Below you will find a list of the questions we get asked on a regular basis.



An electrical installation in a home should be checked out by an electrician every three - 5 years.

This is not only for safety purposes but to make sure that there are no power surges due to worn wires, faulty insulation, and other problems which could cause fires. In homes with small children & pets, it is important to check the wiring often as they are more likely to come into contact with the electrical system.


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There are several ways to save electrical energy in your home or business:


In the UK, the Energy Saving Trust (EST) is a good resource for finding energy-efficient appliances. The EST provides information on a wide range of products, including appliances, lighting, and heating and cooling systems. They also provide a list of energy-efficient products that have been independently tested and certified. You can also look for the European Union Energy Label (EEL) which indicates the energy efficiency of an appliance.The EEL has a scale from A+++ (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and can be found on a wide range of appliances including fridges, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, and more.


  1. Unplug devices when not in use: Many devices, such as cell phone chargers and computers, continue to use power even when turned off. Unplugging these devices when not in use can save energy.
  2. Use natural light: Open curtains and blinds during the day to let natural light in and reduce the need for artificial light.
  3. Use a programmable thermostat: Set your thermostat to automatically lower the temperature at night or when you're away to save energy on heating and cooling.
  4. Make sure you are using LED lightbulbs, they use less energy and last longer than traditional incandescent lightbulbs.
  5. Reduce standby power by unplugging devices when not in use or use smart power strips that can be remotely turned off.
  6. Insulate your home properly, this will help keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer, reducing the need for heating and cooling.
  7. Do not overcharge your devices, unplug them once they are fully charged.


By implementing some or all of these strategies, you can save energy and costs on your energy bills 







Yes, re-wiring is a good idea for safety and flexibility especially with period properties that haven’t been updated for a while. 


Modern electrical regulations are a lot safer than previous standards and it’s unlikely that a wiring job done, say thirty years ago, will have enough sockets to satisfy the amount of devices in use around the house today. Lighting has got more sophisticated too, with fewer people happy to rely on just a central light fitting in the ceiling in each room.


Yes quotes are free and no obligatory.

We can visit you for a quote in your home,  but did you know we also offer free video calling to do your quote too? This is proving more popular with our customers , being more time efficient and practical.  We are happy to arrange your quote in person or virtual.


Paul Slater is a fully qualified commercial and domestic electrician.

Paul is an Approved Contractor and NICEIC-registered . Paul is also City and Guilds qualified and holds the 18th edition Wiring Regulations certificate and installation work , Part P

Alongside these Paul is also qualified and certiifed in installing Electric Vehicle Chargers  

We are happy to email you copies of our certificates .