There are lots of different types of electrical work. These include rewiring, adding or replacing components, testing and surveying. It’s best to hire a qualified professional to do your electrical work to ensure that your electrical installation is safe and well-maintained.
Types of Electrical Work
Rewiring is when part or all of a property’s electrical wiring is removed and replaced. You might need rewiring done if your electrical installation is old, damaged or not working. It’s important to make sure electrical wiring is in good condition; otherwise it can be a fire hazard or lead to injury through electrocution.Read more
Adding or Replacing Components
Most domestic electrical installations will need adapting at some point. This is usually to keep properties in line with safety standards, and to make them suitable for modern heavy electrical usage. This might include adding or replacing sockets, switches or a fuse box.Read more
There are several different electrical tests, which can be used to check the function and safety of a building’s electrical installation. One of these is a FAT (Fixed Appliance) test, which checks appliances like cookers and storage heaters. Another is a PAT (Portable Appliance) test, which checks appliances like microwaves and fans.Read more
An electrical survey will tell you about the condition of the electrical installation in a property. If you hire an electrician to survey an installation, they will inspect it, test it if necessary, and produce an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report).Read more
Prepare for your project
Costs vary for electrical work depending on a range of factors, including:
- the type of electrical work you want doing
- the scale of the work
- the size of your property
- your location
To get an accurate price for your electrical project, get up to 4 quotes from reputable professionals.