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We are new to rated people but we are very experienced. From new socket installation to outdoor lighting. Shower problems to full rewires we can give you the best advice at the best price. Have a look at some of our fantastic Reviews!

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Reviewed by Steve on 27/6/2020

An excellent job at a great price and very neat and tidy

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 Ven on 2/7/2020

I am fully satisfied the quality of work And the electrician is very helpful and so kind, I’ll recommend to others and I am going use them again.

In business for 18 years honest reliable service fully insured expert in fitting showers and fuse boxes and lighting surveys and installing led lighting which as well as improving light can reduce cost by 80% can plumb in and wire electrical showers and can fault find and replace imersion hot water heaters one man can do dont need to call or pay for a plumber during this difficult time with coronavirus we can carry out work with protective gloves and clean with wipes and use face protection if customers require Please let us know before arrival

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Reviewed by June on 3/7/2020

Stephen is reliable and efficient. Would hire again.

Electrical, Mechanical & Property Services. Highly skilled, Well experienced and Passionate Professionals who puts your needs at the forefront of what we do. All our work is completed to the highest industry standards and compliance with regulations is always met.

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Reviewed by Beata on 19/6/2020

Very helpful and knowledgeable, works quickly and efficiently

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 Rose on 4/7/2020

I asked you to leave my house because you started blackmailing me. Pass or Fail of the test is at the end of your performance. I use qualified electrician from rated people for all my works. I am very well aware of those new regulations which came up before my last Electrical installation certificate however those facts that you have raised did not fail the test certificate.

Friendly professional electricians, Fully qualified and capable of all jobs. Dedicated to an excellent service and quality workmanship. Please contact for a quote or for more information.

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Reviewed by Alison on 14/6/2020

First Place Electrical Service were absolutely brilliant in every way. They were an absolute pleasure to have in the house and the work was done to an excellent standard. I would recommend them in heart beat. My dogs also adored them, which is always a good sign in my books ??

RD Electrical (SW). Your local electrician based in Bristol – A sole trading business, very client focused which aim to satisfy our customer’s requirements at all times, we have great feedback from customers and aim to satisfy many more, with over 12 years of experience providing domestic and commercial electrical services.... Fully qualified time served electrician – ELECSA Certified, City & Guilds accredited, obtaining the current IEE BS7671 wiring regulations and up to two million pounds in public liability insurance. So you can rest assured your project is in safe hands. RD Electrical specialise in general power & lighting, consumer unit upgrades, additional sockets, part or full electrical rewires, kitchen refurbishments, maintenance, inspection & testing and many more services. There is no job too small or too big, we will take on any job and preform to a high standard. We also provide a variety of lighting services including specialty, exterior, decking lights, emergency lighting, down-lights, LED strip lighting and many more, We provide electrical assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any work on your electrical system must be undertaken by a qualified or competent electrician and must be installed to the British Standard BS 7671 (IEE) standards to meet safety regulations. The priority is to provide safe electrical solutions to prevent hazard risks giving customers peace of mind. RD Electrical will always ensure minimum disruption and that your premises is left clean and tidy at each end of the day, taking care of your personal and business space while giving associated tasks. provide clear insight into work to be done before we start so you know what to expect.

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Reviewed by Dave on 2/6/2020

Excellent communication, did the work quickly and efficiently with no issues. Highly recommended.

Your home can be designed to give you best possible lighting and power and reduce your energy bill. Your property can also be rewired or upgraded to your specification and budget.We look forward to assisting you with your electrical jobs.

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Reviewed by Kiyomi on 30/6/2020

He’s reliable and did an excellent job. Thank you very much.

We are NICEIC Approved Electricians with 17 years of experience; and are Certified for Domestic, Commercial & Industrial work. We are also an Approved contractor for the Able Group; and Certify & Maintain many Schools and Churches. References available!

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Reviewed by David on 1/7/2020

Excellent, reliable, friendly tradesman. Highly recommended!

M S ELECTRICAL AND PAT TESTING SERVICES A knowledgeable, professional, organised, efficient, experienced and qualified electrician with handyman experience (home maintenance) TV installation and wiring. Rewiring and Installation of light fittings, sockets, switches. My aim is 100% customer satisfaction. **Services Provided** Electrical installations Inspections & testing Fault Finding and rectifiation e.g. Tripping RCD Problem with Cooker tripping breaker Overload problem Short circuit problem Earth fault problem Installation and Maintanance * Full Rewire * Network cabling * Basement, loft, extension full rewire * Underfloor heating, extractor fan. * Downlights, sockets, cooker, shower, and more * Maintenance and Repair and Install Emergency call out Maintenance Handyman Emergency call out Quick fix **Qualifications** PAT Testing Certificate Inspection & Testing - 2391 C&G Certificate - 18th Edition City & Guilds C&G 2330 Electrical Installation Level 1,2,3 Part P registered BS7671

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Reviewed by Emily on 21/6/2020

Electrician: Mohammed was fantastic, he was very easy to liaise with, very helpful (sent me pictures of exactly what I needed to buy for the job) and he is very pleasant and professional. He did an excellent job and the job was quite tricky (due to lack of space) but this was not a problem for him at all. I would highly recommend him, thank you Mohammed.

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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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