Tuesday, 28 August 2012
So what is electrical testing and who should be doing it?
Electrical testing is an inspection carried out on either domestic or business premises on wiring, installations or appliances. Some of the testing is a legal requirement and other testing is optional.
Electrical testing at your home or in the workplace in London ensures the safety of you and your family, your employees, and tenants. It can be a tricky business to work out what you need and don't need doing and who can you call upon to offer sound advice and thorough testing?
Here at Fulcher Edwards, we offer a different approach to electrical testing in London. We believe in doing a job properly so when you choose us for your electrical testing needs, we will where possible test 100% of the electrical installation - beware, most electricans only test 10%!
Furthermore all our inspections meet the BS 7671 requirements for electrical installations (17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations) All testing is done to British Standards.
Before you part with your cash, make sure that you are going to be getting value for money.
So now you have found an electrican in London what type of electrical testing needs to be carried out?
We will break the testing down into bite size pieces so you know what testing might apply to you. If you are still unsure, feel free to give us a call, we are always happy to provide FREE initial advice over the telephone.
*Electrical Condition Report (ECR) - Carried out every 10 years
*PAT Testing - This is optional but recommended for appliances used often in your home such as kettles, hairdryers, coffee machines and computers.
*Pre-Purchase Electrical Certificate - If you are looking to purchase a property its a good idea to know what state the electrics are in beforehand! We carry out 100% testing (where possible) or carry out a more basic visual inspection if you feel this is sufficient for your needs.
*Periodic Inpsection - 100% electrical testing of the property you are selling. Again, we can carry out a visual inspection if this is more suitable for your requirements.
*Electrical Condition Report (ECR) - Carried out every 5 years, a thorough electrical inspection of the property
*PAT Testing - This is a vital part of your health and safety requirements in the workplace and includes electrical testing of all electrical items in your workplace from kettles to fans to computers! It is recommended to have PAT testing carried out on an annual basis.
The purpose is to find out what condition the electrical installation is in before a tenant moves in. This test should be carried out every 5 years or with every change of tenancy whichever comes sooner.
More information on each type of electrical testing can be found on our electrical testing page.
More benefits of using Fulcher Edwards for your Electrical Testing Needs:
*NICEIC certiciate issued following the test for your records
*Should anything fail, we issue a recommendation sheet and a detailed quote for your consideration
*Our qualified electricans attend your property when its convenient to you
*Special rates for landlords and letting agents for 2 or more properties
*Pre-Purchase certificate inspections can be arranged via your estate agent to safe you time.
Give us a call today - we are more than happy to discuss all of your electrical testing needs and additional benefits of using Fulcher Edwards Ltd - your London Electricians.
Monday, 13 August 2012
Everyone depends on electricity to live an essential life – you can't make a cup of tea without electric! So who do you depend on to come and sort out your electrics when you come home from work in an evening, on a Sunday afternoon or just in the day?
The answer is right before your eyes – At Fulcher Edwards, we are the premier electricians for London – we don't just say this lightly, here are 5 good reasons why you should consider Fulcher Edwards Electricians for your next electrical project:
1) We are here to stay – we don't disappear overnight, we are well established – 30 years experience. Therefore we know many clients extremely well – we've not just got a huge portfolio of clients – our portfolio contains clients who we've worked with for many years. This highlights our commitment to high quality workmanship, electrical services and standards.
2) London never stands still – and we don't expect you to sit around wasting valuable time whilst we carry out our work. We are available round the clock – days, evenings, weekends and nights if required – you let us know when its convenient for us to come to you, not the other way around
3) No hidden charges – We don't charge extra for call outs, parking or congestion charges. We also provide free no obligation quotations. We cover the whole of London and areas within the M25
4) We're fully qualified 17th edition electricians who all work to British standards. NICEIC registered, Safe Contractor and ISO9001 accredited
5) We undertake domestic, industrial and commercial works
So what makes Fulcher Edwards different to other London electricians?
It is our commitment to our clients – flexibility, professionalism, experience and knowledge. This is demonstrated by our proven experience and getting to know our many clients over the past 30 years.
Our work is diverse – from film locations to front rooms, student accommodation to businesses we have it covered – our high standards are consistent – and maintained – across all jobs, whether small or big.
For more information about our great team here at Fulcher Edwards, our services and rates please visit us www.fulcheredwards.co.uk