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Romania Build are a family run business based in Harrow, with work undertaken anywhere in London. We have built our reputation based on quality, trust and above all the ability and expertise to deliver the end product whatever the project at a competitive

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Reviewed by Aicha on 17/9/2018

Very efficient and worked very clean. A positive attitude and a very nice gentleman. Would definitely hire again.

Solartech electrical ltd are a family run business operating in the heart of the West Midlands, our electricians are brothers with 30years collective experience in all aspects of electrical installations.

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Reviewed by Jackie on 17/9/2018

Super quick and efficient job!

This is a family business built with the passion to give value in service. We specialise in bring happiness in our clients homes, by doing the small things that matters. We promise to give more in value than we take in payments.

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Reviewed by paul on 17/9/2018

Sydney was a pleasure to deal with. The work which involved running electric from the house into the garden was completed efficiently and very neatly and exactly as we wanted it. Most importantly the wife was very happy with the end result so that says a lot! Would have no hesitation in recommending Sydney/Marimedia and would of course call on him again in the future should the need arise. Reliable electrician - tick.

We're proud of every job we do; whether it's fixing electrical emergencies, performing repairs or working on major installations. And that's why every job we do includes a minimum six month guarantee.

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Reviewed by Anthony on 16/9/2018

Really useful and proactive. Thank you

All Electrical and Building Services undertaken. A team of fully qualified tradesmen with over 20 years of experience.

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Reviewed by Chris on 16/9/2018

A first class professional job completed on time and representing value for money. Good workmanship, reliable and I will definitely use this firm again and recommend their services to others

35 years experience in building and maintenance, fully insured, qualified engineer and project manager. All maintenance and repairs to property and gardens. Extensions, new builds and surveys. All trades provided. Collections, deliveries and removals. Personal assistant services, errands, small jobs.

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Reviewed by Eamon on 16/9/2018

Colm was pleasant and easy to deal with. He did a good job and kept to the price quoted

NICEIC Domestic and Commercial electrical contractor covering Bath, Bristol and surrounding areas. Affordable and reliable fully insured service with 6 year NICEIC Platinum Promise warranty on all electrical work undertaken. Happy to carry out the smallest to the largest of jobs in full compliance with Part P of Building Regulations and Wiring Regulations ensuring your safety and peace of mind. On completion of any notifiable electrical work I provide the relevant NICEIC electrical safety certificate showing compliance with the wiring regulations. My profile continues to be updated so please check back or contact me for further information. QUALIFICATIONS: Trustmark accredited company. City & Guilds qualified to Level 3 NICEIC Domestic Installer 17th Edition BS7671 Wiring Regulations Part P Building Regulations AICO Expert Alarm Installer (Fire, Smoke Co2 etc) Insurance AXA Business insurances Public Liability £2 Million policy Electrical Installation work covered under NICEIC Platinum Promise Guarantee. OLEV Authorised EV charger installer for EV-Box and Rolec chargers for both home charge and workplace schemes. I can assist in accessing Government funding for upto £500 towards the cost of installing an EV charger at home and upto £6000 in the workplace. I am an AICO Approved Expert Installer and able to install the full range of AICO fire, heat and CO2 alarms for all types of properties. Such as houses, flats and HMO properties. Providing safety and reassurance to you and your family. I provide a 10% discount on labour to all Pensioners and military veterans. Simply show proof of age or service/ID to obtain the discount. I find customers prefer a fixed price and wherever possible I will endeavour to give you a complete price from the outset for materials and labour so you Know before work commences exactly how much you will pay and not have unexpected bills after the job is complete. Should you need a free no obligation quote then please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Reviewed by Katie on 16/9/2018

Great job thanks Gavin

Andrews Electrical Solutions 30 years experienced electricians all electrical work undertaken

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Reviewed by Dorothy on 14/9/2018

An excellent tradesman who carried out the work in a professional manner. Workmanship was very good, as was the price charged and the job was carried out very quickly. I will definitely use this tradesman again and would highly recommend his work to anyone looking for a fair price and excellent workmanship.

We have over 10 years’ experience in the industry undertaking all aspects of electrical work, we offer a comprehensive range of electrical services including installation, testing and periodic inspection as required in a wide range of domestic commercial and industrial premises. We are Napit Registered, our ECS gold card electricians complete all work to the highest standard.

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Reviewed by Carlos on 14/9/2018

We hired Morgan to replace a switch in the bathroom that was broken. His quote was reasonable, and did the job quick and efficiently. He is a very nice guy and very easy to communicate with. Totally recommend him!

AMS JOINERY SERVICES are a thriving business based in Glasgow & West Lothian covering central Scotland for over 20 years.We work hard to achieve client satisfaction 100%

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Reviewed by Fiona on 14/9/2018

Absolutely great service from Andrew. Was at my home 30 minutes after posting, diagnosed the problem, locatedcthd part and fixed the issue for a very reasonable fee. Would most definitely use Andrew's service again.

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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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