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Electrical cablesFinding local qualified electrical services. That's where Top Tradespeople helps. To find an electrician simply post a job and we match your request with up to 4 local contractors.   Compare quotes for a range of projects like fitting light switches and sockets, rewires, consumer unit installation, internal and external power sytems and electrical repairs. 

Here's how - Post jobs (no-obligation).  Describe work and get matched with local people in our UK network for both domestic and commercial electrical installation needs.  Give a good description of your electrical work.  Don't forget to mention error codes, serial numbers, products, brands and specifications.   The more information you provide, the better.  It really will make it easier.  

Once we've verified your quote request, we look through our network of UK-wide electricans and electrical contractors.  Any of the tradespeople registered will be matched if they cover your area and provide services you need.  Matching electricians or electrical contractors can choose to quote on the work and contact to quote.  Consider estimates and decide if you'd like to hire service providers.  If you hire an electrician review and feedback so others find good people too.

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WD19
Watford
Hertfordshire
Just replace and wire sockets,light switch and light
"Absolute gentleman, job done as expected and would definitely use again"

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WA3
Culcheth
Lancashire
Combined extractor fan / light installed into a bathroom on a separate switch.
"Matt did a good job which wasn't rushed and the cost was very competitive. Very personable guy and would certainly use again. "

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SK3
Bredbury
Stockport
Replace existing electric shower with new
"Delighted with the job Paul has done today. Quick, clean and tidy. Highly recommended - Thanks again."

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DH1
Durham
County Durham
Light fitting replacements. 2 x ceiling. 2 x spots. 1 x wall light
"Overall both the work itself and service provided were excellent. Ian is very knowledgable and gave honest independant advice on numerous issues which was reassuring. No issues whatsoever in relation to fixtures and fitting, all done professionally w"

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CF3
Cardiff
Glamorgan
New electric shower. Straight swap
"Very pleased. Sorted out the shower no problem. Thanks Fred"

