Our Services

Our philosophy at,” Switched On!” is simple, respond quickly, keep the customer aware of any problem, informed of availability and cost and carry out the work to your satisfaction. All because we are passionate about good service and Customer Care.  

Part P

In January 2005 the Government introduced electrical safety rules for dwellings into the Building Regulations for England and Wales.

What does Part P mean?

Most electrical work carried out on a domestic /commercial property needs to be documented and tested. This can only be achieved through either Part P inspection and test or by Certification carried out by an approved electrician.

Who is responsible for making sure that electrical work meets Part P standards?

All homeowners and landlords should be able to prove their electrical installation meets the relevant regulation. Otherwise they may find they are committing an offence unknowingly.

New installations

All new installations/rewires will be designed and installed in accordance with the IEE regulations along with taking the clients personal design wishes into consideration.

Fuse boards

All new fuse boards/Consumer Units for domestic and residential premises will be installed and tested in accordance with the current regulations. A certification of installation will be provided if the electrical system meets the safety criteria. If not, customers will be advised on how they could bring their electrical system up to standard.

Power sockets

We can alter, extend and install socket outlets inside and outside in domestic and commercial premises in accordance with the regulations and the customer's preferences.

Lighting

We can alter, extend and install lights inside and outside as well as garden lights in domestic and commercial premises in accordance with the current regulations and the clients’ wishes.

Fault – finding

This is an area where customers would be advised to contact us, as we are unable to provide a free quotation to diagnose a problem.

Landlord certification

Landlords and Tenant Act 1985 requires that all electrical installations in a rented property must be:

  • Safe when a tenancy begins
  • Maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy

Landlords and Tenant Act 1985 makes it an implied term of every tenancy that the landlord will keep in repair the structure and exterior of the property and keep in repair and proper working order of the installations in the dwelling/house. The landlord cannot make the tenant responsible for these repairs. It is the landlord's responsibility that the above requirements are met and are continued to be met.

Rented Property

All councils and Estate Agents require a Landlord's Certification before they take on a property.

When tenants/clients move out before the end of Landlord Safety Certification runs out the Landlord is automatically obliged to have a re-inspection and test of electrical installation before any new tenants/clients move in.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

As you are required to ensure that all appliances such as electric kettles, fridges and washing machines, microwaves, tumble dryer provided as part of a tenancy agreement are safe, we recommend that you have these appliances tested at the beginning of each tenancy and yearly after.

As majority of electric shocks and deaths in the home are caused by faulty leads, plugs and appliances, all of these can be avoided by Landlords and tenants taking simple safety steps.

Periodic inspection

The main purpose of periodic inspection and testing is to detect, as far as it is reasonably practicable, any factors impairing or likely to impair the safety of an electrical system.

Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and age.

The following are to be covered:

  • Safety of persons against the effects of electric shock and burns.
  • Protection against damage to property by fire and heat arising from an installation defect
  • Confirmation that the installation is not damaged or deteriorated so as to impair safety
  • Identification of non-compliances with the current issue of BS 7671 or installation defects which may give rise to danger.

Sometimes under inspections we have to remove spot lights, lights and socket outlets that have not been undone or moved in many years. This sometimes may cause paint to be chipped around the electrical outlets.

Green Energy

‘Switched On!’ cares about customers and the environment in equal measure and are looking to acquiring the required accreditations to enable them to offer  both Green and Renewable Energy solutions such as Solar PV panels and Air / Ground Source heat pumps to name but a few.