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5 Tips for choosing an electrician in Corsham

Are you looking for tips for hiring an electrician? How do you find a high quality electrician with so many out there?

In this article, explore what to look for when hiring an electrician.

Tip 1 - Local recommendations

As an electrician a lot of my work comes from word of mouth and it does for a lot of other trades too. Ask around for recommendations so you have a few local electricians to pick from.

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I've been tied about what I should create a blog about and I had a couple of options lined up, one on LED lighting where I was going to talk about the benefits on replacing halogens for LED and talk a bit about how LED lights work with an LED driver, another idea was to talk about RCD protection and why upgrading your fuseboard to include RCBOs and possibly a surge protective device is a great thing to do.

Smart sockets, switches and light bulbs in Corsham and Chippenham

Technology is constantly changing the way we do things and we've moved in to the era of home automation. It's not super common because it's largely still quite expensive if you're going for a full wired install. 

 

These days though there is a plethora of accessories you can use to start making your home 'smart'. More and more of us have an Alexa or Google Home (I currently have 2 Alexas. 1 for the kitchen and 1 in my bedroom) and there are lots of very affordable sockets, switches and light bulbs that you can link to your Alexa to control your electrical installation. 

Why you should use a registered electrician

Registered electricians join a 'competent person scheme', there are a few out there (I'm part of STROMA) but they all do the same thing. Registered electricians get assessed yearly by their scheme operator. We have to prove the work we are doing is safe and meets current regulations and, among other things, we have to prove we have all relevant insurances and documents to safely carry out work.

 

Prices

Below is an approximate price guide for some common jobs in a domestic premises. Please note these are to be used as a guide only and are certainly not to be used as a final figure. A survey of the prospective job would be needed to attain an accurate quote.                               

 

All prices are inclusive of VAT

  • Prices

    All prices are inclusive of VAT

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

The ‘Customer’ refers to the person ordering the work.

Installation

  • Installations will comply with the latest edition of BS7671 and any amendments in force.

  • Any making good or re-decorating, including filling in chases is excluded from the quote unless otherwise stated.

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Take Care When Selecting an Electrician!!

Many Electricians in Bath and West Wiltshire are simply not interested in small electrical works. They want the choice jobs, and will drop you like a hot potato when a bigger, supposedly more lucrative, project comes in.

Others advertise as electricians having no qualifications.  They thrive on the basis that you don’t understand what they do and, as a result, overcharge for shoddy, and often dangerous, work.

I set up Watt & Co. Electrical in order to fill a gap in the domestic sector. I want to provide you with a quality service that provides you with exactly what you need from an electrician.

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