TM Hughes & Son your local Billericay Electrician with many years experience providing electrical services to the residents and businesses in the area. Our fully qualified electricians offer a full range of domestic and commercial electrical services. We can serve you whether you’re a homeowner, landlord or run a business. Local Billericay based Electricians are available 24 hours a day seven days a week in case you ever experience an electrical emergency. Rates are fair and monitored closely to ensure we offer amongst the best prices in the area with no call out charges and free quotes.
If you would like a free quote or would like to book an Electrician, please call us: 01277 801560
Domestic Electrical Services
TM Hughes electricians have executed many residential electrical jobs to a high standard in lots of Billericay homes. Whatever your Electrical requirements or problems, our friendly staff are capable of undertaking and completing any task. Electrical work around the house includes consumer unit fitting and replacement, new sockets and upgrades, outdoor sockets, indoor and outdoor lighting, full and part rewiring, earthing and bonding and more. Electricians are fully qualified with a thorough understanding of the latest part P building regulations, the legal requirements that all electrical work must conform too. Any work undertaken will be done in an orderly and efficient manner with the least amount of disruption to you and your family.
Consumer Unit Installation & Upgrade
We install BS EN 61439- compliant RCD consumer units in new buildings and extensions and upgrade old consumer units and fuse boxes. New consumer units feature RCD (residual current device) fuses which trip instantly when a fault occurs protecting you and your family from electrocution (which can kill and cause electrical fires). Some older homes in Billericay still have old fuse boxes with traditional fuses with wire, these don’t cut out as fast as RCD’s, are inconvenient as every time a fuse blows the wire has to be replaced manually (RCD’s are re-activated with the flick of a switch) and are a potential fire risk. Old fuse boxes have wooden bases new consumer units are made from metal and are much safer. The consumer unit’s the most important part of any electrical system, the unit’s connected to the electric meter, sockets, lighting and electrical appliances and protects them from electrical overload.
Our Billericay Electricians can upgrade your existing outlets or add new power points to your home. We fit all types of sockets including those that feature USB ports (useful for mobile phone charging) and built-in RCD’s. For fixed appliances such as cookers and boilers, we’ll fit fused connection units (with built-in fuses) and hard wire the appliance. When upgrading your sockets, we can add new face plates without having to replace the back box which sits in the wall (or on the wall) keeping live wires safely out the way. There’s no need to settle for traditional plastic faceplates there’s a wide range of modern materials on offer that’ll match any decor. These materials include stainless steel, metal, coloured plastic and wood. Make sure your existing sockets are safe with no loose covers or single screws (make sure they’re secured with two screws at all times) and no cracks. Sockets shouldn’t get hot and indicate a problem let us know if you would like your sockets checked to make sure they’re safe.
Outdoor Sockets are a must for Billericay gardens allowing the use of lawn mowers and portable outdoor lighting without irritating extension leads running from the home, which also doubles up as a trip hazard. Outdoor sockets are water and dust proof built from robust plastic with sprung covers, so they always shut when not in use. These covers stop plugs being pulled out. Anyone who’s ever mowed a lawn with an electric lawnmower understands how frustrating it is when the cable stretches and the plug pops out, cutting off the power. For maximum protection have us fit outdoor sockets with RCD’s protecting you from shock if you ever cut through a cable.
Indoor lighting has come on in leaps and bounds over the last few years; there are so many different types of lights and bulbs available it’s difficult to know where to start. Don’t stay in the dark allow your local Billericay Electrician to design and install the perfect lighting for your home. By fitting each room with the right lighting, you’ll have the ideal ambience necessary for every indoor activity undertaken. The Kitchen, Bathroom, Living Room and Bedrooms all need different lighting so you can enjoy your home to the fullest.
As the years progress more and more, people are installing outdoor lighting, and for a good reason, transforming garden areas into outdoor living spaces there’s nothing like sitting outside on a warm evening so lighting ensures you and your friends can sit out after dark. Lighting makes outdoor areas secure deterring any would-be burglars and keeping you safe from tripping in case you ever have to go outside at night. Modern outdoor LED lights have become much cheaper to buy and are much less expensive to run than older style halogen bulbs. We install both garden/landscape and security lighting and are happy to design and fit the perfect lighting installation for your unique home.
Every homeowner and landlord in Billericay should have their wiring checked every ten years, and the home rewired every 30 years. Wires will deteriorate overtime some local homes still have old installation (red live, black neutral, and earth green) which was phased out in 1970. Electricians can undertake full, and part rewires along with consumer unit replacement where necessary bringing your home to the latest 17th Edition BS7671 regulations (brown live, blue neutral, yellow & green earth) modern twin and earth cables for the demands of the modern home and appliances.
