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W-S Electrical is my former trading name, we are now known as Genesis Electrical - update to Rated People pending. 8 years' experience. Qualifications: City & Guilds Electrical Installation 2397 Level 3; 2391 Inspection and Testing; Asbestos Awareness; ECS health and safety card. Can certify works; member of NAPIT. Fully insured.

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Reviewed by Lisa on 6/1/2021

Arrived on time, wore mask throughout his time in the house, was friendly and very professional. Although job couldn’t be completed (my fault for buying wrong size of product), Simon was keen to offer potential solutions and committed to ensure job would be completed at a later date. Price was in scope of the quote. Positive experience and would not hesitate to recommend.

Gas Safe Registered engineer covering all aspects of domestic gas small plumbing and electrical works. All white goods covered (gas appliances, electric appliances, washing machines dishwashers, fridges etc) integrated works also undertaken. Please Note: Call out charges apply

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Reviewed by Sheila on 16/11/2021

Arrived promptly. Efficient service. Would use again.

WE ARE FAMILY RUNNING BUSINESS WE ARE PROVIDING TOP QUALITY WORK AND FARINDLY CUSTOMERS SERVICES WE ARE ESTABLISHED SINCE 2017. BATHROOM / KITCHEN FITTING . WALL FLOOR TILING. PLASTER / SKIMMING / PAINTINGS. WALLPAPERS ???? DECORATING. ROOMS. OUR ANY BUILDER WORK INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.

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Reviewed by Diane on 25/2/2022

did the job well re shower tray that was leaking. iwas let down by a coupie of other traders , but JozsefBUILDER AND TILING came out said they could do the job quoted me avery reasonable price, .fixed the leaking shower tray and were very efficient and polite would definetly reccomend them and would hire them again

We are competitively priced and we can handle everything from basic installations to complete renovations.No job is too small or too large and we look forward to taking on new and innovative designs.

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Reviewed by Lizzie on 12/4/2022

Lee and Alan were fantastic. This was a tough job that had some challenges. Very professional and trustworthy.

J R Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

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Reviewed by Oswyn on 7/11/2020

Highly recommended, job done on time and at quoted price. Very happy

General builders. Garage conversions Loft conversions Roofing Joinery Carpentry

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Reviewed by andrew on 10/7/2020

Well...what a job !! I cant fault Jim and his team for anything. Our toilet and shower building for our yurts at Looe Yurts is fantastic. The job was not without challenges - Covid-19, social distancing, lockdown and lack of supplies. However none of this phased Jim and his team. Its always tough trusting builders...cant think why, but these guys were ace. Polite, diligent and tidy and most importantly ON TIME & ON BUDGET. Even did a couple of extra bits too. No hesitation to recommend.

Hi, My name is Lee and I have been an Electrician for just touching 25 years, I have been lucky enouhg to cover all aspects of Electrical work, I'm reliable, prompt, clean and very reasonably priced, but most of all, I wont let you down.

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Reviewed by Janet on 19/5/2022

Excellent electrician. Any further work needed I will be back in touch.

Niceic approved contractor, any electrical jobs undertaken.

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Reviewed by Brian on 22/5/2022

Liam and his team were superb. Job was done in the time and costs promised (which was very reasonable) and Liam even advised us on other ideas and offered a true value add job. I will definitely use him again and will recommend him to anybody

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Sohail on 15/12/2021

What an amazing guy!, another 2 weeks and he would have become a member of our family!. You can set your clock with George, he was at our door an 8am on the dot every morning. He gave us so many different ideas which really helped us. His workmanship i, totally flawless. We know what quality looks like now. George is a loyal, honest and hardworking individual who will always be our first choice when getting work done.

