Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Part P?
In 2005 the Government introduced electrical safety rules into the Building Regulations for England and Wales. Because of this, most fixed electrical installation work in homes must now, by law, meet the requirements Part P of the Building Regulations.
Apart from some minor works, all electrical works must either be reported to local building control or be carried out by an electrician who is registered with one of a number of government approved scheme providers.
By law, all homeowners and landlords must be able to prove that all electrical installation work meets the requirement of Part P, or they are committing a criminal offence
Why Should I Use An NICEIC Registered Contractor?
As an NICEIC Approved Contractor we are subject to independent assessment annually to ensure our work continues to comply with relevant technical & safety standards. We have held Full NICEIC Approved Contractor status for seventeen years. For further details on the NICEIC and their Approved Contractor scheme can be found at www.niceic.com
Why Are You VAT Registered?
VAT is automatically added to most of the goods you buy in shops and services you purchase. Regardless of whether your electrical contractor is VAT registered or not you will pay VAT on the materials he supplies, the difference being the VAT registered electrician will show the price with the VAT separated instead of showing it as a single all-inclusive figure.
When turnover for any business exceeds a certain amount set by the Government then it must be registered for VAT. If your chosen contractor is VAT registered you should view it as re-assurance that you are dealing with a successful contractor, who is good at what they do.
We hold all required insurance in connection with the work we carry out. This includes but is not limited to Public Liability, Employer Liability, Personal Indemnity. Full details and copies of certificates held are available on request.
Parts & Labour Guarantee
We are all to often asked to redo poorly installed electrical work previously carried out by others using cheap, inferior quality materials which was done to achieve the cheapest price.
We only fit quality branded cable and accessories using the highest standards of installation and as such we are confident enough to provide a 3-year parts and labour guarantee on all of our work.