What to consider when hiring an electrical contractor

When it comes to building work and renovations in your home, many people choose to save money by carrying out work themselves or using a local handyman. Whilst some jobs might be a quick and easy DIY job, there are some jobs that when electrics are involved, you should always leave to the professionals.

Electrical Contractors are easy enough to find with a simple Google search, but with so much choice it can be difficult to find a reputable electrician you can trust to carry out the work safely and efficiently.

Listed below are some of the top things that we think you should always look for in a good electrician.


Any good electrician will have enough electrical training not only in their field of work but in all the relevant health and safety procedures. Training to be a qualified electrical contractor takes years of hard work and so there should be no issue in providing evidence of such. Bodies such as Stroma provide government approved certification for those who work in installers across the U.K. Make sure to always check to see what accreditations a company has, and it will show you exactly how credible they are and whether or not you can trust them.

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All business owners understand the importance of insurance which is why making sure your electrical contractor is insured should be a priority.

If a situation occurs where your property is damaged, or someone is injured as a result of the work carried out, you will be fully covered and compensated by public liability insurance as arranged by your electrical contractors.


With so many electricians online, reviews are a great way to see what type of work they can complete and to what standard. Most electrical contractors will either have Google Reviews on display to the public or reviews on their website.

Any good electrician will be more than happy to provide you with references from customers in the past 6 months to demonstrate their work. Don’t be afraid to ask, if they’re good, they’ll have no issue in sharing them with you!

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Knowledge and experience become worthless without the correct equipment, which is why a good electrician will have high quality and regularly tested tools. Not only should they care about the standard of equipment, but they should also be committed to ensuring the equipment is value for money, providing good quality work at a reasonable price.

With all electrical projects, it can be both dangerous and costly to cut corners when choosing an electrical contractor to carry out the job. Excelsior Electrical Contractors provide a great job every time, that way, you will hopefully need to seek out a new electrician ever again.

Get in touch with Excelsior Electrical Contractors today. Our team is fully qualified to both fit and supply a huge range of electrical projects. Contact us today by calling 0808 137 1451, or email us at info@excelsiorelectricalcontractors.com.

By | 2019-04-23T13:58:13+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Commercial, Residential|0 Comments