Category Archive: Electrical Work

  1. Choosing Your Essex Electrician

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    There have been recent changes in the law which means as a home or property owner, you are responsible for hiring a qualified electrician for more than ever before.

    An electrician has also now more of a responsibility of carrying out vital checks on the electrical system in your home, and providing a certificate that confirms your system meets current safety standards.

    It’s always best to hire an electrician from installing new sockets, moving and adding new light switches to rewiring an entire house. They carry equipment that is able to diagnose issues, ensure that electricity is flowing as it should be, and your chosen electrician should be able to read architects electrical diagrams that can be implemented properly and safely.


    When choosing your electrician, check out their credentials first. Just because they claim to have 50 years experience or 10 on their website, make sure that’s true. Challenge them when you contact the electrician to tell you more. Ask to see their accreditations, certifications, qualifications – anything that will give you trust in their service.

    Previous Customers

    light-fittingWhen you do contact potential traders ask for contact numbers of recent customers, anyone who has had work carried out will be more than happy to tell you if they’re unhappy, and if they aren’t unhappy they’ll tell you that too!

    Trade Sites

    There are many websites today that have been set up to supposedly offer you details of a number of traders that you need, supply their website and contact details, and then you contact them at will. Avoid these as there are too many of those sites advertising traders that lead customers into thinking if they have web presence they are good at their job. Just because a trader has a website or appears friendly and attends to your call for a quotation promptly doesn’t mean that they are qualified to work in your home in a safe manner.


    Make sure that when comparing electricians you check that they are legally allowed to carry out the work you need. This will mean finding out more about their qualifications. Just because they have worked in the industry for years doesn’t mean they have the most current certifications to work on the wiring in your home.

    Finally, if you are Essex based and ARE looking for excellent electricians with not only 20 years of experience but with all the leading and current qualifications, and who are legally allowed to certificate electrical work carried out in your property then call us. We’ll happily tell you why you should choose us, give you a competitive quotation, and then we’ll sign off any work that we complete ensuring that you, your family and your home is safe.

  2. Expert Electricians – Choosing the Right One

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    Any electrical work conducted anywhere in the UK is subject to strict regulations and must be signed off once completed. You are able to fit light switches and carry out the smaller electrical jobs (changing plugs included!) yet larger projects such as adding cabling, testing the electrics in your home, and installing new wiring must be carried out by a registered professional. This ensures that your home remains safe and is not left with any risk of harm to you and your family. There are also strict rules in place for Landlords with single, family tenants or HMO’s (House of Multiple Occupation) and commercial property owners.

     Only Choose Registered Electricians – It’s Much Safer

    underfloor-wiringLet’s face it, electrics in your home or property need to be safe. 111,400 homes in the UK every year are subjected to fires caused by poor electrical systems, according to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) recently.

    Would you want to be one of the statistics that make up that figure?

    We thought not, so here’s a guide as to why you might be carrying out electrical work in the home or within your property, and how best to choose the right tradesman to carry out the project for you.

     Potential Electrical Work

    Within the home there are so many reasons that you may be carrying out repairs or projects to the electrics that help run it.

    If you have moved into an old traditional abode then you may want to check the wiring within it. Older houses have old circuit boards and wires that, when work is carried out, must be changed to suit the modern legislation that covers wiring in the domestic home.

    Perhaps you have recently added an extension to your property and want to install clever lighting, an intelligent computing system with remote control boards that make switching lighting, entertainment appliances and even drawing curtains and blinds easy at the flick of a switch. And maybe you just want to test some switches that are failing to work properly. It also may be that you need to install outdoor lighting for entertainment or security purposes or even want to install CCTV or remote access to your property – having all of these things carried out by a qualified electrician is a must.

    Another reason may be that you have had a water leakage or suspect there may be water leaking into your home. Everyone knows that water and electrics don’t go together, and when they do they can cause untold dangerous events. The space in your home that is most susceptible to this is the bathroom where both water and electrics are used. Knowing just what to fit when you are redesigning your bathroom and adding appliances and light switches is key to safety in this area of your home.

    Whatever the reason for calling on an electrician, you truly need one that can carry out that type of work to a very high standard. It is so important to take measures that mean the necessary precautions around the home are free from risk. Even using extension cords or multiple plugs are connected to one socket can cause fires if they are defective in some way.


  3. Electrical Work on your Essex Home

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    Planning major electrical work in your home or whilst building a new property means you will have to take on board building regulations that apply to electrics. And the best way to adhere to regulations is to use an electrician who is registered with a competent person scheme.

    Building Regulations have controlled and monitored electricians and electrical work since 2005, so the design, planning and installation in dwellings, flats, gardens and outbuildings should be notified to Building Control. This applies to any home in England and Wales and planning permission may be required if your home is a listed building. Repairs and replacements do not always need to be reported to a Building Control body, though any work carried out in high risk areas such as kitchens and bathrooms must be. Regulations were put into place in order to reduce the amount of deaths and accidents that can be carried out by false or unskilled electricians.

    Using a specialist installer who can carry out electrical works without the need for obtaining planning permission first is the easiest route. The British Standards Institute website outlines all of the guidelines required when wiring or re-wiring a property and its advisable to use a professional who knows the standards of work expected.

    Checking Safety

    If a Building Regulations application is required, it is essential to have the electrical work checked for safety. If you are using a specialist who is listed or registered with a competent person scheme then they will do that on your behalf. You can also contact your local authority yourself by speaking with the Building Control section.

    Approved Inspectors

    A Local authority can appoint an inspector though you can use an approved inspector also. By doing this you will obtain a final report once the inspector is satisfied that the work carried out is safe.


    If a qualified electrician carries out major or minor electrical work, it can present a risk to safety. This is also the case if you carry out the work yourself. Always have the work inspected and gain proof the work has been checked and is safe. Look here for more information about Electrical Work on your Essex Home