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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 Mark on 21/9/2020

Great guy, did an awesome job would happily use again

If you are looking for a reliable and professional electrician in London, I can help. From single plug socket to installing new consumer unit in your property, I offer comprehensive range of electrical services, I also specialise in LED lighting. see pic.

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Reviewed by Leo on 10/10/2020

professional and job well done...

Electrical contractor with 10 years experience. We carry out all aspects of electrical work in both domestic and commercial premises. We specialise in: OCCUPIED AND UNOCCUPIED REWIRES, EICR REPORTS AND LANDLORD EICR REPORTS, CCTV INSTALLATIONS (wired and wireless), CONSUMER UNIT REPLACEMENT, INSURANCE WORK, No job is too small and we ensure that all work carried out is up to our meticulous standards.

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Reviewed by Stephen on 16/10/2020

Antonio arrived on time did a professional clean job, good price, I was very happy and would highly recommend

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 Jill on 6/10/2020

Good was able to fix he problem then and there. Just a little more expensive than I thought it would be but what do I know.

GLD Security was founded in 2015 and has gone from strength to strength in a short space of time. From the outset we have been customer satisfaction driven and that has not changed as we’ve grown. For all electronic security we are the company you can trust to give you a top class service at a competitive price.

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Reviewed by Russell on 4/8/2020

Graeme was prompt, friendly open, honest and professional: doing what he said he would, when he said he’d do it. It was a pleasure dealing with him and I would definitely recommend him to others.

An established and friendly business offering a fully comprehensive service to customers old and new. GHS offers customers a complete suite of services to improve and maintain their properties. GHS offers a full range of services including but not limited to the following. Electrical Installations and Maintanence. CCTV and security system design and installation. Home network Installations. Sound and Audio visual equipment installations. Home automation. External security lighting. Fire and Intruder alarm installation and servicing. Here at GHS we are proud of our past, as reflected in our perfect five rating here on Rated People, but at the same time we like to innovate and would be delighted to discuss your plans with you regardless of what they entail, as we are confident that we can assist in making your projects a reality. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers are happy with the delivery and finish of any project that we undertake, and we are fully insured to undertake all work that we accept a commission for. Here at GHS we ensure that all of our technicians are suitably qualified and experienced in any work that we undertake, and we undertake all of our work with a eye on customer satisfaction and value for money. So whatever you have in mind call us for an informal chat, and we will arrange a visit to discuss your requirements, in detail. Call or message us today.

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Reviewed by Richard on 13/8/2020

Lovely work

We have been an established company for over 11 years & offer an Honest, Reliable and Professional service with competitive rates. All types of Household & Small Commercial Electrical work are carried out by us, including Inspection & Testing (Electrical Condition Reports) for Customers wishing to have the condition of their Electrics checked also for Purchasing of Property, especially for Solicitors/Estate Agents including Landlord Inspections. Our main priority is to ensure a High Level of Customer Satisfaction which we feel we are confident in achieving, as once someone becomes a customer of ASW Electrical, they stay a customer. We find that we have a lot of repeat business and as well as new customer recommendations. We are an ELECSA registered company which also means Part 'P' Registered which means all work carries a Warranty of 6 years and will be Certificated. We are City & Guilds qualified to Latest Regulation Standards. We are happy to discuss and answer any questions anyone may have, face to face or over the phone so please fell free to contact us, No matter how irrelevant or small you think the job is we are more than happy to please.

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Reviewed by Richard on 3/7/2020

Tony and Craig worked relentlessly to get this job completed in time. I chose ASW due to Tony's attention to detail, his passion for his his trade and professionalism. He was the only bidder prepared to commit to all the hard work and to put a price on it - a clear reflection of his experience. It was a tough job, needing lots of 'hands on' effort around the house to get the work done and the guys just got on and made it happen top job.

Radegast Engineering has over 27 years of experience, providing mechanical contracting services to domestic, industrial and commercial clients. We have a strong commitment to Health & Safety. Radegast Engineering has the in-house engineering experience. Our mechanical engineers provide design and installation of Gas, Air-conditioning, Heating, Cooling, Ventilation and Steam services in any application. Our engineers will also undertake Hot and Cold Water and Drainage aspects of the project. Each of our engineers have excellent knowledge of gas appliances as they all have worked for boiler manufactures such as, Valliant, Glowworm, Ideal Boilers and AO Smith. So you can be guaranteed a manufactures level of service .

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Reviewed by Joseph on 4/6/2020

From quotation to completion Rad was excellent, extremely knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. We are over the moon with the boiler installation, and his workmanship was of a very high standard. Rad did the installation on my home, I also own a building company and will now employ Rad to do all my heating/gas Installations for my customers. Good heating engineers are really hard to find and I feel very lucky to have found him.

