Qualified Electrician for Cardiff, Penarth and Dinas Powys
Need a reliable electrician? Cardiff home and businesses hire me for a wide range of electrical services. I’ve earned an excellent reputation throughout South Wales for domestic and commercial electricians services.
All aspects of electrical installation and fault finding throughout South Wales
Switches, sockets and new light fittings
Fuse boards replaced with the latest consumer units
Smart home accessories: thermostats, underfloor heating and wireless access points
Electric cooker installation
Showers, immersion heaters and electric towel rail installation
Family run NICEIC Approved Contractor for electrical projects in South Glamorgan
This is a family run business, upfront and transparent for all electrical issues and how to resolve them. I know how important customer services, being on-time and competitive pricing is to you. I aim for 100% customer satisfaction. I’m confident that you’re getting a top-tier Cardiff based electrician at competitive rates.
You can be confident in my abilities and attention to detail. I am NICEIC registered with an in-depth knowledge of the wiring and building regulations. I’m the local electrician with no criminal record accepting credit cards. Find me on the Competent Person Register Hire me for your upcoming domestic and commercial electrical projects!
Maybe you need help planning your electrical project? Perhaps you aren’t sure about the electrical installation in a property you wish to buy? I’ve helped answer questions submitted from Cardiff home and business owners below (click them to see my response). If they don’t help, you can ask me your own question here.
My minimum call out fee is £65 which includes 30 minutes of working time. I charge £25 for every hour after that. If you live in the City Centre car parking charges would be extra. Here are my fees, example pricing and opening hours
I'm looking for an electrician qualified for domestic and commercial work. Its for my office on Whitchurch Road. We've discovered sockets for the office and apartment above are on the same circuit. This is an issue because we are paying for the tenants power used on their socket outlets. If the circuit breaker goes off whilst the shop's closed the tenants will be without power so isn't ideal for them either! Do you work in the Heath area of Cardiff?
Yes, i carry out all aspects of electrical work in the Heath area and this is something i can help you with. The best time for fault finding like this is out of hours for your office and at a suitable time for your tenants. Access to both areas will be necessary at the same time.
A condition report on a two bedroom apartment in the city centre would be £110. Any parking expenses occured would be at an additional cost.
I'm looking to replace some light fittings in my apartment in Cardiff Bay. Do you have a standard charge per item for this type of electrical work?
My fees consist of the amount of time taken and parts used. Any car parking charges would be at additional cost. Some light fitings take twenty minutes to fit, some can take hours! It depends on the light fitting and its location. I can fit several light fittings like this within half a days labour – £110 (plus any connectors, fixings and LED lamps). I hope this helps.
I rent a property near Cardiff University. I am looking for an electrical company who carry out portable appliance testing for me. Is this a service you offer and if so, what are your fees?
Yes, i offer PAT testing throughout Cardiff City Centre. The costs depend on the amount and type of items. Integrated appliances (like a fridge or tea ern) will take longer than a toaster for example. For efficiency you could ask your tenant to gather all the items for testing and make them available. £65 would cover the first 30 minutes. Every hour would be £25 which includes the appliance register for your insurer and labels. Items required at the time of test to make safe (a fuse or plug for example) would be additional cost.
Whenever i turned the kettle on my consumer unit tripped. I purchased another which does the same. Could it be a problem with the socket?
It could be a problem at the socket. You could have a certain amount of earth leakage on the socket circuit. My rcd tripping article may help you find the problem or get in touch for a call out.
What is the cost for a landlord electrical safety certificate? It's a three bedroom house in Cathedral Road.
£150 would be my fee for a landlord electrical safety certificate for a three bedroom house in Cardiff City Centre. Let me know if you need further information, or would like to book that in.
I need a new electric cooker installed in the Roath area. What are your charges for replacing electric cookers?
Assuming it is a like for like cooker replacement, some examples would be:
Standalone cooker swap out £70
Single oven replacement £75
Double oven fitting £85
Hob installation £ 90
I'm looking for a local electrician to install a shower in the Cathays Park area. It's an old three bedroom house and i am unsure how good the electrics are.
