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Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Dawn on 17/3/2016

BEWARE!! Hired Nell to fit Magnet kitchen, electrical sockets, appliances, tiling and decorating. He started then said would have to complete in a week because of job after mine. Worked for just over a week, then did not turn up. I chased him, he said would return next week, then ignored me. I queried with Nell about Elec Cert and he said he would not come back! Left me with mess! Cut units wrong so cupboards all wrong depth! Elec wires hanging exposed from wall! Terrible joins and workmanship..DO NOT HIRE!

SEL Fencing & Gates is a long established gate installation company that specialises in the fabrication, installation, repair and maintenance of gates. We offer both wrought iron or wooden gates. In addition we can add operators to existing gates.

Trades serviced: Metal staircases, Wooden / Metal / Wire fences, Access Control / Door Entry, Garage doors - installation / repair, Roller shutters - installation / repair, Security Fencing

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Reviewed by Kam on 23/11/2016

I found Graham very knowledgeable, and he gave me several options to resolve my issue, post fitting Graham has helped with a query over the phone.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

We offer a complete service from joinery to electrical all services are catered for . We offer a quality service at reasonable prices with a full guarantee and free quotations

Trades serviced: Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes

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Reviewed by ash on 4/4/2013

very prompt, quickly identified the problem and resolved it at a resonable price. did other checks too, overall definate recommend him....

Trades serviced: Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Access Control / Door Entry, Security Gates & Bollard

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Reviewed by James on 22/8/2012

It is nice that i can find good reliable local tradesmen through rate people. It is the second time I have used this site, and have been very satisfied with the results. Thank you Asec security systems for a very fast response, and job well done. I am very pleased with the results.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Aerial & satellite dish installation

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Reviewed by Ian on 30/12/2011

Quick, punctual, clear in what was required and efficient.

Trades serviced: Electric underfloor heating, Floor Tiling, Wall Tiling, External Tiling

We aim to please all our customers with our vast range of skills and work knowledge, also to price at a cost effective pricing. All our work is of the highest standard and always guaranteed, we look forward to quoting for you.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Ashley on 11/9/2016

V happy with the work carried out by Patrick which was done to a high standard. It was completed on time and to budget. I'd certainly consider Patrick for any further jobs. His friendly and helpful manner was a real bonus.

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

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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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