Whether you require a full property re-wire, extensions wired or additional rings added to your circuit we can help. Our fully qualified NICEIC accredited installers can design, install and commission an electrical package designed around your needs. If the works form part of a larger project we can assign a product co-ordinator to work with your existing contractors to ensure a smooth and efficient install. Contact the team today to arrange a free site survey.
We offer full periodic electrical tests, PAT tests fault and electrical installation commissioning. Landlords and repeat customers will benefit from a reduced rate, please contact the office to discuss your requirements.
Fault Finding & Repairs
If you have an electrical fault, large or small we can send one of our qualified electricians, 24 hours a day 7 days a week to identify and repair the fault. If you have an electrical fault, its best to isolate that ring from the rest of the property by turning you RCD breaker to the off position until our engineer arrives.
Alarms, Access Control & CCTV
There a various options available for domestic and commercial customers from a simple PIR wireless alarm system to a full hosted CCTV system. We can also repair, maintain & upgrade existing equipment to suit your requirements. 24 hour emergency calls outs are available for faulty systems.
Current Prices For Electrical Works
Information For Landlords Regarding Electrical & PAT Tests
Legal Requirements & Landlord Responsibilities
Currently in the England, there is no legal requirement to have the electrical circuits checked or carry out PAT tests in residential rental properties, however this does not remove the responsibilities of landlords to ensure that their property has a working & safe electrical system. In the unfortunate event of tenants, tradesmen or members of the public being hurt or injured by a faulty electrical system the landlord is still liable for any claims or prosecutions brought. It is also worth noting that some insurance companies will not cover the cost of claim for injury or damage caused to a property caused by an electrical fault if the landlord did not take reasonable steps to have the electrical circuits or portable appliances checked by a qualified electrician.
What Does An Electrical Test Cover?
A Periodic Inspection is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installations.
A periodic inspection will:
• Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded
• Find any potential electrical shock risks and fire hazards in your electrical installation
• Identify any defective DIY electrical work
• Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding
Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe (such as hardwired cookers, showers & fused spurs).
How Long Do Tests Take?
A typical 3 bedroom semi-detached property would take around 4 hours to complete a full periodic electrical test, more complex systems take longer. Prices start at £85 and increase depending on the size or the complexity of the wiring at the property, contact the office to get a free no obligation quote to have your electrical installation checked.
How Long Do Certificates Last For?
There is currently no set requirements for frequency of electrical tests, industry guidelines recommend that electrical tests are carried out every 5 or 10 years, depending on the age of the wiring installed. We can discuss the outcome of your report and give you professional advice to when your wiring should next be tested. Certificates are also securely electronically hosted in our data cloud which you can access 24/7.
What Is A PAT Test?
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.
Do I Need To Have New Equipment Tested?
New equipment should be supplied in a safe condition and not require a formal portable appliance inspection or test. However, a simple visual check is recommended to verify the item is not damaged.
How Often Do I Need To Test My Appliances?
We recommend that appliances are checked annually to ensure they are safe to use and won't cause harm if they become faulty. Some appliances can be checked less frequently, a member of our team will be happy to advise you about this.