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  1. wsoppitt

    Guys/girls hopefully you can help.i do lots of work for this guy that has just started setting up a group of containers as a self storage business.

    Guys / girls hopefully you can help. A guy I do some work for is in the process of setting up a container self storage business. There is 1 main gate, he wants the entry to be keyless (fob entry) and also wants it to connect to network for remote operation. Any recommendations for a good system...
  2. P

    Self employed advice needed....again..

    I'm starting to sound like a broken record but I have a few more queries..... So officially I'm self employed as of this week. I have taken on an office rewire job through a family friend which should keep me busy until the spring time. I also have some electrical engineering work at a few of...
  3. H

    Retraining to become a self employed Electrician - HELP REQUIRED PLEASE

    Hi Everyone, New to the forum so please excuse any stupid questions which may come below. Sorry if this is long winded but I want to give a good overview of my situation to ensure I get the best advice. I have very basic electrical knowledge and experience but I enjoy and get satisfaction from...
  4. B

    Self Employed Hourly Rates

    I know this will vary between areas of the country but what's the best way to know what the local companies are charging? I'm going out on own next month and have my price in mind but would like to know how that compares.
  5. T

    Self employed start up

    Hi all, just a question regarding starting up as self employed electrician carrying out works in domestic installations such asEICRs, remedial works, consumer unit upgrades etc. I am hoping to start this mid 2020 and I am looking to get some info on pricing etc. I am based up in Scotland. 1-...
  6. A

    Self Lm of transformer

    Hi. What is the range of self induction (magnetizing) of ferrite trans, specially the smps one ? Is it greater than the steel trans ?
  7. K

    UK Self employed electrical improver

    Hi all, I recently qualified myself to City & Guilds Level 2 & 3, done 18th edition and found myself a job on site as a subcontractor. I’m told to invoice the business owner directly, and I’m self employed (registering with CIS tomorrow) but I need a better understanding of the tax as I always...
  8. M

    Hello everyone:) quick self introduction and question.

    Hi, I've come across this forum, started reading it and couldnt resist to not share my point of view and ask the question. About me: I was always interested in electricians trade. I've worked 3 years as an electricians mate in Poland, 3 years in France, then I come to UK. And I've...
  9. R

    Starting own business

    I just want to ask a very simple question to get a very simple answer. How many years experience did you gain (including your apprenticeship) before you started your own electrical business?
  10. N

    Employed electrician debating self employment

    Hi all - First post Been with the same Firm I served my apprenticeship with. (over 12 years ago now). Been very good to me and put me through all courses (2391, 18th edition, Compex etc) and pay me very well. But my dilemma is I'm picking up more and more private jobs and paying others to sign...
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