Hello I am nick dawson of dawsonclarke I am new to rated people but I have over 6 years experience in the construction, commercial and domestic industry’s Working as a maintenance electrician in central London. Insurance Public liability £ 2M Professional indemnity insurance £1M

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Reviewed by Nigel on 12/5/2022

Arrived on time. Methodical in his work approach and resolved an issue Quickly Thank you

We are a very dynamic and innovative company; looking to grow and offer all our clients nothing but the best quality work and advice on their projects. In our company nothing leaves us more satisfied than to see the smiles of our clients on a job well done and to see that we were able to materialise their vision of the job.

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Reviewed by Adam on 17/11/2021

Great service, professional and friendly. Quick to respond to messages. I will use again.

At secure door2lock installer we provide all types of doors fitting, finishing joinery and lock installations. We work to the highest of standards and are passionate about the finish of are work as you can see from are ratings we pride are self's in every way possible. And very careful on how we price the work so the customers are getting value for there money

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Reviewed by Darren on 11/11/2021

Tom was very professional and did a excellent job

2009 digital engineer of the year awarded at Birmingham town hall. Freeview aerial and satellite experts.RDI registered and 4G LTE qualified.

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Reviewed by Jon on 18/5/2022

Absolutely fantastic - if 4G, Amplified Tv, satellite or even Starlink is needed. Then this is the one place to go. Friendly, highly professional and skilled engineer. Thank you!

Established over 25 years now and pride itself in providing a high and safe quality of service.Liability insurance.

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Reviewed by Y on 18/5/2022

Work completed well and on time

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Reviewed by Cherry on 11/1/2022

Job was to widen our Archway in between our living room and dining room, which included fitting an RSJ. Karl was very knowledgeable and explained to us what he would be doing. All completed within the same day to a very good standard. Thank Karl. ??

Hi everyone My name is David Moore from D.Moore Flooring I am from Brentwood in Essex. I have been in the flooring trade for the best of 18 years now. I am a sole trader who can supply and fit all types of flooring materials. Carpet, Vinyls, Lino, Wet Rooms, LVT, Karndean, Amtico, Laminate, Engineering Wood, Solid Wood, Tiling, Self Levelling, Plywood and DPM Services I can provide:- Supply and Fit, Just Fitting, Remove and dispose of old flooring, Moving Furniture I am fully insured to carry out the works what need to be done. Every job I do I treat it like it is my own home I am a hard worker and honest with my advice to a client and also have a great team to. I’m friendly and easy to talk to. I’m more then happy to give you help and advice to my best knowledge. There is no job that are too big or small for me to handle. I will leave the work area clean and tidy for you. I give free quote or estimate to my clients. I will come to the property and measure to exact sizes that you will need in order to give you a fair quote or estimate. I have a team of people who I have self taught thoroughly over the years to a very high standard. They are very experienced and also very respectful to all of my clients. At Dave Moore Flooring we take pride in all of our work. Kind Regards DavE

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Reviewed by Manjit on 19/3/2022

I advertised for a flooring specialist and was contacted by a builder and a carpet shop owner, thankfully David a flooring specialist contacted me. David visited my property and talked through the work and flooring I required and provided me a quote. I accepted the quotation and we arranged a start date for the work. David completed the work in the time scales he advised and there was no lingering mess, the quality of work and attention to detail is outstanding, every penny well spent !!

A-S-Taylor established in 1994. specializing in drylining,plastering,demolition and alterations. we are a family run company with many years experience in all aspects of building works.profile picture and photos will be uploaded shortly.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 27/1/2022

Aaron completed soundproofing and plastering for us. He provided a very quick service with a great standard of work. No complaints and would recommend to others. Thanks

GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS with a vast portfolio and customer base, our company has been established 10 years. Fully insured, all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

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Reviewed by James on 3/5/2022

James & Tristan were fantastic throughout the entire process. Not only was the team collaborative with us they were considerate, accommodating and did a fantastic job with our garage conversion. Highly recommended.

