Electrical Installation Condition Report London
Are you looking for an Electrical Installation Condition Report in London? We are EICR specialists, so we can handle the booking of all types of EICR reports and electrical safety checks, whether you’re a landlord, a homeowner or a business owner.
We offer electrical certificates in London and the South East, working with all types of properties to ensure electrical safety for all. The importance of an electrical safety certificate shouldn’t be overlooked, so read on to discover your obligations.
What is an Electrical Certificate?
So, what is an electrical certificate? Also known as an Electrical Installation Condition Report, an EICR report gives you a complete breakdown of the condition of the electrical installations within your building.
Electrical installations deteriorate over time, so an electrical certificate will reveal any problems before they can become dangerous. So it goes without saying that this is an essential part of building maintenance and will enable you to keep your property, staff or tenants safe.
After an inspection has been carried out, an Electrical Installation Condition Report, also known as an electrical certificate, will be produced. The report will detail any defects, concerns and necessary remedial works.
What is the Purpose of an Electrical Certificate UK?
If you’re a landlord, or you run a business, it’s vital you ensure your electrical certificate UK is up to date. At Hexo, we provide electrical safety certificates to cafés and schools, factories and office blocks, ensuring electrical safety and compliance.
The EICR inspection will cover everything from the distribution boards, light fixtures, cabling and plug sockets in your property. Then, the electrical certificate UK will detail any issues, so that you can get your property compliant with BS 7671, the national standard for electrical installations.
Types of Electrical Certificate UK
We offer numerous types of electrical certificate UK, including:
Residential EICR Certificates
Residential EICR certificates are there for homeowners and landlords. The electrical inspection will ensure your building is safe and compliant with BS 7671.
As of 1st June 2020, Government regulations make it mandatory for landlords within the private rented sector to test their electrical installations every five years. However, if you own an older building, you may need to organise more frequent testing. Residential EICR certificates are suitable for:
Homeowners’ electrical certificates
Homeowners’ electrical certificates can provide you with peace of mind, knowing your property is safe and at low risk of damage or fire. Undertaking regular electrical inspections will mean you’re far less likely to experience blackouts or electrical mishaps, too.
From a safety point of view, a domestic EICR is vitally important.
Landlords’ electrical certificates
Landlords’ electrical certificates are a legal obligation, so without one you are liable to prosecution. An EICR landlord safety test will demonstrate that the electrical installations in the home you are renting out are in the best possible shape.
For safety and compliance, it is vital for landlords to have a regular Electrical Installation Condition Report carried out.
Electrical certificates for housing associations and councils
It is also a legal requirement for councils and housing associations to ensure their tenants are safe and are living in homes that are compliant with UK safety standards. An independent EICR will arm you with the knowledge that your property is reliable and that no harm will come to your tenants.
Electrical certificates for builders and developers
We also work with builders and developers, as well as architects and engineers. We advise that you commission an EICR test, to make sure that the building you have erected or renovated is fit for purpose, and compliant with BS 7671.
An electrical installation condition report (EICR) really is the only way to demonstrate that your property is ready to be lived in. If you’re working on a large scale project, speak to our sales team to negotiate a special rate.
Commercial EICR Certificates
Commercial EICR certificates are essential for business owners. They will allow you to understand the condition of all of the electrical installations inside your building.
While commercial EICRs are not always mandatory, it’s important to make sure that the electrical systems in your premises are safe and operating properly – not only to keep your staff safe, but to save you money and business downtime should an accident occur.
Find out more about Fixed Wire Testing for your business, or get in touch with us for more information.
What does an Electrical Installation Condition Report London entail?
So, what does an electrical installation condition report London involve? During the test, we will check various things, from the fuse board or consumer unit, through to the fixed wiring in the walls.
During the EICR, we will identify any issues and provide a coded observation for each. These range in severity, as follows:
This is the most severe observation code and it means that danger is present. There is an immediate threat to the integrity of the building and the safety of those inside, so immediate action is required.
This observation code means there is a potentially dangerous defect with your system and urgent remedial work is needed.
This is a lower-level code and it’s defined as ‘Improvement Recommended’. This generally means a non-regulatory issue has been identified, or an element of the installation needs to be improved.
Finally, FI highlights that further investigation is required. This might mean that our engineer has found something that needs to be looked at in more depth.
What Happens After an Electrical Certificate UK?
If any issues are found on your electrical certificate UK, we will arrange for any defects to be repaired as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
We can complete your EICR check and remedial works at a time that suits you and your business. This includes weekend and evening appointments, so that you can limit disruption and business downtime.
Once repair works have been carried out, another EICR test will be carried out. This will ensure that the remedial works have been completed successfully. We also offer supplementary services, including:
- Earthing layout schematic
- Labelling and identification of circuit accessories
- Distribution layout schematic
- Identification and labelling of distribution boards
- Labelling and identification of sub-main and main cables
Is an Electrical Certificate a Legal Requirement?
You might be wondering if an electrical certificate is a legal requirement. Well, as of June 2020, Government regulations made it mandatory for landlords within the private rented sector to ensure their electrical installations are tested every five years.
Business owners must also ensure their properties are well maintained and compliant with BS 7671.
How Much Will an Electrical Certificate Cost?
So how much will an electrical certificate cost? Well, for homeowners and landlords, EICR costs are based on property size, while commercial EICRs are priced depending on the number of circuits within the premises.
At Hexo, we’re transparent about prices so you’ll never have any nasty surprises. Visit our Prices page for a full breakdown of EICR costs, as well as PAT Testing prices and Fixed Wire Testing costs.
If you’re unsure about electrical certificate costs, or have unique needs, you can contact us to obtain a bespoke quote.
Electrical Installation Condition Report in London
As specialists, we can handle the booking of your Electrical Installation Condition Report in London and the South East, regardless of building type.
If any issues are found during your electrical certificate in London, we can organise any remedial works in a timely manner, and at a time that suits you and your business, in order to minimise disruption.
Ensured COVID-19 Protocols
Every service that we offer is performed with care and attention, and in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. We do our best to make sure that we bring only peace of mind and ease of operation to your business.
All necessary precautions are taken and practised by our staff. So, if you’re looking for a quick and effective electrical installation certificate in the UK, or an electrical safety certificate London, look no further!