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AC Electrical based in Shrewsbury/Shropshire. Fully registered and insured, with seven years experience in domestic and industrial work. Specialising from extra sockets, mainsboard change, internal and external lighting, heating systems, rewires and all other aspects of electrical installations. Please contact for a quote or for more information.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 16/7/2020

Great Job extremely happy

Electrical inspecting & testing certification EICR's Fault finding Electrical installation Consumer unit rewiring Outdoor electrical wiring Electrical design Electrical surveys Socket & lighting replacements Security lighting installation Rewires Qualifications SVQ 3 recognised apprenticeship 17th addition inspection Compex Certified

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Reviewed by Dean on 12/4/2021

Very pleased with the work carried out

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 Hayley on 16/4/2021

Excellent work done and really friendly and reliable

We are an electrical contractors with over 14 years of experience. NICEIC registration. Always delivering friendly and exceptional service. Public liability insurance for your peace of mind.

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Reviewed by Rita on 8/2/2021

Excellent job, did what was required and was very helpful. I will definitely recommend PJ and will use his services again if needed.

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.

Hants Electrical Services are an NIC EIC approved contractor

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Reviewed by Gaurav on 21/5/2020

Thank you!

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 Angela on 19/12/2020

Luigi was professional, punctual and very helpful. Really pleased with the job. Even when there was a slight hitch , Luigi kept in communication and made sure I was happy. Highly recommend uand would definitely use again.

We are fully compliant with BS7671 & are guided by IET regulations to ensure we deliver the most accurate & up-to-date information possible. We follow all electrical safety regulations. Outstanding knowledge of commercial & residenstial installations.

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Reviewed by Tobias on 13/4/2021

Hired Felix to install a new CU and RCD as well as issuing an EICR. Very straight forward to work with, received a quote the same day as I was in contact with him and quickly set up a convenient day and time for the work to be done. The installation went smoothly and well done, and I received the EICR the same evening. Based on my experience with Felix from start to finish, I would highly recommend him.

Bespoke Construction & Consultancy Solutions is a company formed with a passion for doing things the right way. We have expert knowledge within many aspects of construction including traditional construction, sustainable construction and eco friendly construction. So from Barn Conversions and Cottage Renovations to Bespoke Extensions and New Build Houses we have the solution and team to carry out any project from concept to delivery.

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Reviewed by Jamil on 13/3/2021

Rhys visited my property to look at an extensive renovation and said he would follow up. Chased up for a quote 2 weeks later and was told he would send something over. It has been almost 3 months since, not a word! Waste of time.

Here at SYD property services we take on most of your building needs we have over 12 years in the trades we undertake. we take on any job small or large scale including commercial maintenance. We take on: Roofing Building Truss work Paving slabbing Velux windows installed Plastering rendering Decking installation Fencing Garage conversions These are just a few of the trade we take on all our work in finished to a high standard and we never ask for money upfront. We have reference available to give you a piece of mind but we have a small gallery above to show you some of the great work we do. All our work team are very friendly and will leave the job clean and tidy.

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Reviewed by Philip on 23/12/2020

Brendan was quick to get in touch, came and measured up. Rang next day with quote, which we agreed on. Came very soon after to replace garage and porch roof. Job done very well, very happy with it. Highly recommended.

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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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