Trust is everything At Warm Sure Heating, we understand being trusted with ensuring your home is warm with no leaks is a big responsibility. That’s why with every task we face, we approach it as if it was our own home. Having worked in new builds and existing homes, we’re proud to have been the solution for so many households. Over the years we have listened to our customers and have continued to improve our service so you won’t have any nasty surprises like some of the stories we’ve heard about our competitors. At Warm Sure Heating we have the skills and experience to guarantee your work will go without a hitch from start to finish. We will advise you on what needs to be done and how we’re going to do it giving you piece of mind on your project regardless of what the job is. Customer service is something we care passionately about at Warm Sure Heating – and always have. Our unparalleled attention to customer satisfaction ensures you’ll always experience service quality that’s the envy of the industry. Why choose Warm Sure Heating? Reliable and punctual… we believe that’s just being respectful and goes without saying. We pride ourselves on offering you an outstanding, affordable installation, maintenance gas, heating and plumbing service not just to our surrounding areas but to the whole Uk. We’re friendly but professional which is reassuring when having tradesmen in your home. Wide range of services which include gas, heating, electrical, building work, plastering and much more. We also specialise in domestic electrical installations. We are NICEIC registered and listed on the UK electrical safety register. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver a high quality service at an unbeatable price. We won't be beaten on price! Experience a Clean & Tidy As We Go Policy Busy life, don’t worry well contact you and arrange a suitable time so you’re not waiting in vain. Highly competitive and flexible pricing Flexible finance available Will beat any written like-for-like quote Gas Safe Registered NICEIC approved contractor

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Reviewed by Amy on 24/1/2022

During a tough time during covid we hire this team to install our boiler. The install was carried out to the highest standard and we could not be happier. We had the boiler replaced but a week later all the radiators replaced also. House has never been warmer.

carpentry LTD

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Reviewed by Eshagh on 11/4/2022

Ion is very professional and hard working .finished all of her work on time and paid attention to the details. I am very pleased with his quality of work. Eshagh

I am a builder with many years experience in home improvement an specialise in carpentry, plumbing and electrics. I am proud of my work and I want you to be too.

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Reviewed by Marvin on 3/11/2020

Csaba and his team are fantastic. They completed the work within the timescale agreed to a high standard. Csaba communicated very well and suggested solutions to issues that arose during the project. They have all the required tools and take care in clearing the property down each day. I have a second project which I will use Csaba and his team.

With over 10 years experience in plumbing and heating and gas safe qualified boiler servicing engineers, we focus on offering a quality service at an affordable price, ensuring your boiler service and gas appliances is finished to the highest standard and maintaining the safety and reliability of your gas boiler,

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Reviewed by William on 10/7/2021

Mo was great. Arranged to come over the next day and the job was done quickly and really well. He was very professional and easy to get along with. I’ll be using him for future jobs too. Thanks Mo!

Thank you for checking our profile. We are Dani and Robert and we have been working together for more then 4 years. We cover anything from carpentry,joinery,tiling ,painting and much more .Please drop as a message. We will be more than happy to help.

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Reviewed by Paul & Sarah on 10/3/2022

Daniel did a fantastic job of tiling our kitchen. He took extra effort to provide all the materials which saved us a lot of time. Daniel was really professional and it was a pleasure to meet him. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and would contact him again in a flash if we had another job for him to do.

Dovetail Building has been established for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the building trade. From plumbing to joinery you can be assured of a first class service at a competitive price.

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Reviewed by DOT on 28/4/2022

David carried out the repairs to my tap and radiator very efficiently as it turned out to be a bigger job than first thought but he was able to deal with that.

We are a local plumbing and heating company which specialises in the plumbing repairs , installation repair and service of gas appliances. No job is too small from a tap washers to a new boiler. We give expert and honest advise. We cover Bolton bury Chorley and Manchester

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Reviewed by Tina on 18/11/2012

Very friendly, helpful and hardworking. Will definately use again :) x

Registered with both NICEIC and Select All works guaranteed and carried out by qualified tradesperson

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Reviewed by Andrew on 4/10/2021

Good and very neat job completed when they said they would. Would highly recommend.

Quick response electricians specialists in reactive, proactive maintenance and installations of any size. Fault finding specialists with 27years of experience.

