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We cover all areas inside M25 of London and offer a friendly reliable service. We are Part P Registered Company. Our registration is with NICEIC who are the largest electrical governing bodies in the country.

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Reviewed by Pedram on 5/10/2019

Andrzej and his team were quick to respond to the ad. After an initial assessment of the work, I received a detailed quote the same day. Within a couple of days, Andrzej and his team started the job in the morning and finished the same day. They were punctual, professional, and their expertise was flawless. The team was very friendly, respectful, and cleaned up after the job was done. The team tested everything and delivered top quality work. T&K Electric holds my highest recommendation. Best-in-class team!

Delta electrical carrying out all works to 18th edition regs niceic regestered all types of electrical work carried out from single socket to full rewire fault finding security lighting fuseboard upgrades no job too small

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Reviewed by Kareem on 5/10/2019

Very helpful. On time and efficient.

Andrews Electrical Solutions 30 years experienced electricians all electrical work undertaken

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Reviewed by Chris on 10/9/2019

Mark did a great little job for me. Neat work and tidied up after himself. Good communications, and a friendly guy. Recommended.

Introducing Switch Electrical We are proud to provide a quality service at a competitive price. Our customer satisfaction reflects our work ethic, ensuring all work is carried out to the highest standard. From homes to office work, cafe’s & gyms • Domestic & Commercial • NICEIC Registered • Electrical services • Intruder alarms • Access control • Fire alarms • CCTV

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Reviewed by jack on 27/9/2019

Came to investigate the same day and then booked in for 2 days later job was done quickly & efficiently with good communication and clearly explained costs, would definitely recommend.

Property renovator specialising in bathroom and kitchens as well as a Fully qualified electrician with experience in domestic properties and commercial environments. Specialising in all aspects of electrical installation and maintenance including fuseboards installations, new sockets, downlights and problem solving.

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Reviewed by Leah on 8/10/2019

Great job. Would hire again.

Here at AMC Electrical Contractors we pride ourselves on attention to. detail; the highest quality workmanship and providing customers with excellent value for money. We offer a wide range of electrical services from changing a light fitting, to full rewires and CCTV installation. We have many years experience in both Domestic and Commercial environments and work closely with our customers to ensure all jobs are completed to on time and to specification. Please visit our facebook page @amcelectricalcontractors for a free no obligation quote.

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Reviewed by Pam on 18/9/2019

I was very happy with my recent electrical work. Andrew is extremely professional and knows his craft very well. He is pleasant and efficient and nothing was too much trouble. He communicates effectively, is punctual and helpful with ideas. I would use his services again and recommend him to others.

I am a sole trader based in the Manchester I am a 17th edition qualified electrician and have been trading for over 20 years , I am a registered part P contractor with public liability , I offer a friendly and competitive service and my work is insured

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Reviewed by Stewart on 3/4/2019

This man gave a first class service at a good price I will defo be using him 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 tariq on 11/10/2019

Harry came round to inspect my spot lighted ceiling which I thought needed. complete rewire based on other electricians coming round and viewing the issues - the wiring had been damaged by rodent infestation. After carefully looking at the wiring through hatches he advised that the damaged wiring could be repaired, and his quote was therefore much cheaper than others. I employed him to do the job and my lights are functioning properly without any problem. Incredibly happy with his service and manner.

HSA Maintenance carries out all your property maintenance needs ranging from Electrics, Plumbing and all types of building works. All work carried out in a professional manner with care to customers needs. Achieving gold award for 50+ five star ratings.

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Reviewed by Bryan on 19/8/2019

Excellent in all aspects. I wish more tradesmen had the same work ethic and pride in their work. Thoroughly recommended and will use again without hesitation

ASG Electrical covers all aspects of electrical work, from complete rewires, security alarm installations, emergency breakdowns and general maintenance and remedial work. So please do not hesitate to get in contact for a free no obligation Quote.

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Reviewed by Damien on 24/7/2019

This man gave a first class service at a very good price. even if he is bessy he will still come and sort your emergency.

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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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