Electrical Certificate UK

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Georgios M.
5
Irfan came to do EICP certificate by my request. Irfan collected keys from my agent and let him self in, did the job and returned keys back to my agent. It was very easy for me and flexible to get the job done while I am away without any supervision or help. Very reliable and self managed contractor. Thank you so much!
Heather M.
5
Mohammad was fantastic, on time and really friendly! Explained the process as he was doing it and made the whole thing really pleasant! Will definitely use again!
Julie J.
5
Chris and his young apprentice were timely and friendly and happy to answer any questions. Would recommend
Heather S.
5
They were there when we needed the job done asap. Jack was very polite and reliable. Relayed the info to Tom which we needed that night . All good.
Kamal B.
5
Good communication throughout, what prompt with appointment time, completed job quickly and provided report in a timely manner.
Enrique D.
5
My experience was very good. Everything done fast and no trouble. Certified issued on time. Good communication.
Rumi R.
5
He arrived on time. Very helpful and approachable guy. Did the job nicely on time and left the premises tidy. Very highly recommended.
Kevin W.
5
Needed an electrical check quickly and these guys fitted the bill. Were out within 2 days and did a great job. Would recommend to anyone and i will certainly use them again. Thanks for great service.
Penny K.
5
Lewis was really great - I had the wrong day and had to get keys, so he had to wait, which he didn’t have to. What a nice guy.
Thomas M.
5
Really pleased with the service. Would be happy to contact LM Electrical Solutions for future work if it was required.
Anesha A.
5
Lovely couple who completed the electrical safety check. Certificate was sent by the evening. 10/10 would recommend
Lucy F.
5
The contractor was great. They arrived on time and carried out the work to an excellent standard. I will use again in the future and recommend.
Angela C.
5
This is the first time I've used My Constructor, and I'm delighted to have experienced a first rate service! I booked Richard Bressler-Riddell for an electrical safety check and found him to be highly professional, efficient and reliable. Thank you for doing a great job!
Gary J.
5
Contractor was polite and timely. He carried out the work to our complete satisfaction.
Rabia K.
5
Great service from Alan. Punctual and reliable. Job was completed within a timely manner. Would definitely recommend. Thanks again Alan
Neil B.
5
Rain was on time and very professional with his work. He explained the process and under time pressure (from us) managed to complete the job. We are now awaiting the results.
Lovelle S.
5
Fast and efficient. Very knowledgeable contractor. Good communication throughout
Catalina R.
5
Great experience. David was super helpful - will use again in the future. Highly recommend
HARVINDER P.
5
Very polite and very competitive price good service all around ...definitely use again...
Luke H.
5
Really pleased with the appointment, they were on time and the guys who attended were polite and friendly, got the work done quickly and to a high standard.
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Guide to Electrical Certificates UK: What Every Homeowner Should Know

Electrical certificates UK is something that every homeowner in the UK should be aware of. If you're not familiar with them, these documents certify that the electrical installations in your home are safe.

That said, there are different types of electrical certificates for different purposes. In this guide, we will explore the different types of electrical certificates UK and what every homeowner should know about them. Read on to learn more about how to keep your home safe and up to code.


What Is An Electrical Certificate?

An electrical certificate UK is a document that proves that your home's electrical installation is safe and meets the legal requirements. It's important to get an electrical certificate when you're buying or selling a property, as it can affect the sale price.


The Different Types Of Electrical Certificates

There are four main types of electrical certificates UK: the Periodic Inspection Report (PIR), the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), the Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) and the Minor Works Certificate (MWC).

  • The Periodic Inspection Report is carried out every five years by a qualified electrician. It assesses the condition of your electrical installation and gives it a pass or fail to rate. If your installation fails, you will need to have it repaired or replaced by a qualified electrician.
  • The Electrical Installation Condition Report is similar to the PIR, but it is carried out more frequently, usually every three years. Again, it assesses the condition of your electrical installation and gives it a pass or fail to rate. If your installation fails, you will need to have it repaired or replaced by a qualified electrician.
  • The Electrical Installation Certificate is issued after an initial assessment of your electrical installation by a qualified electrician. This certificate must be renewed every five years by another qualified electrician.
  • The Minor Works Certificate is issued after minor works have been carried out on your electrical installation by a qualified electrician. These works could include adding new sockets or lights or replacing old ones. The certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue.

When Do You Need An Electrical Certificate UK?

If you're planning any electrical work in your home, from a simple light switch installation to the full rewire, you'll need to get an electrical certificate UK from a registered electrician. This will ensure that the work is carried out safely and meets all the current building regulations.

If you're buying or selling a property, your solicitor will need to see an electrical certificate UK to satisfy the requirements of the sale.


How To Get An Electrical Certificate UK

An electrical certificate UK is required in order to prove that your home's wiring meets current safety standards. This certificate is also sometimes called an electrical safety certificate, an electrical installation certificate, or a house buyers' pack.
If you need an electrical certificate UK for your home, you should hire a registered electrician to carry out an inspection and provide you with the certificate. The cost of this inspection will vary depending on the size and complexity of your property, but it is typically around £70-£200.

Once you have received your electrical certificate UK, you should keep it in a safe place as it may be required for insurance purposes or if you ever sell your property.

How Much Does An Electrical Certificate Uk Cost?

An electrical certificate UK typically costs around £85, but this can vary depending on the size of the property and the number of circuits that need to be checked. For a more accurate quote, it's best to contact a registered electrician.


UK Electrical Certificate Regulations

In the UK, there are strict regulations surrounding electrical safety in the home. All landlords and property owners are required by law to have their electrical installations regularly inspected and tested by a qualified electrician. These inspections must be carried out at least every five years or more often if the property is considered to be at high risk of electrical hazards.

If any faults or problems are found during an inspection, the electrician will issue an Electrical Certificate of Compliance. This certificate outlines any work that needs to be carried out to bring the property up to standard. The owner then has a responsibility to make sure that this work is completed within a reasonable timeframe.

If you're buying or selling a property, it's important to check that an up-to-date Electrical Certificate of Compliance is in place. If not, you could be liable for any resulting injuries or damage. If you're renting a property, your landlord should be able to provide you with evidence of the most recent certificate.

If you have any concerns about the safety of your electrical installation, don't hesitate to contact a qualified electrician for advice.


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We hope that this guide has provided you with a better understanding of electrical certificates UK and what they entail. As a homeowner, it is always beneficial to be well-informed about the various aspects of your home that require upkeep and maintenance. If you have any further questions about electrical certificates or would like to schedule an inspection for your home, please do not hesitate to contact a qualified electrician in your area.

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