Earthing & Bonding
Every time a new electrical installation’s undertaken the Earthing and Bonding (which ‘earths’ the current protecting residents from electrocution) is checked. Most Billericay homes built before 1991 still have a 4-6mm wire which’s no longer up to the present regulations. We’ll ensure your Earthing & Bondings up to the necessary BS7671 standard.
Making sure the Electrical system and appliances are up to the legal standard is a common headache for Landlords, but it needn’t be. We issue EICR certificates and carry out PAT testing ensuring your properties safe for your tenants, you’re on the right side of the law and your insurance’s valid.
- The electrical installation of a rented property must be safe at the start of the tenancy and maintained to a safe condition throughout the tenancy.
- Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) is inspected every five years (Electrical Installation Condition Report commonly known as EICR)
- Appliances are safe with CE markings
Electrical Installation Condition Reports
To be on the safe side, it’s recommended that Electrical Installation Condition Reports are carried out annually on both HMO and non-HMO properties which will fully cover your back as a landlord. In the event of an Electrical accident, you’ll have to prove you have met your responsibilities as a landlord and that a fully qualified and certified Electrician checked your property.
At a minimum, you should have an EICR every five years, or every time the properties let to a new tenant. We offer EICR’s at a reasonable price and will thoroughly test your consumer unit, earthing, fuses, wiring, light fittings and sockets. Any faults will be corrected, and a certificate’s issued once the inspection’s complete.
The EICR only covers the built-in Electrical system check portable electrical appliances with PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing). Plug-in appliances such as irons, washing machines, fridges, hoovers etc. are checked and tested for faults to make sure they’re safe for your tenants. Annual PAT testing’s a legal requirement for (HMO) landlords but not for private landlords, many of which have yearly PAT testing anyway for extra protection.
TM Hughes Commercial Electricians serve the businesses of Billericay whether you’re a small start-up or a large established company. We are fully experienced in commercial, industrial, office and retail electrical installation, maintenance, design and repair. Our highly experienced Electricians will find the perfect solution for your business within your budget, providing you with a final quote for work that won’t contain any hidden extras.
Before carrying out a commercial electrical installation, we’ll establish your exact needs and future goals of your business so the installation will serve you well in the present and as your business grows. Every company’s unique with different electrical requirements. We regularly rewire premises and fit industrial appliances when a company moves into a new building, single, three-phase systems along with Cat 5, Cat 5E & Cat 6 wiring is covered. All installations comply with the latest IEE regulations. Installations can be done out of work hours if required, so there’s little disruption to your business. Completed installations are accompanied by an EIC (Electrical Installation Certificate) or a MEIWC (Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate). These certificates prove Electrical installations are fitted to the legal standard.
Commercial Lighting can make all the difference to your business, bad lighting can inhibit employee productivity or deter customers even. Lighting installations must be designed and fitted by professionals who fully understand lighting types, health and safety and energy efficiency a vital component when running a business. Correctly planned and installed commercial lighting assists your day to day operations, lasts a long time and is energy efficient, saving you money that you can invest elsewhere in your business.
We Design and fit all types of commercial lighting which includes
Commercial EICR and PAT Testing
Employers are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their employees. Electrical Condition Reports and PAT testing’s part of workplace health and safety. Our Electricians are on hand to visit your premises periodically testing your electrical system and appliances, issuing the correct certificates on completion.
Emergency Electricians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for both Domestic and Commercial properties. All emergencies include no call out charges. Call us anytime: 01277 801560
Never attempt to deal with any electrical faults and emergencies yourself one of our professional staff will deal with the issue properly, safely and legally at a fair price. Only an experienced Electrician with the correct qualifications can properly diagnose and fix a problem the safety of yourself and your family is paramount, so let us help you. Our Electricians have dealt with many emergencies in Billericay over the years so you’re in safe hands.
Power cuts are a common Electrical fault so call your supplier first and check if the faults down to them before calling us out. Your electricity will come back on eventually if it’s a supply fault, if not we’ll get the power back on for you. Weird noises coming from your consumer unit such as buzzing or humming indicates a defect and can be dangerous, don’t ignore these noises and don’t interfere with the consumer unit let a qualified electrician deal with it. Fuses do trip now and then, and that’s ok, but if you have fuses that are tripping regularly then there’s a fault somewhere. Locating these faults can be time-consuming and frustrating; one of our staff will quickly diagnose and fix any faults in your electrical system.
Here’s a full list of the Electrical Services we offer in Billericay
- Appliance Installation
- Consumer Unit Replacement
- 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
If you would like a free quote or would like to book an Electrician, please use the contact form below or call us on 01277 801560