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Hello,

Had a sparky install a new consumer unit, has it been done correctly. Bare in mind the chap cut corners on other bits of work he was contracted to do.

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How much did you pay for this service? Quite often this is the result of the customer cutting costs. You get what you pay for.
 
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No, and originally he was going to come back and do some more stuff. I contacted him and he said he will sort certificate etc when he comes back. I don't think I want him back.

I didn't think that the copper wires should be showing like that.

How much will it cost to fix this to you think?
 

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The work done needs to be certified as being compliant with the relevant standards. The work also must be notified to the local authority. This should be done by the person doing the work.
 
No, and originally he was going to come back and do some more stuff. I contacted him and he said he will sort certificate etc when he comes back. I don't think I want him back.

I didn't think that the copper wires should be showing like that.

How much will it cost to fix this to you think?
I could rip all that out and reinstall in a couple of hours. Then it requires a full test so 3 to 5 hours.
 
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How much did you pay for this service? Quite often this is the result of the customer cutting costs. You get what you pay for.
This cheapo customer paid £500 for a new consumer unit, 3 new plug sockets and moving two ceiling lights.
 

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This cheapo customer paid £500 for a new consumer unit, 3 new plug sockets and moving two ceiling lights.
that is about the right sort of price to have the job done properly, not like that. might be worthwhile contacting Trading Standards.

also see if he's registered with niceic or one of the other schemes. if so, report him to them.
 
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