Past Electrical Jobs

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Work - Need tv plug fault requiring thank you 😊 ...
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Work - Need tv plug fault requiring...
Electricians
Job Summary - Mira shower running cold
Work - Mira shower running cold...
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Job Summary - Remove elctric oven and fit new
Work - Remove old electric oven and fit new one...
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Job Summary - Ceiling and wall lights fitted
Work - I have a ceiling light and 2 wall lights that need to be fit...
Electricians
Job Summary - Replacement aerial cable in spare room need replacing
Work - Need a new cable fitted into spare room from attic. already...
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Job Summary - Electrical : lights failurecinn1 room circuit board checked 9&
Work - Electrical: lights failure in 1 room (office) circuit bira...
Electricians
Job Summary - Satellite aerial not working in some bedrooms and others need new connections fitted.
Work - Checking satellite wall socket to see if lead actually goes ...
Electricians
Job Summary - Replace wired fuse box with consumer unit
Work - Have two wylex wired fuse boxes fed from whole house rcd bre...
Electricians
Job Summary - Fit 2 new plugs in hallway and 4 plugs in front room.
Work - Run electrics and fit 2 new plug sockets in hallway and also...
Electricians
Job Summary - Need shower supply and fit
Work - Shower stopped working need a new one supplied and fitted...
Electricians
Job Summary - Wire a cooker up
Work - Ive got a electric cooker that needs connecting ...
Electricians
Job Summary - Remove and install inbuilt single electric oven and electric hob
Work - remove and install built-in single electric oven and remov...
Electricians
Job Summary - Ceilling mounted heat light
Work - Fitting a ceiling mounted heat light ...
Electricians
Job Summary - I want to run power to a log cabin from consumer unit in garage for an 'endless pool'. it requires
Work - Building a log cabin for an 'endless pool' in the garden. ne...
Electricians
Job Summary - Removal of old satellite dish
Work - Hi there. we moved into our house a few months ago and want ...
Electricians
Job Summary - New aerial for bt tv, existing sky aerial
Work - New tv aerial required for bt tv, existing sky aerial. 2nd ...
Electricians
Job Summary - My electric trips out when we turn the boiler switch on so there is a short between boiler and switc
Work - To fix the tripping out between boiler and switch...
Electricians
Job Summary - Install a double socket on wall as an extra for the room
Work - I have a double. wall socket and need it installed on my wal...
Electricians
Job Summary - Need a new dish allaigning
Work - Need a new dish allaigning ...
Electricians
Job Summary - To supply and fit a sat dish
Work - To supply an fit a sat dish asap...
Electricians
Job Summary - Just to fit a satellite dish not needing the cables
Work - To fit a satellite dish ...
Electricians
Job Summary - Replace db board,replace lighting for kitchen and bathroom
Work - Replace db board,replace lighting for kitchen and bathroom...
Electricians
Job Summary - To remove loft insulation after rodent problem in loft , rewire lighting in loft and seal loft again
Work - To remove loft insulation after rodent problem in loft , rew...
Electricians
Job Summary - Bathroom cord switch broken. change/repair cord switch.
Work - Bathroom cord switch broken. change/repair cord switch....
Electricians
Job Summary - Dish alignment
Work - Dish needs aligned as no signal...
Electricians
Job Summary - Hello i have recently moved into a property in minsterley, i have a ariel on the roof but im receivi
Work - 07951654059 tv not receiving signal...
Electricians
Job Summary - Install consumer unit
Work - Consumer unit to replace...
Electricians
Job Summary - 44 bedrooms power sockets
Work - 44 bedrooms power sockets...
Electricians
Job Summary - Rooftop aerial for freeview
Work - Freeview rooftop aerial required...
Electricians
Job Summary - Can not get a signal although weather fine it has been but has been windy
Work - No signal with satellite ...
Electricians
Job Summary - Just moved house and my tv scans but picks up no channels .... there is an aerial on roof and previo
Work - Just moved house and my tv scans but picks up no channels .....
Electricians
Job Summary - Replace an electric shower witha new one
Work - Replace old shower with new ...
Electricians
Job Summary - Buy and instal electric shower
Work - Buy and instal electric shower...
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Job Summary - Second aerial in bedroom.
Work - Extension of original aerial to bedroom...
Electricians
Job Summary - We are selling our home and the buyer wants a certificate just for the fuse box as it’s an older s
Work - We are selling our home and the buyer wants a certificate ju...
Electricians
Job Summary - Quote for installing electric cooking and providing certificate for housing association landlord
Work - Installing electric cooker...
Electricians
Job Summary - Needs adjustment after storm
Work - Adjust sky dish after storm...
Electricians
Job Summary - Hi. i would like a new plug socket pitted in my entrance hall. the house is a new build. thanks
Work - New plug socket...
Electricians
Job Summary - To fit t.v. aerial
Work - I require a television aerial to be fitted where a previous ...
Electricians
Job Summary - To fit a kitchen cooker hood extractor fan
Work - Fit extractor fan ...
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Job Summary - Rewire 3 bed end of terrace house in tredegar and electrical safety certificate for letting.
Work - Rewire 3 bed end terrace house in tredegar ...
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Job Summary - Replacement of dead old mira shower
Work - Replacement of dead old mira shower...
Electricians
Job Summary - Extension of main aerial to tv in spare dowstairs room.
Work - Extension of main aerial to tv in spare dowstairs room....
Electricians
Job Summary - Signal flutuates in high winds. possible realignment.
Work - Signal on dish flutuates in high winds. need to stabilise o...
Electricians
Job Summary - Overhaul existing lighting system and as well the interior especially kitchen
Work - Overhaul of external lighting - new cable for it and as well...
Electricians
Job Summary - Exchange a hard wired convector heater and install a kitchen extractor fan in existing housing.
Work - Exchange a hard wired convector heater and install a kitchen...
Electricians
Job Summary - Substantial list of 30-yr-old home improvement work, probably requires visit to quote: - install a
Work - Substantial list of 30-yr-old home improvement work, probabl...
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Job Summary - Bathroom light blowing main fuse
Work - Investigate fault and install light in bathroom ub...
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Job Summary - This is a test
Work - Test...

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SERVICES

Rewires

If you have recently moved into an older property, or are building an extension to your home, it might be time to think about rewiring the house. Wiring deteriorates over time, and the way we use electricity has changed too. Older wiring isn’t up to the job of running modern cookers, ovens, electrical gadgets and several televisions all at once.  Faulty wiring can be dangerous. Sometimes the best solution is to have the house rewired.

Consumer Units

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PAT Testing

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Landlords Electrical Certificates

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Halogen Lighting

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Refrigeration

HIRING TIPS

Getting involved in electrical jobs in the home can be a dangerous pastime if you are not a qualified electrician. Some jobs may seem obvious but the dangers can be damaging.

Reasons for hiring a qualified electrician

Checking to see if light switches or socket outlets are working can be done relatively easily and safely if you have knowledge of how the circuit breakers in your house work. If more complex electrical work is required then you will need the help of a fully trained and competent electrician. If you are in any doubt about your skills then it is always better to err on the side of caution.

1.If you do want to carry out the work yourself then be prepared for the risks. Electric shocks can happen very easily - as can fires and damage in general.

2.Building regulations stipulate that any electrical work done to your home must be undertaken by someone who is able to comply with its requirements. That person must be competent enough to be able to test the safety and functionality of any electrical system installed.

3.If you are using an electrician to finish off jobs that will improve the chances of selling your home then they will be able to provide certificates showing that legal requirements have been met, which can make your house more saleable.

4.If there is any accident within your home and it is the fault of the electrician they he/she will be covered with the necessary public liability insurance.

What Skills and Qualifications Should You Look For When Hiring An Electrician?

