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David Ayres

Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

Over 20 Years experience working as an electrician. Specialist in Domestic and commercial. Accreditation Napit 34016

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An EICR is a detailed electrical inspection of a property’s electrical installation where an in-depth report detailing any necessary remedial work is produced. During the appointment, your electrical engineer will complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical circuits on the property are in working order and are safe to use. Please note that the electrical engineer will need to disconnect the installation from the main electrical power supply for the inspection. Please note, it is your responsibility to plug appliances back in after your electrics have been tested (this includes your fridge/freezer). The entire onsite process will typically take up to two hours depending on the number of circuits on the property. Following the assessment, the Electrical Safety Certificate is emailed within 2-5 business days. 


As a landlord you are required by law to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report, this helps protect you from prosecution in the event that a tenant is harmed by faulty electrics in your property.


The frequency with which EICRs should be obtained varies depending on the kind of property. For rental properties, an EICR Testing is typically done every five years or at the start of a new tenancy. An EICR should only be done by a qualified electrician.



What does the inspection include?


  • The inspection includes the below checks if earthing and bonding is adequate
  • Whether light switches, fittings, sockets, and controls are suitable, serviceable, and protected -  replacement will be recommended if necessary
  • If earthing and bonding is adequate
  • If the wiring system is adequate and its current condition
  • If adequate identification and safety notices are available
  • The extent of any wear and tear, damage or deterioration
  • Whether there are any changes in the use of the premises which have led to, or may lead to, unsafe conditions

Appointment details


A Non-Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report is, as it states, a report rather than a certificate. It provides an assessment of the in-service condition of a commercial electrical installation against current requirements. During the appointment, the electrical engineer will complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical circuits on the property are in working order and safe to use. All lighting and lighting circuits will be assessed and a report on the findings will be logged. Typically a commercial EICR is a lot more in depth than a standard domestic report. For commercial properties, there may be operational limitations that the engineer will discuss with you first, such as shutting down any servers or phone lines that would impact a business. The engineer may ask for a sample rate which would detail what percent of sockets would be tested to begin with, and then should any faults occur with the sample size, the engineer may choose to increase the sample size (i.e, from 25% to 50%) to check for further faults. 

The entire onsite process can take from a few hours to a couple of days depending on the size of the property, especially for some larger commercial or industrial installations. Following the completion of the assessment, the Electrical Installation Condition Report is emailed within 2-5 business days. It is a legal requirement commercial properties are tested every 5 years and installations at industrial premises are tested at least every 3 years

As a landlord you are required by law to have an Electrical Installation Condition Report, this helps protect you from prosecution in the event that a tenant is harmed by faulty electrics in your property.


What you will need to do prior/during the appointment?


  • If you are not sure about the type and the quantity of the circuits please contact the engineer

  • Give permission to engineer to disconnect installation from the main electrical power supply for the inspection

Appointment details


Portable appliance testing, or PAT, involved the inspection of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. During the appointment, your selected professional electrical engineer will visit the property and complete an Electrical Safety Inspection to ensure that all electrical appliances on the property are in working order and are safe to use. All electrical appliances supplied by a flexible cable with either a plug and socket or a spur box to connect it to the fixed electrical installation are considered portable appliances or portable electrical equipment (PEE) and need to be tested, regardless of their size. Typical examples of PEE include kitchen equipment, including toasters, food mixers, kettles, refrigerators, microwave ovens and office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, and any  Extension leads are also regarded as portable appliances. The entire onsite process will typically take up to one hour depending on the number of appliances on the property. 


Although the law does not specifically state how often PAT testing should be performed, it is reasonable to at least have an inspection yearly. PAT testing is one of the most effective ways to minimize electric risks from faulty appliances.




What does the inspection include?


PAT testing includes visual checks for:

  • Damages to the flexible cable such as cuts, abrasions, trapped cables etc.
  • Damages to the plug, such as cracked case or bent pins
  • Illegal joints in the cable, such as taped joint
  • Any equipment being used in unsuitable conditions, such as wet or dusty environment
  • Any signs of overheating, such as stains or burns

Appointment details


Upon confirmation of the service, an accredited Energy Assessor visits the property to collect the required data for assessing energy features based on the construction, type of dwelling, and relevant fittings (i.e, heating systems, insulation, windows, fixed outlets, lighting, etc). Please allow easy and full access for the assessor to inspect all heating and lighting fixtures/fittings including the boilers, hot water cylinders and the electric meter. The entire onsite process generally takes 30 minutes to 1 hour. Following the assessment, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is generated using government-approved software, which typically takes 1-3 business days, and will be emailed to you once ready. Once the EPC is lodged it will appear on the national Domestic EPC register.


The EPC should not be read as a comment on the overall condition of the property, nor will it cover any items that would be included in a building survey.


An EPC is a legal requirement for the property to be marketed for sale or let. The certificate is valid for 10 years although it is recommended to renew the certificate every time works are carried out to the property that could improve its energy performance ie. replacement boiler/windows, loft or wall insulation. 


Our EPC prices are calculated on the number of bedrooms, location and availability and carried out by professional, verified assessors who are certified with the official EPC Register.



What does an EPC contain?