Established for over 10 years, we provide commercial and domestic electrical services that are second to none. Whether you’re looking for electrical installations or CCTV repairs, we can handle all aspects of your electrical requirements. We can provide you with a fast and efficient electrical service. If you’re looking for domestic and commercial electricians, look no further than R.A.I.T. Electrical.

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Reviewed by Keith on 6/8/2019

Explained everything they had to to,and worked very professionally and thoroughly. Tidying up when the had finished. It was also very reasonably price I would certainly use them again.

We are a Cornish Company based centrally near the A30. We can provide electrical installation, maintenance, testing and fault finding covering the whole of Cornwall with competitive rates and call out charges. Our engineers are all Fully Qualified Time Served Electricians who are CRB checked, carry ID cards and smartly dressed in the company uniform.

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Reviewed by Rachael on 18/9/2020

I was called within a few days of posting my request, provided a quote and the work completed a few days later. A great service!

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Fire Alarm Installation specialists - what you need to know

It might just be the most important item you ever buy – your fire alarm could save your life. So, it pays to ensure it’s installed correctly.

No matter whether you opt for a top of the range “smart fire alarm” system, or the most basic model, if your alarm isn’t fitted in the right place and set up properly, it isn’t going to give you and your home the best protection.

Fire alarms will usually be located on your ceiling, in the centre of the room away from lights or any appliances that create steam. The number and location of fire alarms you need will vary according to the size and layout of your home.

The golden rule is at least one fire alarm per floor, but as fires can start anywhere you might consider installing a unit in every room (other than bathrooms) for maximum protection. The key consideration is that you can hear the alarm (should it sound) wherever you are in your house.

Cost of fire alarm installation

Including labour and alarm units

  • Budget: 2 x battery alarms – £100-£150
  • Medium: 2 x wired and interconnected alarms – £250-£350
  • Expensive: 2 x smart home alarms – £450+

What type of fire alarms are there?

There are 4 main types of fire alarm out there, and the option you choose will depend on your home, as well as the level of protection you’re willing to pay for.

Ionisation models are very common and are often the cheapest option. They detect very small particles of smoke, alerting you before it gets too thick. However, their sensitivity makes them prone to false alarms if they’re too near the kitchen.

Optical alarms are more expensive and are particularly effective at detecting slow-burning fires – the type triggered by smouldering upholstery or overheated wires. They’re also less likely to be triggered by innocent charred toast than ionisation alarms.

Heat alarms are more advanced systems that can detect increases in temperature and don’t rely on smoke to trigger a warning. This means they are suitable for use in a kitchen, although their coverage is much smaller than smoke-detection-based units.

Finally, a new breed of smart fire alarms (including the likes of Google-owned Nest) offer you even greater peace of mind. They’re slightly more advanced smoke-detection systems that are able to automatically alert your mobile phone, as well as integrating with security and other home protection services.

It’s also possible to get alarms that detect carbon monoxide, as well as smoke or heat. You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, so it’s advisable to get something that can detect this gas as well.

How do I look after my fire alarm?

Your fire alarm installer should be able to give you advice on how to look after your alarm. The majority of modern alarms should last between 7-10 years as standard, so replacing the batteries (or the unit itself) soon after installation won’t be necessary.

Most smoke alarms will need very little maintenance. Testing your alarm every couple of months is usually recommended (but refer to your specific model’s instructions, as they will state the exact frequency). Be sure to keep the alarm clean and free from dust or cobwebs too.

What fire alarm regulations do I need to know?

Articles 13 and 17 of the Fire Safety Order 2005 require homeowners to have fire alarms installed and properly maintained. Beyond that, the regulations aren’t as specific as you might think. The only other stipulation to be aware of is for mains-powered systems to have a battery backup.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are no specific qualifications your tradesperson needs to install a fire alarm. Where electrical work is involved, your installation expert may require NICEIC (the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) accreditation to sign off their work.

Insurance for fire alarm installation

Your main ask of a fire alarm installer will be public liability insurance. They may only be conducting very minor work, such as drilling holes for alarm unit brackets, but it’s easy for a hidden pipe or wire to cause big headaches. Public liability insurance will keep you and your property protected against damage.

Any units your installer supplies should also carry a warranty, so ask about that too.

Questions you should ask your fire alarm installation specialist

  • How many alarms would they recommend installing (and where)?
  • Will they show you how the system works?
  • Do the alarms they supply come with warranties?
  • Can they provide public liability insurance details?

Your local fire service

It’s also worth checking in with your local fire brigade to see what free advice or services they have. Depending where you are in the UK, most local fire brigades will do a free assessment of your home, including fitting smoke alarms if yours aren’t safe enough.

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