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Great timely work, friendly service and kept in contact until paperwork came through. Would highly recommend and hire again in future.

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Reviewed by Beth on 22/3/2020

Great, efficient and friendly service - and very pleased with the outcome! Will definitely be using in the future for any electrical work :)

Fully qualified electrician with 15 years experience providing top quality service.

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Reviewed by Amar on 28/3/2020

Highly recommend. Great service; quick and clean

I’m a small local company, time served including testing and inspection with over 20 years experience. I pride myself on providing an excellent service for all aspects of domestic and commercial electrical works. I’m only as good as my last job and will go out my way to leave a happy customer.

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Reviewed by Amelia on 7/3/2020

Ben did a good job on my garage. He did everything he said he would do, kept in touch and tidied up after. I would recommend.

Diversity of experience, accurate and detailed planning, a commitment to finishing on time. You gain a true partner committed communicating through every step of your electrical work and to delivering what we say we will every time.

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Reviewed by Wahida on 2/4/2020

I would highly recommend Habib

I have been an electrician now for 50 Years,my company has been involved with various prestige contracts in schools,with local authorities and the main supply cables in connection with the castle Tattoo lighting, I've worked with Rated People for more than 8 years

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Reviewed by Torbjorn on 22/2/2020

Great work and great service.

Andrews Electrical Solutions 30 years experienced electricians all electrical work undertaken

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Reviewed by Margaret on 9/2/2020

Mark came out to price the job gave us a very over priced amount, said he would email the amount to us and we never heard any more.

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 Mark on 24/3/2020

Needed a back door light removed and installed, did a good and quick job.

M S ELECTRICAL AND PAT TESTING SERVICES A knowledgeable, professional, organised, efficient, experienced and qualified electrician with handyman experience (home maintenance) TV installation and wiring. Rewiring and Installation of light fittings, sockets, switches. My aim is 100% customer satisfaction. **Services Provided** Electrical installations Inspections & testing Fault Finding and rectifiation e.g. Tripping RCD Problem with Cooker tripping breaker Overload problem Short circuit problem Earth fault problem Installation and Maintanance * Full Rewire * Network cabling * Basement, loft, extension full rewire * Underfloor heating, extractor fan. * Downlights, sockets, cooker, shower, and more * Maintenance and Repair and Install Emergency call out Maintenance Handyman Emergency call out Quick fix **Qualifications** PAT Testing Certificate Inspection & Testing - 2391 C&G Certificate - 18th Edition City & Guilds C&G 2330 Electrical Installation Level 1,2,3 Part P registered BS7671

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Reviewed by Shantha on 7/4/2020

Was really reliable (given the current situation), dealt with my tenants direct and reported back issues to me. Will use again.

We are a small company who has been developing over the past eight years very good customer satisfactory we always aim to please, all our electricians are polite and friendly we specialise in all areas of electrical work so far we have nothing but 5 star.

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Reviewed by Shakeel on 29/3/2020

Fantastic job!

JS SPARKS LTD are focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We are sure you'll be happy working with us. Please contact us if you have any questions about our small family business.

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Reviewed by nicola on 15/3/2020

Further to my original rating and review, there were some outstanding bits of work that Jamie was going to complete. Despite arranging this several times we are still waiting, over two months later, for him to return to complete the job.

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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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