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When it comes to all things electric, safety is the main priority. Faulty electrics can cause minor issues such as switch tripping. However, in serious cases, it can lead to an electrical fault or even a fire. From rewiring your home to fitting new lights or sockets, there is a wide range of tasks that only a qualified electrician can help with.

Whether your job is big or small, urgent or routine - we’ll connect you with the best local electricians that will be able to safely fix your problem.

FAQ

What does an Electrician do?

An electrician is a qualified individual who is responsible for designing, installing, maintaining and repairing electrical systems. Electricians usually specialise in a particular area that will either see them working within residential buildings, commercial buildings or for various industries such as the energy sector. The prime responsibility of an electrician is to ensure not only the electrical systems work correctly but that they are safe to use.

Common jobs for electricians in a residential setting include the installation or maintenance of lighting, sockets, extractor fans, CCTV and home appliances.

What to look for in an Electrician

First and foremost, ensure you are hiring a certified electrician from a reputable company. Do your research and look for reviews. The electrician you choose will be responsible for ensuring your safety, so prioritise experience and professionalism over price. It’s also important that they are reliable as if they don’t turn up as promised this could cause other building works to overrun or leave your home unsafe until the issue is fixed.

Different types of Electricians

The term ‘electrician’ is very broad and refers to engineers of all specialisms. Here are some of the most common electrician types, to help you decide which type of service you require.

  • Domestic Electrician - A domestic electrician carries out electrical works in a residential setting. It is their job to ensure all of the wiring and connections are functioning correctly and safely. You may hire a domestic electrician for things such as a power cut (not related to the national grid), faulty electrics or for rewiring. Domestic electricians are also used for building or renovating homes. For example, installing new power sockets or connecting an extension building to the mains.
  • Commercial Electrician - A commercial electrician is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical buildings within a commercial setting. For example, in shops, office buildings or restaurants. Many of the aspects of their job are similar to a domestic engineer, but the work tends to be on a larger scale. They also work on electrical units and other equipment not typically found within a residential setting.
  • Installation Electrician - Installation electricians work to install electrical units. Usually, they work where no electrical connection currently exists. For example, the installation of new switchboards fuses or laying cabling.
  • Maintenance Electrician - Maintenance electricians are responsible for finding and diagnosing faults within electrical systems. For example, the cause of a power outage or to fix faulty wiring. They also develop preventative measures to avoid future problems with your electrics.

How to check if an Electrician is certified

Every electrician should have an I.D card that states their qualifications. They may also be registered with an official body such as the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA). Only certified electricians can carry out work in your home or commercial premises.

Can I get an Electrician online?

While an electrician needs to be onsite to help fix your electrical problem, it is possible to find one online. It can be extremely useful to search for reviews and find the best local electricians near you through an online search. Though, it’s good to note that they cannot assess the work until they physically inspect it, which may incur an additional charge depending on the contractor.

How do I know if I need Rewiring?

If your home has not been rewired for a considerable amount of time, then it’s a good idea to consult an electrician. Especially if you live in an older property, as your current electrics may fall below standard and pose a safety risk. Other signs you need rewiring include a persistent burning smell, scorched sockets or switches, fuses that regularly blow, flickering lights, electric shocks and exposed sockets. If in any doubt, always ask an expert!

Can I do the Rewiring myself?

In a word, no. Only qualified electricians can undertake a rewiring of a property. You should never attempt to ‘fix’ your own electrics, as it could endanger the lives of yourself and everyone else in the home. While the cost of rewiring can be expensive, it is still a better alternative than creating a safety risk.

What qualifications do you need to be an Electrician?

Every country will have its own regulations, and you should check these before you hire someone. In the UK, someone can only call themselves an electrician if they have had formal education or training. For example, a Level 3 Diploma in electrotechnical services.

How much does an Electrician cost?

Whether your electrician charges by the hour, a flat fee or a day rate will affect the cost of hiring one. If the electrician has had to travel a long way or if the call out is an emergency, then expect the figure to be much higher. The scope of the job will also impact the price, especially if a full rewiring is required.
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LIG Electrical Services

Lancashire

‘20 Certificate of Excellence

We are a small family company run by a husband and wife team (Ian and Laura Gardner) I myself (Ian) is the electrician. Laura my wife, run's the office and organises my day to day jobs. She is the person most of ur customer's talk to first. Aimee is our 2nd fully qualified electrician. We work on all domestic and commercial electrical jobs 5 - 6 days a week all year round usually between the hours of 7am and 7pm but this can be altered to suit our customer's needs. We also provide emergency call outs which we for-fill 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. We are now nationwide for Rewires on all types of property. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and different counties being in different Tier's we are now offering estimates over the telephone with Ian and if and when you are happy with said estimate we will then arrange a date for Ian to visit your property to measure up and do his pre rewire checks and he will then be able to create a bespoke quotation for you.

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What do you love most about your job?

I started my working life in the HM Armed forces in the Royal Signals and trained as an Electrical Mechanical Engineer, straight out of school at 15 going to an Armed Forces School/Collage. I have always from being a young child like fixing things and working things out so electric's I found was my thing.

I love being an electrician and being my own boss!

I love rewires the most in my job but electric's in general is great I have a masters in Mathematic's and math's is a big thing used all the time in electrical job's which again two of my joy's because they keep my mind active I don't like to be sat around, that's why my wife Laura run's the office she is qualified in Customer services and business administration and again she loves her job and talking to customer's.

What inspired you to start your own business?

After coming out of the Armed Forces I really struggled to stay settled in job's but tried my best to stick with it but I found myself getting very bored very quickly nothing was keeping me happy, active or keeping my brain in gear which is very frustrating for me personally.

I helped run a courier firm for a few year's and thoroughly enjoyed making the decisions and organising, finances etc so got the bug to work for myself.

I met Laura in 2013 and everything changed for both of us and we decided to pull away from employed life and start to build our own company. Which now we both love as we both have our own job's to do that we are both fully qualified in even though if a new qualification in electric's comes up I snap the trainers hands off I am always looking to improve and develop our company.

Why should our clients choose you?

Friendly, approachable, honest worker's with job satisfaction in mind all the time.
We pride ourselves on making sure the customer is happy all the way through the work(s) we provide.
We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 day's a year for all electrical emergencies.
We are also contactable via email even after 7pm when we shut the office so asking for a quotation or a general request is so easy for our customer's to do!

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The average price of an Electrician is £2,500

Region Great Value
Average
Premium
Nationwide
£2,350
£2,500
£3,400
London
£2,500
£2,900
£3,500
North West England
£2,150
£2,350
£2,650
Scotland
£2,200
£2,500
£3,000
West Midlands
£2,100
£2,500
£2,800

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