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KI ELECTRICAL are fully insured, registered, and DBS CRB police checked. We cover all types of electrical installations from single sockets, lighting, part rewires full rewires, fuse board upgrades, testing and inspection, Electrical Installation Condition Reports to electric vehicle charging points. KI ELECTRICAL are working in line with up to date regulations, which will give you peace of mind. The advantages of using an NICEIC electrician is that we are able to certify and notify local authorities of any work carried out and completed.

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Reviewed by Peter on 16/3/2022

Kenny has done a great job fitting our kitchen, really takes pride in his work and a nice guy as well!

Family running business based in Gravesend. Our priority is excelent service and satisfide customer. Top quality work is our trademark. Specialised in all type of build work with very expirienced team. Plenty of references form our previous satisfied clients. In need of top quality builders? call for more informations.

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Reviewed by Mark on 12/11/2019

Looking forward to our next build with Bogdan and co. Highly recommended team of builders who go above and beyond to make sure you are happy!

About Folarinmaintains: We are a family run company that specialise in electrical interior, exterior, handyman and general maintenance. We offer Same Day Service and guarantee our work for 12 Months. Most jobs fixed within a few hours. Experience/Quality/Peace of mind: We install/remove and cover all aspects of electrical work from as small as changing a light bulb, emergency callouts to completing an entire rewire and this is for both Landlords as well as private home owners, domestic and commercial properties. We take pride in our work and always complete to the highest standard and that is why we offer a 12 months Guarantee! Qualifications: City and guilds electrical installation levels 1-3 17th edition in electrical installation BS7671 Extensive years of experience. WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS IS WHAT WE WANT TO DELIVER.

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Reviewed by Indranil on 14/5/2022

Honest, professional electrical contractors who pride ourselves in excellent customer care and highest quality electrical installations. We offer a wide range of electrical services including: - Home Rewires - Kitchen wiring - Bathroom wiring upgrades - CCTV - Solar PV - Heat Pumps - TV aerials - EICR’s And much more! We really pride ourselves on our professionalism and high standards. Get in touch and arrange a free no-obligation quotation. You will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed by Ashley on 21/1/2021

Very happy with the service and quality of work from initial enquiry to finished job! I needed a new socket and hdmi point for a wall mounted TV at short notice, and Dewi managed to squeeze me in. Extremely satisfied with the whole experience and would highly recommend!

J R Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

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Reviewed by Oswyn on 7/11/2020

Highly recommended, job done on time and at quoted price. Very happy

We are a company with experience in domestic installers we offer all type of general building services.You can be assured that your job is in the safe & professional hands! FREE estimates and call out of charge.Visit us on Facebook for more info: @2BROTHERSCCONSTRUCTION. Thank you!!!

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Reviewed by Elias on 31/1/2022

We're so delighted that we went with TBC. TBC completed major works on our property - structural works, full electrics/re-wiring, plumbing, tiling, decorating, new flooring, new bathroom etc. etc. TBC were so professional throughout and had all the relevant knowledge with regards to certificates and approvals needed. They worked incredibly hard and to the highest quality. They have been readily available to come over and finish off the final snags. We look forward to working with TBC again for our loft!

Hi I'm Jerry. I am married and live with my wife Sue near Ware, Hertfordshire. I have worked for many years as a multi skilled engineer in industry. I am starting this handyman business as I am now looking to work for myself. The photographs I have included on my profile are a sample of projects that I have successfully completed in various properties. These should give you an insight into my capabilities, skills and enthusiasm for completing a wide range of projects to an excellent standard.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 27/4/2022

Jerry, was amazing! Very professional, turned up on time! The work was too quality! Very happy to recommend! Great service!! :-)

Local Electrician for smart homes, EV charger installations and lighting/electrical updates and installations for home, commercial and industrial works. Based in Manchester, Skipton, Leeds and Bradford we cover the north of England for most jobs and planned works around the UK for commercial clients and their teams. If you're looking for specialist fault finding, EV charger installation at home or work, re-wiring in full or part of the house then get in touch and talk to one of the team today. We're signed up to be carbon negative today in all we do and help with planting trees in the UK and overseas for future carbon off-setting.