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Reviewed by Michael on 3/2/2022

Great service and attention to detail will use again

Hadley Building Services The work we carry out is from small single stories too larger projects. Fully experienced builders , who can carry out any type of job. Carpentry, Ground Working , Bricklaying , Landscaping, Patios , Roofing, Driveways, Loft Conversions

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Reviewed by Gina on 7/1/2022

Hadley Building services were fantastic. Neil completed all the jobs we had in record time and was very reliable. Nothing was too much trouble & we will definitely be using their services again in the future.

Hi my name is terry Cunningham,i have worked in the building trade for 35 years and in that time have covered all areas of the building industry.I offer a good reliable service,clean workmanship,competetive quotes and hopefully leave clients happy

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Reviewed by Laura on 27/2/2022

Had Terry do a selection of work for me over the years and he’s fab!

Hello and welcome to our profile. Our names are Stuart & Sam. We are proud owners of Oak Homes Bespoke Building. Covid-19 Update: We are still working during these difficult times and would like to reassure our customers of recent operational changes to keep both staff and consumers safe. We are wearing PPE, practising social distancing and sanitising surfaces we contact. Stuart started plumbing, heating, drainage & bathroom refurbishments 10 years ago straight from education with every needed qualification from building water regs to NVQ. Sam started building, refurbishments, extensions, housing, carpentry and much more for over 15years with all current qualifications. This is why we create a very well established business relationship as our trades are the heart and spine of every building project and we are both masters in our trade, we take pride in every last project we complete - as you’re only as best as your last! Our people skills have led us to form working relationships with reputable, likeminded partners who can be called on for sub-contracting work when called upon. We take on all types of work; from small flats/ houses to small commercial to a range of full building specifications. This includes: - New builds - Extensions - Refurbishments - All plumbing, bathroom & heating - All bespoke carpentry and steel - All electrical work and sign offs -Maintenance -Free on-site quote We also offer on-site advice. Please call today for honest, clear advice and a free quote.

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Reviewed by Carrie-Ann on 5/7/2021

Good communication, flexible and accommodating when I needed to move the original date. Job delivered as asked, friendly and efficient. Will use again and would recommend.

Razas Direct Ltd. is a small friendly company providing home and office renovation and garden landscaping services ideal for homeowners, business executives and investors. With our services you will be able to change entire look of your home or a garden.

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Reviewed by Cathie on 13/9/2020

Hello all, had Denis to finish my kitchen which was in a sorry state after bodge job by another builder. Denis carried out all work without issue or intimidation. Pleasant and professional throughout. Denis will offer his advice and opinion, however, he has no qualms about listening to you, which can be a problem these days with builders, who enter your home and proceed to tell you what you want. Denis, I would hire without hesitation.

16 years experience in wood trades. Starting as a workshop machinist, following that spent some years doing first and second fix carpentry. After that did a foundation in furniture making for two years. Since I have been doing anything from high end bespoke fitted furniture to complete refurbishments.

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Reviewed by Catherine on 7/11/2021

Patrick did a great job. He was professional, responded quickly, and did a really good job of repairing some old fitted cupboards in my house. Thanks Patrick!

Changing light and ensuring other fixtures and fittings are in good working order Rewiring, changing fuses, junction boxes etc. Minor plumbing and carpentry Clearing or cleaning general areas Shifting furniture or equipment Assembling furniture or equipment Garden/landscape installation and maintenance Footpath maintenance Painting and decorating Clearing gutters Changing filters on air conditioning systems Maintaining property exterior through the different seasons

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Reviewed by John on 20/2/2022

Fast and reliable communication throughout and a good job completed. Recommend.

