electrical contractors cardiff

Domestic, Electrical Contractors Cardiff


Installation and Repairs

Our team of polite, friendly, and reliable, domestic electricians cardiff, carry out both installations and repairs to properties throughout South Wales. Our services, ranging from changing a light fitting to complete rewires, also include an emergency service for fault finding & repairs to existing installations. We carry out Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) for several regular clients.

Typical installations performed routinely by ARB Electrical Ltd include:

• Addition of a new socket to an existing circuit
• Lighting upgrade from a pendant to down lighting
• Replacement sockets or light switches
• Installation of an outside socket
• Installation of new circuits for cookers or electric showers
• Rewire of kitchens including sockets, fused switches for appliances, cooker circuits and lighting
• Rewire of bathrooms including lighting, shaver sockets and electric showers
• Consumer unit change and certification
• Installation of sub-main to a new consumer unit in the garage
• Fire alarm installation and testing
• Earthing upgrade
• Full house or building rewire

As described in “Part-P” of the building regulations all electrical work carried out in the home or domestic setting must be carried out by a competent person and properly tested, inspected and certificated according to BS7671. Work that is not certificated is deemed illegal and may be dangerous and/or cause problems when you are later trying to sell your property.

Garden Lighting/Power Supplies Specialists

From a simple RCD protected socket on an outside wall through to LED floodlighting to zoned remote control garden or pond lighting, ARB Electrical Ltd can assist in getting the right outdoor installation for you.

Landlord Enquiries

Enquiries from landlords welcome.  We can provide a full electrical service to meet your requirements, including Electrical Installation Condition Reports, portable appliance testing, and all maintenance and repairs for premises located throughout Cardiff and South Wales.

The purpose of an Electrical Installation Condition Report, sometimes called a “landlord certificate”, is to assess the condition of an existing electrical installation. It is a very useful way for a new or prospective landlord to assess the condition of the domestic electrical system. The result is usually an investigation, of defined scope (either full test or sample test), followed by issue of a certificate including relevant test results and recommendations to remedy problems.

The Electrical Safety Council has recently published a Landlord’s Guide to Electrical Safety.

There is a distinction so far as electrical safety is concerned between the fixed installations (i.e. wiring circuits, switches, sockets, light fittings and circuit boards on the one hand and appliances which can be plugged in and which will often be portable (e.g. refrigerators, electric cookers, kettles, toasters etc. on the other).

With rented residential accommodation it is the Landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances provided by the landlord are safe when the tenancy begins and are in proper working order throughout the tenancy. At the start of the tenancy and throughout both must be free of risk of injury to tenants and residents. The local authority can take action to enforce electrical safety in residential accommodation under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).