What you need to do, so you are choosing the right electrician!
Insurance and Licenses
You should make sure that whoever you choose is licensed and insured before they do any work for you. It should reassure you that your electrician has proper training to perform electrical work efficiently. One way you can check if an electrician is registered with an electrical body (NAPIT, NICEIC, ELECSA, Etc.) is to go to https://www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk/ and put their details in. If they are registered they will appear in the listing. This website makes it easy to choose the right electrician!
Experience and Trust
One of the easiest things to check when choosing an electrician is testimonials and previous case studies. If they don’t have any Google reviews or previous projects on their website then be wary. This might not mean they aren’t to be trusted, they could just have little or no digital presence. For example, we currently have 82 Five star Google reviews and over 15 projects evidenced on our website. Another website which is worth checking is www.checkatrade.com, on their website you need to provide them with insurances, licenses and even approved testimonials before you are shown.
Get like-for-like quotes and compare in detail
It is important that you receive quotes from a couple of electricians before making a decision. Even though we don’t want you going elsewhere, it is good practice that you obtain quotes from multiple electrical contractors. This is to make sure you’re getting the best price for your job. If you receive a quote from elsewhere and it’s cheaper, we will always try and match it! So always get in touch with us before making your final decision and we will see what we can do!
You’ll need an electrical certificate as they are required for all new installations. It may also be required for an alteration or addition to the current installation. At HRHislop we include the cost of the certificate in our quotes. You’ll receive them alongside the invoice once the work has been carried out. Always make sure that whoever you choose to complete your electrical job will provide a certificate for the work. We’ve seen it far too often where people either don’t receive the certificate and then can’t get hold of the company who originally did the work. Companies can also hit you with a hidden cost for the certificate to be done. We like to be transparent with our costs and you’ll never be charged a hidden fee.
If you follow all these tips on choosing the right electrician, you’ll be well on your way!