I have more than 10 years of experience as a professional electrician and have recently joined with RatedPeople. I also have public liability insurance with NICEIC and I am registered with Part P. Safety and reliability is key to my business among with professional high quality, tidy work. No job is too small or too large and all jobs are tackled in the same professional manner for all customers. I specialise in all types of electric work, including domestic and commercial work, from changing a socket to a full house re-wiring in any house or facility; The work I do includes: Full rewiring Consumer units Fault finding Underfloor heating Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors Inspection and testing Installing sockets, lights, extractor fans, doorbells Electric showers, electric cooker , electric heating, etc. Feel free to contact me for any other work not listed above. I addition to the above I also undertake general building and carpentry work such as fitting doors,laminate flooring,brickwork and stud walls, bathroom and and general plumbing and all your property maintenance requirements. I hope to hear from you soon.

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Reviewed by Jag on 18/5/2022

Work ok but did not finish what I paid him for. Hopefully he will come back.

Arki Decorators have many years of experience offering professional painting & decorating, bathroom & kitchen installations , odd-job services to your house/business. With 10 solid years of experience in painting and decorating and general building maintenance. We provide our own equipment and tools and can assure every job is carried out professionally from start to finish at your convenience. We are reliable tradesmen and take pride in having a satisfied client base. We have a can-do attitude and are happy to consider a wide range of jobs regardless of size.

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Reviewed by Jack on 9/4/2022

Really helpful and great aftercare - offered to come and touch up any final bits free of charge. Highly recommend

My name’s is John and I’m the owner of EAGLE SERVICE company. I’m a handyman based in Pokesdown and cover Bournemouth, Poole ,Christchurch & around area offering a friendly, reliable and honest service. I have worked in the building & property maintenance sector for the last 18years, dealing with most household jobs from the minor (electric,plumbing,carpentry ) to complete renovation of flats and houses. If it's a job that you can't do yourself or need advice don't hesitate to get in touch with me!!

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Reviewed by martin on 29/4/2022

Very professional with very high standards even for "simple jobs" and right to the point. Listen very well to the customer needs, but also can put his professional view to inform and correct the customer. He also works very well under unexpected pressure and change of circumstances. Highly recommended.

Professional , friendly and thorough of customers needs . All types of property works covered with many skilled tradesmen . All works bespoke to requirement .

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Reviewed by Arjun on 17/5/2021

There was additional work conducted on some leaks through my window and I have noticed that this was not foxed. I have just noticed that the leak for the work done on the window has come back. This is therefore not been fixed.

My Company name angrej construction LTD I am builder

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Reviewed by Ali on 9/6/2020

Great value for work done.

What We Do Our commercial projects include both new construction and repairs/restorations. Occupied and fully operational job sites are never a problem. And we can also plan, manage, and build multi-phase jobs. Working Together We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, budgeting, staffing, on-site organization, and solid, quality handiwork every time. Why Choose Us? We work with architects and designers to produce beautiful, functional structures. Call us today and bring our project management skills and extensive construction experience to your next project

Skilled tradesman who is reliable, efficient and excellent value. Ive worked employed for 6 years with a fast pace growing company, im now running my own jobs and maintanace and im keen to make a good name for myself. You will not be dissapointed with my customer service and work rate. I look forward to working with you. I am Gas Safety Rsgistered

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Reviewed by Vicky on 30/3/2022

Fantastic service and work carried out quickly and professionally, highly recommended

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Reviewed by Maia on 16/12/2021

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Electrician located in hereford over 20 years experience. domestic, commercial, industrial, fault finding, landlord certification.

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Reviewed by Phil on 28/8/2020

Mark turned up on time, carried out the work efficiently and professionally and even moved anything he needed for access, placing everything back once he’d finished. Great quality of work and really pleased with the results. I’d definitely recommend mark if you want a job done quickly, professionally and thoroughly.

Simco Security provide the latest In fire & security protection. We can supply, install and maintain any fire and security system. We are SSAIB registered and Checkatrade approved making us your first choice for all your fire and security needs.

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Reviewed by Kathryn on 10/3/2022

Luigi was extremely knowledgeable, gave great advice and worked quickly and efficiently. A great service, highly recommended.