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Reviewed by John on 10/10/2021

Excellent would discribe SJB elecricals., could not have been any better in every aspect of their work and servis. If I need a electriction in the future, it would be them I would call.

PurcellElectrical offer a wide range of services relating to domestic installations. We are happy to quote any tasks from rewires to socket changes & we are a Ring Pro Installer.

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Reviewed by Sharon on 15/5/2022

So pleased with the work carried out by Cole. Reliable, professional at a very competitive price. I would certainly recommend this young man, trustworthy friendly and certainly knows his stuff.

Profissional handyman services: General refurbishment, bathroom and kitchen fitting, painting, furniture assembly, plumbing and electrical works, all kinds of handyman works.

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Reviewed by KEVIN on 15/2/2022

Extremely happy with professional work carried by Jose. Arrived early so started work at the agreed time. Very polite and hard working and explained each step of the work that needed doing, and gave me options of how we could proceed. He is very safety conscious and advised me on what I should update to ensure the safety of my family. He is a tidy worker as well. Highly recommended!

We mostly deal with domestic electrical work, covering the Devon area within a 30mile radius from Crediton. Rewires, boiler control wiring, emergency breakdown, etc.

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Reviewed by Nigel on 1/11/2020

We were pleased with Trevor's quote and the quality of his work. He came and did the work promptly, and we would choose him again based on this experience.

Simply glaze provides aluminium bifolding doors , patio doors , windows , secondary glazing, composite doors ,french door , upvc windows door and blind glass.. We do supply and supply and fit as well as repairs etc. For queries you can contact us.

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Reviewed by Martin on 27/4/2022

Prompt turnaround on two windows repair that did not open. Nice and efficient at a very reasonable price.

ALL JOBS CONSIDERED... No job too small, please call for FREE quote You name it, we pretty much do it Call now to avoid delays. Fast Reliable Service & low prices guaranteed

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Reviewed by Shauna on 10/2/2022

Cezar was very quick to reply to my ad to fix my bathroom tiles. He arrived at the time he said. He explained what he was going to do and was clear about how much it would cost. He worked very efficiently and done an amazing job fixing my bathroom tiles. He was friendly and professional. I highly recommend Cezar for all your handyman jobs

Hello there I have been in electrical business for over 6 years . From fault finding to problem solving, I’ve acquired the knowledge and experience to help you with your problem and finish the job to the greatest standard.

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Reviewed by Rob on 12/5/2022

Peter came quickly and quoted for electric job on our scout hut. Job done well, very happy.

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 Lisa on 29/4/2022

Andrew did the job quickly and efficiently. Also very friendly and cleaned up once finished. Have waited 5 years for this socket - wasn’t a straightforward job but Andrew took it on and got on with it. Very happy. Thank you!

We can offer you a complete and bespoke Domestic & Commercial service including; surveys, installations and maintenance. We have built a strong domestic customer base thanks to our outstanding service which has lead to a steady stream of word-of-mouth recommendations. This is also a bonus for our customers as our competitive prices are consistent and so you always know what you are paying for. We also provide a guarantee with all work carried out and will provide you with the relevant certification on asking. We are fully qualified domestic electricians so rest assured that work is always carried out by professionals with plenty of knowledge and experience. Our staff are all CRB checked for your peace of mind and we are members of several leading trade organisations. Unlike many other electricians, we can deliver our services based on your exact specifications and will endeavour to work with you on the projects and offer advice along the way. GSP can provide contracted services to the regions domestic, commercial and industrial projects. We specialise in the small to medium projects where the larger sub-contractors are not willing to take on these lower value or shorter term contracts, providing an essential service to those who require a small team to undertake crucial, but often difficult to obtain qualified and professional electrical installers to undertake. Domestic We offer a personal and professional approach to working in a domestic property. We understand that quality workmanship, competitive pricing & tidiness on the job are the most important things when choosing an electrical contractor to work in your home or rental property. Customer satisfaction is paramount, and we always aim to deliver a quality service every time. We cover all domestic electrical services from changing accessories to complete rewires and consumer unit changes. All work is certified and guaranteed for 12 months. Looking for educational electrical services? Get a hassle free, no-obligation quote from the professionals today. Commercial We provide a professional testing service to businesses and domestic customers alike. Ensuring your electrical installation is safe and in accordance to BS7671, in your home or Business will give you peace of mind. Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) are provided following a periodic test of the installation and highlight any areas of non compliance.

