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I am an 18th Edition time served Electrician with over 15 years of experience in the Industrial/Commercial and domestic sectors. I am proficient in all forms of electrical installations including. •Inspection & Testing •Industrial/Commercial/Domestic rewires .Fire Alarm installation,Upgrades & testing •PAT Testing •Car charging Installation •Emergency light testing •LED lighting upgrades I also have a Level 2 City & Guilds plumbing qualification and am qualified to do all forms of house plumbing.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 14/4/2021

Absolutely superb. Great communication and great workmanship. A real pleasure to deal with. I will be asking Greg to undertake more work in the future.

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.

RELM Interiors is an established and highly recommended renovation company based in Wimbledon, specialising in full home or office refurbishments, including loft conversions and extensions. We are dedicated to providing an efficient, personable and high quality service to transform your home. RELM Interiors has shown its ability to complete expert renovations to exceptionally high standards across London. We have a team of highly skilled and reliable tradesmen who pride themselves on their dedication and attention to detail when transforming your space into something beautiful for you to enjoy. Our portfolio of work ranges from domestic kitchen, bathroom, bedroom renovations to large scale office refurbishments, loft conversions and extensions, all the way through to one-off bespoke furnishings. We offer the full service so you can relax knowing your home is in good hands from the initial planning process through to the day the keys are handed over to your new beautifully constructed home. Our number one priority is your satisfaction, assuring you of our utmost commitment and careful approach to every project (big or small) so that you can rely on excellent quality and craftsmanship. Design is also an integral part of our process; any assistance you require in terms of kitchen/bathroom design or decision making on any interior decoration, then we can be with you at every step of the way.

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Reviewed by Kate on 14/1/2021

Relm were fantastic. I have done a lot of renovations over the years but our regular builders weren’t available and we had to get the job done on short notice. Relm were professional, helpful and most notably stayed on time and on budget. I wasn’t able to be onsite and they kept me up to date with photos and videos. They left the building site clean and tidy and I am delighted with the quality of the workmanship. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend them to friends.

Hi my name is Paul, I am a NICEIC approved electrical contractor for 20 years now. We work in all areas, hospitals, schools, student accommodation, commercial offices, housing associations, domestic houses. Main priority has always been to complete all jobs no matter of size to the clients satisfaction. Here is a list of the electrical services we provide Fuse board upgrades Condition reports Smoke detection installation Full rewired and partial rewire Electric vehicle charging points Emergency lighting Entryphone systems Qualifications ECS gold card holder City and guilds 2392 inspection and testing Part P building regulations Member of NICEIC Public liability insurance £5 million pounds Valid until 5th of August 2021

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Reviewed by Asanka on 19/1/2021

I hired Paul to do some remedial work and issue an electrical installation condition report. He did a good job. His charges were reasonable. He was very professional and gave me good advice on the condition of the electrical installation in the property and what needs to be done. I would highly recommend Paul to anybody. Thank you Paul.

We Specialise in Plumbing, Bathroom repairs and Installation, Building Maintenance, Conversions. PAY BY DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS

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Reviewed by Imran on 5/4/2021

Please disregard first comments. I was given a VAT number by Darren and after checking can confirm the business is VAT Registered. I appologise Darren for my earlier negative comments. Thx for the work completed today.

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 Paul on 26/7/2020

Very conscientious, great attention to quality of job. Good communication and punctual. Kept things neat and tidy as he worked I would definitely recommend using him

We are a design and build company with over 7 years of experience within the construction industry. We cover both residential and commercial construction projects.With the aid of software and state of the art technologies, we quote accurately and complete projects within set budget and reasonable timescale. We are precise, offer quality service with client satisfaction guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Sophie P A on 28/11/2019

Cannot recommend enough. Professional, reliable and a fantastic job. Great at communication. Price was very reasonable, and the process smooth.

Hi, we are a security ( cctv and alarms) & electrical company which established in April this year, I ( Ian Taylor) have 14 years experience in domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work, along with 10 years cctv and alarm experience, ( Colin Richley ) my business partner has 14 years experience in the cctv and alarm industry, we currently take on domestic and commercial work. Welcome to ICU SECURITY & ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD Based in Newcastle, we provide the full range of electrical services to domestic and commercial customers across the North East. With over 14 years’ experience, you can rely on ICU SECURITY & ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD to complete any electrical work to the highest standards. As Part P registered and NIC EIC approved electricians, we can carry out work for both domestic and commercial clients with the assurance of good quality. Our services include: EV Car Chargers Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) Landlord safety certification Fault finding Testing & inspection Domestic rewires Downlight replacement (Halogen to LED) Distribution Board (Fuse Board) changes & upgrades Outside security lighting LED tape/strip lighting Outbuilding & summer houses lighting and power Bathroom & kitchen extractor fans Additional sockets and lights Emergency Lighting Earthing Smoke Detection Electric Cookers Electric Showers CCTV Installation Intruder Alarm Installation and Maintenance Our customers come first. We ensure customer satisfaction is at the forefront of all our work.

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Reviewed by Shirley on 25/5/2020

Stuart turned up on time...something I don’t take for granted any more...his comments were practical and straightforward. The quote was provided promptly and he was available within a week. The work was carried out without disruption to the property....you would not know he had been there...everything had been tidied up ...another feature I no longer take for granted. Stuart was pleasant and professional to deal with...his work was faultless....I would definitely use him in the future.

Hello, we have 10 years experience in business. We offer you in time and professional service on big and small works in Reading. Me and my team will treat your house as our own. Call and text us any time.

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Reviewed by Keith on 2/2/2021

Had a quote but wanted a second one. Once I received it, I decided to go with this first one. I’ve messaged him 3 times and I’ve heard nothing back. A real puzzle

We are electrical company operating for 5 years in London. we take all electrical work. Fault finding including under floor heating,new installation,rewiring,changing customer unit to the new RCD protected,changing home appliances,we can issue all certificates,EICR,etc.

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Reviewed by David on 3/3/2021

Very competent professional use with complete confidence. They agreed the price over the phone and all works were completed to a high standard

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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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