Welcome to TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services Ltd whatever your Electrical requirements we can serve you, we offer a range of domestic and commercial electrical services to the residents, business owners and landlords of Southend and the surrounding areas. Our professional Electricians are fully qualified and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for electrical emergencies. Electricians can come to your home, property or business at any time and provide you with a free no obligation quote. Rates are affordable with no call out charges, work is always completed to a high standard and where necessary, signed off with the correct certification.
If you would like a free quote or would like to book an Electrician, please call us: 01702 911560
Domestic Electricians Southend
Our Southend Electricians can install any form of electrical installation including consumer units, lighting, new sockets, full and part rewiring and more. Repairs can be made to existing installations.
Domestic Electrical Services
- Appliance Installation
- Consumer Units
- Cooker Circuits
- Earthing & Bonding
- EICR Certificates
- Electrical Installation
- Electrical Heating
- Electrical Maintenance
- Electrical Repairs
- Fault Finding
- Full & Part Rewiring
- Heating Controls
- Immersion Heaters
- Inspection & Testing
- Indoor Lighting
- Landlord Certificates
- Outdoor Lighting
- Outdoor Power
- PAT Testing
- Security Lighting
- Security Systems
- Sockets Switches
- Smoke & Heat Alarms
- Telephone Points
- Testing & Fault Finding
- Tripping Circuits
- Underfloor Heating
We regularly install and upgrade consumer units, the most important part of your electrical system. Power to your home is switched on and off via the Consumer Unit (also known as the fuse board). The Consumer Unit contains fuses that trip when overloaded stopping the flow of power preventing electric shock, electrocution (should anyone accidentally touch a live wire in your home) and overloading of the electrical system and appliances. Your Electricity flows from the power station to a substation, to a pad transformer, to your electric meter then finally the consumer unit. Along the journey voltage’s reduced to a safe level to use in your home.
Modern Consumer Units use a combination of RCD, MCB and RCBO fuses each has a switch which ‘trips’ in the event of overload, cutting power. Fuses are reactivated by flicking the switch back on. Each part of your electrical system has a fuse, for example, sockets, lighting, cooker, smoke alarms etc. RCD’s (Residual Current Devices) protect against electrocution and electrical fire while MCB’s (Miniature Circuit Breakers) protect the circuits and appliances from overheating and overloading. A combination of both RCD’s and MCB’s are utilised providing full protection to your home at an affordable price. RCBO fuses do the job of both RCD and MCB fuses protecting both people and circuits/appliances while they are the safest and preferred option when installing/upgrading consumer units they are the most expensive.
All consumer units fitted are built from non-combustible metal in accordance with the latest 17th edition wiring regulations, we’ll ensure your home is safe and legal when fitting or upgrading a unit. If you live in an older home, you may still have a traditional ‘fuse box’ in which case an upgrade is highly recommended. Old fuse boards are common in older style Southend homes while they still work and are legal they are nowhere near as safe as modern Consumer Units. Old fuse boxes are mounted on a wood base and house traditional fuses that use fuse wire which melts when overloaded and needs replacing manually to work again (rather than the flicking of a switch). Modern fuses cut power faster. Traditional fuses are a fire risk also.
The modern day home uses many portable electrical appliances; some older properties don’t have enough powerpoints our Southend Electricians can add new sockets to your home in any location of your choice. Additionally, we can install sockets into new build properties and extensions. Sockets are powered by live, neutral and earth cable connected to your consumer unit. The cable runs around your home connecting to other sockets on the way and finally back to the consumer unit, this installation known in the Electrical trade as the ‘ring main’. The live cable connects to the back of the face plates so you can plug in and power your appliances. The faceplates screw into backboxes which sit inside the wall (or sometimes on the wall) the backbox keeps the cable out the way preventing electrocution. It’s essential that faceplates are not loose, missing screws or cracked; this is a potential electrocution hazard. We can replace and upgrade old and damaged faceplates, standard white plastic, decorative plastic, metal, stainless steel and decor wood styles are available so you can match your sockets with your interior decoration.
New sockets include 1,2 and three gang (single, double or triple) available with built-in RCD’s and USB ports so you can run your appliances while charging your smartphones. We’ll fit any socket you may require including appliance switches, cooker switches, ethernet sockets, telephone sockets, shaver units, fused connection units (for directly wired appliances) and more.