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Reviewed by Rachel on 5/5/2022

Excellent job, installed two outdoor lights as requested. Friendly and professional guys, excellent service! Highly recommend, definitely contact again! Thank you guys

ITS electrical ltd are a new small business in Southampton. Offering all aspects of electrical work services, NAPIT registered so all work is signed off and certificated Please give us a call for our service

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Reviewed by Dave on 30/7/2021

Prompt quote and timely, high quality, tidy, job as agreed. No surprises and Kieran helped me with another issue as well. I will look to use him again and highly recommend for similar domestic work.

Emergency Electricians and installation Electricians for the London Area

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Reviewed by Harish on 27/6/2021

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Hi, we are a NICEIC Electrical Engineering firm, we have over 10 years experience in a wide range of Engineering We specialise in Electrical, Electronics, Domestic heating, and Plumbing. We offer you a competitive quotation rate and treat you professionally, with respect and we are very friendly. We can honour you with a great results at the end of all our work. We work to the up to date standards for example, Electrical Standards which is the 18th Edition, NICEIC Part P and MInstMC.

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Reviewed by Simon on 23/1/2022

Yosef was the only trades person I contacted ( and there were many) who was able to do the job. He designed and built a control box and installed it without any complaints. In fact, when he did hit some issues , because of our old house, he simply laughed and solved the problems. He’s a clever, honourable and honest man who did a great job. I have booked home to do more and would highly recommend him.

TND Electrical specializes in electrical fault finding. 1st and 2nd fixes. Our experienced electricians have more than 7 years experience. We are NICEIC Approved Contractor. We pride ourselves in quality workmanship.

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Reviewed by Adegbola on 18/3/2022

Terrence and his colleague arrived exactly on time, did an excellent job and were polite. I will definitely recommend them. Thank you.

During COVID-19 we are taking special precaution to protect our self and our customers through the following guidelines; Minimise personal contract of 2 metre Wash our hands prior to and completion of works Wipe down the area worked on with anti-bacterial wipes after completion of works Techfix Electric here to solve your electrical issues or projects, we undertake all aspect of electrical work for homes, Shops, Hotel, Pubs, Clubs, Gyms and more facilities. With over 10 years of experience you can count on us to take on all types of electrical services, served over 1500 customers, with outstanding results we have continued to grew from strength to strength by working closely to meet our client demands at a required deadline. We are Part P registered by Stroma Installer certifications / Napit who regular assessed the company's skills, qualifications and knowledge's. Why choose us - We will always respect our customer's property and time schedule Our is work backed by our insurance policies Our work covers 6 years STROMA Warranty Issuing BS7671 software certificate for all of our work Our Services: Some of our extensive services are listed below. Please feel free to get in contact so that we can discus a tailored solution in more details. Landlord Certificate Instruder Alarms Consumer unit / fuseboards Upgrades Full / Partial Rewire EICR/ Periodic Inspection PAT Testing Emergency Lighting Fire Detection and smoke alarms Electric Vehicle Charger Repairs/ Install Extractor fan Electric Showers Electric shaver Underfloor heating LED Mirrors, Hot tub Kitchen Upgrades Full Kitchen Rewire Electric Oven Cooker Hob/ Hoods Sockets & Lighting Storage heater Fire place, Fan heaters Towel rail Underfloor heating. We offer customise design for the installation that will suits your needs, include helping you select materials, colors, positioning the installation to suit you. Accreditations, Qualifications Intruder Alarms Installer CCTV and Access Control Installer 18th Edition BS 7671 Electrical installation Level 3 Electrical Installation 2391 Electrical Inpection and Testing Pat Testing Electric Vehicle Charger point Insurance. • £5M Approved public liability and indemnity insurance ( We can provide original documents)

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Reviewed by Kate on 5/1/2022

The electrician was polite and thorough. He tested everything, explaining exactly what he was doing. Located the issue.