To ensure quality and safety, certain standards must be met. The British Standards (BS 7671: requirements for electrical Installations must be complied with by all electricians. Professional electricians are registered with government acknowledged schemes like the Electrical Safety Council (NICEIC), the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) or National Association of Professional Inspectors and testers). Hiring someone who adheres to national standards and belongs to a recognised body means you will have the confidence to trust your electrician.

Cost of hiring an electrician

What are you likely to have to pay for different electrical projects?  What about hourly rates you might pay?

electrician - but what is the cost of hiring an electricianTaking on jobs around the house by yourself to save money is an admirable tactic.  However, there are some jobs like plumbing or plastering which really need the expert touch.  When it comes to electrics though, it’s not just a bumpy wall or dripping tap you are risking by trying to take on the work yourself.  Getting it wrong with wiring can be very dangerous.  Leaving you and the rest of the family at risk of electrocution or electrical fire is likely not the way you want to go.

It’s always better to get the professionals in to do any electrical work at home.  Knowing what you can expect to be charged for some of the most common electrical jobs can reassure you that you are getting a good deal.  Hopefully professional workmanship is also important to you.

Cost of Hiring An Electrician - Kitchens and Bathrooms – A Special Case

In order to keep you and your family safe, the Building Control department of your local Council will want to know about some of the electrical work you are carrying out at home.

Check with your electrician whether they will need to be informed about the sort of work you are planning.  Better still, check with your local building control office yourself.  Electrical work in the kitchen and bathroom is likely to fall under these “Part P” regulations.  This means someone with appropriate qualifications will have to either install your new shower, cooker or light beside the sink.

You will need to get someone competent to sign paperwork to confirm the installation has been done properly.  This could add to the cost, so it is something to be aware of if you are considering electrical work in the kitchen or bathroom in the cost of hiring an electrician.

Costs for Basic Electrical Jobs

When it comes to small, routine electrical jobs which will only take an electrician an hour or so to do.  It’s probably not worth going through the whole process of asking electricians to submit a written quote for the work.  However, email or SMS text message is a good option when deciding which company offers best value for money.

A job such as fitting a security light on the outside of your home will cost around £100.  Fitting and checking a new electric cooker will cost around £45.  Although it’s not worth getting quotes for these low value jobs, it is always wise to explain to the electrician what you need him or her to do over the phone or on email.

Ask for a price upfront.

Even if you are quoted an hourly rate, ask how long it will take.  Small jobs like adding in a couple of extra electrical sockets or replacing a light fitting will only take an hour or two.  If you are supplying the new light fittings or sockets yourself, the price may reduce even further.

Cost Of Hiring An Electrician - More Complex Electrical Work

Slightly more complex electrical work such as putting in a new electric shower or replacing the consumer unit in your home will take longer.  This will, as a consequence cost more.  Fitting a new electric shower and running a new cable down to the consumer unit will take around a day.  You can expect to pay around £300 if the electrician is supplying the shower.

Fitting a new consumer unit will cost around the same amount.  Landlords may require to provide an electrical safety report for a property before it is rented out.  Homeowners might commission a report before going ahead with more extensive work.  Expect to pay around £180 for a written report on the state of your home’s electrics.

Larger Electrical Jobs – Complete rewire

Electrical wiring deteriorates over time.  If you are living in an older property there may come a time when you need to have the house completely rewired.  This work can be messy and disruptive.  It is sometimes better scheduled when you are having other work done too.

As well as being major work, having a home completely rewired can be expensive work.  Prices can range from £3500 for rewiring a small two bedroom terrace to £6000 or more for a large four bedroom detached house.  Prices for rewiring will vary according to the size of the house.

How easily the electrical wiring can be accessed will also be a factor.  Remember to factor in additional costs such as plastering or decorating once the rewire has been completed.

Hourly Rate or Per Job Rate?

Most electricians will have an hourly rate of between £20 and £40.  This is a good rough starting point if you want to try to work out how much you are likely to be charged for a job.

When you are considering a bigger job though, it is always better to negotiate a price to cover the entire job.  Knowing that they are being paid when the job is complete gives the electrician the incentive to get the job completed in the most efficient manner, whereas if they are being paid a set amount for every hour they work, it could be argued that they are more likely to work very slowly.

Getting Quotes For Your Electrical Work

It is always wise to get written quotes. Whether you're having a couple of sockets put in or having a security light put up outside the back door, or spending £1000 or more on a rewire, or extensive electrical work.  Get at least three local electricians to quote for the work.  Look at the quotes not only in terms of who is the cheapest.  Think about other issues such as reputation, or how quickly they hope to get the job done.

Making Payments

Never be tempted to agree with a tradesman to do a cheaper job “for cash”.  Not only is it illegal to try to evade VAT, if the tradesman is happy to fiddle the taxman, is he perhaps happy to rip you off too?  It’s always best to have a paper trail when making a payment, so use online banking to make transfers, write a cheque, or get a signed and dated receipt if you prefer to hand over cash.

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