Services

Here is a list of main services. If you require anything that is not listed or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact me on the numbers opposite or on our contact page.

 

Re-wireA partial or total rewire of a home can be a stressful event. I can guide you through the process and hopefully remove most of the stress involved.

Rewiring an empty home is ideally the way to go but I understand that this isn’t always a possibility so working around your home in a careful and respectful way is always guaranteed. It is worth remembering that a total home rewire can actually be done in stages if time or budget is a concern.

A typical rewire may take a couple weeks to complete excluding the planning stage.

I will advise you of the scope of the installation also take care of Building Control certification should it be required. Guiding you through the building regulations and ensuring you are totally happy with the plans and time scale before installation starts.

I am covered by NAPIT approved insurance and comply with all building and electrical regulations.

LightingI can advise you on the types of lights available to achieve your ideal lighting scheme. Low energy lighting isn’t just about low energy light bulbs but is more about the types of installation and can be very cost effective when installed correctly. Down lighters, up lighters, halogen, LED, spot lights, strip fluorescent or conventional bulbs can make a dramatic impact when used correctly. Even a small bedroom or study can be made to feel cosy with a subtle lighting scheme. Installing energy saving lighting throughout the home can not only reduce your carbon foot print but will also save you money in the long run.

Extra SocketsDo you work from home or have lots of audio visual equipment? I can advise you on the solution that works best for you including floor mounted sockets in various finishes. Having dedicated sockets outlets instead of using extension leads is much safer and more practical.

Deck LightsSubtle or main lighting can have a dramatic effect on your outside space. Whether you want to show off a water feature or maximise the time you spend outside, a lighting scheme can provide that extra little touch. There are hundreds of different outside lights to choose from and you will most defiantly find ones to fit in to your design ideas and really transform the space. Security sensor based lighting can deter any undesirables. If you require power or lighting to a shed or garage then with the right approach and working within the regulations it can almost certainly be achieved.

Loft conversions, extensions, kitchens, bathrooms or general alterations will almost certainly require rewiring and is best done before any plastering is started. This will speed up the completion times of your project. A large amount of properties don’t have the capability to upgrade the consumer units for large building work that is not an issue as we can upgrade using the new split consumer units that comply with BS7671: Amendment No 1 also known as the 17th edition wiring regulations.

Fire alarmIt is worth remembering that most house fires are caused by poorly installed or maintained electrical equipment. You should not just rely on a smoke alarm to help you though. Are you one of those people that remove the battery because cooking food sets it off? We can fit new smoke detectors and alarms that are reliable and wired on a new or into the existing lighting circuit. An optical alarm can be fitted if you are not quite the best chef in the world and this will not compromise your safety.

Smoke alarm maintenance and testing should be done at regular intervals. You should test your alarm at least once a week and clean it at least once a month.

Do you need under floor heating in a shower room, bathroom or en-suite?

Electric under floor heating is very cost effective and works great under ceramic tiles and gives that extra touch of luxury. Mirrors can make a difference and the new types of Back lit and LED mirrors on the market can be installed in most locations.

Most are now available with demister pads so they won’t fog up when you need them the most. Long gone are the days of the pendant bulb hanging down in the middle of a bathroom and LED, low energy and halogens can now be used to highlight a new or existing bathroom design.

PlanningIt is vital to have an electrical design plan in place before any other construction takes place. As the client, you will want a hidden electrical installation rather than a surface mounted system in most cases and this can only be achieved at an early stage of construction.

The finishes of sockets, outlets, light switches or lights will probably need finalising as early as possible as some components will almost certainly need to be ordered early.

Key points to follow:

  • Planning and using detailed drawings of the installation. Deciding what the room needs to be used for and ensuring the installation matches the intended use.
  • Checking how the new installation might affect your existing electrical system.
  • First fix electrical installation and testing. Only after the first fix should plaster board and plastering take place as this gives a much better finish and saves you valuable time and money on the project.
  • Arranging second or final fix followed by testing and certification. This can be done when final decorations are happening or prior to finishing the room.

Damaged FuseboxThe Home information packs were designed to give peace of mind to home buyers and have been stopped but it pays to have a test done on any home your thinking of buying.

These tests can be done and are non invasive so no pulling up floor boards or pulling walls apart to indicate any potential problems within the home. The average home will cost £225,000 and you will always expect it to be safe and comply with all legislation. If a test high lights an issue the seller and possible buyer are more likely to come to an agreement in relation to the repairs.

An electrical survey won’t cost very much and will generally take about 3 hours and may save you thousands and give you peace of mind.

PATWith being city and guilds 2377 qualified for PAT testing and a certified electrician I can advise on your whole electrical systems safety I am also a member of the Guild of PAT Testers. If any electrical issues are encountered while performing PAT testing that is greater than the scope of PAT Tests I will give free advice and are capable of rectifying the problem for you if you wish. Giving you better value for money and much greater piece of mind than PAT test only companies.

Portable Appliance Testing is a legal responsibility for all electrical appliances. New appliances have to be tested before being used in a business environment & it is the businesses/landlords duty. I can PAT test your premises affordably and become legally responsible for your portable electric appliances safety.

25% of all electrical accidents reported are caused by portable appliances! HSE
I can help by taking responsibility for all your legal electrical duties.

I create reports & certificates prove each & every item has been tested to your insurance company!
Some companies supply a single certificate without detailed results which doesn’t prove testing and supply:

  • FREE microwave emission tests
  • FREE fuses
  • FREE plugs
  • FREE small fault repairs with FREE retests

 

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