Faults & Electrical Safety Checks

How can we help? Use the drop down menus below to find the service you’re looking for and click on the relevant link for more details. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, complete our contact form and one of our team will contact you.

I have a problem with electrics tripping in a property

Fault finding is charged at an hourly rate of £50 + VAT for the first hour and £35 + VAT per hour thereafter.

If you have a tripping RCD try our self help guide, this may help you resolve this issue or at least narrow down the possible causes.

 

I have a problem with electric heating not working in a property

Fault finding is charged at an hourly rate of £50 + VAT for the first hour and £35 + VAT per hour thereafter.

 

I have a problem with a plug socket in a property

To narrow down the problem you may find our self help guide useful – click here.

Fault finding is charged at an hourly rate of £50 + VAT for the first hour and £35 + VAT per hour thereafter

 

I have a problem with an outdoor power supply / plug socket at a property

Fault finding is charged at an hourly rate of £50 + VAT for the first hour and £35 + VAT per hour thereafter.

 

I have a light or lights that are not working in a property

To narrow down the problem you may find our self help guide useful – click here.

Fault finding is charged at an hourly rate of £50 + VAT for the first hour and £35 + VAT per hour thereafter.

 

I have a problem with a security light or lights not working at a property

Fault finding is charged at an hourly rate of £50 + VAT for the first hour and £35 + VAT per hour thereafter.

 

I have a problem with some general outdoor lighting at a property

Fault finding is charged at an hourly rate of £50 + VAT for the first hour and £35 + VAT per hour thereafter.

 

I need a full inspection and test of the electrical installation (Electrical Installation Condition Report – EICR) for a property

An Electrical Installation Condition Report will include the results of a visual inspection and the results of testing all circuits in the property. This will give you more information about the condition of the installation and in particular any damage to hidden cables or joints. Every domestic property should be fully inspected and tested every 10 years as a minimum, a label on your fuse board should tell you when this was last done.

The cost of an Electrical Installation Condition Report is £150 + VAT for the first 6 circuits then £15 + VAT for each additional circuit.  To see how many circuits you have, add up the number of circuit breakers in your fuse board.

 

I would like a Visual Condition Report (VCR) for a property

A visual condition report will include the results of a visual inspection of the electrical installation and does not include any testing so the inspection is not likely to find hidden damage to concealed cabling or joints.  For Landlords of domestic properties, a visual condition report would satisfy the requirement of the annual routine check but would not be sufficient for change of occupancy or as a replacement for the 5-year Electrical Installation Condition Report.

The cost for a Visual Condition Report is £65 + VAT

 

I need to have some portable appliances tested (PAT)

Portable appliance testing (PAT) involves the testing of electrical equipment used on your premises that connect to the mains supply with a removable plug.  It covers items from mobile phone chargers to computer servers – if it plugs in, we can test it for you.  Electrical appliances are tested using specific testing equipment and various tests are performed on each appliance in turn. Every appliance is labelled with an electrical test identifier and on conclusion of each site a detailed report is generated itemising the tests performed on each appliance by identifier and location.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is charged as follows:

No of appliances to be tested: Prices (excluding VAT):
For less than 30 appliances Price Negotiable
31-60 appliances Minimum site charge of £110 applies
61-599 appliances £1.05 per appliance
600-999 appliances £0.98 per appliance
1000+ appliances £0.95 per appliance
110V equipment £3.65 per appliance
3-phase/415V equipment £3.45 per appliance

For more information on Portable Appliance testing, click here.