FREE ESTIMATES AND ADVICE ON:
Do I need an electrician?
Yes, be sure be safe. How do you know if a cable is alive or dead? Government figures estimate that there are around 10 fatal and 2,000 non-fatal electric shock accidents in the home each year. There are also about 12,500 electrical fires in homes across the UK each year.
*source : NICEIC website – householder section
How do I avoid the “cowboys” and what is Part P?
"Handymen" require a qualified electrician to sign off or certificate their work. Anyone completing electrical work must have appropriate testing equipment with them. This is such a basic requirement that anyone who hasn't should be regarded as a potential liability and stopped from working on your premises.
Part P is described in the Building Regulations and applies to anyone (including DIY’ers) carrying out fixed (to building) electrical installations to homes and gardens in England and Wales. They must comply with the national safety standard BS 7671. Electrical work must be "suitably designed, installed, inspected and tested so as to provide reasonable protection against the work being the source of a fire or a cause of injury to persons”.
HIPS – Do I need an electrician?
You may do.
There is no compulsory requirement for a homeowner to have a qualified electrician carry out an electrical safety check for the purpose of producing a Home Information Pack. However it is recommended* that installations are checked every 10 years or at a change of occupancy.
*IEE guidance note 3 Inspection and Testing
Can I trust Quilters to deliver the job I want?
Absolutely yes, we aim to be our word, there are no hidden extras. We are fully insured, we issue you with a test certificate [where applicable] and our installation work is guaranteed for three years.
Who does the making good of existing finishes?
We do most of it, there maybe some final finishing left to do by others.
Every care will be taken whilst working in your home to protect existing finishes as far as is practicable, however some making good will be inevitable. Unless otherwise stated, our prices allow for general making good to affected areas as a result of our electrical improvement works. Making good means, where applicable, returning the finishes to their basic state they were found in before our work started but ready for final finishing [by others]. This can be clarified further when we visit you for your free estimate.
Just contact us as given below; we are always happy to help.