Over 10 years experience in fitting kitchens and general carpentry including doors, wardrobes, stairs, handrails, flooring, wood stud, roofing, but also high quality plumbing, electrical and other refurbishments

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Reviewed by Amina on 6/5/2022

I was extremely happy with Sergiu and his work. Very efficient with minimal mess. He installed 2 internal glass doors and also changed my kitchen tap. I will call Sergiu again for any future carpentry work and will recommend him to anyone looking for a carpenter

Hi beautiful people, my name is Rudy I'm an Electrical Engineer with university in Electrotecnical and Electronic Engineering. £2M Liability Insurance. I have 7 years experience in this field. I only take on what I'm confident that I can deliver at a high standard. I like to work clean, with respect to property and costumer. I prefer smaller jobs than full a rewiring. I have a day job as a qualified engineer. I do this jobs in my free time to achieve my goals, and to help my children have an easier life than I had. I'm always ready to negotiate a reasonable price with my clients. Majority of my clients stay in contact with me and call me for other job's. If I don't know something I know someone who will be able to help. Some of my qualifications are Electrical Engineer IOSH Managing Safety Electrical Equipment Testing PAT Electrical Vehicle Charger Maintenance and Emergency (Rolec) 18th Edition FIA Emergency Lighting Advanced Asbestos Awareness General Risk Management ECS Electrical (Power) Academically Qualified

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Reviewed by Mike on 24/3/2022

Rudy is a star. Friendly, helpful and professional in his advice and work.

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

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Reviewed by Chris on 2/4/2021

Excellent and prompt work by Alex, very tidy worker clearing everything up after him and so quick to do a job for us. Will definitely use him again

WK CONTRACTORS LTD undertake all aspects of building work from plastering a single ceiling or wall to a full house renovation. We also offer home refurbishment, rendering, new build, renovation and home extension work which can include joinery, plumbing and electrics alongside our high quality plastering and finishing service. 

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Reviewed by Debbie on 16/5/2022

The team turned up as promised and worked solid all day to get the job finished. They were polite at all times and delivered exactly what we asked for. We will be using them again for other work. Paul YO25

Hi my name is terry Cunningham,i have worked in the building trade for 35 years and in that time have covered all areas of the building industry.I offer a good reliable service,clean workmanship,competetive quotes and hopefully leave clients happy

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Reviewed by Laura on 27/2/2022

Had Terry do a selection of work for me over the years and he’s fab!

From fitted wardrobes, custom designed furniture or a fully fitted kitchen, let Apex Carpentry & Property Maintenance build to your bespoke requirements from initial brief to completed project and all at a price to suit every budget

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Reviewed by Jacj on 21/6/2021

We are delighted with the kitchen renovation Nick completed for us recently ; this included removing a load-bearing wall and converting 2 rooms into 1 large open-space. Nick’s craftsmanship and work ethic is outstanding and his work is faultless. From early engagement through to completion, Nick was a trustworthy and tireless worker and provided us first class advice throughout, involving us in all major decisions. Very highly recommended. Thanks Nick!

HELLO. MY NAME IS GRIGORE CHIS A MULTI TRADESMAN WITH MAIN TRADE CARPENTRY, JOINERY WHO WORKS IN PARTENERSHIP WITH 4 OTHER PROFESIONALS. WE COVER A LARGE RANGE OF TRADES LIKE CARPENTRY, ELECTRICITY, TILING, PLASTERING, PAINTING, PLUMBING.

