Friday, 28 September 2012

Electrical Tests when buying a property in London

So you've found your ideal home in London! whether its going to be a family home, a weekday crashpad or even a new business premises, its worth knowing what condition the electrics are in the property before you go ahead with the purchase.

Moving to a new property is an expensive time and a simple test known as a pre-purchase Electrical Certificate or Periodic Inspection Report is carried out on the property you are looking at buying and which will inform you of what condition the electrical system in the property is in.

Fulcher Edwards are London electricians who know London like the back of our hands - we've been serving our clients since 1981 - we beleive in doing a great job at a fair price. Therefore when we arrive at your property to carry out your electric test we carry out testing of 100% (where possible) of the electrical system. This way you avoid any nasty surprises following the purchase of your London property and have peace of mind that you and your home are safe.

Be aware of other electricians who only test part of the electrical system - some electricians only test 10% - make sure you as the customer know what you are paying for.

At Fulcher Edwards, we are always happy to offer some initial advice over the telephone to help understand your needs. To this end we can also carry out a more basic visual inspection of the electrical system in your prospective propery if you feel that is all you require. We always recommend an elecrical test on any property you are considering the purchase of as its best to know the state of the electrical system before you move in and ultimately will help to form the basis of your offer price.

Should any aspect of the electrical test fail, we will let you know on the certificate why it has failed and issue a recommendation sheet alongwith a free no obligation quote for your consideration.

There will be no need for you to take time out of your busy schedule to have the electrical test carried out, we can liaise directly with your estate agent with regard to the date and time to carry out the testing.

All our electrical testing is carried out in accordance to BS7671 requirements for electrical installations (IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Electrical Safety in London

We depend on electricity at home, in the workplace and pretty much any business relies on a safe electricity supply.

Electrical work, installed and maintained correctly, mean electrical safety is one less thing for you to worry about – but if done incorrectly it can put you and your family at risk, damage your business reputation and leave you with a constant worry.

At Fulcher Edwards we take electrical safety in London very seriously – after all it is why we are here and have been for the last 30 years providing a high standard of electrical services, fire alarm and emergency lighting maintenance across all areas of London and areas within the M25.

Our customers rely on us for many different needs – as home owners, as landlords, letting agents, and business owners (industrial and commercial) they all depend on Fulcher Edwards to ensure they stay safe, legal and trusted by their own clients.

In turn they trust us – this is why we are known as London’s premier electricians.

One of our top priorities at Fulcher Edwards is to ensure our customers receive value for money – we don't carry out unnecessary work nor charge silly prices......we like our customers to return and together we can build a productive relationship – we are not 5 minute wonders, we are well established London electricians.

We are well aware in these difficult times, how much money matters, so if you are just not sure if you need to call a London electrician, take a look at these electrical safety leaflets. They're produced by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) a UK electrical safety charity, here you can check, amongst other things, how safe your home is, take a look at a tenants electrical safety check list, a guide to buying electrical goods on line safely as well as giving you information about how the Part P regulations affect you – and why it is important to use Part P registered London electricians.

For free expert advice about electrical safety in London from London’s premier electricians Fulcher Edwards, please give us a call today 0207 922 1101

Friday, 7 September 2012

In Case of Fire.......

Would you a) Be alerted by your smoke alarm? b) I guess my smoke alarm would alert me but I don't test it or anything or c) What smoke alarm, do I need one?

Does this scenario seem a bit daft? It will if you have smoke alarms fitted in your home and you test them on a weekly basis - if this is you - then you are in the MINORITY of people who have a smoke alarm in their home AND test it regularly.

If you are a landlord or business in London - are you staying legal?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the primary legislation for all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). Failure to comply with the FSO (Fire Safety Order) is an offence punishable by hefty fines or imprisonment.

So where do you start particularly if you are a new landlord? The good news is that you are in safe hands with Fulcher Edwards - Londons premier electricians.

We can take care of the whole fire safety requirements and legalities of your rental properties and business premises in London.
We don't come and install whats needed and then leave - we design each fire system for every client to ensure its effectiveness in the event of fire. It is then installed by an expert team of compliant, qualifed electricians to current British Standards and then tested. This is all part of our standard service.

Our service does not end here......we also offer maintenance services - you can rely on Fulcher Edwards to not only install your fire system in London but also maintain it - we're proud to continue to put our name to our installations long after the first install. We also provide fire warden training in London as well as fire extinguisher installation and maintenance in London.

We have many clients in London both big and small - and our guranteed high standard of work is ensured across each and every installation whatever the size.
We also work with many domestic customers who are keen to ensure their home safety. Fire safety goes much further than a cheap battery alarm, give us a call to discuss your requirements - Fulcher Edwards can install a great fire safety package in your own home - without all the annoying beeps that keep you up all night.

For more information about our fire safety services we offer click HERE

You will also find information about the complimentary services offered by Fulcher Edwards including emergency lighting services.

Don't compromise your safety - choose Fulcher Edwards for all your fire needs. Serving all of London and the surrounding areas.