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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 1 year warranty.

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Reviewed by Zain on 16/7/2019

Very professional and honest service from Gheorghe. He gave advice on different options and finished the job quickly. Recommended.

We are new to rated people but we are very experienced. From new socket installation to outdoor lighting. Shower problems to full rewires we can give you the best advice at the best price. Have a look at some of our fantastic Reviews!

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Reviewed by Rakhshan on 27/7/2019

Tony was on time, helpful with advising on lights which were/weren’t suitable and was super fast at carrying out the work. Very pleased with the fittings, will have him back to change our bathroom and kitchen lights.

AJ Facilities Services have been working in the electrical repairs and installation sector for over 20 years. Based in the North West we provide a professional, reliable and friendly service throughout Merseyside and the Cheshire regions.

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Reviewed by Joe on 26/7/2019

Brilliant job on the light fitting, fair price and great guy. Thank you!

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Reviewed by Lisa on 31/1/2019

Excellent

Electrical, Mechanical & Property Services. Highly skilled, Well experienced and Passionate Professionals who puts your needs at the forefront of what we do. All our work is completed to the highest industry standards and compliance with regulations is always met.

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Reviewed by William on 19/7/2019

Harry was on time discussed the job and made suggestions that improved on what we had planned. Harry even made suggestions that reduced the overall cost. Great job and my wife and I are well pleased. Thanks again Harry!

Hi my name is Jonathan I’m a young professional detemined electrician i aim to provide the best service to all my customers be it be a small electrical installation to a anything by design i will always work to my best potential to keep up a good standad of works through out my services.

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Reviewed by Lorne on 16/5/2019

Extremely happy with the service, job completed to a very high standard and was really professional

RD Electrical (SW). Your local electrician based in Bristol - A sole trading business who are very client focused and aim to satisfy our customers requirements at all times, we have great feedback from customers and aim to satisfy many more, we have over 12 years of experience providing domestic and commercial electrical services. Fully qualified electrician - city & guilds accreditation, iee wiring regulations and obtain up to two million pounds in public liability insurance. So you can rest assure your project is in safe hands. RD Electrical specialise in general power & lighting, consumer unit upgrades, additional sockets, part or full electrical rewires, kitchen refurbishments, maintenance, inspection & testing and many more services. There is no job too small or too big, we will take on any job and preform to a high standard. We also provide a variety of lighting services including specialty, exterior, decking lights, emergency lighting, down-lights, LED strip lighting and many more, We provide electrical assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any work on your electrical system must be undertaken by a qualified electrician and must be installed to the British Standard BS 7671 (IEE) standards to meet safety regulations. The priority is to provide safe electrical solutions to prevent hazard risks giving customers peace of mind. RD Electrical will always ensure minimum disruption and that your premises is left clean and tidy at each end of the day, taking care of your personal and business space while giving associated tasks. provide clear insight into work to be done before we start so you know what to expect.

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Reviewed by Emma on 29/7/2019

Ric was quick to respond to messages and able to fit in my job at a convenient time without having to wait long. He turned up on time and was considerate of the house. He worked efficiently, tidied up and was very polite. Would definitely use Ric again and recommend to anyone.

We are a Building and electrics firm with over 500 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 Laura on 29/7/2019

I needed an electrician rather quickly to make the electrics safe in the house after a leak. Michael arrived very promptly and did a great job. Highly recommended, thank you.

Professional, Reliable, friendly tradesman with over 20 years experience. Competitive rates, all work is insured and guaranteed and done to a very high standard. Please check out my ratings. Regards James

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Reviewed by Julian on 26/7/2019

James arrived on time and just got on with the job. Everything left neat and tidy. He took his shoes off when coming through the house which is always a good sign. Great job, thank you. Would highly recommend.

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 Alan on 17/5/2019

Craig and the other lad were spot on. We are really pleased with the outcome and will highly recommend CL Electrics. Thanks lads

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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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