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Show your home off in the best possible light by installing a new ceiling pendant or set of spotlights. Find an expert electrician and they’ll help you explore a range of illuminating new interior lighting options.

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We are a local Electrical company specialising in electrical repairs and maintenance. We offer Same Day Service and guarantee our work for 12 Months. Trusted by residents since 2007. Most jobs fixed within the 1st hour. A list of our most popular electrical services is below, but if you can't see what you need I am still confident I can help. Electrical Services: COMPLETE REWIRES. NEW INSTALLATIONS. KITCHEN REWIRES. OLD & NEW BUILDS. COMMERCIAL & RETAIL SHOP FITOUTS. LANDLORD SAFETY CERTIFICATES. FUSE BOX UPGRADES. POWER POINTS. LIGHTING POINTS. DATA POINTS. T.V & SATELITE POINTS. BT PHONE POINTS. UNDER FLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS. WIRELESS THERMOSTATS. FIRE ALARM SYSYEMS. CCTV SYSTEMS. GARDEN LIGHTS (WIRED AND WIRELESS SWITCH) LED LIGHTS All staff are fully qualified: Qualifications: NVQ Level 3, City and Guilds Level 3 diploma, City & Guilds NICEIC Registered All operatives are fully City and Guilds Level 3 Qualified and have extensive electrical experience. Public liability insurance issued by Constructaquote and covers up to £5M. All work carried out by G B Home Electrical comes with up to 1 year warranty.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 23/6/2019

Very happy with the service

We are new to rated people but we are very experienced. From new socket installation to outdoor lighting. Shower problems to full rewires we can give you the best advice at the best price. Have a look at some of our fantastic Reviews!

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Reviewed by Rosemary on 13/6/2019

Pleasure to do business with. Arrived when he said he would. Very professional. Well pleased with his work. Thankyou.

AJ Facilities Services have been working in the electrical repairs and installation sector for over 20 years. Based in the North West we provide a professional, reliable and friendly service throughout Merseyside and the Cheshire regions.

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Reviewed by Sarah on 18/6/2019

Fast, excellent service at a great price. We will 100% Be using you again!

Hi my name is Jonathan I’m a young professional detemined electrician i aim to provide the best service to all my customers be it be a small electrical installation to a anything by design i will always work to my best potential to keep up a good standad of works through out my services.

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Reviewed by Lorne on 16/5/2019

Extremely happy with the service, job completed to a very high standard and was really professional

We are a Building and electrics firm with over 500 five star ratings. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We cover all domestic electrical services to the public and offer innovative ways to improve the efficiency and lifespan of your electrics.

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Reviewed by Zeena on 22/6/2019

Absolutely fantastic service. Mike was great and recommended and gave brilliant advice, the job was done so fast and efficiently.

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Reviewed by Lisa on 31/1/2019

Excellent

RD Electrical (SW). Your local electrician based in Bristol - A sole trading business who are very client focused and aim to satisfy our customers requirements at all times, we have great feedback from customers and aim to satisfy many more, we have over 12 years of experience providing domestic and commercial electrical services. Fully qualified electrician - city & guilds accreditation, iee wiring regulations and obtain up to two million pounds in public liability insurance. So you can rest assure your project is in safe hands. RD Electrical specialise in general power & lighting, consumer unit upgrades, additional sockets, part or full electrical rewires, kitchen refurbishments, maintenance, inspection & testing and many more services. There is no job too small or too big, we will take on any job and preform to a high standard. We also provide a variety of lighting services including specialty, exterior, decking lights, emergency lighting, down-lights, LED strip lighting and many more, We provide electrical assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any work on your electrical system must be undertaken by a qualified electrician and must be installed to the British Standard BS 7671 (IEE) standards to meet safety regulations. The priority is to provide safe electrical solutions to prevent hazard risks giving customers peace of mind. RD Electrical will always ensure minimum disruption and that your premises is left clean and tidy at each end of the day, taking care of your personal and business space while giving associated tasks. provide clear insight into work to be done before we start so you know what to expect.

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Reviewed by Faith on 19/6/2019

On time pleasant and did the job. Excellent.

I am a tradesman with 25 years experience, I aim to deliver a top quality job and ensure the customer is happy before I leave...

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Reviewed by John on 21/6/2019

Prompt, efficient, friendly and at a reasonable rate. Would highly recommend for anybody needing an electrician in Tendering

Property renovator specialising in bathroom and kitchens as well as a Fully qualified electrician with experience in domestic properties and commercial environments. Specialising in all aspects of electrical installation and maintenance including fuseboards installations, new sockets, downlights and problem solving.

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Reviewed by Simon on 13/6/2019

David completed the job in the timescales and within the quote he set out pre-job.

We are a family run domestic electrical business, registered with Stroma as a Part P registered contractor.

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Reviewed by Emil on 27/5/2019

I am very happy with Paul, really friendly and nice guy. He did offer me two option to choose from. Paul did a good job and I am happy with him, would definitely recommend and if I need electrical services in future will defenetly give him a bell. Thanks

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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 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.

Cost of interior lighting fitting

Your electrician 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 pro 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 more involved and tricky task than fitting a pendant ceiling light. Your tradesperson 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 pro 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 tradesperson 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.

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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