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  1. Murdoch

    Electrical Safety Council - Best Practice Guides

    For the use of lots of people on here who aren't aware of these: Best Practice Guides | Electrical Safety First - https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/professional-resources/best-practice-guides/ Look in particular at No 1 as it covers lots of useful information such as regarding changing...
  2. T

    Help needed testing for small industrial unit (electrical check)

    I am thinking of going self employed in the next few months so I have been doing a bit of advertising before. I have been contacted to do some testing for someone who I know. The testing involves a industrial testing of a small unit, which has been asked for by the owner of the unit, the local...
  3. R

    What is this and is it normal? Council electrics

    It's been almost 4 years since the council updated all the electrics in the house, at the time they moved the fuse box to the back wall rather than the side wall. Today curiosity got the better of me and I'm just wondering what this is, as it doesn't look normal. At the time a council inspector...
  4. S

    Old Council Controlled Central Heating Contactor

    Hi, a friend of mine has moved to what once was a council house, and has a contactor that was apparently used by the council to control the heating. He wants to change over to an economy 7 type meter. The DNO won’t do anything until the contactor is gone, but won’t touch it themselves. It’s not...
  5. WillWX

    Help with pricing for council wetrooms..

    Hi, Hoping someone can help me on a pricing issue, if that's allowed. I'm looking at taking on some work wiring council wetrooms (shower, light, extractor fan, etc). The price list I've been given is pretty poor, the prices are seriously low in my opinion. I wondered if there was someone on...
  6. leep82

    Testing somebody elses work

    As the title suggests this is somthing that i have recieved a phone call about today. Basically the customer has had ' a friend ' to install a double socket for them. The property is council let, and the local council are now asking that the work be certified. Ive got no idea what the...
  7. Lou

    Vanda Electrical

    Vanda Electrical are family run business founded by Chris Jones. Chris has over ten years of experience working for Cardiff Council on planned electrical maintenance and testing. Using the skills acquired with the Council, Chris decided to start his own company. We value old school values and...
  8. Andy78

    Smoke alarms in HMO requirements

    Hi, just looking for a bit of advice for those who do more of this sort of work than myself, which is hardly ever. I have had a customer today ask me for advice about a house she is preparing to rent as a HMO. 3 bed house, not overly large, over two floors, so not a licenced HMO. The council...
  9. gutterball

    wrong EICR form

    Just been told by the letting agent that the last lot of EICR's I've done have been rejected by the council, because it's not on the official NIC form. Been using PIRForm for the last 3 years, not a problem until now.
  10. S

    Domestic Live pipework in flat no power

    Called out to a 1st floor flat in 3 storey 9 flat council block. Leaseholder was getting shocks of the shower and the shower room floor. Suspected either static or insulation fault. Lifted saniflo cable and got a shock (just a nip but definitely not static!) when my hand brushed against the...
  11. L

    Commercial Quoting for works - How do I challenge NIC/EIC stipulated on requirements

    I'm NAPIT registered FULL SCOPE which states - and is therefore approved to undertake the design, construction, maintenance, verification and/or inspection and testing of electrical installations up to 1 kV within the work SCOPE OF APPROVAL Work Category Date of Approval Date of Expiry...
  12. K

    Working in Schools?

    Any advise for Quoting & working in a Primary School? Registration with the Local Council; Payment terms, conditions & methods etc Cheers, Kev
  13. L

    Niceic test

    Hi all, just joined this great forum im looking to start an electrical (domestic only ) conpany with my partner. I have 22 year experience as an electrician in a steel works but have bsc electrial &electronic engineering and my 17th edition. I have the ability to wire houses to the regs. My...
  14. G

    Work From Planning Applications?

    Has anyone won work from approved planning applications that are posted on local council websites? If you did who did you write your letter of introduction to - was it the architect/agent or the applicant directly? I'm thinking of using it as a good source of lead generation and including a...
  15. E

    Building Control BS7671 Certification

    Hi Guys , Haven't posted for a while. I carry out commercial, industrial Electrical works mainly & on occasions I have carried out Domestic Rewires, probably 1 or 2 a Year. I usually submit relevant certs etc through Building Control of at least 2 Council Authorities without a problem,pay around...
  16. M

    New sockets or not?

    Been to a customer today. 3 bedroom ex council house. The guy has bought from the council the bedsit next door with plans to knock through. But in the mean time the council have told him he needs to add the bedsit electrics to his own house creating one circuit. Easy enough.. Then I thought...
  17. B

    Light switch over stairs

    I have been asked by a customer who doesnt want a ceiling switch in a bathroom to move the exisiting plate switch to the other side of the wall - about a 5 min job. however this will put the plate switch for the bathroom above the second step on the stairs going downstairs. It doesnt come out to...
  18. S

    council - work advice

    hi there, just wondering if any of you know how to get a council works contract or at least get into sub contracting for them? any info would be of help thanks
  19. amckay

    Domestic very strange board set up

    my mum has an ex council house shes had for years, the tennant has finally gone and its time to sort the gaf out and she asked me to check out t'lectrix. im really unsure about this one. there is a very short spur from the 3036 board to a single socket outlet ( 3inches below board) and pluged...
  20. D

    Niceic v's the rest

    Deos anybody find or have noticed other contractors that get more work by being NICEIC as a pose to the rest ?
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