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We at Elite Building Services North undertake all electrical, plumbing, joinery and plastering work. Quality work at reasonable price assured.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Kirsty on 17/2/2018

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Whether you need a small job done or would like to add an extension to your home, we do it all big or small. We Have over 11 years on the market and hundreds of happy customers. We are committed to customer satisfaction and delivering a superior quality of work each and every time.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Richard on 17/2/2018

Very professional approach and good workmanship as well.

G and D building services. We have 30 years experience. Our projects have ranged from small works up to barn conversions. No job is too small. We are a very friendly company and offer advice when needed.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Demolition, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Mark on 17/2/2018

Excellent job. Knowledgeable, tidy and and skilled. We're already thinking of other projects they can do for us in the house.

A.s joinery and maintenance ltd all aspects of joinery lock smithing and maintenance work undertaken at grate rates

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Geoffrey on 17/2/2018

Andrew did a good job - I am happy with the result.

C&G qualified offers electrical work at affordable rates, with no job too small. Edward, has 40 years Electronics experience and offers domestic electrical work also specialises in Smart Home & home automation systems especially for the infirm or invalid.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Sally and Paul on 17/2/2018

Thank you for a job well done Edward. Despite problems occurring during this job which were not the fault of Edward, we were charged no more and ended up with a much safer system. We would be happy to recommend Edward to friends in the future.

When the square hole does not fit in the round ,you know who to call POUND FOR POUND

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Simon on 17/2/2018

Decent chap. Did what he said.

Roofing Specialist , we offer a straightforward hardworking efficient roofing and building service .

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Carpet fitters, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Stuart on 17/2/2018

Dave and his team did an excellent job, and the price was right. Would recommend him to others.

Offering a new approach to electrical installations and systems, with over 25 years experience, working in the Derbyshire area, NICEIC approved contractor registered, Small enough to care, large enough to cope, our reviews say it all, clean tidy on price.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network

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Reviewed by Duncan on 17/2/2018

Ben was very helpful throughout and was happy to have him in the house. Would use the company again no doubt and have already recommended them. Not the cheapest out there but you pay for what you get and it was a professional service from initial consultation to finish.

Hi all, my names Chris, I have been in the electrical field since the age of 16 straight from school into an apprenticeship so have managed to pick up a lot of skills and knowledge over the last decade. Decided to take the leap and go it alone.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Mark on 17/2/2018

Very professional from start to finish. Good price for job. Would definitely use Chris again.

We are fully compliant with BS7671 & are guided by IET regulations to ensure we deliver the most accurate & up-to-date information possible. We follow all electrical safety regulations. Outstanding knowledge of commercial & residenstial installations.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network

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Reviewed by Ursula on 17/2/2018

Excellent job. Really knowledgeable and super quick. Explained what the issues were clearly and stuck to agreed price. Would use again and would highly recommend.

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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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