Choosing an electrician

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Whether your house needs rewiring or your fuse box needs upgrading you’re going to need to employ the services of a qualified professional electrical contractor.

It sounds simple but in the real world finding the right electrician to give you peace of mind and undertake the job competently can be tricky. Which is why it pays to do your homework when it comes to choosing who you trust to get the job done.  

Obtaining free no obligation quotes from approved local electricians is a good place to start. But how do you go about getting the right man – or women – for the job? There’s a smarter solution to meet your electrical needs. And it’s called Local Electrical Quotes.

5 top tips for choosing an electrician

  • Get 3 quotes. Local Electrical Quotes can help by providing you with up to 3 free no obligation quotes from approved local electricians in your area.

  • Ask your electrician for references. Recommendations are the key to choosing an electrician. So ask friends and family, or even work colleagues if they can recommend a trustworthy electrician. Local Electrical Quotes checks, rates and approves companies, which makes life easier for you.

  • For your own peace of mind only use an electrician who is registered with NICEIC, NAPIT or a similar competent person scheme. Technical competence and ability to meet relevant technical and safety standards and codes of practice is an important factor when choosing an electrician.

  • Are they fully insured? It pays to check that the tradesperson has public limited liability. Better to be safe than sorry.

  • Last but not least, make sure you obtain a comprehensive quote, detailing all the work to be done so you both know what the job involves from start to finish and, most importantly, what you are paying for.

In England and Wales, any electrical installation work carried out in your home needs to conform to the Part P Building Regulations Electrical Safety Rule, which was introduced in 2005. All electrical installations need to meet BS 7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations), and your electrician should issue you with a certificate to confirm that the work meets this safety standard. 

Whether you’re looking for an electrician to quote for a fuse box replacement or a quote to rewire your house, don’t be fooled into thinking that the cheapest quote will necessarily be the best one. After all, we tend to get what we pay for.

Local Electrical Quotes is here to help. We can provide free no obligation quotes from qualified electricians. Request your free quotes today.