up and ended up being the cheapest and the most professional and personable. Not only did he attend bang on the times he said he would, he was also very polite and professional throughout and most importantly, the work done was to an exceptional standard, and I am very fussy!. He cleared up as well so it was like he had never been here. I would and do highly recommend him and his team.

My name is Dan and I am a new company to the Lincolnshire area, I have 10 years experience within the electrical industry and for the last 4 years I have been supervising and managing other electrical companies. In the last year I have been a contracts manager for a large electrical engineering company, I then decided it was time to bring all the skills and knowledge into a company of my own, that prides itself on good customer care and high standards of workmanship. All the work I carry out is up to date with current regulations and NICEIC certified.

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

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Reviewed by Carol on 24/2/2018

Friendly professional hardworking young man would recommend to anyone

We Specialise in Plumbing, Bathroom repairs and Installation, Building Maintenance, Conversions.

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

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Reviewed by sue on 24/2/2018

What can I say? Darren has been the most efficient, polite, cost effective tradesperson that we have dealt with in a long time. Arrived when he said he would (a rarity nowadays) cleaned up after himself (even rarer!) and the price was good too. Would highly recommend Darren and will not hesitate to use him again.

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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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