What We Do
NIC Electrics are NICEIC registered and carry out all types of domestic electrical work from a new plug socket to a full rewire. We are based in Poynton, Cheshire and cover all of the South Manchester area.read more
Professional and Friendly
As qualified local electricians and lighting technicians with many years of experience we are able to offer a professional and friendly service at the right price to ensure complete customer satisfaction.read more
Commercial & Domestic Work
We carry out work in the domestic market, the commercial market and also the private rental sector and pride ourselves on our excellent service and clean and reliable work.read more
What To Know When Hiring Electricians
Electricians handle various takes within their profession for both the residential and commercial sectors. As such, there are different kinds of electricians, some specialized and others having a general knowledge and skill for electricals. It is thus important to hire the right electrical technician that will ensure the job is done correctly.
The job description of electrical technicians includes:
• Testing and Certification
Electrical installations should be tested after installation and after several years to ensure they are and remain in the specific standards for either the comical or residential sectors. The testing should be done by qualified electrical technicians so that it gets the necessary certifications.
• Wiring and rewiring
Wiring is often done during the installation of a new power supply. However, there are instances when rewiring is needed such as when doing renovation, changing the old wiring, or repairs. Qualified electrical experts should handle both cases.
• Lighting installation
Lighting is not just part of the electrical work done when finishing up construction; it can also be a decorative aspect of the overall finish. It can also be used as security features both indoor and outdoor. This applies for both commercial and residential settings and the electrician will use his extensive experience lighting installation for either setting to provide the desirable solution.
• Security system installation
Electrical technicians can design commercial or home security systems to suit the requirements of the property. The installation of security systems can vary greatly in cost, specifications, and complexity thus experience and skill are vital when handling such a job.
• Electrical repairs
Only a certified electrician should handle electrical repairs, but it is important to consider specialization. For instance, an AC and HVAC repair technician by not be qualified to handle repairs for kitchen appliances.
What To Consider When Hiring An Electrician
In as much as some electrical technicians specialize in their trade, it still is important to ensure that you get the right person for the job. Here are the various factors you should consider when looking for an electrician.
• Licensure and insurance – The technician should carry a valid contractor’s license and show proof of insurance. Most licensed electrical experts are licensed to handle various electrical jobs having passed different training regimens for their profession.
• Experience – The electrician should have several years of experience in handling various electrical issues. It an element that helps lower the risk of damage or poor services, which can be delivered by professionals with licenses but are still new to the trade.
• Specificity – Consider the type of services offered by the technician. It should be handling repairs or doing new installations or doing electrical testing and certification. Just be sure the person you hire is qualified and licensed to perform a particular task before hiring.
• References – Have several references from close people who required electrical services in the past. Alternatively, you should ask the electrician for a work portfolio so that you can get several referrals that you can contact and inquire about the technician. You can gauge the kind of services to expect from the professional’s past work.
If the above check out okay, the last thing to focus on is the type of equipment the electrician has for his line of work. You might not know much about the tools, but electricians should have a tool box full of the latest equipment and willing to explain about any of the tools to be used for the job.
Add additional sockets to accommodate our ever increasing electrical appliances and prevent your sockets being overloaded and get rid of those extension leads
(PAT) Portable Appliance Testing
ensure that the appliances in the work place and in the rental property are working safely
We install all types of modern L.E.D. lighting and we convert the old style transformer style spot lights with modern L.E.D.
All aspects of lighting instillations are undertaken from basic ceiling pendants, chandeliers to modern LED spotlights
if your property requires a full rewire we can carry this out meeting all of the safety regulations BS 7671
No job is too small, we will even come out for small jobs like fused spurs
We install all types of Garden Lighting decorative to security enhancing the look of your garden
Testing and Inspection
we can carry out (EICR) electrical inspection condition reports for landlords and letting agents in the rental sector, and we also carry out mortgage reports
We install electric showers and upgrade the cabling and switching so that a more powerful shower can be installed meeting all the current safety standards
instillation of a new designated cooker circuit to accommodate a higher powered oven
Consumer Unit Replacement
Upgrade your old consumer unit with a modern RCD protected 17th edition consumer unit ensuring that all the current safety regulations are met.
We do callouts for fault finding small or large
Complete and Partial Rewires
sometimes only certain parts of your electrical instillation need to be renewed, saving you less disruption in your house
It is very important that the earthing and earth bonding cables are the correct sizes and fitted correctly ensuring the disconnection of the supply in the event of a fault
Electrical Radiators & Heaters
we install electric radiators and replace old storage heaters with more modern efficient heaters
We install decorative outdoor lights to enhance the look of your house and we also fit security spot lights giving you and your house extra security
Will use them again for extra work, arrived on time to sort out our house. Customer in Stockport.
Did what was asked in a professional, tidy manner. Customer in Lymm.
Very pleased with the work Nigel carried out, will definitely use them again. Customer in Altrincham.
Nigel was very professional throughout, answered his calls right away and kept to his word. He had a no nonsense approach and did not mess about. He was also very careful with our rather delicate lampshades and provided good explanations throughout. Would use again Customer in Stockport.
Mr & Mrs Hogan
Excellent communication, honest, trustworthy brilliant job. Customer in Cheadle.
Excellent, clean, efficient work. Nigel was very polite and professional. I would recommend. Customer in Altrincham.
Please feel free to send us an email and one of our team will contact you back the same day. Or alternatively please call us on either 01625 541794 or 07782 140782