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Show your home off in the best possible light by installing a new ceiling pendant or set of spotlights. Post your job and speak with one of our experts about any interior lighting design ideas you may have, including bedroom, bathroom and kitchen lighting design. Find an experienced electrician and they’ll help you explore a range of illuminating new lighting design options.

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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. We also specialise in house improvement , decorating, kitchen installation and full bathroom refurbishment,.

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Reviewed by Frank on 27/3/2020

I first chose T&K just to do a complete electrical rewiring and refit in my 1-bedroom flat in SW10, but it turned out that they could also replace my kitchen, install new wood flooring and skirtings throughout the flat, then completely redecorate, for all of which they provided reasonable and well-itemised quotes. They completed all of the work to a high standard within 15 working days, and kept within their estimates apart from a few minor and agreed extras. A well-deserved top rating for T&K from me.

I have been an electrician now for 50 Years,my company has been involved with various prestige contracts in schools,with local authorities and the main supply cables in connection with the castle Tattoo lighting, I've worked with Rated People for more than 8 years

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Reviewed by Torbjorn on 22/2/2020

Great work and great service.

Diversity of experience, accurate and detailed planning, a commitment to finishing on time. You gain a true partner committed communicating through every step of your electrical work and to delivering what we say we will every time.

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Reviewed by John on 9/3/2020

Prompt, good communication, did the work to our fullest satisfaction and at reasonable cost. Highly recommended and will use Habib again when the need arises. Thank you!

BEST UK BUILDERS looking after your property and providing you with all in one management solutions to renovated or extend your property. All our work is guaranteed for your peace of mind and all our craftsmen are fully insured.

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Reviewed by Alan on 17/2/2020

Nish did a great job. He was quick, attentive and very efficient and we are delighted with the results. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again or to recommend him to others.

Fully qualified electrician with 15 years experience providing top quality service.

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Reviewed by Amar on 28/3/2020

Highly recommend. Great service; quick and clean

I'm specialist painter and Decorator with over 10 years experience. i'm specialist in Painting ,Tiling ,wallpaper, special effect (venetian plaster) and take both domestic and comercial projects. i take great proud in the quality and standard of my work.

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Reviewed by Shoaib on 17/3/2020

Very good

I’m a small local company, time served including testing and inspection with over 20 years experience. I pride myself on providing an excellent service for all aspects of domestic and commercial electrical works. I’m only as good as my last job and will go out my way to leave a happy customer.

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Reviewed by Amelia on 7/3/2020

Ben did a good job on my garage. He did everything he said he would do, kept in touch and tidied up after. I would recommend.

At E.E.S. Development, we believe that no job is too complex.Our interior solutions are engineered to the finest tolerances, ensuring the finished product perfectly matches the client vision. We offer the highest quality craftsmanship.

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Reviewed by Jagir on 18/3/2018

very friendly, reliable, efficient, skilled in trade and excellent worker. He cleverly found and repaired the damaged water pipe joint hidden inside the wall and expertly did a lot of electrical and plumbing work. Bogdan also replaced rotten joists, fixed ceiling and a lot of other building work with a high degree of competency. I would strongly recommend him to people looking for an expert electrician or plumber or a builder.

I have 18 years of experience. We specialise in domestic electrical installations through the north west london area. I done training in an electrical academy years ago where I achieved my qualifications.

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Reviewed by sheema on 14/5/2019

Altin was very professional and knowledgable. He fixed the issue and was very polite and courteous while doing it. I had previously hired another electrician who charged me for his time, but was unable to fix the issue. I would not hesitate to recommend him. Thank you Altin!

We are a small local company (father and son) with over 40 years’ experience in the trade, and we look forward to helping you with your request for an electrician . We are certified with ELECSA and able to complete any type of installation rewires testing

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Reviewed by john on 10/2/2020

Prompt attent Iion, quickly solved problem, very reasonable charge, all one would expect from a family firm.I recommend them and award top marks !

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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?
  • Are they able to “make good” or redecorate after drilling holes in your ceiling or wall?
  • Will they ensure your spotlights are sufficiently ventilated to prevent overheating?

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