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Tips on finding a good Electrician


Positive recommendations from friends are usually the best method in finding a qualified electrician. Working quickly is a valuable quality since the hourly rate they charge can rack up an enormous bill. Three important questions to ask when hiring an electrician include:


 Are they licensed?

 How long have they been in business?

 Can they provide good references?


Get a few written estimates from several electricians and question people you know if they have heard any complaints made against the individual electricians. To make certain the electrician is certified, and insured is of extreme importance. This is for your protection as well as the electricians to prevent a potential dangerous situation.


It is to your advantage to request written quotes so you have what was quoted in writing should any problems turn up. Tell each electrician you are getting other estimates so they may try to keep their charges down. Make sure the electrician you hire is a member of the UK’s consumer safety organisation. NAPIT is an independent regulatory body governing the electrical industry. Other bodies are available such as the NICEIC, ELECSA & ECA to name a few.


Draw up a detailed list of jobs that need to be done, what to replace, and where to add. Do not be afraid to ask for details. Do not forget to inquire about the cost of any extras. You may offhandedly say to the electrician, “I prefer this switch to go there“; the labour cost may not make it worthwhile. You should know beforehand how much each job would cost to make informed decisions and have no regrets afterwards.

If you are having your whole place rewired, walk room to room, making notes as to what you want moved, added, or taken out. Consider adding more kitchen sockets, and replacing all single sockets with doubles. Are there multiple plugs on sockets? Do you have a lack of sockets in one corner? Now would be the time to add more sockets closer to appliances.

Additional Questions to Ask Yourself before Hiring an Electrician


* Are the lights too bright or not bright enough?

* Do you want extra switches or dimmers?

* Are some sockets inaccessible?


You will be paying for a professional electrician with the understanding that the project will be done to your satisfaction. Often the best route is to follow up on a recommendation from someone you know, that has first-hand experience with an electrician they trust.

After you decide on the right electrician for the job:


* Ask when the job will start and how long it may take?

* Is any necessary re-plastering part of the charge?

* What are the work hours?

* Will you be provided with a certificate at job’s end?


You may be an efficient “do-it-yourselfer,” around the house, but never hesitant to call an electrician if the task is risky or potentially dangerous to your family or house.

Many people decide to ring professionals when completion of the job involves purchasing expensive equipment that they will probably never use again or they lack time to complete the project themselves.

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Finding a Gas Engineer


Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.

Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.


What does Gas Safe Register do?

The main focus of the Register is on improving and maintaining gas safety to the highest standards. We make sure all 123,000 gas engineers on the Register are qualified to work with gas.

They work to protect the public from unsafe gas work through;

A dedicated national investigations team tracking down individuals working illegally

Regular inspections of Gas Safe registered engineers

Educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety

Investigating reports of unsafe gas work

Gas Safe Register is here to help keep you and your family safe.


Who runs Gas Safe Register?

Gas Safe Register is run by Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services Limited, a division of Capita Plc.

Thompson’s Services employ only Gas Safe registered engineers to carry out our gas work. Their work is fully guaranteed under our work quality guarantee scheme and are fully insured to ensure your system is safe for use