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Reviewed by Ian on 24/9/2021

Professional finish and completed quicker than expected. Will use again for sure. Thanks Grig.

8 years in the trade. Take on industrial, commercial and domestic projects. No job’s to small and no jobs to big! Lowest price Guarantee.

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Reviewed by jessica on 12/5/2022

Aria was ten out ten very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend his services and will be sure to call him again thank you

We are fairly new electrical contracting business who pride ourselves on delivering the best possible outcome for our customers. Our staff are very experienced in the electrical sector. We offer a range of services from small additions, fault finding and rewires/new installs on domestic and commercial premises.

Electrical contractor based in Portsmouth covering the south coast area. We take on all aspects of electrical installation and maintenance work, big or small. From Replacement switches to full rewiring of properties. Happy to offer quotes and advice free of charge.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 6/5/2019

Will use this electrician in the future good job and reasonable price

Competent electrician with over thirty years experience. All types of domestic and commercial work undertaken. Free - no obligation - quotes.

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Reviewed by Rob on 21/9/2021

Competitive quote, work undertaken to good standard, happy customer

We are a small family run business who aim to provide a excellent service to our customers, we pride ourselves on our work and causing minimal damage to decor and disruption to our areas of work. We keep up with current regulations and provide guarentees.

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Reviewed by Keith on 10/3/2022

Chris came out with a team of 3 worked quickly and professionally,to fit my fuse box and certificate the property. Overcoming obstacles with ease. The quoted price was fair and kept to. I'm very happy with the work and recommend him highly.

We are Two Brothers Refurbishment, if you are thinking in starting your own domestic or commercial project improvement,then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help. Extension&Loft Conversion Internal Renovation&Reconfig.

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Reviewed by Elise on 13/1/2022

Saby and his team were incredible to work with. They brought brilliant suggestions and were able to adapt the remodel to our flat which is old and therefore not straight or symmetrical. They were efficient and quick in doing the job but still paid close attention to the details. Would highly recommend them.

JW Property Services Ltd are committed to a friendly, reliable, highest standards Property Service for both Domestic & Commercial property's in Dorset & surrounding areas. Whether you need minor Electrical repairs to Home Improvements, you can rely on JW Property Services Ltd to listen to your needs to offer a quick quotation. Call today for your free quotation on any work you need doing. JW Property Services Ltd are insured for peace of mind (in fact, up to 5 million). JW Property Services Ltd Services we offer are: Electrical work TV & Satellite to CCTV, Painter and Decorator, Home Improvements, Concreting, Exterior Painting, General Building and many more.

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Reviewed by Nigel on 8/4/2022

Very pleased. Excellent work

Electrician located in hereford over 20 years experience. domestic, commercial, industrial, fault finding, landlord certification.

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Reviewed by Phil on 28/8/2020

Mark turned up on time, carried out the work efficiently and professionally and even moved anything he needed for access, placing everything back once he’d finished. Great quality of work and really pleased with the results. I’d definitely recommend mark if you want a job done quickly, professionally and thoroughly.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Sohail on 15/12/2021

What an amazing guy!, another 2 weeks and he would have become a member of our family!. You can set your clock with George, he was at our door an 8am on the dot every morning. He gave us so many different ideas which really helped us. His workmanship i, totally flawless. We know what quality looks like now. George is a loyal, honest and hardworking individual who will always be our first choice when getting work done.

Loyal honest modernisation company ready to help out with small or big job, very flexible for your needs.

