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30 years of experience in Italy, with UK certifications and italian style in plumbing and heating,water implants, Springling systems, pipe fittings,Tiling, Flooring, Extension house,General building for interior and exterior

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Stonework / Stone Cladding

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Reviewed by Terrance on 8/8/2017

Antonio and Peter worked very hard and got us out of a mess with a previous installation. We were happy with the end result, couple of issues with some grout cracking but Antonio will happily come back and fix any issues. Communication was good as I was kept in the loop with decisions. They are also flexible around your schedule Tiling was great and plenty of original ideas to hide pipework and bath panel access. The bathroom looks great so spoken about a potential future kitchen job.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Home improvements, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by Ross on 8/8/2017

Pawel and his team painted our house over three floors, we only have good words to say, good workmanship and completed job on time. We are very happy about the quality of their painting and we are happy to recommend them to anyone.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Pippa on 8/8/2017

George and his team have been fantastic - very reliable, hardworking and did a great job. Will definitely be using you guys again! Thank you!!

Loft Conversations , Side & Back extensions, Full House Renovation, Bathrooms & Kitchens Instalation

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Jorg on 8/8/2017

Adema did a brilliant job. Cannot fault them at all. The communication was great and I would recommend them to anybody who needs work done. I am already planning to have them back next year to do some more work for me.

Hello. I am a fully qualified JIB and NICEIC approved electrician with 14 years experience in the trade, 11 of which working for myself. I've carried out a wide variety of installations in the domestic and commercial sectors. Everything I do is to a high standard.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, External lighting, Access Control / Door Entry

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Reviewed by Paul on 8/8/2017

Very reliable and helpful. Arrived very punctually and worked quickly and efficiently. He came straight back to fix a small hitch after a couple of days. Excellent service; thank you.

I have over 10 years of experience in bathroom installations, including floor and wall tiling. I also specialize in real wood and laminate flooring. Attention to detail is my strong point and I am conscientious, punctual and very hard working.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring

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Reviewed by richard on 8/8/2017

Friendly, reliable, we'll definitely ask him back.

20 years of experience , Quality jobs at competitive prices, ..you will see

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Christine on 8/8/2017

I had a curtain pole put up and they put it up the wrong way round . The back is at the front after asking so many times for them to come back they won't give me an answer. I just want the Job to be put right

We do property refurbish....with good team...plumber,carpenter,electricity,handyman,gas safe engineer,tiler.....any job is welcome.......TRUST PLUMBING24

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden office / Studio construction, Wooden Doors - Internal

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Reviewed by ziya on 8/8/2017

IOS called immediately and came round the next day and completed the whole job, professionally, courteously and what a very pleasant person.

I'm an experienced electrician. My aim is to provide a top quality electrician service to all of my customers. I take regulation very seriously which is why you will find that I am registered with NAPIT,Part p Electrical saftey

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Sound & Audio Visual Installation, Electric underfloor heating, Burglar

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Reviewed by Ian on 8/8/2017

Did all that I asked, was competent and knowledgeable. Turned up as arranged, and completed in a reasonable time.

BBD is based in South London since July 2006. Two decades on the market. The main area of the company activity is complex house/flat refurbishment, extensions; gas and electrical installations with certifications. Small jobs also welcome!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Garden Wall, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Nathan on 8/8/2017

Horrible experience with Bart Podosek whilst working on our flat (kitchen, flooring, boiler, central heating and bathroom). Work repeatedly delayed, work completed to an unacceptable standard (worktops not fitted or oiled correctly, screws sticking out, period skirting damaged, undersink pipework filthy, shelves cut incorrectly, fridge does not fit). Had to get a new contactor to perform remediation work. Throughout the process Bart tried to bill us for additional work Not recommended.

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- 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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