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Mark Finch

Wednesbury, West Midlands

EXPERIENCED FULLY QUALIFIED DIRECT DBS/CRB CLEARED ELECTRICIANS I would like to introduce Spectrum Fm Ltd to you with a view to being able to work with you in the future. Spectrum carry out all Electrical Services and specialise in Electrical fixed wire testing and Thermography reports . Between myself and my small team of engineers we have over 40 years of electrical experience The company is run by me, Mark Finch and we employ regular, reliable and reputable Direct Electricians to work for us on large or small contracts. Clare, my wife, assists with the office and can be contacted along with myself during office hours in relation to any quotes, invoices, general queries or the booking in of contracts. We currently work for a number of clients and cover all of the UK inc Central London Spectrum Fm Ltd is fully NICEIC Approved (18th Edition) and able to carry out any domestic and commercial works. We also carry out Periodic Testing & Inspection Reporting, again for both commercial

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Appointment details


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

4.8/5
(45)

Quality 95.5%

Reliability 95.5%

Price 92.8%

Schedule 95.1%

Behaviour 95.5%

Cleanliness 97.3%

5/5
18-03-2021

zak a.

5/5
26-11-2020

Great company. Would deal with again.

Phillip P.

5/5
16-11-2020

Great contractors who did the work very professional.

Rakesh R.

5/5
30-10-2020

Best service! I needed an ECIR urgently for tenants to move in. Explained to Mark over phone and he was extremely professional and helpful. The guys showed up the next day, did thorough check and did remedial work that is needed done. Mark sent me the certificate on the same day which is extremely helpful and much appreciated. Highly recommended!

Ran L.

5/5
18-12-2020

Mark was great, efficient and was able to work extra quick while my kids were at home. And didn’t mind me asking lots of questions so I could learn a thing or two. Would defiantly use again.

Jaspreet S.

5/5
25-01-2021

Arrived promptly. The engineer is fereindly. Very satisfied service. Highly recommended.

Jianmin S.

5/5
27-11-2020

Mark, Claire in the office and Ryan the electrician went out of their way to ensure we received our EIRC on time and that we were in compliance with requirements. I would recommend their services.

Stephen B.

5/5
27-11-2020

Highly professional and responsive service

Stephen B.

5/5
11-03-2021

great service

Premal P.

5/5
11-07-2021

Vivanne A.

5/5
25-01-2021

Very reliable and friendly. Performed both test and remedial work after a fail, very quickly and efficiently. Definitely use these again.

Richard P.

5/5
19-11-2020

Excellent services, thank you.

Vivanne A.

5/5
02-04-2021

I t was Joseph not Mark who came and he was very professional

Keith S.

5/5
23-09-2020

Got my PAT done recently. Very Happy with the service.

Avadhesh A.

5/5
30-11-2020

excellent. Would definitely use again.

patricia g.

5/5
06-08-2020

Excellent! Engineer arrived on time and all the work was completed with no issue. Will definitely use again when needed.

Usman A.

5/5
04-03-2021

Mark arrived, carried out the survey, completed the certificate and left. Very good thank you

Henry H.

5/5
30-11-2020

Beata S.

5/5
30-11-2020

Michael T.

5/5
07-08-2020

The Electrician who attended on time, efficient and very helpful nothing was a bother I would highly recommend.

Daniel W.

5/5
06-11-2020

Showed professionalism. Advised me of the necessary works that needed to pass. Carried out the work saving me rebooking and delaying the process.

Arvinder N.

5/5
05-03-2021

Great and reasonably priced. The electrician was friendly and professional. Remedial work was booked quickly which was great for us as we needed our EICR quickly. Highly recommend.

kerry m.

5/5
13-03-2021

AA service . Reliable and very friendly and a very good job done. Highly recommend

Richard P.

5/5
16-01-2021

Punctual and Efficient

Andrea N.

5/5
18-01-2021

Very polite and arrived on time. Explained issues really well and did a small task for free.

Weili D.

5/5
04-12-2020

Very professional, great communication, knowledgeable and was able to fit me in at a pressing time. Also went out their way to ensure thorough work completed with nothing left undone. Tidy and reliable too! Thanks will be using your services again in the future!

Tamara M.

5/5
20-06-2021

Professional, Polite, and QUICK thank you!

Clara S.

5/5
13-08-2020

First Class Team... I'm a current landlord with many properties, I will deferentially be using this company for all my properties, My opinion for other landlords is be very careful on who you get to do your EICRS as it can be a very expensive mistake if your report is either a rush job were faults are missed or an over fussy job were you be quoted for unnecessary work... This team got the balance just right, Well Done.

wayne v.

5/5
28-12-2020

Mark and his partner were quick, efficient, thorough! Would 100% recommend!

Elaine P.

5/5
13-12-2020

Thorough inspection, a reasonable price and honest approach. Very much recommended - thank you!

Robert K.

5/5
30-07-2021

Excellent

Vivanne A.

5/5
23-03-2021

Great contractor, very helpful and very fair.

michael c.

5/5
30-12-2020

Very professional and pleasant young man, adhered to all safety rules and regulations completing the job effectively and efficiently.

Connor M.

5/5
14-12-2020

Punctual, polite, friendly, professional. Would definitely use again.

David S.

4.8/5
08-12-2020

Friendly, helpful and professional.....recommended!

Roy B.

4.8/5
06-10-2020

Great service and turnaround time. Only negative feedback is that I booked for the next day (Wednesday) and this was pushed back by two days, although I suspect that is more to do with this website than Spectrum

Callum D.

4.8/5
15-08-2020

Needed a EICR certificate quickly as had new tenants moving in. Booking was immediately followed by courtesy call. Electrician turned up on time. Excellent communication and certificate issued within a day. Would highly recommend.

Arvinder C.

4.6/5
13-04-2021

Not the cheapest, and wasn't sure I liked that it wasn't Mark Finch himself that turned up to do the work (suggest making this clear in future for new business), but his colleague was professional, skilled, on time and got the job done at a very busy time for landlord EIC Reports. On balance, happy with the experience.

Alan W.

4.5/5
28-03-2021

Although it was a very busy time of year (with the end of March deadline for EICR certificates for landlords), Mark was able to fit in the work. When there was some remedial work to be done, he was able to discuss this with me and came back to complete. Clare, in the office, was very helpful too.

Joy G.

4.3/5
06-01-2021

Contractor was very good, thorough and amiable. However, MyConstructor arranged the appointment for 11.00 and the night before changed it to 12.30. The contractor arrived at 11.30 and I had to make an unexpected visit to the property and was put out quite a bit. I am not sure whose fault this is; however, the electrician was very good himself just the scheduling was poor.

Iqbal M.

4.3/5
03-03-2021

Appointment was change 5 times within 1 day, then last appointment cancelled and had to schedule for the following week.

Paul C.

4.3/5
19-10-2020

Still awaiting invoice for remedial work carried out 2 weeks ago......

Sarah W.

4/5
01-09-2020

Jason S.

2.8/5
23-06-2021

I'm sure he's very good at what he does but also tried to charge for work that didn't need to be done after an EICR. Needless to say, I did not pay the ransom money and went elsewhere for a repeat EICR (satisfactory) without further work being done. He stuck by his principles and company policy, I'll give him that. But his policy is not aligned with following the wiring regs, as was confirmed by a complaint to NICEIC. Would I use again? No. Would I use myconstructor again? No.

Graeme P.

1/5
07-03-2021

Communication poor, put the phone down on me and refused to assist me without charging extortionate rates for very simple repairs

Nicola G.

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