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Reviewed by Kulbir on 12/2/2019

Anthony was very professional with great communication. He explained the work he was going to carry out and the benefits of each option. He was quick and efficient and charged a very good rate for the job. Would definitely use him again for any further electrical work required.

We are a local Electrical company specialising in electrical repairs and maintenance. We offer Same Day Service and guarantee our work for 12 Months. Trusted by residents since 2007. Most jobs fixed within the 1st hour. A list of our most popular electrical services is below, but if you can't see what you need I am still confident I can help. Electrical Services: COMPLETE REWIRES. NEW INSTALLATIONS. KITCHEN REWIRES. OLD & NEW BUILDS. COMMERCIAL & RETAIL SHOP FITOUTS. LANDLORD SAFETY CERTIFICATES. FUSE BOX UPGRADES. POWER POINTS. LIGHTING POINTS. DATA POINTS. T.V & SATELITE POINTS. BT PHONE POINTS. UNDER FLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS. WIRELESS THERMOSTATS. FIRE ALARM SYSYEMS. CCTV SYSTEMS. GARDEN LIGHTS (WIRED AND WIRELESS SWITCH) LED LIGHTS All staff are fully qualified: Qualifications: NVQ Level 3, City and Guilds Level 3 diploma, City & Guilds NICEIC Registered All operatives are fully City and Guilds Level 3 Qualified and have extensive electrical experience. Public liability insurance issued by Constructaquote and covers up to £5M. All work carried out by G B Home Electrical comes with up to 10 years warranty.

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Reviewed by Elli on 17/2/2019

Really good service- efficient, polite and replaced sockets very quickly. Will definitely hire again in the future! :)

Domestic Commercial and Renewable Energy Specialists

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Reviewed by Richard on 24/1/2019

Kris has become our go to electrician for good reason. He is honest, trustworthy and really good at what he does. I would recommend him and his team without hesitation and to anyone.

Over 10 years experience in domestic electrics. Fully Qualified to level 3 in Electrical Installation plus 17th Edition. Guaranteed lowest prices on small jobs.

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Reviewed by Ryan on 17/2/2019

Excellent service, fast response and installation! Would use again and already recommended to family to have electrics works carried out.

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 Ninian on 24/1/2019

What can I say about Andrew except that he is a shining example of great customer service. Arrived 90 mins early, knew exactly what to do and then carried it out profgessionally while chatting to make me feel at ease. This man is thoroughly recommended, without reservation.

Sjk Electrical is a small local electrical business based on Hayling Island that offers most things electrical from new builds to light fitting changes, electrical testing and fault finding

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Reviewed by Richard on 9/2/2019

Great highly recommend

Electrician at Self employed electrical engineer

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Reviewed by Silvio on 11/2/2019

NIck came round really quickly, sorted out the job - quick efficient great value. Recommend.

WAGO Electrical are a vibrant electrical contractor with the focus on being the best we can be. Our main focus is Domestic and Renewable Energy (Solar and Electric Vehicle Charging) NICEIC Approved PART P Certified ElectricSafe Registered England&Wales

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Reviewed by Fatima on 29/1/2019

I found David very professional, polite, punctual and responsible and his pricing is reasonable. 5 Stars for his service

We are a Building and electrics firm with over 400 five star ratings. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We cover all domestic electrical services to the public and offer innovative ways to improve the efficiency and lifespan of your electrics.

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Reviewed by Paul on 13/2/2019

Very friendly and punctual was a bit pricey couldn’t finish all the work.

We are a family run domestic electrical business, registered with Stroma as a Part P registered contractor.

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Reviewed by Paul on 17/2/2019

Quick response and friendly service.

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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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