As full scope members of the Registered Competent Person Electrical (NICEIC) we have been authorised by Government to self-certify that our work is compliant with Building Regulations. This means we meet strict entry requirements- when we undertake electrical installation work in your home you can be sure that:
- We work to the British Standard for electrical safety (BS 7671)
- We meet strict entry requirements, which take account of qualifications, skills, knowledge, experience and insurance policies
- Our work is regularly assessed by the NICEIC to ensure our ongoing competence and that it meets the correct standards
- We will give you a BS7671 certificate to confirm that their work has been designed, inspected and tested in line with the BS7671 electrical safety standard. If the work is notifiable, we will also arrange a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate to confirm compliance with Building Regulations, which will be issued to you by the NICEIC within 30 days of the completion of the installation.
- We are permitted to self-certify our work against the Building Regulations, saving you the need to notify the work with your Local Authority Building Control department
- We have valid insurance policies in place, including Public Liability Insurance
- All Government-approved scheme operators have a complaints procedure, which means they will investigate complaints about registered electricians who have not complied with technical standards
- We have been authorised by Government to self-certify that our work is compliant with Building Regulations.
How much do you charge/will it cost?
Each job is quoted individually, our prices are transparent and competitive.
Is your work covered by a warranty?
Yes, we are part of the NICEIC Platinum Promise;
Platinum Promise is our commitment to you to make sure that installation work is safe and meets the required regulations. Our Platinum Promise will protect you should installation work undertaken by a NICEIC registered contractor not meet the required building regulations or installation standards.
As part of our Platinum Promise we will support you through our resolution process, helping to make sure installation work is right. Platinum Promise can take necessary steps to put work right in the event that a registered installer is no longer able to.
The Platinum Promise can be used if:
- The contractor was registered with NICEIC for the type of work undertaken at the time the installation was complete
- The work has been fully completed within the last six years.
If your complaint falls outside of the above, we may be able to signpost you to other organisations that may be able to support you. The Platinum Promise is provided through the NICEIC Complaints Process.
In the event that the NICEIC registered installer is no longer able to rectify work that is unsafe or does not meet the required regulations, NICEIC will commission remedial work to make the work compliant using an alternative contractor up to the maximum value of £25,000.
When do I need a rewire?
There are no set guidelines as to when a property should be rewired. Just because your wiring’s old, it doesn’t mean it’s unsafe.
Many factors can affect the wear and tear of your electrical installation, including the materials used and how your property has been used.
We would advise that a Electrical Installation Condition Report is carried out on owner-occupied properties at least every 10 years and every five years in rented accommodation. The test will certify whether the electrics in a property are safe and tell you if anything needs upgrading.
You should carry out regular checks around the house on the condition of your cables, switches, sockets and other accessories. If you notice anything unusual – for example, burn marks on plugs and sockets, sounds of ‘arcing’ (buzzing or crackling), fuses blowing or circuit-breakers tripping – get CHS Services to check your electrics as soon as possible
As a landlord, what responsibility do I have in relation to the electrics in a property I intend to rent?
You have a duty of care to your tenant and must ensure that the installation is safe when they enter the property and is maintained throughout their tenure.
The Landlords and Tenants Act (1985) requires that the electrical installation in a rented property is:
- Safe when a tenancy begins and
- Maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.
- We recommend that in order to comply with this Act, you get CHS Services to carry out an Electrical Condition Report (EICR) on any property you intend to let before getting tenants in. This will certify whether the electrics are safe and tell you if anything needs upgrading.
What areas do you cover?
Our main office is in Leighton Buzzard with a Satellite office in Dunton, Buckinghamshire for commercial works we will consider projects anywhere within the UK for residential customers we regularly work in the following locations:
Leighton Buzzard, Stewkley, Wing, Stoke Hammond, Soulbury, Great Brickhill, Woburn, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, Stanbridge, Buckingham, Winslow, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Oving, Padbury, Newton Longville, Bletchley, Whadden, Swanbourne, Cubblington, Aston Abbotts, Heath and Reach, Drayton Parslow, Hoggeston, Pitchcott, Steeple Claydon, Adstock, Great Horwood,Little Horwood, Stony Stratford, Mursley, Eversholt, Wingrave, Berkhampstead , Mentmore, Eaton Bray, Edlesborough, Slapton, Linslade, Kingsmead, Boltolph Claydon, Stowe, Simpson, Aley Green, Nash, Thornton, Thornborough, Quainton,