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Constructions of Future is a small company with more than 8 years experience in Kitchen and Loft extensions, painting and decorating, bathroom renovation basically everything what the client want. We can do the most precise job for the best price.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Matthew on 24/2/2018

Excellent work, great work ethic and good attention to detail, Will definitely use again

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by stuart on 23/2/2018

Reliable . Did an honest days work in difficult weather conditions -

MB services offer an experience of 5 years as HANDYMAN like painting , reparations , maintenance and more.. MB services will try to satisfy the customers needs! It’s a new company born from a young man full of goodwill! MB services also make you feel protect; ensuring a 12 month of warranty in any service done!! Any problem just let us know to sort it out straight away!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by Y on 23/2/2018

Punctual. Reasonable labour charge. Above average work. Clean.

I am a fully qualified apprentice trained electrician with 20yr experience. I have worked in domestic, commercial and industrial. I also am also experienced in data, intruder alarms amd CCTV. All things electrical and fault finding. NICEIC registered.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Idnan on 23/2/2018

Also done cladding in kitchen and help finding matching material.done laminate flooring in living room and entrance hallway.Really helpfull with number of small jobs around the house.

We are a family owned NIC EIC approved business with 25 years experience. Excellent customer satisfaction is our goal and we achieve this by maintaining high standards with every job we do.

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

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Reviewed by Suzanne on 23/2/2018

He was clean thorough and I woul always recommend him.

We are an electrical contractors with over 14 years of experience. NICEIC registration. Always delivering friendly and exceptional service. Public liability insurance for your peace of mind.

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 Keval on 23/2/2018

very reliable and great at his job. very impressed.

Highly skilled, Well experienced and Passionate Professional who puts your needs at the forefront of what I do. All my work is completed to the highest industry standards and compliance with regulations is always met.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Oliver on 23/2/2018

Very good work, tidy and reliable

WJS Home Improvements is a family run business. The business offers a wide range of services. With a fast, friendly + reliable team, we are happy to provide a quote. We carry out internal and external works within properties & businesses.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by gwen on 23/2/2018

Fitted locks at a time that suited me. Turned up on time and did the job exactly as agreed. Would use this firm again.

I have experience with most of the housework maintence jobs.I finished vocational high school and passed EU certicate exams in locksmith and welder occupation. I also worked for construction company for 2 years. I even have builded my own house..

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Demolition, External lighting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Paul on 23/2/2018

Exelent I recommend this person I wouldn't hesitate to use again in the future

Hi all. Im being working in this business for a long time and I'm providing the best quality of service. Intruder alarms any hard wired.Wireless with app on your mobile or tablet cctv with app on tablet or mobile phone .always capable to resolve problems

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 MANDY on 23/2/2018

Pleasure to deal with

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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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