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Reviewed by ANGE on 3/2/2021

Extremely pleased with all work carried out by GED and co. I have a really old house without a straight wall in it. GED fitted skirting, coving, electrics,floors, reboarded and insulated single brick walls, tiled floors in kitchen and conservatory amongst other smaller jobs. Everything was done to a high standard and with pride, no cutting corners. A very polite team, turned up when he said he would. In fact it was a pleasure to have them do the work I required. I wouldn't hesitate to employ him again

I have been a qualified electrical installer for over 10 years now. I’ve had my own business for 4 years. I’m an 18th edition electrician (Current version of regulations) I have good experience in both the residential and commercial areas. I like to leave a good job for people

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Reviewed by ailidh on 10/5/2022

London Development uk ltd is our company, we have been trading for over 12 years in the construction business. - We are a fully insured company with a big portfolio of jobs completed and we are friendly and reliable on any work and business that is coming across. - We can do big jobs as new buildings or full refurbishments, basements, extensions, lofts conversions etc and also we can do small jobs as bathroom refurbishments or even smaller is always space and time for a new job. - We guarantee you that you will get the best workmanship on your job with best skills and acknowledge in the construction industry, time effective and costly effective for customers. Try our company and you will gain the benefits!!!

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Reviewed by Angela on 20/2/2021

Seriously so impressed by professionalism, work ethic, quality of work, expertise and advice when i was designing my bathroom. I really cant fault ANYTHING about Peter and his team. Very respectful with my home, they prepared the areas to limit the mess and then at the end of the job, they left the area clean and tidy. I would recommend this company to anyone, and i will definitely be using again - 5 STARS

Full bathroom installation from design to finish . 15 years experience all trades covered.

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Reviewed by Peter on 7/5/2022

Chris came out the next day and was extremely helpful. Will definitely use Hydro Bathrooms again. Highly recommended.

SheaWorks is a well established family-run business that has been successful for many years, we aim to provide a first class service to all our customers and clientele. We now also run a 24hour call-out service covering the London Area.

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Reviewed by ute on 1/2/2019

excellent, good to communicate with

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 Michael on 3/2/2022

Great service and attention to detail will use again

All electrical work undertaken enquire today for a free no obligation quote

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Reviewed by Cheryl on 23/3/2022

Gary completed the jobs on the day agreed and communication was fantastic, he made sure we got exactly what we needed and was tidy and professional. We are delighted with the quality of the work and have already discussed further jobs to be done. I would highly recommend Baillie Electrical Solutions.

Hants Electrical Services are an NIC EIC approved contractor

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Reviewed by Gaurav on 21/5/2020

Thank you!

Our mission is to provide professional services and we are dedicated to the customer's satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Ekbahadur on 5/4/2022

We Undertake all aspects of Electrical Installations and Testing.Commercial, Domestic. Are NICEIC Registered Contractor

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Reviewed by Steve on 16/5/2022

Very good service. Polite and clear explanations of the issues. Very pleased

We are professional, Qualified Electricians working locally and nationally to provide great customer service. I personally have been in the industry for a total of 8 years and counting so would like to say that I know a thing or two. All our work is fully covered and so you can have peace of mind knowing that we will provide nothing but a professional service keeping the customer in mind first. We specialize in all domestic work and like to suggest ideas as best we can and can even adapt to your ideas if you'd like to help you get it right the first time. We can be contacted 24/7 and can provide a 24/7 call out service so whether its' 4am or 4pm we will always be there to take your calls and provide a service. Contact us for a a finance option for the more larger jobs, Helping to spread the costs to work better for you.

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Reviewed by Reaz on 6/5/2022

Established over 25 years now and pride itself in providing a high and safe quality of service.Liability insurance.

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Reviewed by Richard on 11/5/2022

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Internal Lighting specialists - what you need to know

Installing new interior lighting can be a really bright idea – transforming your home instantly and for a relatively small outlay. Whether you’re looking to add or move ceiling lights, replace an existing fitting with a series of spotlights or install new wall lights, there are a wide variety of lighting design possibilities, to suit every style of home.

Ceiling lights range from more traditional examples – like your regular ceiling rose and lampshade – through to more modern styles, with metallic lampshades, extended corded flexes, and multi-light chandeliers.

Modern spotlights are available in variety of options too – with different bulbs offering a sliding scale of brightness, wattages and energy efficiency ratings. Meanwhile, wall lights were once a dated option, but modern units are chic and can provide a striking feature for your living or dining room.

