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PAT or Portable Appliance Testing
This is usually carried out for any and all appliances that are plugged into a power outlet. These are tested for any electrical faults and the process is handled by one of our fully qualified engineers. Once the test is concluded, a report is generated for the results and submitted to the client. This is also a service that is required for rental accommodation.
EICR or Electrical Installation Condition Report
This is what super-seeded the old Periodical inspection report. It is a formal document that is produced following an assessment of the electrical installation within a property. It is usually carried out by our registered and fully qualified electricians. The inspection is thorough and includes the inspection of power points, switches, light fittings, consumer unit and the general state of the wiring.
Electrical fault finding
This is always carried out by our qualified and highly experienced engineers. Faults can be as simple as a defective power point, fused spur, light fitting or a light switch. The problem can also be more serious like a faulty or substandard consumer unit or defective wiring. Whatever the issue may be, we will be able to trace, diagnose and remedy the problem.
Low voltage light fittings and transformers
Low voltage lights are used in bathrooms but also throughout a property. More often than not, when a low voltage lamp is burnt out and a replacement is fitted, the light will still not work. The reason for this is that the transformer used to reduce the voltage from mains voltage is also in need of replacement. This is a common problem that we deal with for our clients almost on a daily basis.
This can be a full installation where a property is undergoing a full refurbishment and complete new rewiring is required or a part installations, for example, where a new kitchen is being fitted and new wiring is needed to service the new appliance positions, power points above the work-tops and a new lighting arrangements. In either scenario, we will be able to advise you of what is needed and a detailed estimate can be submitted for the work. The later may also include upgrading the existing consumer unit to be able to cope with the additional load.
Replacing a consumer unit
When this work is undertaken, we are required to ensure the existing wiring is safe for the change. This is because you are changing the characteristics of the existing circuits. Usually this is done by carrying out a full Electrical Installation Condition Report (E.I.C.R.) before starting the change. We will also ensure the earthing and bonding is up to scratch, that the meter tails are the correct size and that there are adequate means of isolation between the electrical meter and the consumer unit, and if not, upgrade this. We will do this type of work once we have submitted an estimate for the work for your approval prior to commencing with the work.
Fire alarms and emergency lighting
Fire alarms are most essential. They save lives and are highly recommended within any type of property. These can be a simple battery operated unit, fitted in the hallway of a small one bedroom flat or a fully integrated fire alarm system with mains powered smoke alarms with battery backup, heat detectors with battery backup and an alarm system panel. There is also the type of installation that will incorporate the flats within a building and the communal areas so if there was a fire in any part of the building, all residents are warned of the danger and given time to evacuate the building. When evacuating a fire distressed building, it is essential to ensure that the fire escape route is well illuminated and clearly signed to assist with the evacuation. That is where a correctly installed emergency lighting system is key. The system will have its own power source to come on even if the electrical power in the building is compromised. It should make the route to safety clear where the escape route can be thick with smoke and visibility is limited. Again, this is a service that we provide, undertaken by qualified and trained engineers who have taken all the necessary courses and who also consult with the fire brigade before recommending and fittings such systems. Once a system is installed you will be provided with an installation and commissioning certificates. We also provide maintenance contracts to inspect and service these systems whether installed by us or by others. Systems will be periodically inspected, any remedial work carried out and a certificate is issued to the state of the system. These inspections could be quarterly or half yearly, depending on your requirements.
In some properties the heating and hot water system can be electric. This is either because it is the choice of the occupant to use a cleaner fuel or due to lack of a gas supply in the building. Our engineers will be able to survey your property and advise you of the most efficient way to use electric power to provide heating and hot water supply. Your choices may be an electric combination boiler and normal radiators, an immersion hot water cylinder and panel heater or a hot water cylinder and economy7 heating system. This later choice is an economical option as the system will take electrical power at a cheaper tariff at night time time, stores it and uses whenever you want to have your heating system on. It will be our pleasure to provide you with a tailored heating system running on electricity instead or gas or solid fuel.
Door entry system & intercom
This can be installed in normal household properties or part of a building, containing more than one flat. With new technology, you can easily have an audio and video feeds to notify you that someone is at your front door and then you will have the option to allow them in, remotely. You may also have the option to see and hear your caller, even if you were away from your property. As always we can survey your premises whether it is a single dwelling or building with separate units and advise you of your options and submit an estimate for the supply and installation of tnew system. We can also provide you with a maintenance contract to make sure that your equipment remains serviceable at all times.
External electrical installations
This can be external lighting which can be functional, decorative or security orientated. It can also be providing power supply and lighting to you garden shed or even providing external power points for your lawn mower or any other electric tool used outside like stand alone external heaters or barbecue equipment. We will discuss your requirements with you, inspect your existing consumer units and wiring and advise you of the best way to achieve your goals and provide you with an estimate for the work.
We can undertake electrical work at both domestic and commercial premises.
We cover the entire spectrum of electrical services from a simple replacement of a light fitting to wiring an entire building with various flats and including business premises.
We carry out general maintenance services such as fault finding and its associated remedial works. We can carry out electrical testing and producing PIRs.
We can undertake PAT testing and produce the relevant documentation. We can test, maintain and service fire and smoke alarm systems and security systems.
We can carry out rewiring of premises and produce the installation certificates, install new fire and smoke alarm systems, new security systems and intercom systems. We can upgrade electrical installations to comply with current regulations and certify the same. In short, we can cater for all your electrical needs.
We are a NAPIT registered company.