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Jobs an electrician can take care of

An electrician is a tradesperson who installs and maintains electrical systems. Most people know that you'll need an electrician if all signs point to a problem with an electrical circuit (for example if the lights aren't working properly) but they can take care of much more than that.

If you want to revamp your bathroom and get a flash new shower installed, you'll need someone who's Part P certified to make sure they're qualified to carry out the work. Often plumbers and electricians work hand in hand – a plumber installs a new water feed while a Part P registered electrician deals with the electric circuit for the shower, making sure it's the right choice for the bathroom and safe. If you don't need a new water feed, you won't need a plumber.

What do electricians do?

  • Fitting electric showers.
  • Testing electrical appliances.
  • Installing new lights.
  • Sorting out air conditioning. Fixing power issues.
  • Installing electric underfloor heating systems.

If you're looking to heat up your home in the colder months, electricians can also install an electric based underfloor heating system. Electric systems tend to be cheaper than water based systems because the design of them is much simpler and they're best for areas that are hard to get to. If you're undergoing a big renovation job, they can also help out with lighting in wet areas, like the bathroom and kitchen. Water and electrics don't mix so it's just not worth the risk, and it's illegal, to attempt an installation job yourself.

Costs for common electrical jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common electrical jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average.

Some typical jobs Low High
Testing appliances £50 £100
Diagnosing an electrical fault £100 £300
Installing an electric hob £50 £150
Installing an electric shower £100 £200
Installing an extractor hood £100 £200
Installing power sockets £50 £150
Installing new light switches £50 £150
Repairing an electric shower £50 £150
Repairing or maintaining power sockets £30 £60
Electical rewiring £400 (1 room)
£1000 (1 rooms)
£700 (1 room)
£1700 (4 rooms)

The qualifications your electrician needs

This depends on the work you're having done. Most repair, replacement and maintenance jobs can be carried out by an electrician without a Part P qualification.

If you need electrical installation work doing, then by law, you'll need an electrician with a Part P certification. They can then self-certify that their work complies with building regulations.

What is Part P?

Part P is a recognised certification. If a tradesperson is Part P certified, it means they've been assessed and cleared to make sure their work is designed and installed in such a way that it protects people from fire and electric shocks.

What is electrical installation?

Electrical installation jobs include:

Planning permission for electrical jobs

Planning permission isn't normally required for installing or replacing electrical circuits. If you live in a listed building, you should contact your Local Planning Authority before carrying out any work as different rules may apply.

Insurance for electrical work

Electricians can buy public liability insurance to cover themselves against any property damage and personal injury claims. This isn't a requirement for all electricians but to gain a Part P qualification, a tradesperson needs to have at least £2million in public liability insurance.

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    What other homeowners are saying

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    Posted by Sarah on 05/22/2017

    Made a really good job of a difficult re-wiring on an old house. Really friendly and efficient service, would recommend them.

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    Posted by on 05/22/2017

    Efficient, friendly and excellent value. I will use them again without question.

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    Posted by Howard on 05/22/2017

    Very helpful in explaining what was needed and why. Andy did a very professional job, very quickly, in installing the external circuit and sockets.

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    Posted by John on 05/22/2017

    Faultless installation undertaken with great care and attention to detail. The cleanest tradespeople we have ever used - cleaning up as they went. No hesitation to recommend Dan.

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    Posted by Adam on 05/22/2017

    Very pleased with the professional, friendly and helpful service provided.

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    Posted by David on 05/22/2017

    Very quick and efficient service. Darryl was very friendly and did a great job. No hesitation at all in recommending him. Thank you.

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