About Folarinmaintains: We are a family run company that specialise in electrical interior, exterior, handyman and general maintenance. We offer Same Day Service and guarantee our work for 12 Months. Most jobs fixed within a few hours. Experience/Quality/Peace of mind: We install/remove and cover all aspects of electrical work from as small as changing a light bulb, emergency callouts to completing an entire rewire and this is for both Landlords as well as private home owners, domestic and commercial properties. We take pride in our work and always complete to the highest standard and that is why we offer a 12 months Guarantee! Qualifications: City and guilds electrical installation levels 1-3 17th edition in electrical installation BS7671 Extensive years of experience. WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS IS WHAT WE WANT TO DELIVER.

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Reviewed by Brian on 22/5/2022

GP Digital Services has over 25 years’ experience in audio visual installation and TV technology. We are to proud offer a service in security systems such as CCTV and alarm installations whilst we cover a wide variety of technology, coming from a background of electronic repair and installation. Our work can also be viewed on Facebook; and reviews across Google.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 22/5/2022

Top class service. Tricky problem and they went above and beyond to solve.

Electrical contractor/installater with 12 years experience, covering East & West Sussex. Specialise in LED lighting installations. Associated to NAPIT (National Association of Professional Inspectors & testers). re-wires - partial & full, upgrades etc. 18th edition BS7671 (current version) NEST PRO Installer Electric vehicle charge point installer IOSH Managing safely Scott Podmore TMIET

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Reviewed by STEPHEN on 25/3/2021

Most prompt and efficient -- job done. A really nice person, who advised on what would be suitable for my requirement and executed same day. What service, at a sensible price.

Garth Builders Ltd. for building and roofing services Building and roofing contractors provide a range of domestic and commercial building services. But we are not your average building and roofing contractor. Call us for a building or roofing service. We might just surprise you. We can undertake all kinds of building and roofing works. Building and roofing services are also known to charge exorbitant prices. However, our aim is to provide all customers with affordable building and roofing services. So if you are a homeowner or a commercial enterprise who needs a building or roofing work done, we are the company to call. We also work for the local authority so we understand the necessity of doing a good job. We are are fully compliant with safety and health regulations. Why Garth Builders Ltd. for these services? For more than 40 years, we’ve become a trusted and established name in building and roofing work around the city and nearby places. Rest assured we can meet your building and roofing needs with our safe work systems, use of superior materials and quality workmanship. We have the skills, expertise and the knowledge to work on any type of building and roofing project. We are always investing in and embracing new techniques so we are up to date with recent advancements in products and services. It also means we can provide a range of building and roofing services, all of which can meet your specific requirements. We also accept insurance for our building and roofing work, so please call us for the details. Our aim is to achieve great results and to ensure our customers requirements are reached with efficiency. Contact Garth Builders Ltd. today Thanks to our attention to detail and quality workmanship, we have a number of customers who rely on us for their building and roofing requirements. For any building or roofing work in this city, depend on Garth Builders to deliver quality services at very competitive rates. You can take our word for it. The services we offer are as follows All types of building works undertaken Extensions Conservatories All types of ground works Drainage Joinery works Plastering Flagging Roofing repairs Re-roofs Windows doors Pointing Dry verge systems Fascias & soffits All types of guttering works

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Reviewed by Pat on 24/1/2022

Excellent job. Friendly and helpful. Although items in the hall had to be moved it was all put back, even swept up and left the place clean and tidy. Would highly recommend.

Plumbing and Heating Company We're working in Aylesbury and surrounding areas.

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Reviewed by Richard on 30/10/2015

Very responsive and helpful

Rds roofing specialist is family run business with 30 years in the industry. We are experts in all aspects of roofing have a look at my profile and reviews 5 star work we are new roof specialist have a look at my profile on my builder I look forward to hearing from you . Thanks Russ

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Reviewed by Paula on 16/5/2022

Russ was most helpful and came to do my job the same day I posted my requirement as he lives not too far away from myself. I was at work so he sent me pictures of the work taking place and also let me know that everything else was ok. Would 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?
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