DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL SERVICES

TNC Domestic Electrical Services Durham

BOARD CHANGES

The most common type of protective fuse in domestic premises is BS3036. If you live in an old house or one that hasn't had it's electricity supply updated in a long time you may have a BS3036 re-wireable fuse board. These old fuseboards are very dangerous when operating under fault conditions as the fuse element sometimes splashes as it melts causing hot copper to spray around nearby objects. Hot copper falling on certain materials can cause fire.

TNC Property Services have a team of qualified electricians who can upgrade your existing fuseboard to a fully compliant 17th edition board and issue all the current certificates which means you have the peace of mind that your home is now electrically safe and sound.

If your fusebox has a wooden back, contains cast iron switches, or a mixture of fuses it is likely that it dates back to before the 1960s and will need to be replaced. Some advantages of upgrading the board are:

  • Switches off in milliseconds, not seconds
  • Excellent protection against fires
  • If a circuit breaker did ever trip you have the ease of just flicking the switch back to its on position
  • Gives indirect and direct protection for shock
  • No more need to buy fuse wire.
  • The whole of your electrical installation will be protected by a Residual Current Device (RCD). These are switches that trip a circuit under dangerous conditions and instantly disconnect the electricity.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATES

If you let property, you must ensure that the electrical system and all appliances supplied are safe.

TNC Property Services will:

  • Do a visual inspection of the electrical installation
  • Check the continuity of (CPC) and Earth conductors
  • Check the continuity of the ring circuits
  • Check polarity
  • Check insulation resistance of conductors
  • Check Earth loop impedance test to determine the quality of your earthing
  • Test of RCDs to check that they do trip at the correct time and current rating
  • Functional switching and Isolation, to insure the switches actually switch the live conductor and not the Neutral

We will provide you with a full electrical check up and certification on your properties wiring and electrical appliances to ensure you comply with the current laws.

RAPID RESPONSE

At TNC, our fully-accredited electricians provide a full range of services for homeowners and domestic clients throughout the North East.

Whatever your issue, our residential electricians can provide rapid response, arriving at your home with great punctuality to deliver the highest standards of electrical workmanship. Any electrical services we provide are also fully guaranteed.

In the event of an electrical emergency, we offer a 24/7 call-out service to homes across Durham and the North East to keep your home connected and to keep you safe.

LANDLORDS CERTIFICATES

Landlords are required by law to ensure:

  • That the electrical installation in a rented property is safe when tenants move in and maintained in a safe condition throughout its duration.
  • That a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has a periodic inspection carried out on the property every five years. If your property is not an HMO, you are not legally obliged to do this. However, it is recommended that a periodic inspection and test is carried out on your rental properties at least every five years.
  • That any appliance provided is safe and has at least the CE marking (which is the manufacturer's claim that it meets all the requirements of European law).

To meet these requirements a landlord will need to regularly carry out basic safety checks to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances are safe and working.

With effect from 1st October 2015, all tenanted properties must have both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed. Both of these are life-saving devices and failure by you to install working alarms carries a penalty of up to £5,000. TNC offer a full Landlords Electrical Certificates service with a fast response.

TNC Property Services are qualified local electricians. We can issue Landlord Certificates and we can help you be sure you are complying with all relevant UK and EU electrical regulations.

EXTENSIONS / LOFT CONVERSIONS

TNC have a team of qualified electricians who can carry out electrical wiring and re-wiring in your new extension of loft conversion.

If you are carrying out structural changes to your property or changes that will involve additional electrical installation, the new circuits must comply with Part P (electrical safety) of the Building Regulations. It is a legal requirement that the existing installation is certified as adequate to carry the additional loads safely. If the property has not been rewired in the last 20 years, this could be a good time to do it.

HEATING AND WIRING CONTROLS

One of the most effective ways to control your monthly heating costs is with a digital thermostat installation from TNC Property Services.

New digital thermostats are programmable, giving you precise control over your heating which could save you a lot of money.

A new digital thermostat installation in your home has many advantages. They are easy to program, they have an all-in-one control, they provide reduced energy costs and they have an easy to use screen. New digital thermostat installations, professionally installed by TNC can reduce your monthly heating cost. With energy costs from suppliers going up every year, it is more important than ever to keep heating costs controlled.

