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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 Nick on 4/12/2019

I have nothing but good words to say about Andrzej and TK electrics. I was contacted promptly when I posted the job, for security lighting, they came round, surveyed the requirements and priced the job, which was very reasonable. Andrzej and his electrician came and diligently carried out the work required. Nothing was too much trouble and they completed the job, leaving me very satisfied with the result. Andrzej then came back to check all was ok with the lighting. Fantastic job, would recommend TK.

Hi Customer We are a well established and reliable Electrical Contracting company with our Electricians delivering excellent customer care to our new customers and existing customer for 25 years.

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Reviewed by Ruth on 23/8/2019

Amazing hard working team. Reasonably priced.

Andrews Electrical Solutions 30 years experienced electricians all electrical work undertaken

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Reviewed by Peter on 23/12/2019

Work was done exactly as asked and promised. Mark arrived on time and completed the work in the time expected. Everything was left in a tidy condition and all is functioning correctly. All-in-all, highly satisfactory.

Britannia Building Services are a northern based company, offering a complete electrical and mechanical maintenance,repair & installation service. From electrical faults to complete re-wires, boiler breakdowns, gas servicing, boiler installations & plumbing emergencies. We provide free, detailed, no obligation quotations and you will find all our friendly engineers are always happy to provide additional information and advice whilst on site.

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Reviewed by Jeanne on 11/8/2017

Excellent service and communication. Would happily use again.

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 Edward on 13/1/2020

Andrew turned up on time to quote and took the time to listen to my requirements. Quoted quickly, with clear description of the work. Turned up on time, confirmed with me the work to be undertaken and kept me informed of progress. Really pleasant and friendly. Very positive experience. Really happy with the job done. Would recommend to others.

ASA Technical Solutions - Passionate about helping people feel safe. We are a team of professionals who have in excess of 15 years experience working within the housing background and have the necessary knowledge and expertise in dealing with various client groups, with a common goal and passion for the work we doing providing high quality service to to our customers in accordance to their needs. Our engineers are always friendly and follow a strict code of practice in line with many of our customers requirements. All field engineers are DBS checked. We currently operate in and around London and working with both domestic and commercial buildings including reputable housing associations. We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of service focusing on first time fixes and ensuring that we give our customers a competitive price. We have been trading since 2017 and can offer yearly maintenance service contracts and pay as you go fault repair and install jobs in the following areas. Access control door entry systems. Fire alarms. Emergency lighting. CCTV. Warden call and Lifeline systems. Automatic doors and gates/barriers. TV Ariel systems. We look forward to working with you.

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Reviewed by Jeanette on 10/1/2020

Ash was very thorough and knowledgeable and completed all the work requested brilliantly. He was polite, efficient and hard working and we are very happy with everything that he did for us. We would not hesitate in using his services again and would recommend him with a doubt. Thank you Ash.

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.

Harley Mitchell’s is a family run company offering electrical services throughout the northeast we are insured and all work is guaranteed we have over 12 years experience we provide certificates and are registered with a governing body don’t delay call today 24 hours call out available and daytime call out only £35 we specialise in commercial and industrial as well as domestic we offer smart metering sub metering discounts available for land lords property managers we install security systems fire alarms cctv etc

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Reviewed by William on 30/12/2019

The house was spotless when they were finished. Could not fault their work. Would most definitely, call on them again if needed.

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

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 Dave on 6/12/2019

First class 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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