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How long is an EICR valid for?

How long is an EICR valid for?Having regular EICRs (which stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report) carried out is essential for maintaining safe, fully functioning electrics. In some cases, such as when you are a landlord or business owner, it is even required by law.If [...]

Can all electricians carry out an EICR?

Can all electricians carry out an EICR? An Electrical Installation Condition Report, or EICR, is an important part of property ownership. Ensuring the complete safety of the electrical system and any people likely to use it, an EICR is a regular test that inspects [...]

The legal requirements of an EICR

Like any other safety aspect of a rented property or business premises, the requirement to have an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) carried out is now a legal duty. If you're a landlord or business owner, this EICR legislation will affect you. For [...]

What does an EICR stand for?

Electricity is something that most of us rely on every single day. Electrical power itself has been around since 1752 and the way we use, store, and generate it has evolved exponentially. So, to ensure that our lives can remain as comfortable and easy [...]

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10 Simple Safety Tips for the Christmas Season

Make sure your Smoke and Heat alarms are up to date and fully operational. With all the extra cooking, the boozy parties and Christmas lighting it’s essential to check your smoke and heat alarms. You need to locate the test button on the device, push [...]

How much does an EICR report cost?

The cost of an EICR report can depend on many different factors, but our rates for landlord EICRs start at £150. Other costs, such as parking, additional PAT testing, and smoke alarm installations will incur added charges, which is why we recommend getting a [...]

What is EICR Testing?

An electrical installation condition report (EICR) is an in-depth assessment of your home or property's entire electrical system. The easiest way to think of EICR tests is like an MOT for your electrics. An expert electrical contractor will visit your property and test all [...]

Five questions to ask when hiring a contractor for electrical work

We think it’s safe to say that when you’re dealing with something as essential to your everyday life (and as potentially dangerous if you aren’t qualified) as the electrics in your home, you want to know that the person undertaking the work can be trusted. [...]

Installing CCTV in your home? Here’s what you need to know

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you unwind after a long day at work, where you cosy up with loved ones on rainy evenings and, crucially, where you should feel the safest. To ensure that your sanctuary is kept secure for yourself and your [...]

How to choose lights for a basement flat

Basement lighting or bachelor pad? When you say the words ‘basement flat’, most people probably imagine the same thing: a dark, damp, musty room with lurid artificial lighting and the upstairs property’s bin bags right outside your window. But, in actual fact, basement [...]