KITCHEN AND BATHROOM ALTERATIONS

Many homeowners want to remodel their bathroom or kitchen at some time. TNC Property Services have a team of professional electricians who can provide a high quality remodelling service to your home. Changing your bathroom or kitchen may involve a lot of electrical work. You may need to move light switches, add new outlets, install appliances, change the lighting of the room or even go as far as a full rewire.

Your kitchen should be warm, inviting and well lit. Whether you are doing a complete remodel or just a straightforward upgrade to the kitchen, TNC can offer solutions to match your budget and timescale. Lighting is one of the biggest electrical changes in your kitchen, you could choose recessed, canned lights, pendant or semi-flush options.

Our team can move light switches, add new outlets and even install appliances to complement your new lighting. We are fully licensed and insured to provide the best remodelling service for your home.

When you start combining electricity and water in a your bathroom, it can get quite dangerous. TNC are committed to making sure the job gets done safely and is right first time. Many homeowners are getting bathroom lighting installed over mirrors, cabinets, along the floor and even in the shower head. We understand the need for different levels of illumination in different areas of the bathroom. We have installed all kinds of lights in bathrooms both large and small and we can provide a high-quality remodelling service for your bathroom.

GARDEN AND POND ELECTRICS

Wet conditions and contact with the ground means that the risk of injury or death from electric shock is much greater outdoors than when using electrical equipment indoors. TNC offer a full, safe garden and pond electrical service to make your garden come to life at night.

The risk of electric shock is higher when there is water about. Incorrectly installed or damaged mains supplied pumps can result in injury to you, your family or even your fish. A mains supplied electric water pump in the garden should be of good quality, protected by an RCD and tested at least every 3 months, installed in accordance with manufacturers' instructions and maintained in good working order.

Garden lighting is commonplace, but can create a safety risk if not properly installed. For mains supplied lighting in the garden you should first of all buy good quality outdoor lighting equipment that is suitable for outdoor use. Make sure that light fittings in water features are waterproof and check regularly for damage. You should also keep electrical equipment regularly maintained.

FAULT FINDING

TNC technicians have a broad range of knowledge and use a logical, systematic approach to discovering electric problems and eliminating them.

When we come to look for electrical faults we will gather pertinent data regarding the safety rules and procedures of electrical fault finding and take into account the norms for using electrical equipment. We will then perform a thorough observation to establish if there is a broken down piece of equipment that may be causing the fault. We can then identify the core problem issues and determine other possible causes of malfunctions so that we can come up with an accurate solution. We will then perform a final cross-check and repair to guarantee that the issues are fixed.

SOCKET REPLACEMENT

TNC Property Services Durham can investigate and fix domestic electrical sockets in your home quickly and reliably. We will also make sure that the fault is with the socket itself and not with blown fuses or other faulty items.

We will diagnose the faulty socket first to make sure that it is just one socket and not all of them. Our initial checks include a visual inspection of the socket to see if there are signs of damage, corrosion or discolouring. Following that we will check the internal wiring.

Once we have established that the socket is faulty, we will repair or replace the socket and fully test it before we leave to assure you that everything is working once again.

LIGHT REPLACEMENT

If you are thinking about replacing or changing your lighting, TNC staff are able to help you choose and fit your new preferred lighting.

TNC can help you by advising which bulbs and light fittings are best for your property. As well as helping you choose a good quality light fitting and bulb, we will also discuss energy efficiency and highlight which lighting solutions can save you money!

New ceiling light fixtures can add a fresh look to your home and should you consider selling your home then new lighting is an added feature to entice prospective purchasers. Remember, even the style of lighting replacements can be energy efficient. Electrical services should be handled by a reliable professional. Replacing ceiling lighting fixtures is not a simple task and having someone who knows exactly what to do not only saves you time but the job gets done properly.

LED LIGHTING

The technology used in LED lighting has constantly improved over recent years. Not only are LED lights much more durable, they are now cheaper to buy than ever. One of the main benefits of changing to LED lighting is that they use much less power to run than traditional alternatives. This lower energy consumption means that there is almost no heat produced, helping LED lights to last much longer. They are cheaper to run, have an extended lifespan and require far less maintenance.

TNC Property Services can help you change over from traditional bulbs and light fittings to newer, more reliable LED lighting solutions.

Our fully qualified electricians have years of experience upgrading clients homes to newer LED lighting solutions. We will help you plan the change, supply and fit all of the new fittings and lights.