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Tips to Hiring a Qualified Electrician in Ipswich

Whether you have a small electrical job or a big project to organise, finding an electrician in Ipswich that you can trust and rely on it so important… and sometimes daunting!  There are so many electricians out there, where do you start?

The most important consideration when hiring an Electrician is to ensure that they are a member of a recognised Competent Persons Scheme, such as NIC EIC, Napit and Elecsa etc.  The Government set up the Competent Persons Scheme to enable businesses to self-certify their work and register it with the local authority under ‘Part P’ Building Regulations (applicable to the majority of electrical work).

An Electrician that has been recommended to you by a trusted friend, neighbour or family member is always a great option, as they will have been tried and tested!  If that isn’t an option, look for review schemes such as, Checkatrade and Trusted Trader.  These schemes allow customers to leave reviews and comments regarding all aspects of the Electrician; quality of workmanship, reliability, price, tidiness etc. 

Cheapest isn’t always the best plan!  If you’ve heard the expression ‘you get what you pay for’, this applies to tradesman as well as general purchases like clothing and food.  The cheapest Electrician may use lower quality materials or cut corners.  It may be worth paying a bit more to get the best job done. 

Always try to get 2-3 quotes when you have a significant amount of work to be done.  That way you can make an informed choice.  Most importantly, trust your instincts!  An Electrician who makes you feel confident, takes the time to explain the process and fully answer all your questions at quote stage, is more likely to be thorough in his work.