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I offer a top quality service which inc. Ceramic tiling ,all aspects of tiling porcelain, travertine ,slate . A revamp which inc re grout and seal all jobs carried out in a clean and professional manner 39 years of exp portfolios Av

Trades serviced: Electric underfloor heating, Floor Tiling, Wall Tiling, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Les on 20/9/2017

I am delighted with all aspects of Gary's work. He arranged quickly to come and quote for the job, suggesting some ideas I never considered, very happy with price quoted and managed to fit my job in 4 days earlier than arranged. Arrived on time to commence work. The standard of his work is very high, we are delighted with the finished tiling in our kitchen and the how tidy he leaves the work area. Our next project will be our bathroom and GB ceramics will be my first call for the tiling. Thanks Gary.

DPM is a family run business with a passion for quality workmanship and real guarantees that you can rely on.We offer a free no obligation quote at a time convenient to you and in most cases if you accept the quote we can get the job done there and then.

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

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Reviewed by Simon on 20/9/2017

Really prompt and affordable service. Did a really good job to time and budget. I would recommend.

Fully qualified electrical domestic installer with 10 years experience and time served plasterer with 20 years experience

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming

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Reviewed by Steven on 20/9/2017

Made a really nice job of plastering my garage walls during its conversion to a habitable room. I found Oliver to be personable, reliable and reasonably priced. I will be looking hire him again for future work.

HELLO SW PROPERTY MAINTENANCE IS A SMALL COMPANY SPECIALISING IN KITCHEN AND BATHROOM FITING ALSO ALL ASPECTS OF CARPENTRY AND GENERAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE.THE JOB ALWAYS DONE ON TIME WITH REASONABLE PRICE.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Mike on 20/9/2017

Excellent work, highly recommended.

Howard building services is a company based in north London, we cover all aspects of construction no job to big or small all of our employees are fully qualified and competent in there specialised trade, and we guarantee you a quality reliable service.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Radiator, Aerial & satellite dish installation

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Reviewed by Liane on 20/9/2017

Glenn was great arrived on time and was very professional. He installed an extra socket and a light switch with no trouble. I will definitely be using him again.

Delivering Electrical and Telecoms Services Fully Insured

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

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Reviewed by Raleigh on 20/9/2017

Great guy. Lovely chap. Job done in minutes. Top service.

Building Services is a company that specialise in all interior and exterior service and maintenance works. We offer a high standard of work to both domestic and commercial customers. We are a highly skilled and experienced team.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, General Fitted Furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by arif on 20/9/2017

Mr Jakub Jonczyk was outstanding in his approach and work.He came before hand, judged the amount of time the work ( to reassemble our Ikea cupboard)would take and offered a very reasonable rate.He is professional and knows what he is doing well. Definitely recommend Jakub Jonczyk.

Consumer Units • Lighting • Sockets • Electrical Condition Reports • Test and Inspection • Part P • 17th Edition Regs • City & Guild Qualified • Over 25 years of experience.

Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Karen on 20/9/2017

Jeff replied to my ad within a few minutes, quoting a good price and making sure I read his reviews before committing. He turned up on time and did an excellent job, talking me through what he was doing (even though I couldnt understand most of it!) he wasn't fazed when he came across a problem with my wiring and was happy to deal with a lighting issue outside of the main job as well. No hesitation in recommending Jeff and will definitely call on him again!

Solartech electrical ltd are a family run business operating in the heart of the West Midlands, our electricians are brothers with 30years collective experience in all aspects of electrical installations.

Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Annabell on 20/9/2017

polite and reliable

I now have 12 years experience in the plumbing and heating industry, luxury bathroom installer, also work alongside many highly regarded subcontractors when necessary. I do enjoy my job . Take milk, no sugar!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Septic tanks - installation / emptying / cleaning

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Reviewed by Jim on 20/9/2017

Affable, penetrative. Came, saw and got on with. No snags since.

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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