Your Local Electrician
Why Choose A Qualified Local Electrician?
We understand that most competent do-it-yourselfers are capable of carrying out basic electrical repairs and installations. However, if this is not done correctly, it can lead to potential safety risks.
According to Electric Safety First of the 28,350 fires, 54.4% of these (15,432) were caused by electricity. This equated to 1380 fatalities and injuries caused by electrical fires.
This is why we would always recommend using a qualified electrician to carry out any electrical work within your property.
Another thought to consider with older properties is that the electricity distribution systems were not designed to take the electrical loads of today’s modern living.
Any work on your electrical system must be undertaken by a qualified electrician and the work of all the electricians we use is to British Standard BS 7671 (IEE) standards to meet safety regulations.
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Electrical Services We Provide
- Additional sockets
- Circuit board installs
- Circuit breaker repairs
- Complete and partial rewiring
- Consumer unit replacements
- Cooker points
- Domestic appliances
- Door entry systems
- Earthing ports and bonding
- Electric heaters
- Electric radiators
- Electrical fault finding
- Electrical repairs
- Emergency 24-hour service
- Emergency lighting
- External lighting
- Fuse box replacements
- Fused spurs
- Garden lighting
- Heating controls
- Immersion heaters
- Lighting design
- Lighting Installations
- Lighting repair
- Lighting-low voltage
- Portable appliance testing (PAT)
- Power shower installations
- Security lighting
- Testing and inspections
- Towel rails
- Tripping circuits
- Water heaters
What Does A Local Electrician Cost?
Listed below are our average costs to carry out common installation and repairs.
The national average cost of local electricians is between £40 to £100 per hour. There may also be call-out charges applicable in addition to the basic cost, which ranges between £50 to £100.
The Electrical Group does not charge ANY call-out fee and unlike other electrical companies we are upfront and honest about our hourly rates which are published on our website. Click here to view our hourly rates.
Here’s are a list of common electrical Installation & Repair average costs.
- Replace A Consumer Unit – £375 – £550
- Extractor Fan Replacement – £130 – £200
- Installation of a Light Fitting – £40 – £80
- Replacement of Socket Outlets – £40 – £80
- Installation of Light Switches – £40 – £80
- Installation of External Socket – £130 – £200
- External Light Replacement – £40 – £80
- Appliance Installation – £40 – £120
The prices quoted are an indication of average costs, the final cost will depend upon the actual work completed, and who has supplied the materials.
Additional charges apply for emergency out-of-hours calls. Click here to view a comprehensive list of charges.
3 Reasons to Hire an Electrician
Why Should You Hire a Qualified Electrician?
When it comes to an electrical installation it’s best to avoid DIY and becoming a statistic, hire a Professional!
We give you the top 3 reasons why to choose a professional.
1 – Avoid Injury
When carrying out any form of electrical work there is always an associated risk of electric shock.
A professional electrician has the necessary training and equipment to avoid electrocution. We take all the necessary precautions while undertaking any electrical work.
2 – Prevents Property Damage
Malfunctioning or poorly terminated electrical switches and outlets can lead to electrical fires. This can result in huge property damage and expensive repair bills. A qualified electrician, on the other hand, is trained to make sure the wiring is fixed without causing any further damage.
3 – Ensure Functionality of Electrical Installations
All electrical work whether it is an installation, maintenance, repair or a replacement needs to be carried out by a qualified electrician.
For instance, if the wiring or termination is not carried out correctly, it can lead to destroying an appliance, or worse, a house fire! With a qualified electrician, you’re guaranteed safe electrical installation.
What Should I Look for in aN Electrician Near Me?
Here are a few things that you need to consider:
Any qualified electrician in the UK should hold BS 7671, along with Part P which states that anyone carrying out electrical installation work in a home must make sure that the work is designed and installed to protect people from fire and electric shocks.
Many qualified electricians also specialise in specific areas, this can include designing, installing, maintaining and repairing electrical installations.
A qualified electrician should be competent to do the following;
- Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances and fixtures, using hand or power tools.
- Test and Inspect of electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
- Electrical repair.
- Diagnose malfunctioning systems.
- Termination of wiring.
- Inspect electrical systems and their components to identify hazards and defects.
- Advise on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
What Should You Ask When Hiring a Professional Electrician?
While looking for a qualified electrician near you, it’s crucial that you ask the right questions. This will ensure an accurate cost as well as specific time needed to fix your electrical issues.
Ask for Qualification
Make sure you check the qualification of the professional you’re planning to hire.
Years of Experience
Qualifications are important, but so is the experience of the engineer. A qualified local electrician may know the regulations, but may not be aware of how to implement them.
Ask About Warranty
A good and reliable electrician will always offer a warranty. Find out if parts, labour or both are under warranty and for how long.
Liability insurance and workman’s compensation are two important documents that you must check along with the license.
Before Hiring a Local Electrician
What Do You need to Look for Before Hiring A Local Electrician?
Business Stability – Hire a contractor who has been in the same business for at least a year.
Check Online Reviews – Pick the right contractor by looking for online reviews.
References – Ask for the list and contact those people to inquire about their experience with the company.
24-hour Emergency Service – While you may not require emergency services every time, it is good to ask the professional whether it provides emergency services or not. That will save you from panicking during an unexpected situation.
Over the Phone Pricing – This is not advisable as it can lead to wrong estimates, and either overpricing or underpricing.
Free Estimates – Ask for a thorough estimate before the work starts. Get it in writing. It is usually available as a free service by most electrical service companies.
Safety Record – Safety is a significant factor in work as dangerous as this. Check the safety record of the professional who is going to work on your task. It is advisable to avoid professionals who have been in a lot of accidents at work.
Satisfaction Guarantee – Choose companies that provide a satisfaction guarantee.
Clean Up – Clutter and mess are possible during this kind of work. Ensure they clean up after themselves.