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Frequently Asked Questions

Read our frequently asked questions to find out more about our electrical services. We offer electrical work for agricultural property, industrial property and electrical house rewiring for Spalding and the surrounding areas.

Electrical Work for Agricultural Property

In comparison to your home or work environments, farms offer a unique set of issues or risks and, as such, require rules and regulations to be maintained for the safety and the protection of not only your livelihood but livestock and employees. Maintaining your installations is a simple and highly advised example.

Find out more about our electrical work for agricultural property in Spalding and  Lincolnshire.

People take agricultural electricity safety lightly or treat it like they would with any other workplace; this has to lead to an average of 40 annual deaths a year from electrocution on farms. An understanding of agricultural electricity can prevent many deaths or ensure safety on your property. A farm has multiple open buildings, unpredictable livestock and animals or exposed water leading to multiple potential hazards, which you wouldn't expect from a standard property, making a farm one of the most dangerous working environments in the UK.

Levels of extra-low and separated voltage need regular maintenance to a suitable level - no levels upwards of 25 volts

Wiring systems on agricultural properties must have RCD protection (residual current devices) and a suitable current - no levels upwards of 500 mA.

Power sockets must be safe - no currents upwards of 30 mA.

Wiring systems on agricultural properties must be protected with a rate of IP44, meaning they are separated up to a certain distance from splashing or running water and handle up to 500 volts for at least an average of a minute.

  Some examples include:

  • vapours from animal waste.
  • High humidity, such as from milking areas.
  • Electrical ware/damage due to day to day of a farm.
  • unpredictable livestock

Maintenance can help you save money long term, protecting you from costly breakdowns, including high repair reprices or the cost of replacing parts or even a whole system. Depending on the circumstance, you can also be liable for any harm you may inflict on your employees or visitors/customers due to negligence.

Regular electrical inspections protect your farm through:

  • Rewiring.
  • Installation of security and lighting.
  • Repairing and testing your components and appliances.
  • Regular reports on the condition of your farm's electricals.
  • Upkeeping your equipment on your farm.

As an agricultural business owner, you are legally obligated and responsible to ensure to safety of your farm.

Electrical Work for Industrial Property

Commercial electrical wiring has major differences from its domestic counterpart; if you own a commercial business or property, proper electrical work is legally required and must be up to a certain standard. 

As a commercial business/property owner, you are legally responsible for this and held accountable. Other differences include the design process, installation, upkeep, different levels of standards, etc.

Read more about our  electrical work for industrial property in Spalding and Lincolnshire.

Yes. Whether you're a landlord or using your property for other types of business, you are legally required to meet the requirements of an electrical certificate consistently while also being certified.

As a commercial landlord, you are legally obligated to care for your tenants, and in such cases, as negligence, you can be held accountable. 

Certain duties include electrical safety and upkeep, detecting and handling hazards, repairs, electrical certification, eliminating risk, etc. Electrical inspections should be carried out regularly on a five-year basis.

Regulations and guidelines were recently updated, meaning from the 1st of July 2020, all private residential landlords/owners must recertify their properties and adhere to these new guidelines. All prior certifications are no longer recognised.

Yes. Riskier jobs or jobs involving registering and certifying an installer are deemed as 'notifiable', examples of this include:

  • Instaling a fuse box
  • Installing a completely new circuit
  • Making adjustments to your current circuit within deemed special locations - such as a bath or shower due to the hazardous nature.

Electrical PAT Test

While there are no strict legal requirements for PAT testing at this moment in time, government regulations require the maintenance and upkeep of electrical appliances; the most efficient way to meet these regulations is through PAT testing.

Find out more about our  electrical PAT test services in Spalding.

PAT testing can be a lengthy process and needs to be expertly done to avoid risk or negligence. A PAT testing engineer is guaranteed to finish the job faster than even a 'competent person and expertly do so, missing nothing, leaving you safe and assured. 

PAT testing engineers should only carry out PAT testing to assure quality and save you a huge chunk of time.

PAT testing costs can vary depending on how you go about it; you can teach an employee such as a caretaker or hire a tester to do the job for you to save you time and buy the correct kit. 

PAT testing is a lengthy process, and having someone specialised in the task and whose sole goal is the test is a lot more beneficial than hiring your caretaker who has multiple jobs to handle daily.

PAT testing course: £250
Basic PAT tester: £300
PAT kit: £100
PAT software: £300
Annual calibration: £80

PAT tests are used to check the efficiency and state of your electrical appliances and make sure they're safe to operate/run. 

The PAT test will inform you about everything you need to know about your electrical appliances, whether they pass or fail, need repairs, leaks, whether they are struggling, their efficiency, etc.

While not necessary, as a commercial or business owner/landlord, you are held legally responsible for the safety of those on your property and have certain requirements to meet legally; PAT testing is the most efficient means of meeting those requirements.

This question is commonly asked as there is no clear depiction of what is classed as a portable appliance; however, the universally agreed-upon definition is an appliance plugged into a power outlet. 

This means that portable in this sense doesn't have to mean moveable and isn't limited to just 'generic portable' objects; other inclusions to 'portable appliances' are IT appliances, stationary appliances, etc. 

The main defining factors are the electric 'class' and the 'category' of the item, not the movability of the item.

Electrical House Rewiring Spalding

  • 1 Bedroom: £2450 (on average) 
  • 2 Bedroom: £2900 (on average)
  • 3 Bedroom: £3750 (on average)
  • 4 Bedroom: £4600 (on average)
  • 5 Bedroom: £5450 (on average)

If you require an electrical house rewiring , contact us today to get a quotation for your property.

Your home should be rewired every 25 years; if your property is older than 25 years or you are considering buying a property that is older than 25 years, it is pertinent that you get the property rewired.

Yes. Due to evergrowing dangers from not rewiring your home, breakdowns, safety standards, remodelling, etc. 

Not rewiring your home poses a risk to not only yourself but anyone else who enters or lives within your home and isn't a safe environment; old wires can break, and old wires will need to be changed or generally get in the way when remodelling and will need to be rewired anyway.

Generally, if your home is older than 25 years and you haven't rewired your home, you have old wiring. 

If you have no other ways of telling then it is time to call an electrician, they are specialised in these kinds of tasks and are there to help you. 

General assumptions about the age of your wires can be made by how old your fusebox looks. A good example of this is the clunky ceramic fuseboxes.

If done well and by a professional throughout the property, your property will indeed increase in value, especially if your work is deemed necessary. 

Examples of homes that fit this 'necessity' are homes older than 30 years and haven't been rewired within the past 30 years. 

This doesn't mean the value will increase as much as, say, an addition, but it will still increase the value of your property and is a lot cheaper and faster to do than adding an addition.