Adding Power to your outdoor areas with outdoor sockets allows you to use lawnmowers, power tools and portable outdoor lighting without extension leads running from inside the house (which are inconvenient, quickly pulled out and a trip hazard). RCD sockets are the best option for outdoors; these prevent electrocution in case you ever cut through a cable while mowing the lawn or trimming a hedge.
TM Hughes Electricians are lighting experts with many years of experience in lighting installation, upgrades and repair. Expert lighting design improves the feel and atmosphere of your home, making day to day activities easier while enhancing security. We fit all types of lighting, including general lighting, accent lighting, task lighting, outdoor lighting and security lighting.
General Lighting includes traditional chandeliers, downlights, ceiling lights, kitchen and bathroom lights. General lighting allows you to carry out your everyday living every room in your home will have some form of general lighting. There are hundreds of different lights available the style of light will depend entirely on your personal taste.
Accent lighting’s used to highlight features of your home styling the mood and atmosphere, an example of this would be an adjustable downlight angled towards a fireplace or a downlight over a picture hanging on the wall.
Task lighting generally installed in the kitchen and home office spaces to enable more straightforward preparing of food and working. For example, spotlights installed underneath kitchen cabinets will greatly illuminate kitchen worktops boosting productivity while making the area more pleasant to work in.
Outdoor lighting creates outdoor living spaces while securing your home and protecting you from accidents. Wall lights, bollard lights, in-ground lights and decking lights will significantly enhance the look of your garden. Security lighting powered by motion sensors keeps burglars away and illuminates the way when you go outside after dark, minimising the risk of tripping and hurting yourself. We supply and fit all types of garden, outdoor and security lighting.
Whatever lighting you need one of our Electricians will guide you in making the best choice for each room and outdoor area.
Full & Part Wiring/Rewiring
Full & Part Wiring is available for new build properties and extensions and re-wiring and part-rewiring on older homes. Rewiring is generally required every 30 years; properties should have the wiring checked every ten years. An inspection establishes whether your wiring’s ok or if you need a full or part rewire we’ll also check your consumer unit. All wiring installations conform to the latest 17th edition BS7671 wiring regulations (utilising brown wire for live, blue for neutral and yellow/green for earth). If your property has red, black and green cable, then you could need a full rewire. Rewires are planned meticulously by our professional Electricians ensuring the minimal amount of disruption to you and your family when the work’s undertaken.
Commercial Electrical Services
TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services Ltd are Electrical contractors offering a full range of commercial electrical services to the businesses of Southend. Whether you run a retail unit, take away, office, industrial unit or warehouse or Electricians will ensure your electrical requirements are met with a friendly professional service. Electricians are available out of hours if required, so there’s no disruption during your open hours. Emergency Electricians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (with no call out charges) and in the event of electrical failure will have your business back up and running quickly. We install and repair all types of commercial consumer units and wiring, which include three-phase systems, Cat 5, Cat 5E & Cat 6.
Commercial Electrical Services Include
- Consumer Units
- Lighting Systems
- Security Systems
- Fault finding
- Power Supplies
- PAT testing
Emergency Electricians Southend
Emergency Electricians are available 24/7 to local homes and businesses. If you suffer from electrical failure or experience an electrical emergency, we can have an electrician at your home or premises within a couple of hours. All emergency call outs include no call out charges or hidden extras. Rest assured you’ll pay a fair price when using our Southend Electrician.
When experiencing a power cut, you first need to establish whether it’s down to a tripped fuse or your energy supplier. First check your consumer unit, check the RCD switches, is a switch in the off position? If so this could be the cause of the power cut try switching it back on. (If fuses are regularly tripping then there’s probably a fault with your electrical system, let us check your system we’ll quickly find and rectify any faults). Also, check that the main on and off switch of the consumer unit is in the ‘on’ position. Not a tripped fuse? Talk to one of your neighbours if they are experiencing a power cut also it’s a problem with your supply. Notify your supplier who’ll confirm if the power cut’s down to them; your electricity will come back on eventually. If the power cuts not down to a tripped fuse or your supplier then give us a call we’ll find and repair the fault, check your system’s safe and have your power back on in no time.
You may have power but have issues with your electrical system. These issues include the consumer unit making strange noises, burning and smoke from sockets and lights, regular tripping of fuses and flooding of the electrical system. If you’re experiencing any of these issues give us a call, we’ll advise you over the phone and send out an electrician if necessary. Never tamper or attempt to repair the electrical system yourself electricity is dangerous always leave it to a qualified electrician.
If you would like a free quote or would like to book an Electrician, please use the contact form below or call us on: 01702 911560