Electricians in London
Do you need to find an electrician in London? You will not be spoiled for a choice, but with so many options out there you might be tempted to just hire on price alone instead of looking for your ideal candidate.
With Plentific, you can find the best local electrician for your job in a nick of time! Post a job with Plentific, and some of the best electricians in your local area will be in touch to offer bespoke quotes. Each Plentific Pro also has a profile displaying their qualifications, past projects and customer reviews, so comparing your options is simple. Every job booked via Plentific will also be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
A local electrician in London can follow leads in and around Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth and Westminster.
Finding a London electrician will be much easier if you remember two important rules. First, you should not expect to pay prices based on a national average. Tradesmen across the UK charge vastly different rates, and quotes in London tend to be larger than those elsewhere. To give yourself a good idea of the average cost to hire an electrician in London, you should collect quotes from at least 3 candidates. This will also help you to spot unfair quotes and ensure that you get a fair and competitive price.
The second thing to remember is just how huge London is. An electrician might not be willing to take jobs outside of their local area in order to save money on travel. Because of this, an electrician based somewhere like Ealing may not be willing to take a job in Greenwich, and so on. You should start your search by focusing on your own local area, and be sure to check quotes to see if you are being billed for travel costs!
An electrician is qualified to service, install and repair electrical utilities, which are vital for any property. Although electrical work can vary, it is important to remember that it can be extremely dangerous for the unqualified. A Pro requires a level 3 electrical or techno-electrical qualification to be allowed to work as an electrician. Typically a candidate will have completed an apprenticeship, company training scheme or industry-recognised course in order to qualify.
Before you make a decision on who to hire, it is important to screen your candidates. As well as making sure of their qualifications, you should also look over a candidate’s customer reviews. If they have a great track record, they should be able to point to a number of satisfied clients, and they may also have pictures of their handiwork! You should also check their past projects to ensure that they are comfortable with the kind of work that your project requires. An electrician that usually sticks to simple tasks like light switch replacement or socket installation may not be as confident installing an immersion heater as another candidate who does it regularly.
When you are ready to make your decision, ensure that your chosen candidate has active public liability insurance, in case of accidental damages or injury. They should also be able to provide a warranty for their work.