For Domestic Properties
If you need an electrician, our expert team provide a quality service to homeowners and landlords.
With over 30 years of experience, Blaby Electrical have worked in all residential property types from flats through to stately homes.
Building Regulations Part P mean most electrical work has to be certified by an approved company. Electrical work in your home should not be attempted by those without the proper expertise and qualifications.
We are NICEIC registered electricians and provide a relevant NICEIC test certificate for all our work. These test certificates may be important if you ever decide to sell or let your home.
Our experience and size means we can help with a wide range of projects:
- Rewiring, refurbishment or upgrade of existing electrical installations
- Electrical installations for new-build housing and extensions
- Fault finding
- Additional sockets or lighting
- Sub-Meter installations
- Fuse box installation and upgrades
- Upgrade to 18th edition consumer units
- Earthing system upgrades
- Electric heating systems including storage heaters
- Heating Controls
- Garden power and lighting installations.
- Security or flood lighting
- Kitchen refurbishments
- Kitchen appliance installation
- Smoke detectors
- Carbon monoxide detectors
- Shower installations
- Hot tub and jacuzzi installations
- SPD (Surge Protection Device) installation
- Car Charging Points
We provide free quotes without obligation. Where possible we give rough estimates over the phone for your convenience.
Landlords / Letting Agents
If you let property, you are legally responsible for the safety of the electrics. You may be liable for any loss or harm that results from unsafe electrics. NICEIC produce a useful factsheet that explains your responsibilities and obligations.
What is a NICEIC approved electrical company?
There is a big difference between an Electrical contractor who is NICEIC approved and one who is not. Whether you are hiring an electrician for your business, or for your home, it might be useful to know what the difference is…
NATIONAL INSPECTION COUNCIL for ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION CONTRACTING or N.I.C.E.I.C. is the main recognised professional body for all electricians in the UK.
It means the Electrical contractor has attained specific professional standards and gives their official seal of approval that their work will be performed to the current standards.
It covers industrial, commercial and domestic electrics and includes everything from installing a light switch to designing and installing a commercial electrical system and searching for faults.
There are many different regulations to comply with for wiring, consumer boards, lighting, and commercial electrics and the NICEIC exists as the overarching professional regulatory body to ensure that the company who is working on your electrics, is in full compliance.
NICEIC guarantees that your Contractor works to safe practices and should anything go wrong, you can rely on this UK wide organisation to resolve the problem for you.
Insurance Claims prefer NICEIC Companies
Most Insurance Companies will be more likely to pay out following any damaged property or goods if you used an accredited NICEIC Contractor than if you didn’t. It may give them an excuse not to pay out on a claim.
This means it is good business practice to use a contractor who has NICEIC accreditation, especially if you have a business premises with employees and expensive stock.
What questions should I ask before I hire an electrician?
Choosing the best Electrical Contractor from a pile of quotes is not easy. Finding an electrician who doesn’t cut corners or take the easy way out of a difficult task is vital. You need to be sure they will comply with all Regulations and Standards and are accredited by the NICEIC.
Here are five important questions to ask before you look at their quote:
- Are you Accredited? A good Electrical Contractor will have an NICEIC mark displayed on their vans and paperwork.
- Are you insured? If anything goes wrong, do they have adequate liability insurance in place.
- Can you show me any references? You can’t see the quality of their work from a quotation, so references from similar jobs can provide this information.
- Who will do the work? Will it be subbed out to another Electrician, or will they send their own employees to do the job?
- What is included in the quote? Are there any additional charges expected to complete the work? Do they need any special equipment hired, and is this included?
Blaby Electrical have been accredited by NICEIC for over 30 years and have a large team of Electricians who are fully employed to carry out the work. We don’t send anyone who doesn’t work directly for us, who are all fully trained for commercial and domestic Part P work and we are fully insured for all eventualities.