Hiring an Electrician Eastbourne?
If your thinking of having a project geting quotes for hiring an Electrician Eastbourne but you don’t know where to start then read on. This article could be good for you.
Ever since our young age, people always warn us not to play around with electricity. The same rule should follow in our adult years as well. It takes special training and knowledge to be completely sure how to handle certain wires, installations, etc.
Even experienced electricians will tell you that no matter how experienced you are, there is always a chance that something might go wrong. That makes hiring an electrician a must, no matter how small the issue. Its always better to be safe than sorry.
That is why we have sought the two top tradesmen on our site, Steve Jameson and John Patel. Steed is our tradesman of the month, for the month of June. Patel is the first tradesman who got more than a whopping 500 positive reviews for our site. We asked them for advice, to tell us what the five most important things are when hiring an electrician.
This is what they had to say:
1 . Can they provide a Installation Certificate & “Part P” (Building Control) Notification?
A “Part P Certificate (aka Building Control Notification is the only way that a tradesman can provide a legal foundation to self-certify his work. It can be approved by your local authority and their Building Standard department. The list of this certification includes STROMA, SELECT, NICEIC, ELECSA, NAPIT; TrustMark and many more. If the electrician tries to tell you that they are certified but fails to produce proof you can always check them out yourself with a relevant body or browse the Registered Competent Personal Electrician website.
2. Find reviews before you hire
The majority of tradesmen have profiles and plenty of reviews on MyBuilder. Make use of that. But don’t fall for the trap of many positive reviews. You can also check out a reliable Electrician Eastbourne here. If you still choose to get some more quotes be more detailed in your search. Look at what they did and how they got on with their existing clients. Find as much information as you can about your relevant problem. We are all aware of one of the biggest issues when hiring, punctuality. The reviews are sure to mention it. Read up and hire the best.
3) Set a quote
Make this as clear and rigid as possible. Rough estimates aren’t what you are looking for. You want a clear, unambiguous price, to the last digit. Again, be as detailed as possible. You want to know what they will be doing and how much they are charging for every step of the way.
It can be tricky when working on older installations though. If there is a problem with your existing electrical installation and work needs doing to put it right, ask your electrician to keep you updated on any cost implictaions throughout the project. Don’t leave it right until the end as that is when you can be landed with a bigger bill than you originally expected.
4. Don’t rush towards the cheapest option
We all know that repairs can be as costly as they are time-consuming. So invest well. As with many other things in life, the cheapest option can be also the worst. One failed investment can lead to many more. A bad example of a tradesman can cause you more problems than you originally had. Take everything into account and pick the best option.
5. Get an Installation or Minor Works Certificate
Once the job is done, the electrician that you have hired needs to issue an installation certificate or minor works certificate depending on what type of electrical work has been done. He / she may also need to issue a Part P (Building Control Notification too which also depends on the type of work that has been done.
It can be a daunting task when hiring any tradesman but even more so when hiring an electrician. Follow the above tips and you should be off to a good start!