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Dear my customer I m Maj Electrical engineer approved contractor NICEIC Domestic / Commercial / Industrial also EV Electrical Vehicle Charging Point. I have 17 years of working experience in electrical engineering.

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Reviewed by gourang on 13/9/2020

Thoroughly dishonest. Please be very very careful if you considering employing him for any job. I gave him a job to conduct EICR checks on some properties. He was proactive in taking up the job. The misery started soon after that. He got into an argument with one of my tenants, caused some minor damages at another, made up faults in another. Has failed to supply all the certificates even where payment has been with him for a long time. Give him a job at your own risk!!

With years of experience in the electrical field of domestic and commercial installations you are in safe and professional hands. Fully insured and qualified to the latest electrical standards.

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Reviewed by Philip on 8/9/2020

Very friendly and professional. No complaints and just got on with the job until it was finished.

Based on Rossendale I’m a fully qualified electrician with 18years experience! Take pride in my work and very friendly

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Reviewed by Rob on 30/8/2020

Very disappointed, fitted new consumer units over the top of the meters rendering them impossible to read!! Failed to respond to concerns..

All one plumbing and electrical has been In the business for over 18 years providing a honest, reliable service, whilst being a fully insured expert in fitting; showers, fuse boxes and also carrying out lighting surveys. By using us to instal LED lighting, we will be able to help you reduce running costs of your home by up to 80%. Due to both plumbing and electrical expertise, we can plumb in and wire electrical showers, discover faults and replace imersion hot water heaters without the need of two separate trades-men. *Covid-19 update* During this difficult time, all of our work will be carried out with protective gloves which are sanitised with wipes, after each use. If customers would prefer us to use face coverings then please let us know *before* arrival.

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Reviewed by Colin on 26/9/2020

Prompt, professional and friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend.

We take on any electrical work big or small at a reasonable price

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Reviewed by Eliza on 26/9/2020

A previous electrician had looked at the light fittings and said it was missing parts. David came and took a look and figured it out straight away. Nice tidy job, very efficient. Pleased with quote and work.

With over 30 years' experience, no job is too big or too small! Contact Jim today to receive a free quotation.

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Reviewed by Iain on 25/9/2020

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Great timely work, friendly service and kept in contact until paperwork came through. Would highly recommend and hire again in future.

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Reviewed by Marianne on 14/9/2020

Good quick job well done. Cleaned up as job was completed and also put in a socket which wasn’t on the quote. Would thoroughly recommend and use again

Quick response electricians specialists in reactive, proactive maintenance and installations of any size. Fault finding specialists with 25years of experience.

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Reviewed by Gareth on 22/9/2020

The work completed was efficient. Wayne was really friendly and took time to explain what he was doing and did not rush the job. Really polite and professional.

7 years in the trade. Worked on industrial, commercial and domestic projects. No job’s to small and no jobs to big! Lowest price Guarantee.

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Reviewed by Liam on 22/9/2020

Aria was brilliant. Turned up early, great communication. Did his best to avoid as much disruption as possible, so the electricity wasn't off for too long. Smart and tidy job done. Very happy with the work done. Happily recommend. Great job, thank you.

We are a small family run electrical maintenance business, established for the past 30 years. We specialise in all aspects of electrical maintenance and installation. We are also able to offer full range of services through our network of contractors.

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Reviewed by Dan on 27/8/2020

Ian was great and managed to sort the problem without any issue. Really nice guy and wouldnt hesitate to 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?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking electricians.

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