NIC-EIC has been assessing the technical competence of electricians for over 50 years. There aim is to protect everyone who uses electricity from unsafe electrical installations anywhere. To achieve this, They maintain a register of qualified, competent electricians.
They look at a representative sample of the electrical contractor’s work, their premises, documentation, equipment, and the competence of their key supervisory electrician. Once the contractors become registered with NIC-EIC, they are re-assessed on a regular basis to ensure high standards.
Enrolment with NIC-EIC is voluntary, but electrical contractors who are conscientious about the service they offer would consider it a priority to enrol. Over 25,000 contractors are registered by NIC-EIC, covering the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland. This means that you’re sure to have a choice of competent electricians and electrical contractors.
The main benefits of using a contractor registered by NIC-EIC include:
Electricians registered by NIC-EIC are assessed on a regular basis to ensure that they are competent and capable of meeting the relevant technical and safety standards, codes of practice and rules of the Schemes they are registered to.
Electricians and electrical contractors registered to NIC-EIC Building Regulations Schemes are authorised to self-certify their work without hindrance from Local Authority Building Control. This saves you both time and money when undertaking work that requires notification under the Building Regulations, for example: House rewire or a fuse board replacement.
The NIC-EIC Insurance Backed Warranty covers work done by contractors registered to the NICEIC Domestic Installer Scheme that is notifiable to Building Control. The purpose of the Warranty is to protect consumers should any work be found not to comply with the Building Regulations under circumstances where the contractor is no longer in business to undertake the necessary remedial work.
So remember to ask the contractor for a Part P certificate on completion of work. The certificate will have the IBW details on it.
The financial limit placed on the remedial work is £25,000 for any one installation per period of insurance and the warranty is valid for a period of six years from the date of completion of the original work.
NIC-EIC expects its registered contractors to provide a quality service to their customers and, therefore, endeavour to resolve all complaints about the technical standard of their electrical work. If a customer and an Approved Contractor are unable to resolve an alleged deficiency in the technical standard of electrical work, the customer can make a formal complaint to NIC-EIC.
NIC-EIC will help facilitate the negotiations between the contractor and the complainant.
As described below, the NICEIC Complaints Procedure requires the an NICEIC-registered contractor to resolve the technical deficiency without additional cost to the consumer. However, if the contractor does not undertake the required remedial work, NIC-EIC’s Guarantee of Standards Scheme ensures it will be done by another NIC-EIC-registered contractor, at no cost to the customer.
NIC-EIC operates an independent complaints procedure. If the electrical work of a registered contractor is found to be below the accepted technical standard, NIC-EIC requires the contractor to correct the work, at no additional cost to the customer.
NIC-EIC is concerned solely with the safety and technical standard of the electrical work carried out by Approved Contractors and their electricians, and the standard of certification and periodic inspection reports which Approved Contractors are responsible for producing.
Are you looking for a local and reliable electrician in the Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire area?
Kevin, Lee and their team did a full re wire of our house in August 2015. Their team of 5 were very efficient and complete the job within 3 days. Their work was of a high standard and the price was very reasonable. All of the team were polite and helpful, fully explained what they would do and how they would do it with as minimal disruption to us as a family as possible! We would highly recommend their team!Jennie, Stretford
K & L Electrical have worked on this retirement complex since 2008. Firstly, as a sub contractor for 10 new bungalows being built and once these were completed the organisation then asked them to carry out routine and non routine work to 99 of our other properties, our 32 bed care home and an administration building. They are pleasant electricians who are prompt, knowledgeable and tidy in their work. We will continue to use them for the foreseeable future.Danny Kenny, Wallasey
Hollymere (Extra Care Development) situated in Ellesmere Port, consisted of 71 newly constructed one-and two-bedroom apartments. K&L provided electrical installation services for 71 one-and two-bedroom apartments on the Hollymere extra care facility development in Ellesmere Port. The work completed was of a first class quality and importantly their electricians met deadlines and were responsive to program demands.Allan Wood, Ellesmere Port
Me and my wife contacted lee, regarding doing some electrical work prior to our fitted kitchen being installed, he arrived on time, he and his team we very clean, tidy, and worked alongside other tradesmen to complete our dream kitchen. Any questions we asked were answered and explained fully, we found him very approachable, friendly, and most importantly, he quoted a very good price, and stuck to that price. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone considering any kind of electrical work in their homes. And we will definitely be using them again in the future. Great job guys.Stephen And Stephanie, Wigan
While browsing the web looking for a company to rewire our three bedroom semi with conservatory, I came across K&L Electrical (electrician2hire), run by Kevin and Lee. The site claims a full rewire for a three bedroom semi in 3 to 4 days (unoccupied). I arranged for a quote and they came to Denton in Manchester within 2 days (Friday afternoon 23 August). I had the quote from Lee (which was a lot less than I was expecting) by Thursday 29 August. Lee contacted me on 2 September and said they could start the job on Tuesday 10 September. As good as their word the job was completed in 4 days and that was with us still occupying the property! Having your house rewired whilst living in it is not something you'd volunteer for but the team made the job bearable. Then team did a great job cleaning up every day and they was very pleasant and friendly. We would recommend this company to anyone.Simon Marsden, Denton
K & L worked on my property in December 2012 so i could make it safe to rent out, and again on a heating problem in February 2013. Lee and Kev were both friendly and helpful, they gave full explanations of everything they were doing in a way the lay person could understand. I would wholeheartedly recommend K&L to anyone – they were professional and considerate, taking good care of the property and they worked long and hard to ensure that the project completed on time. They also gave recommendations of good suppliers and provided clear billing information that demonstrated value for money. I will always use them now for any future projects. Thanks Lee and Kev for providing fantastic service.Gilli Bruce, Warrington