Welcome To TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services Ltd, your Maldon Electrical Contractor and NICEIC Domestic Installer.
Call – 01621 881560
Our Electricians Are Available For
- Domestic Electrical Work
- Commercial Electrical Work
- Domestic Emergencies
- Commercial Emergencies
We offer free quotes and no call out charges
Domestic Electrical Services
TM Hughes & Son Electricians are happy to undertake all domestic electrical jobs ranging from simple upgrades to the electrical system (such as changing switches and sockets) to larger jobs like rewiring and installing new consumer units.
Here are some examples of everyday electrical work in domestic properties
Alarms – Household smoke and heat alarms as well as carbon monoxide alarms, are an essential safety feature. While battery versions are standard wired-in alarms are a safer option as there’s no risk of the battery running out.
Consumer Units – Consumer unit installation and upgrades, read more below.
Installation Of Appliances – We install all kinds of electric appliances such as cookers, hobs, extraction fans etc. Larger appliances that require more power are wired into a circuit. We also install appliance circuits where they are needed but not currently present.
Earthing & Bonding – Earthing and Bonding (if relevant) are checked every time a new electrical installation is undertaken. Earthing prevents electric shock in the event of a fault.
Electric Heating Repair – Numerous homes in Maldon are not connected to the gas grid and use electric heating instead. We install, maintain and repair all types of electric heating including storage heaters, underfloor heating, electric radiators and immersion heaters.
Fault Finding – The continuous tripping of fuses, burning smells coming from sockets, flickering lights or non-existent power in sockets is an indication of a fault somewhere in the electrical system. Faults are quickly identified with testing equipment. Once established, we can carry out the necessary repairs to rectify the fault.
Lighting – Our electricians are lighting specialists, read more about our lighting services below.
Outdoor Power – Gone are the days when you had to use an extension lead plugged indoors to power your lawnmower or other outdoor power tools. Outdoor sockets make garden work so much easier and are useful for outdoor lighting.
Sockets – Extra sockets can be added around the home and/or upgraded to modern designs with USB ports for charging devices and built-in RCD fuses which act as a power breaker. Lots of designs of sockets are available in multiple colours and materials.
Showers – Electric showers supply hot water instantly we fit standard, eco and digital electric showers and the corresponding circuits required to power the shower.
Telephone Points – Telephone points are fitted or relocated to provide more convenient positioning for landlines and wifi routers.
Consumer Unit installation & upgrades, all installations conform to the required 17th edition and Part P building regulations.
Your consumer unit regulates the power delivered to your circuits, sockets and appliances. Various fuses are used which cut off power in the event of a fault, a crucial safety feature.
Modern consumer units with the latest fuses are incredibly safe. The fuses protect against electrocution, electrical fires and overload and damage to circuits and appliances. The metal casing ensures a fire is contained and won’t spread (don’t worry consumer unit fires are extremely rare).
If you have an old fuse box, one that’s mounted on a wooden base that uses traditional fuses with fuse wire (unlike modern fuses which utilise switches) it’s high time for an upgrade. We’ll safely remove your old fusebox and connect the latest consumer unit with a mains switch and various fuses, which include
RCD’s – Prevents electrocution to dwellers and electrical fires.
MCB’s – Protects electrical circuits from overload, damage and fires.
RCBO’s – An all in one fuse that prevents electrocution, overload, circuit damage and fires.
Each fuse is connected to a part of the electrical system such as sockets, lighting, shower, cooker etc. If there’s a fault in the system, the fuse will ‘trip’ cutting power instantly keeping you, your family and home safe.
Our Electricians have many years of experience in upgrading and installing domestic lighting installations. Here are some examples of lighting types and lights we install.
Ambient Lighting – Standard lighting that provides illuminates in each room of your home. Ambient lighting is usually installed on ceilings.
Task Lighting – Fitted in specially to aid in day to day tasks such as cooking, eating and grooming
Decorative Lighting – Fitted to showcase and illuminate features of your home or provide a special effect
Security Lighting – Fitted to secure vulnerable areas outdoors around your home, and also provide light when moving around the areas at night.
