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An estabilish and family run business offering all aspect of handyman services in Newport and surrounding areas.We offering professional,reliable and frendly service ,with an 10 years experience.All of our worck is carried to the highest standards .

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Reviewed by Leigh on 30/3/2021

Excellent job done. So pleased looks beautiful . Recomend to anyone they are hard working and didn't stop till it was all done . Excellent work

Electrician with over 10 years experience , all jobs carried out efficiently and with the highest quality of workmanship . I am a 17th edition qualified electrician with experience doing all domestic electrical work .

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Reviewed by Alan on 4/5/2021

Paul was great is sorting out the oven install. He also uncovered shoddy work by the previous owner and put it right. Very reliable and honest.

Our reputation for quality work is very important to us. Unlike many of our competitors, our employees work directly for our company and have been doing so for a number of years. A job well done leaves a satisfied customer who will use our services again.

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Reviewed by Richard on 23/3/2021

Excellent job, completed to a very high standard

We aim to provide a 100% customer satisfaction service. No job to big or too small. Same great quality always given.

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Reviewed by kevin on 3/2/2021

Lots of sensible questions ahead of quoting, but then Comms. Stopped. As it turned out I had to cancel the job anyway.

Lion Construction are a friendly and reliable development, interior design and renovation contractors offering fully project managed services, design and build solutions and refurbishment contracting.

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Reviewed by Mark on 3/12/2020

Ivan was absolutely brilliant. Very helpful and accommodating when we found out more work was needed. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for electrical work.

RELM Interiors is an established and highly recommended renovation company based in Wimbledon, specialising in full home or office refurbishments, including loft conversions and extensions. We are dedicated to providing an efficient, personable and high quality service to transform your home. RELM Interiors has shown its ability to complete expert renovations to exceptionally high standards across London. We have a team of highly skilled and reliable tradesmen who pride themselves on their dedication and attention to detail when transforming your space into something beautiful for you to enjoy. Our portfolio of work ranges from domestic kitchen, bathroom, bedroom renovations to large scale office refurbishments, loft conversions and extensions, all the way through to one-off bespoke furnishings. We offer the full service so you can relax knowing your home is in good hands from the initial planning process through to the day the keys are handed over to your new beautifully constructed home. Our number one priority is your satisfaction, assuring you of our utmost commitment and careful approach to every project (big or small) so that you can rely on excellent quality and craftsmanship. Design is also an integral part of our process; any assistance you require in terms of kitchen/bathroom design or decision making on any interior decoration, then we can be with you at every step of the way.

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Reviewed by Kate on 14/1/2021

Relm were fantastic. I have done a lot of renovations over the years but our regular builders weren’t available and we had to get the job done on short notice. Relm were professional, helpful and most notably stayed on time and on budget. I wasn’t able to be onsite and they kept me up to date with photos and videos. They left the building site clean and tidy and I am delighted with the quality of the workmanship. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend them to friends.

N P TREE CARE is based in North London. Are qualified arborist / horticulturalists provides a wide range of services for all your tree surgery and landscape needs. All chainsaw users are licensed. All aspects of domestic and commercial work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Suneil on 21/11/2020

The job was done to satisfaction

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

DK HOME is a professional building company with over 25 years experience. We offer full home refurbishment, help design your dream place and finish the project to the highest standards. We cover North West and Central London areas Builder handyman. Loft conversion, House extensions and full Refurbishment . Full package including an architect, council application, structural engineering and Building control.

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Reviewed by Kate on 22/7/2020

Daniel turned up on time on the day agreed without fuss and got through a list of electrical, decorating and repairs jobs at speed and with great competence. The coving he put up is immaculate and the electrics are tidy and he clearly knows his stuff. Would ask him to work again.

specialist in residential projects both in private and social housing. I provide a comprehensive range of services for all your building needs from one off handyman jobs to complete home refurbishments.

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Reviewed by Renee on 16/3/2021

Friendly, knowledgeable, turned up on time and finished the job to a high standard. Will be using again!

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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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