Faulty or poorly installed wiring can lead to serious consequences such as electrical fires, injuries or even fatalities. That’s why it’s important to have a few simple ways of finding the best electrician for your house rewiring, but where do you start? In this definitive guide, we’ll help you find the best options when hiring an electrician for house rewiring.
It might seem like a bit of a minefield when it comes to understanding the qualifications of those potentially working on your home’s electrical work.
After all, there are a lot of numbers and letters to contend with in relation to the names of the qualifications.
Because of this, it can be difficult to determine relevant experience without doing some deeper digging.
Because of this, it can be difficult to determine relevant experience without doing some deeper digging.Because of this, it can be difficult to determine relevant experience without doing some deeper digging.
The following qualifications are needed to qualify as a licensed electrician who can competently and safely undertake electrical work:
2 – 5 GCSE qualifications at A*- D grade
Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation
Level 3 Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
T Level in Building Services Engineering for Construction
NVQ (National Vocation Course)
2. Registered & Certified
When looking to hire an electrician who has developed their skills and spent reasonable time in their industry, look out for the qualifications like:
Level 4 Award in Design & Verification of Electrical Installation
Another good rule of thumb is to hire an electrician who holds registration with Electrical Registered Competent Person and is certified by bodies such as NAPIT or NICEIC.
Electrical work, such as rewiring a house, is an inherently dangerous field and managing risk is priority for your local electrician.
From tripping hazards to fires, no matter how skilled or qualified the electrician you hire is, there is always a chance that something will go wrong during a job.
Whichever electrician you hire to rewire your house should be appropriately insured against any potential injury or damage to your property. You’re well within your right as a customer to see proof of insurance before taking them on.
Public liability insurance is the most common type of insurance for electricians as it financially protects them in the scenario of accidental injury or damaged property, as well as any legal costs that may follow.
By showing proof of insurance, the electrician you hire to rewire your home shows that they take their job seriously and want to cover all bases regarding their inherently risky line of work.
At AMP Manchester, all of our electricians are fully insured and protected with NICEIC so you can be confident that we take your electrical work seriously.
4. Choose a local electrician
Domestic electrical work, like rewiring a home, is largely done by local tradespeople.
This is beneficial for those looking to get their house rewired because it allows them to rely on several signs of reliability when looking to hire the right electrician.
The first and most common route for finding a reliable local electrician is word of mouth. What better way to understand an electrician’s workmanship than feedback from people you trust who have worked with them before?
Then there are the various company directories and websites that collect information on local tradespeople in one convenient place and categorise them by trade.
Some even include their own customer reviews based on things like tidiness, courtesy, and reliability. This allows you to see a variety of testimonials and images of previous works for a more informed decision when hiring an electrician or other local tradesperson.
Don’t just rely on word of mouth from customers, though. Good tradespeople tend to work with similarly qualified and reliable folk on their own day to day.
If you know a tradesperson, why not see if they can recommend an electrician that they have experience with?
Choose AMP Manchester for partial and complete rewire projects.
In summary, hiring an electrician for projects like house rewiring requires careful consideration. Always ensure that the electrician has the necessary qualifications, certification, insurance, experience, and guarantees. By following this checklist, you can ensure that your house rewiring project is completed safely and to the highest standard.
AMP Manchester are experts in all aspects of rewiring on domestic and commercial properties – from installation to correcting faulty wiring, maintenance, and everything in between.
It’s all too easy for us to tell you how brilliant we are. But our customers are the best advertisement we’ve got. Read on to see what some of our business clients and domestic customers have said about AMP Electrical. Then get in touch if you need help with any electrical problems or upgrades of your own. Want a quote? Get in touch today.
AMP provided a seamless service, not only were they great at communication and punctual they were also very tidy and cleaned up after themselves. Would and have highly recommended.
The lads went out of the way to get what I needed done, brought my dreams a reality and nothing was a single issue to them, very polite teams of lads, and a well structured company.
I have been using AMP electrical contractors Manchester Limited for some time now and I would highly recommend them as a business. They help with all our requirements from small jobs to rewire and new build projects.
Brandon is an honest self motivated and humble person who always goes the extra mile.
Exceptional work from your company, the lads really have gone above and beyond, nothing was too much trouble, they were pleasant and polite and very respectful whilst working in my home, 100 percent recommend AMP Electrical, they really are amazing at what they do.
Dealt with Brandon since he was an apprentice. Fantastic electrician & very professional service
The best team around, fast friendly and reasonably priced
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