At home with LOL
When it’s time for a spot of home improvement, it seems many of us fancy ourselves as a bit of a DIY expert, ready to take on the complex rewiring of a household. Unfortunately, according to the Health and Safety Executive, on average 10 people die and around 750 are injured every year as a result of unsafe electrical installations in the home and because they simply did not seek the right advice. Advice from one of our qualified domestic electricians is free.
There is always a way to cut corners and minimise costs, but it is never a safe way and now it’s against the law. Introduced in January 2005 as a way of reducing injuries and tackling ‘cowboys’, a new law requires all people carrying out domestic electrical installations and alterations in England and Wales to follow the rules set out in Part P of the Building Regulations. This is to ensure all completed electrical work is safe.
At LOL, we do the hard work so you don’t have to. Understanding and complying with current legislation is our business and being registered with the NICEIC and ECA to complete such work gives you a hazard-free environment in which to live. Rather than worry about meeting the standards and when to notify your local authority’s building control department, LOL, with ‘competent person’ status can fulfill any electrical job and present you with a certificate to prove compliance.
Are you in the private rental sector? (PRS) did you know that your property will need testing every 5 years or change of occupancy? This is something we are able to do in a fast and efficient way to make sure your property is safe. Did you also know that it is recommended that if you are putting smoke or heat alarms in the property you should have an appropriate fire certificate.
Getting it right, however, is not just about adhering to a set of rules. From simply adding more power points to designing and wiring your extension, LOL is with you every step of the way. It is our job to listen and only after having met with you and discussed your requirements will we recommend and quote on a solution that fits your brief. Our team of experts will then work around your lifestyle, providing a safe and quality service that ensures your home remains in great condition.
To talk through your plans for home improvement, or to find out more about the new legislation, please contact us on 01664 562729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.