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Raoul Parker-labastide

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SAME DAY CERTIFICATES. Fully Qualified Electrician and Domestic Energy Assessor, NAPIT Approved Contractor with 17 years electrical experience working to City & Guilds 18th Edition qualification ensuring our work is to the highest standard whilst following the strictest Health & Safety guidelines. We have high standards and offer excellent value for money on every job we complete, always maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, giving you complete peace of mind at all times. All our EPC certificates and floorplans for residential home owners and landlords are produced the same day Qualifications NAPIT Approved Contractor City & Guilds 18th Edition qualification City & Guilds 2391 Inspection, Testing and Certification City & Guilds 2396 Design, Construction, Management and Verification of Electrical Installations IOSH Managing Safely City & Guilds Level 3 Domestic Energy Assessor

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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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Quality 97.7%

Reliability 98.3%

Price 98.3%

Schedule 100%

Behaviour 100%

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5/5
09-03-2021

I was very happy with the Raoul. He was very professional in her job.

Mohammad S.

5/5
04-02-2022

Super service. Not draining the pocket. On time and quick.

Jaroslaw K.

5/5
03-11-2021

Highly recommend Raoul. Prompt, courteous, professional. Thank you Raoul!

Matt L.

5/5
07-09-2021

Josh C.

5/5
15-04-2021

Great service from Raoul, he was always on time and very efficient. Would highly recommend.

Jonny R.

5/5
25-03-2021

Raoul gets 5 stars all the way from me! Reliable, Punctual, Friendly, Knowledgeable, Clean & Tidy Work - A credit to MyConstructor

Marie D.

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11-10-2021

I found Raoul Parker to be very professional. Good clear communication and word done to a high standard.

Bhavdeep M.

5/5
19-03-2021

I believe your company doing well price is right and electriction done good job and he was in time.

Mohammad S.

5/5
25-06-2021

Raoul was really friendly and professional, would definitely recommend.

Helen S.

5/5
13-03-2022

Very pleasant, was punctual, thorough and gave me a good breakdown of any work that he advised undertaking, but wasn't required to pass. Will be using for any future work 100% Many thanks

Geoff S.

5/5
26-11-2021

Thermostat on the water tank was missed (hidden under insulation), otherwise very pleased with the report.

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5/5
18-03-2022

Mr Raj P.

5/5
13-04-2022

excellent service

Andrfew L.

5/5
27-06-2021

Raoul was very professional and courteous. I would definitely recommend.

Philip M.

5/5
14-03-2022

Excellent experience overall, the guy was very professional, on time and very polite so overall am very pleased with the service provided!!

Michael S.

5/5
08-12-2021

Janet C.

5/5
28-03-2021

Can't fault Raoul - polite and friendly and punctual, and good communication.

Joe G.

5/5
10-12-2021

Jo Harrison F.

5/5
12-09-2021

The gentleman that came and did my energy efficiency rating would be a credit to any company first class service well done thank you

Linda P.

5/5
22-11-2021

Very prompt, great job, really happy with the service, would definitely use again!

Rob M.

5/5
22-11-2021

Excellent professional service!

Maria S.

5/5
18-09-2021

Raoul was excellent. Very prompt and responsive. Would definitely recommend mend.

Alex U.

5/5
01-07-2021

Very good service!!

Rod T.

5/5
27-01-2022

kush s.

5/5
05-04-2021

Excellent service, prompt, efficient, very reasonable in price. Thank you Raoul.

Judith R.

5/5
29-07-2021

Anna Marie M.

5/5
25-11-2021

Raoul was punctual, professional and personable. I'd highly recommend him.

Annette P.

5/5
30-07-2021

On time, efficient and cheaper than every estate agent who would have made a cut. Pity I only got an E rating, but can't fault the process!

Tim C.

5/5
30-03-2021

I didn’t meet Raoul personally, he dealt with our tenant who said he was very helpful, answered any of questions and was clean and tidy, my own dealings were on the paperwork side and I received all the paperwork and certificate promptly. I would use him again.

Jeremy B.

5/5
07-03-2021

The engineer was polite, professional, answered a lot of my questions on how to optimise electrical consumption and offered invaluable advice on replacing some electrical items around my home. His work was completed in due time. 10/10

Raluca D.

5/5
04-05-2022

It was great ! Very professional and top class service.

Ankit P.

5/5
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25-10-2021

Srikanth K.

4.6/5
13-04-2021

Thank you Raoul. Prompt and efficient service.

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