I need to see the electrical installation to provide an accurate cost to install a shower. The earthing and bonding will need to be current along with rcd protection. A cable supplying the new unit would run from your fuse board to shower location.
I've had an electrical inspection at my property in Cardiff Bay. The electrician advised a complete rewire. I am looking for three different electrical contractors to provide a rewire cost. It's a two bedroom apartment on Cathedral Road (opposite Sophia Gardens). Do you want to quote for this work?
Please can you provide your full address and convenient dates? I can call in and work out the cost to rewire your home.
I've contacted another Cardiff electrician due to my rcd tripping in the night. He said maybe my immersion heater is faulty but a complete test of the house is necessary. What you would suggest?
The immersion heater may be faulty and a cause of the rcd to trip. I would recommend an electrical test of the installation (which would include the suspected immersion heater element).
I have a problem with the lighting in my shop on Albany Road. The insurer has specified an NICEIC electrician which is how i found you. I need fault finding with a written estimate to resolve the problem with the wiring/ lights inside the suspended ceiling. The lights don't switch on everytime and i am worried they will stop working altogether. Are you available this week? I am sure you understand i need the electrician with a quick response for this!
The best time to find the fault with the lights would be outside of your normal opening hours. I am available from Wednesday of this week to work in the Roath area if that is any good for you?
I live in West Wales and thinking of buying a property in the Cardiff area. The lenders surveyor suggested the wiring doesn't look 17th edition and to hire a registered electrician to test it. Are you qualified and registered to carry out this work?
Yes, i am qualified to inspect and test. If you want to forward me the agents details i can contact them directly if you wish.
Yes, i do carry out kitchen fitting electrical work. I would need a copy of the plans you are proposing. With this i can offer further advice. A site visit can provide an estimate on what’s involved and the costs. Ask any kitchen fitter and they will tell you kitchens have the most electrical dependencies in the home. A typical room has a light, switch and some sockets. Kitchens (can) have the following fittings:
All these items need cables and some type of switching to them.
Hi Simon. I've just moved house and would like sockets lighting etc to match the new decoration i have planned. Its for the kitchen/diner area initially although will go all the way through the house with the same style eventually.
Hi. Yes, that is something i can complete for you. Take a look at my socket page. There are many styles and colours to choose from.
I'm looking for quotes to rewire my 3 bedroom house. I've had a quote from rylek uk ltd and coad electrical cardiff and looking for one more. The property is in Canton.
Yes, i would like to quote for that. Would one evening this week between 6 and 7 pm be convenient to call in to take a look?
Hi Simon. My sister gave me your business card. I live in Cowbridge. Is this an area you cover? I would like to get power installed in my detached garage.
Hi. I am based in Cardiff (Fairwater), although i do cover the Vale of Glamorgan. Would you like me to call over one evening this week to take a look at what you need?
Do you know if sockets lighting and showers are on the same circuit? Sometimes when using my electric shower i notice one of the lights in the bathroom sometimes flickers.
Sockets, lights and electric showers will all be on seperate circuits. It sounds like there is a fault with the lights in your bathroom. If a replacement lamp doesn’t do the trick it maybe a loose connection which would need looking at.
Hi Simon. I've just had a smart meter installed. The electric company who installed it commented my wiring may not be 17th edition whatever that means?!
Hi. The installer is basically advising you that your electrical installation looks dated. From the photo you sent me i can see there is no rcd protection. If this is something you are concerned about, you can read about my electrical inspection service and let me know if you would like to book one in.
I called an emergency electrician company from my apartment in Cardiff Bay at 11pm last night. They got the power back on although there was no fault showing when they both arrived. Apparently it could be a number of things that caused it. I am worried it might happen again. What would you suggest?
Even with lots of experience in the industry fault finding things that are not present is always difficult! Did you loose power on all the circuits? Did the electricians mention what tripped? If you send me a picture of your consumer unit and highlight what bit tripped i maybe able to suggest somethings for you to try before a call out.