There are many different reasons for commissioning an Electrical Survey and you will need to discuss your requirement with your chosen Electrician.
If you are purchasing a relatively modern property you may require a full inspection with testing to confirm that the electrics are in good working order. The format of the old Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) has been superseded and you will probably now require an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).
If you are considering the purchase of an older property which has old wiring it would be wise to seek expert advice on whether the building needs a complete rewire or only a minor updating. In the case of very old wiring, it is likely that the Electrician will advise a full rewire and therefore thorough testing of the electrical system would be unnecessary - there is no point in testing something that you are going to replace. The report in this case is more likely to concentrate on estimating the possible costs of a complete rewire.
If you have a property you about to rent out, you may require testing of your property and an Electricians Report to meet legislative requirements.
If work is required to upgrade an electrical installation and make it compliant with current standards, your chosen Electrician may be able to help you with this or alternatively you could request a listing through this website for Electricians in your area.
Completing the form above will provide you with a list of Electricians who can provide the service you need. In addition to their contact details you will also see details of their qualifications to help you make a choice. It is important that electrical installation work is carried out only by competent persons. These are people who have the necessary training and experience to enable them to avoid the dangers to themselves and others that electricity can create.
It is strongly recommended that you use an Electrician who is registered with one of the government-approved schemes to carry out any electric installation work that you need doing. Registered Electricians will work in compliance with the UK national standard, BS 7671 - Requirements for Electrical Installations. They will issue a safety certificate for their electrical work to confirm that the installation has been designed, constructed, inspected and tested, in accordance with the standard.
You should ensure that your chosen Electrician is registered with one of the following organizations:
BRE Certification Ltd
British Standards Institution
NAPIT Registration Ltd
NICEIC Group Ltd
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