  • A record of how energy efficient a building is and its environmental impact
  • Information on the property’s typical energy costs
  • Suggested recommendations on reducing energy use and saving money
  • An energy efficiency rating of the property from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient)

Appointment details


Upon confirmation of the service, an accredited Energy Assessor visits the property to collect the required data for assessing energy features based on the construction, data, and relevant fittings (i.e, heating systems, insulation, windows, fixed outlets, lighting, etc). Please allow easy and full access for the assessor to inspect all heating and lighting fixtures/fittings including the boilers, hot water cylinders and the electric meter. Given the size and complexity of some commercial buildings, this inspection can take a number of hours or even days. Following the assessment, a Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (which includes two documents: an EPC certificate and a separate Recommendations Report) is generated using government-approved software, which typically takes 1-3 business days, and will be emailed to you once ready. Once the EPC is lodged it will appear on the national Commercial EPC register.


A Non-Domestic EPC is a legal requirement for all commercial buildings exceeding 50 sq meters. The law states that a Non-Domestic EPC is required when you market the premises for let or sale, a building under construction is finished or where there are changes to the number of parts used for separate occupation and these changes involve providing or extending fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems. 


The EPC must also be displayed in your commercial building if the total useful floor area is over 500 sq meters, the building is frequently visited by the public or an EPC has already been produced for the building’s sale, rental or construction

The certificate is valid for 10 years although a new certificate may be required if the building is subject to renovations, alterations, extensions etc. 


Commercial buildings are divided into three categories for EPC purposes, depending on size, heating and cooling systems, etc. For further information please get in touch with us. 

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Customers Reviews

4.9/5
(34)

Quality 98.2%

Reliability 98.2%

Price 97.6%

Schedule 98.8%

Behaviour 98.8%

Cleanliness 99.4%

5/5
02-08-2021

Tahmina M.

5/5
17-12-2020

Arrived on time and performed comprehensive survey. Provided a detailed report next day. Thanks.

Spandan J.

5/5
06-02-2021

A thorough professional provided clear guidance of what needs to be done.

Prakash T.

5/5
07-09-2021

Turned up on time. Was very courteous. Despite the negative result to the EIRC he explained clearly what the issues were and what would be needed to follow this up. A comprehensive EIRC was completed as well as a quote for the remedial repairs. Thanks David

Stephen M.

5/5
09-01-2021

David was excellent, he answered his phone when I contacted him, he was polite, friendly and professional, he arrived on time, he communicated with me about what needed to be changed, he was a genuine guy and I trusted his professional judgment. Normally I would use a friend or recommendation but I took a risk but I was very happy I did, as I got a cheap EIRC and now have trust in Dave and My constructor. I will use my constructor for other jobs in the future. hassle-free and many appointments available. Thanks, David

kevin b.

5/5
13-06-2021

David was very helpful and did the job as required on time and in budget.

Jaimin P.

5/5
09-01-2021

Great service with really clear explanations and advice.

Richard C.

5/5
16-04-2021

Professional advise and 5 Star service

Ivan C.

5/5
16-04-2021

Professional advise and 5 Star service

Ivan C.

5/5
18-11-2020

David was excellent. He tidied up and was very COVID-secure - wearing his mask all the time.

Jon F.

5/5
04-10-2021

jane s.

5/5
13-05-2021

Very good service and reasonable price.

Carol D.

5/5
26-03-2021

I needed a EIRC and found booking an appointment very easy using MyConstructor. David arrived on time and was very professional and courteous. At the end of the inspection he explained his findings and said the certificate would be emailed to me the next day, and it was. Excellent service all round.

Clayton C.

5/5
19-11-2020

I was very pleased with the way that David carried out the EICR and the subsequent remedial work. Would certainly use the service and recommend.

Hamid M.

5/5
28-11-2020

Marshall T.

5/5
27-01-2021

Arrived ahead of time, did the test and outlined remediation work needed which was completed thereafter with no fuss. Would use again if required.

KAM P.

5/5
24-01-2022

Dave arrived on time, was friendly, took care within the property and performed a thorough job with excellent explanation. Would definitely recommend!

Paul H.

5/5
28-01-2021

Janaki N.

5/5
22-12-2020

Nice guy, very honest and precise with his explanation

Michael M.

5/5
20-11-2020

Kamil K.

5/5
06-11-2020

David came to one of my properties to do an electrical safety inspection at very short notice and also completed all the remediation work on the same day. My tenants wouldn't have been able to move it if David had not been so quick and efficient.

Shaun R.

5/5
22-03-2021

Efficient service, as described and committed to. Certificate arrived a couple of days after the visit as promised.

Deb B.

5/5
04-06-2021

Good guy, no issues to report

fong H.

5/5
27-09-2021

Great! David was a real pro- kind and polite and did an excellent job. I really recommend him!

Sarah M.

5/5
07-10-2021

Just need some help changing address and then we will be happy to give five

Stephen M.

5/5
17-01-2021

Tom R.

5/5
01-12-2021

Very friendly and helpful. Would recommend 100%.

Nick M.

5/5
09-11-2020

Not only was David first class, reliable, honest and on time, I've recommended him to my neighbours!

Shiraz J.

5/5
22-11-2020

Perfect service

Shau Wai W.

5/5
21-06-2021

David was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended.

Sisui Y.

5/5
21-06-2021

David was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended.

Sisui Y.

5/5
11-11-2020

David was excellent, on time, courteous, had appropriate PPE, and clear on work to be done and time it would take. Highly recommended

Balraj B.

5/5
03-09-2021

David is really good and committed professional. He done a great job at my place. I highly recommend David.

srikanth k.

2.5/5
25-05-2021

Paid a really high price for the remedial works and there were a few things that were not working after the electrician came. We tried to get in touch with him on a number of occasions to fix the issues and to request for further works to be done but he never got back to us.

Stephanie D.

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