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BEST Electrical is a company where all the work will be done to a very high standard from the off by myself. Customer driven and always happy to help. Fully qualified and insured including the testing and inspection qualifications.

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 Tony on 21/2/2018

Skilled and friendly and on time

Cornwall based electrician, networking, CCTV and freeview engineer with 8 years experience in all aspects of installations no job too small!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Mark on 21/2/2018

Mark Ablett's initial contact was very prompt offering a time of 5:30, he then messaged me on the day asking if I was available an hour earlier. I changed my plans and returned home early, Sadly Mark didn't turn up at 4:30 even though he messaged me an hour and a half before. 6pm came and went so I messaged him. I am still waiting for a reply at 10pm... Great start with prompt and clear communication but never turn up. I wonder if he will contact me tomorrow?

RESOLVE PROPERTY SOLUTIONS is your one stop shop for property refurbishment and repairs. We also offer a full management service for rental/lock up and leave properties. We aim to please and provide a reliable and trustworthy service, going the extra mile

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Carpet Cleaning, Commercial pest control, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Rory on 21/2/2018

Raj was great, very knowledgeable about lots of different aspects of building and happy to get on with all sorts of tasks. Will definitely call him whenever we need to.

Domestic and Commercial Electrical installation specialists, over 30 years in the trade, all work undertaken and certified on completion

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Jane on 21/2/2018

Very pleased with all the work we have had done, from the initial visit where he completed thorough checks and tests we knew Tom was the right person for the job. He offered lots of helpful advice and is very knowledgeable on all the technical regulations we needed to adhere to. He arrived on time and worked efficiently. We had a new consumer unit fitted as well as several light fittings, switches and plug sockets changed. We will definitely have Tom back for any future electrical work we need doing!

Qualified, with years of experience Electrician with a strong commitment to delivering high quality workmanship and maintaining solid business relationships. Certs, i have L3/ C&G and 17th edition.

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 Gianpiero on 21/2/2018

Very Goog job, came over first to inspec, arrived on time, good comunication through out whoel process. would use again

Keysafe Wales provide a reliable and high quality Domestic & Commercial Locksmith service covering the South Wales and Bristol area. We combine honest pricing with a conscientious work ethic to provide a professional level of service to each customer.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar Repairs, CCTV installation, Door Opening, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith

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Reviewed by michael on 21/2/2018

kevin came to my house and had a look at my back door. he stripped down the lock and took out the gearbox, and fitted a emergency lock so I could lock the door overnite.he came back next and fitted a new gearbox and latch and new barrel with 3 keys , he also re adjusted my front door at no extra cost to me he was very good and cleaned up after himself , I would recomened kevin Maddox of keysafe wales to any one.Thanks kevin .

I'm a fully qualified 17th edition electrician with over 30 years experience in both domestic and commercial electrical work. I'm willing to look at any work and discuss it with you first and I provide free quotes valid for 6 months . I offer the following services, re-wires, consumer unit changes, testing and inspection, fault finding, data and telephone point installation. I am trustworthy, conscientious and punctual. I pride myself in always doing a good job and, thanks to my little friend Henry the hoover, I leave the workplace clean and tidy when I have finished. My work speaks for itself and I can provide testimonials if required. If you require an experienced electrician I offer a good reliable service. I hold the following qualifications: in addition to 17th edition inspection and testing cert 2391 ECSCS Health & Safety cert qualified portable appliance tester I am fully insured and a member of the electrical body NAPIT I promise you won't be disappointed with work I complete

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

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Reviewed by Husain on 21/2/2018

Great workmanship, quick, clean, tidy and reliable. Would highly recommend

Comeshandy Construction Limited is a company set up to meet certain installation and repair needs in domestic settings. Pride is taken in finishing every job well to ensure that customers and clients are satisfied.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, External wall painting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Glenn on 21/2/2018

Very well priced. He turned the job around very quickly. I felt comfortable leaving him in the house all week. All responsed to my messages if I had any questions. He done a few small jobs without charging us anymore. His very reliable and good quality.

ARC Consulting has a wealth of experience in Telecoms, Access Control,Data Networking, CCTV ,Electrical,Alarms and Technology based solution.Our Engineers have received extensive training from Avaya, BT,Panasonic,Vodafone,etc..So are very knowledgeable.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar Repairs, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Sara on 21/2/2018

Allan was excellent. Good communication, great workman's ship. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Allan.

Professional reliable service with 8+ years experience as an electrician, general maintenance/ building and handyman services. Fully qualified electrician to NVQ level 3 & 17th edition wiring regulations.

Trades serviced: CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Fire alarm installation

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Reviewed by Anita on 21/2/2018

Turned up on time, very professional,done exactly what we wanted, at a very reasonable price. Very friendly and helpful, highly recommend.

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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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