Chandeliers – Classy looking made from metal and glass housing several bulbs (usually candle-shaped) to providing ambient light.
Pendant – The standard ceiling rose comprised of a light fitting suspended by an electrical wire. Pendants include a lampshade, or there are various designer options to choose from.
Flush & Semi Flush – Lighting that sits against the ceiling or close to the ceiling, a common choice for medium to low ceilings
Recessed – Lights that fit inside the ceiling, recessed lights are usually fitted in multiples (such as recessed spotlights)
Track – Several directional spotlights fitted onto a track so they can be moved into different positions
Uplights – Fitted to the wall they shine upwards adding dimension to the room bouncing light off the walls and ceiling.
Wall Lights – Lights fitted to the wall, can point up, down, directional or sit flush. Lots of different wall lights are available.
All lighting installations and upgrades are accompanied by the latest energy-saving light bulbs which run a lot cooler using less power to produce the same amount of light (when compared to traditional incandescent lightbulbs)
LED Bulbs – The must have bulbs which contain no harmful substances (such as mercury), use low energy, produce lovely light and last a long time.
Smart Bulbs – LED bulbs controlled by an app. switch them on and off, adjust power and set them to turn on and off from your device from any location.
Wiring & Rewiring
Wiring & Rewiring includes full wiring installations in new build properties and extensions and full and partial rewiring of properties with an existing electrical system.
New Builds & Extensions
All new builds and refurbishments need wiring, adjustments to the existing consumer unit or a separate consumer unit. Our electricians can design the wiring installation or work to plans provided by your builder or architect. All wiring installations are undertaken to the essential Part P building regulations. Existing wiring is adjusted as necessary, so it conforms to the required standards.
Our electricians will plan and undertake a full or part rewire of your home. Rewires should be performed every 30 years, an inspection (by a qualified electrician) once a decade establishes whether it’s time for a rewire or partial rewire. Many homes in Maldon have dated wiring (red, black, yellow/green) which was fitted pre 2004.
If you have concerns about your wiring, one of our electricians will inspect and test your system. We always plan rewires carefully to minimise disruption. Don’t be under any illusions rewiring is messy, disruptive work. Still, proper planning ensures the process is as smooth as possible.
Consumer unit upgrades are common when requiring. We also ensure the earthing and bonding is safe, functioning correctly and up to the required BS7671 standard.
Commercial Electrical Services
We have Electricians available for the businesses of Maldon. We undertake work in all types of businesses offering a range of services for single and three-phase systems and Cat 5, Cat 5E & Cat 6 wiring.
Electricians are on call 24 hours a day for electrical emergencies which include no call out charges.
Commercial Premises – We work in all kinds of commercial premises which include retail outlets, offices, warehouses and industrial. All A-F classed premises.
Commercial Lighting – We install, upgrade and repair all types of commercial lighting, which includes ambient, task, display, sign and emergency for all types of premises. We offer the latest technology in lighting and bulbs, which will save your business energy and money.
Inspections – We offer inspections and PAT testing to ensure your premises and employees are safe, your insurance is valid, and you’re in line with all the relevant electrical regulations.
New Developments – Electricians are available for work on new developments such as new build homes, offices, retail and industrial premises. Our Electricians will work with your company and site managers to ensure all works completed on time and within the budget.
Electrical Faults & Emergencies
TM Hughes Electricians are available for repairs and electrical emergencies 24 hours a day for both domestic properties and commercial premises.
Faults – Common faults include tripping fuses, flickering lights, burning smells, melted plugs/circuits, dysfunctional sockets. Our Electricians will quickly diagnose and rectify any faults which are then repaired.
Emergencies – Emergencies such as no power can be attended within a couple of hours. In the event of an emergency speak to one f our Electricians who’ll advise the safest course of action while getting to you.
To hire Electricians or for a free no-obligation quote/survey, please contact us with the phone number or contact form below.