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What Makes a Great Electrical Contractor?

There are many rogue tradesmen in the UK who are notorious for completing shoddy work at extortionate rates. A bad reputation soon gains momentum and deters people from employing the services of such con artists, however, what lies on the other end of the spectrum? Today we here at London Electricians offer five positive traits of a great electrical contractor:



First and foremost, your electrical contractor should possess adequate certification and insurance that demonstrate they are qualified to carry out electrical work on your domestic or commercial property. They should also be proactive when it comes to keeping up to date with their industry; this includes changes to regulations and legal requirements as well as the introduction of new techniques. Finding an engineer who adheres to strict electrical work procedures as set out by UK regulatory bodies will give you peace of mind that any completed electrical installations or repairs are of a high standard and will last for years to come.


Proven Experience as an Electrical Contractor

Case studies and testimonials are a great means of discovering more about the experience of your electrician. Some electrical contractors may even allow you to observe them at work on other projects so that you can witness first hand the quality of their electrical services. An electrician who has amassed a wealth of experience will not only have the capability to offer a broad range of services, they will also be more confident in handling any expected or unusual problems that appear.


Transparency and Reliability

Your electrical contractor should arrive promptly on the agreed date and time, communicating where possible any delays or unexpected problems. Moreover, timeframes and estimated cost of electrical services should be detailed and openly communicated at the start of the project. Sometimes additional expenses may arise, however anything that is purposely hidden from you is a warning sign that your electrical contractor may not be trustworthy, and also casts a suspicious light on the quality of their work.


Positive Reviews

Excellent work reaps its own rewards, however it is always encouraging when other customers have taken the time to praise an electrical contractor and their services. Look for positive recommendations on the company website, review websites, and social media platforms such as Facebook and Google+ to gain a broader perspective on your potential tradesman.


Premium Quality End Results

At the end of the day, you are paying for a service and therefore need to be happy with the quality and thoroughness of the electrical work that has been completed. A great electrical contractor is passionate about what they do and takes pride in completing every single job to the best of their ability. They will also liaise regularly with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the ongoing progress and final outcome of any work on your electrical systems.


Our polite and courteous team of electrical contractors here at London Electricians are renowned for providing premium electrical services to customers across the Westminster, Camden, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham areas. To discover more, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8728 9179, or alternatively complete our quick and simple online form.