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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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Reviewed by Julia on 15/11/2018

Great response to deal with a difficult small job. Very pleased with the outcome.

We are a Building and electrics firm with over 200 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 Karen on 19/11/2018

A lovely man came today and quoted us the right price to put our ceiling lights up there and then. That’s just the service we wanted and we are really pleased with the end result. Would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

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

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Reviewed by Gaynor on 19/11/2018

Lovely friendly man . Did a great job and took away the boxes ....would highly recommend ??????

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 10 years warranty.

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Reviewed by Ngozi on 19/11/2018

Arrived on time, quickly saw and fixed the problem. Excellent work!

We are an Electrical installation company from Bolton. We have 17 years experience in all fields of electrical work. Fully insured and fully regulated. Aspects of work include Building management systems Domestic new-build specialists HMO compliant installations Lighting designs for the more demanding projects Fault finding Rewires Alarm and cctv Fire alarm systems We are NAPIT approved Contractors

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Reviewed by Alexis on 26/2/2018

Adam was helpful and explained our options clearly.

Sjk Electrical is a small local electrical business based on Hayling Island that offers most things electrical from new builds to light fitting changes, electrical testing and fault finding

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Reviewed by Ali on 18/11/2018

Sam is super-reliable and very conscientious. Everything was exactly as promised, and he was great on the communications front too. Recommended.

Over 10 years experience in domestic electrics. Fully Qualified to level 3 in Electrical Installation plus 17th Edition. Guaranteed lowest prices on small jobs.

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Reviewed by Jill on 17/11/2018

Asked Craig to improve lighting in an art studio. Very happy with the work done, exactly what I wanted and completed quickly after contact made.

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 Steve on 14/11/2018

I asked Michael to fix the lights in my property and he did so quickly and efficiently initially. HOWEVER, the light he fixed stopped working hours later after I'd paid him. I left him text messages, emails, voice messages and never got a reply. Essentially I paid £55 to have a couple of hours worth of light and never heard from him again. I hope this review might get him to contact me and I will definitely change the review afterwards! It certainly left things on a sour note.

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 Pamela on 31/10/2018

Clean, friendly, efficient

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Reviewed by Carolyn on 18/11/2018

Quick, efficient service. Arrived as arranged and tidied everything up.

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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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