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I am a small sole trader so when you call me for a job you will get the personal touch and all jobs done to a high standard as I always hope to get return customers.

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

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Reviewed by lynne on 21/9/2017

David was true to his word throughout visit, he arrived on time and at a time that suited myself. He quoted a price on the phone and although had to stay longer and it being a much bigger job the price remained the same. Job was fixed, shower now working. I would definitely use David again and wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to friends and family.

Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electric underfloor heating, Power Showers and Pump, Water Tanks and Immersion Heater, External lighting

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Reviewed by Mark on 21/9/2017

Absolutely delighted with Jim's work and so pleased to have found him through Rated People . He was able to help us make the right choice of the products we required , and completed all works to a high standard and within the timescales we requested. I would be very happy recommended Jim, and have already put him contact with one of our friends.

SR building is a well established business that i have been running in Shropshire for the last seven years.We specialize in all building and renovation work from , full bathroom refits,kitchen installations, new extensions, conservatories or wet rooms

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

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Reviewed by Tom on 21/9/2017

Steve was fantastic from start to finish, he even came back when we found a small fault and corrected. He will be doing our bathroom.

Sam Davies property maintenance with almost 20 years experience in residential,retail and industrial property maintenance I have a vast range of experience and problem solving .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/9/2017

Good job. Thank you!

We are local family run company based in Poole Dorset offering a premium service We offer the following; 24/7 emergency call outs Fault finding Fully insurered Part p qualified Periodic inspection certificates Landlord certificates Rewires New builds

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Aerial & satellite dish installation

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Reviewed by John on 21/9/2017

Good job.....ended up paying £815. Good work but a bit expensive. I guess thats the going rate

Service provided over 8 years in building projects,full plumbing service ,central heating ,wide range in reconstruction and refurbishment of bathrooms,tiling,painting and decorating. Qualifications:CSCS, City&Guilds Level 2, WRAS,BPEC,PART L

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Laminate Flooring, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Fiona on 21/9/2017

Brilliant work, very honest with the job and the pricing. All round great guy. Would highly recommend. Thank you

Here at precision plumbing and heating we ensure every customer is treated with upmost respect and proffesionlism. We maintain a very high standard of work and are very competitive with quoting. Your satisfaction is our drive which makes our job so easy

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

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Reviewed by Eric on 21/9/2017

A fantastic job done professionally the company go that extra mile for there customer I will definitely be getting them back to do my kitchen

Welcome, We are a family run business operating a team of friendly professional trades, providing quality repairs and installations within realistic timelines and price parameters without fuss or frustration. No job too small or beyond our capabilities.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Serena on 21/9/2017

Martin from 2dayucan was excellent. Cannot praise him highly enough. He turned up on time, was able to find a better (and cheaper) solution to my problem & did the work within a reasonable amount of time. I would recommend this tradesperson to everyone. Thanks Martin!

established in 1987 we are a small company working over surrey and west sussex we cover all the trades specializing in bathrooms and kitchens

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by David on 21/9/2017

Great job - can’t fault at all and would definitely recommend

I am an Nic Eic approved contractor with 20years experience in the electrical industry. My work is always carried out to the highest possible standard at the best possible price for my customers.

Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, External lighting

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Reviewed by John on 21/9/2017

Great job in the garage. New lighting inside and out makes a huge difference. Work over ran because of issues with brackets for lighting from suppliers. Definitely recommend David. Will use again.

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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