The Reliable Electrician in Cardiff that replies to you!

You are absolutely right about electricians. Cardiff has so many to choose from! But what about reliable, trustworthy electrician services? Where do you start with so many domestic installers and approved contractors in every part of the Welsh Capital? Unanswered calls and messages in the ether? I feel your pain. I deal with tradespeople too!

You will get a reply, good communication and reliable electrical installations from me. And if I could take a minute of your time, I’ve listed five benefits to using my domestic and commercial electrician’s services below. Or just tell me about your electrical installation requirements here:

  1. Electricians in Cardiff aren’t easy to contact. Electrical work is often in awkward places, at height with noisy tools. It’s not always possible to answer calls but you will get a swift reply from me, guaranteed. Complete my contact form for a prompt yes / no answer. You won’t be left wondering If I can help.
  2. A domestic electrician completing small electrical jobs (often ignored by others, based on what happy clients tell me!) such as light fittings, shower switches, extra sockets, condition reports (EICR), and much more – in all areas of Cardiff, Penarth and Dinas Powys.
  3. Professional electrician services, electrical repairs and maintenance for South Wales – not any job I can get away with. My commercial and domestic electrical work and fault-finding are always high standards and compliant with 2021 wiring regulations.
  4. I solemnly promise not to go all cliché and Ignore you after payment has been made. Rest assured, I’ll be back in the unlikely event of any problems with my work, give you service you will be happy with and check you are completely satisfied before leaving.
  5. You don’t have to worry about getting cash- even for small domestic work, emergency call outs or a quick appointment. Pay whichever method is best for you.

    5 star review  Positive: Professionalism ,  Punctuality ,  Responsiveness I needed to get some electrics tested for a garage removal and Simon came out the day after I contacted him. Very... read more

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“Very reliable and efficient service. Attention to detail and tidy. Thanks Simon” Mandy Pope


Still looking for an electrician? Cardiff has lots to choose!

If you don’t want to contact me just yet, you could carry on looking for another local electrician. Cardiff has hundreds of them offering fault finding, full rewires, eicr, commercial maintenance, replacement consumer units and PAT testing. Calls and texts are free, after all. If you just moved to your new home in Cardiff Road you could post a job for an electrician in Llandaff on Rated People and Checkatrade.

But, here is the thing: do you think electricians in Cardiff would pay to see your details when trade is busy? Will your calls be answered whilst they are working on electrical solutions for someone else?

“Simon’s attention to detail was obvious from the first contact. He was punctual and professional and completed the work with the minimum of disruption.” Ruth Evans

You could complete my form right now and I’ll let you know If I can help quickly. But that would be selfish of me, wouldn’t it? On the other hand, it has everything I need to provide you with a fast response.

Imagine this: You are new to South Wales and moved to Cathedral Road. You discover exposed live parts within your outdoor garden lighting. Thanks to Google, your search for professional electricians finds an electrician in Pontcanna with a quick appointment who agrees to carry out the electrical work for you. You turn the main switch in your fuse board off whilst you wait for them to arrive. You pay their call-out fee and are billed every half an hour for the emergency electrician service. You want your electricity back on as quickly as possible to stop your freezer warming up, get the heating back on and keep the electrician’s invoice as small as possible.

That’s precisely why I have a VA to deal with general inquiries: so my customers have 100% of my attention. So, in this situation, I am not trying to answer queries, book work in, balance on a ladder and work out if it’s replacement sockets and, or a fuse board replacement you need – all at the same time.

My VA has access to my calendar and knows what electrical services I am carrying out at the time of your inquiry within the Cardiff area. They also filter out what domestic and commercial installation I can’t help with. So you can find another reliable electrician with great service near you in the event I cannot help.

New to Cardiff and searching for a reliable electrician?

You have landed at the right place! Contact me 24 hours a day. I’ll respond as soon as I can, and you won’t be left wondering If I can help—lots of happy customers throughout Cardiff trust my domestic and commercial electricians work and Integrity. I’m pleased to offer free advice via email, and I’ll do what is best for you. I’ll make you aware of things in your interest. You can check my DBS and Insurance documents right now on the contact page.

Along with hundreds of registered Cardiff electricians, I’m a member of NICEIC (approved contractor scheme). So I have the necessary experience, qualifications, insurance, and complaints policy in place. So don’t choose one of the thousands of Tradespeople in surrounding areas who aren’t!

Help me to help you with competitive pricing for things like fuse board replacement, additional sockets, new lighting and much more! You can do this by sending me photo’s of your consumer units or existing lighting arrangements. It costs electricians in Cardiff a lot of time and money looking at electrical work. A free quote has to be paid for somewhere, so helping me with information and photos can help keep your invoices down if you choose to hire me.

I will provide you with the necessary certificates (including Part P) to avoid selling hassle. When looking for electricians: check their registration status on the Competent Person Register first! A full rewire and garden electrics (like outdoor lighting), work in bathrooms, kitchens, and outbuilding supplies in Cardiff) must be notified to local building control in County Hall.

NICEIC members like me are up-to-date with the wiring regulations, Insured and checked by an assessor for competence. Search by my name (Simon Portillo) or postcode (CF5 3NU) on the Competent Person Register to check now.

Typical electrical services

I offer the following electrical services for Cardiff, Penarth and Dinas Powys homes and businesses.

Faulty Wiring Repair / Replacement

Ask any Cardiff electrician and they will tell you lots of our local homes (Splott and Pontcanna come to mind) are over one hundred years old. Many with wiring well over fifty years old. Is yours one of them? I can install new cabling to replace the older rubber and later PVC with no earth you may have.


Fuse Board Replacement

No one wakes up in the morning and decides to get their fuse boards replaced. They usually get replaced because electricians in Cardiff have been asked to quote for additional sockets or repairs in the bathroom. It’s at this moment they are told there is no rcd protection in the existing fuse board (which is a requirement for new wiring and socket outlets). Or, an eicr (electrical inspection) has highlighted electrical repairs are required.

The latest units offer additional protection from electrocution and fire. If you haven’t got rcd protection, you should get the wiring checked because it’s possible the earthing and bonding will also need updating.


Security Lighting

I can replace your existing outside light fittings or install new wiring to supply new ones – if there are none where you need them to be. LED lighting has now replaced the older halogen and compact fluorescent. It is getting better all the time and more cost-effective to run. There is a full range of lighting (including security lighting) readily available for all styles and budgets in Astral Lighting on Sloper Road in Cardiff. All at competitive prices.


What about electrical testing?

I offer fixed rates for electrical testing. Clients in Cardiff tell me this is better than “just fix it” with an unknown bill at the end! I can advise what is necessary to resolve the issue even if you don’t want it done there and then.


Electrical repair and maintenance

Often large firms employing commercial electricians work on large-scale installations and can’t stop what they are doing for small (sometimes emergency) jobs. Simon Portillo: the local reliable Cardiff electrician who can respond to this type of work quickly.

Extra sockets

Indoor and outdoor sockets where you need them. Surface mounting is less labour intensive and therefore costs less. Sockets chased inside the walls do look nicer, although they result in some degree of decoration.