Our electricians can competently carry out repairs to damaged electrical cables, flexes, lights, PIR’s (Passive Infra-Red Sensors), electric showers, sockets, switches, immersion heaters, fuse boxes, consumer units, distribution boards, and can help diagnose faults causing RCD’s (Residual Current Devices) and AFDD’s (Arc Fault Detection Devices) to trip out.
Our electrical engineers carry out electrical inspection and testing of both new and existing electrical installations, fault finding, tracing the cause of tripping RCD’s (Residual Current Devices) or blowing fuses or circuit breakers, carry out electrical load tests and complete certification of new electrical work including building control notifications under approved document “Part P” (Building Regulations Part P).
We carry out all aspects of electrical installation including additions such as sockets, down-lights, spot lights, decorative ceiling lights and wall lights, electric showers, electric hobs and cookers, electric heaters including storage heaters, LED security lighting and PIR controlled courtesy lights, replacing old fuse boxes with new modern consumer units compliant with the new 18th edition of the wiring regulations and incorporating RCBO’s (combined RCD and MCB), Surge Protection Devices and Arc Fault Detection Devices, new and retrofit LED lighting, garden lighting, step and architectural feature lighting
We can organise your electrical appliance repairs, testing and servicing.
We carry out professional electrical design of our customers electrical circuits and installations and fully certify these.
Electrical lighting including exterior lighting, dimmable circuits, discharge lamps, fluorescent and compact fluorescent, LED upgrades or retro fitting of LED tubes and lamps, bathroom and kitchen down-lights, under-cabinet strip lights and kitchen kick-space and display cabinet lighting. Our electrician can replace your old low voltage recessed downlights with new mains operated fire rated downlights that we then fit with a replaceable LED lamp and the fittings we use remove the need for the transformer and its associated connections, simplifying the installation and allowing the downlights to be covered with insulation, improving both thermal losses and sound transfer through the ceiling.
Installation testing and maintenance of domestic mains interlinked, or radio linked smoke alarms, heat alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and combined heat and smoke fire alarms with remote testing, hush switches and reports available on the sensor condition. We can even install monitoring, so you can be notified of your smoke alarms going off even if you are away from home.
EICR’s (Electrical Installation Condition Reports) carried out on existing installations to satisfy insurance company conditions, mortgage company requests, building surveyors recommendations or simply because you want peace of mind that your electrics are safe to continue to be used. EICR’s formerly known as PIR’s (Periodic Inspection Reports) are very valuable when correctly and diligently carried out and can be of especially great value when selling your house or home.
There are things that can happen which can cause your electrical installation to become unsafe without you knowing and lots of these things can be identified by inspection and testing by an experienced and fully qualified electrical engineer, electrician or electrical contractor such as Hawthorn Electrics. We have recently discovered serious defects such as reverse polarity, rodent attacked cables, loose connections, crushed cables, unearthed class 1 light fittings, RCD’s (Residual Current Devices) not operating correctly, incorrectly wired ring main circuits, loose or inadequate earth and bonding connections etc.
If you have an old consumer unit like this old Wylex one that has a wooden base and would have originally been fitted with rewireable type fuses then its probably time for an upgrade to something like this new metal consumer unit?
We can incorporate many enhanced safety features such as this one here on the right that we fitted in place of the old wylex one on the left. The new consumer unit benefits from a non flamable and non flame propagating enclosure containing a 100 Amp Main Switch, A Surge Protection Device (SPD) and Five Individual RCBO/AFDD circuit breakers which combine Overload Protection with 30ma Residual Current Protection and the latest Arc Fault Detection (essentially a combined MCB, RCD and AFDD) the AFDD is the very latest device enhancing domestic electrical safety in the UK.
We can install your smart devices for you including smart doorbells such as Ring and Blink, security cameras, thermostats, smart lamps, plugs and sockets. If you have an item that you are unsure how to install, setup or configure then we are happy to help.