Whatever lighting solution you’re looking to install, seek the help of a qualified expert electrician. They’ll ensure your circuits are able to take the lights you want to fit, and ensure any new switch or wiring is installed safely.

How much do electricians charge to install lights?

Your lighting engineer will usually charge you a daily or hourly rate, depending on the amount of work required. Fees for typical interior lighting jobs are:

  • Installation of a single lightweight ceiling light: £60–£100
  • Fit spotlights with new wiring: £80–£100
  • Connect a dimmable wall light: £100–£125

How to fit a new ceiling light

Your electrician will start with some essential safety steps. They’ll switch off the power to the circuit they plan to work on by removing the necessary fuse or turning the circuit off at your consumer unit. They should then check the circuit is definitely turned off with a socket or voltage tester.

Next, they’ll consider how best to attach your new light fitting. A standard ceiling rose or pendant will only be capable of supporting a lightweight bulb and shade. If you’ve opted for something chunkier or heavier (over 2 kg), it’ll need to be supported by a chain.

When they’ve decided how to attach your light to the ceiling, your lighting engineer can begin to remove the existing fitting. After doublechecking the circuit is turned off, they’ll unscrew the rose cover and look at the type of wiring that’s in place.

Most modern light fittings will have junction box wiring – where a single cable enters the rose base. Your electrician will unscrew the old rose base from the ceiling and disconnect the wires. If they’re replacing the light fitting in the same location, they can then simply screw the new base into the ceiling with the necessary fittings and reconnect the wires to your rose.

If you want to move the light, after drilling a new hole in the desired location, your tradesperson will need to push the wires back through the old hole. Provided the cable is long enough to reach the newly drilled hole (and they have access to the ceiling void), your pro can then pull the cable through and reconnect the light in that location. Otherwise they may need to fix a three-terminal junction box to run an additional two-core-and-earth cable up to the new light rose. 

Then they’ll just need to reconnect the new light to the extended cable. The brown core will be connected to the live terminal on the rose base, and the blue wire to the neutral terminal. The yellow and green earth wire must be connected to the earth terminal.

How to fit a new spotlight

Installing spotlights is a trickier task than fitting a pendant ceiling light. Your lighting design expert will begin by following the same safety-first process as they would for any electrical work – by isolating and turning off the circuit they’re working on. And then ensuring there’s no power running through it with a circuit or voltage tester.

Once you’ve decided where your spotlights are going to be positioned, your electrician will need to cut holes in your ceiling, either with a plasterboard saw or a special drill attachment. Before they begin cutting, make sure they check under the floorboards in the room above so they know what’s hidden behind the ceiling.

After they remove the disc of plasterboard cut from the ceiling – sized precisely according to the instructions provided with the light unit – the spotlight should slot into place, held up by spring clips. But before pushing it into position, the light needs to be connected to your circuit.

Your lighting engineer should make sure there's enough ventilation around the light and the transformer, as both can get extremely hot. Provided a single cable is already in place from an existing ceiling rose, your electrician can connect it to the new cable for the spotlights using a three-terminal junction box.

To connect the spotlights, they’ll expose the ends of the core wires and attach them to the light. The spotlight can then be pushed into its hole. And, once they’ve checked the clips are holding it up, you’re all set.

The qualifications your interior lighting design specialist needs

As with all electrical work, any tradesperson working on interior lighting should hold NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) accreditation. This means they’ll be able to sign-off their work as building regulation compliant. And it gives you peace of mind that they’ll be following stringent best practices.

Alongside that, any vocational qualification like a City & Guilds, NVQ or a diploma is a bonus. But undoubtedly one of the most important criteria you should look for is experience (and evidence of that in action) in the form of customer references.

The insurance your tradesperson needs

A competent and reliable tradesperson should arrive with a copy of their public liability insurance ready to show you. That covers both your property and the tradesperson in the case of any mishaps or damage.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Do they hold NICEIC accreditation?
  • How many lights is it safe to install on one circuit?
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