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We are a small family run handyman business based in Essex. We specialise in flat pack furniture, curtain poles, blinds, tv mounts and all other general handyman work.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Digital Home Network, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Door / Window painting, End of tenancy cleaning

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Reviewed by Lisa on 24/4/2018

Mr and Mrs Rai came and put a 3 triple door wardrobe together that had already tried to be assembled by myself. They was very patient because the wardrobe had to be taken apart and when they had finished the job it was excellent they even moved my items back for me it was a stress free easy process. I would definitely be using them again for putting up blinds and another wardrobe they are a very nice husband and wife and make a great team together thank you so much I finally have a wardrobe.

T8 Electrical are based in Clermiston and take on all ranges of work. We have worked on commercial, industrial and domestic sites all over Edinburgh and the suburbs. Expect competitive quotes and an extremely high quality of work.

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 Paddy on 23/4/2018

Great lad, gave good advice and completed job quickly, will use again and recommend.

Fast and reliable services allways to high standards

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Carpet fitters, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Yasmin on 23/4/2018

Hardworking and honest Left the place clean and tidy

We are SW London base company Kingston Upon Thames, we specialize in: - bathroom, kitchen fitting - carpentry - plastering - soundproofing - painting and decorating. Just have look the photos.

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

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Reviewed by Bernadette on 23/4/2018

Came and painted our hallway, dining room and kitchen on time. Hardworking and reliable. Will definitely use them again.

Docs Locksmiths are your local friendly and reliable locksmiths. We offer a range of services to cover any of your locksmith needs, we aim to use non destructive entry where possible. Our locksmith is fully qualified in general, auto and is DBS checked.

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

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Reviewed by Philip on 23/4/2018

professional service, clear communication, good job!

AM Building solutions is a well established building company, with experience of both domestic and commercial projects. We believe the successful delivery of all our projects is the attention to detail and completed within time and budget. All projects large or small are managed in the same way to make sure there is the detail, breakdown and planning to help ensure the project runs as smoothly as possible

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Chris on 23/4/2018

AM Building Solutions contacted me to quote me for a job I posted. Unfortunately, due to my own personal circumstances I wasn’t able to proceed with the quote. I only had message contact with Andrew to set up the meeting to provide a quote. He replied to messages very quickly and was good to deal with to set up the meeting.

Welcome to ML Electrical Solutions. I am a fully qualified electrician with over 10 years experience in domestic rewires and various other electrical work. i pride myself in not just the quality of my work but also my customer service. Based in Paisley.

Trades serviced: Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Elaine on 23/4/2018

Would 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.

Trades serviced: Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Fiona on 23/4/2018

Quick, efficient and professional

We are a family owned bathroom and gas specialist with over 30Years experience in bathrooms and all aspects of gas including installation servicing landlords safety checks and breakdowns.We can help you with all aspects of your bathroom design to install

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

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Reviewed by Dave on 23/4/2018

Brilliant job done replacing and relocating a combi boiler. Also fitting a new bathroom suite. Excellent job?? Good price?? Kitchen refit will be next Martin and Team

SW Electricians is a family business initially created by Kocujevskis brothers in 2015 and is today, a growing team of professional electricians. Myself, I am a confident, qualified, friendly and dedicated electrician who seeks to always provide a high-quality service. As I work every day my customers can be sure that I will be at their service at any time of the day or night providing a quick and reliable service. I have over 3 years of experience, carrying out all types of domestic electrical work from a new plug socket to a complete, or partial, rewiring of a property.

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 [email protected] on 23/4/2018

Professional and polite. Great value.

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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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