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Frequently Asked Questions about electrical services. Electricians FAQ

We have tried to answer the questions that we are asked most frequently about our electrical services. If you can't see the answer to your question, just give us a call on 020 8798 9250.

Will I have to wait in all day for your electrician?

No, we provide 2 hour time slots for our electrician to arrive. The vast majority of call-out work can be completed in less than an hour. For jobs that go over an hour, we then only charge in 15 minute intervals - not whole hours. You'll find that this is one of the most competitive pricing structures in the industry.

Do you provide free quotations?

For larger projects such as house rewiring and indoor or outdoor lighting design, we will provide you with a free quotation. Obviously, it is not cost effective for us to send someone to quote for a repair. In that instance we charge £80 per hour + VAT, with a 1 hour minimum charge.

Will you have the electrical part for my repair?

Our electricians carry a lot of electrical parts - fuses, spare lights, switches, wire, cables etc... We certainly hope to carry a wide range of parts to enable us to fix and replace faulty parts and get your electrical system working as quickly as possible. However, with the diversity of electrical systems and RCD units, it is just not possible to carry every part that you might come across.

What happens if you don't have the right part?

If the repair needs to be made on the same day, the engineer will need to collect the correct part from a supplier. To save time, we will purchase the part from your nearest electrical supplier. As the electrician will still be working on your project, time to get the parts will be charged at the standard hourly rate.

Alternatively, we will call our supplier to find out when a particular part is available. If the part is not available that day we will pick up the part and bring it with us when we come to make the repair. There is a £30 charge for this service. This is usually a more cost effective solution than a same day part collection. Our charges are considerably cheaper than our nearest competitors: electrician price comparison tool

Are your electricians qualified?

Yes, all our electricians are NAPIT or NICEIC qualified to 17th edition as stipulated by the IEE (The Institute of Electrical Engineers). We only ever use qualified electricians. You will not have a trainee working on your project.

Are you insured?

Yes, Multi-trade itself carries £10 Million of insurance. Every contractor we employ also carries personal insurance. You could say that you're double insured!


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Open and honest pricing

We pride ourselves on our open and honest pricing - there are no hidden charges and we even charge in 15 minute intervals after the first hour - beat that! Take a look at our pricing list for a guide on how much you can expect to pay. For larger jobs such as full house re-wires and central heating system installations we can provide you with a fixed price and what's more, the quotation is free!

Hourly rate pricing

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 Border
Electrical servicesElectrical services £90.00 per hour £120 per hour
Plumbing servicesPlumbing services £80.00 per hour £100 per hour
Gas servicesGas services £80.00 per hour £100 per hour

NIC/EIC Electrical Inspections

Border Property Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
1 bedroom flat1 Bedroom Flat £180.00 £230.00
2 bedroom flat2 Bedroom Flat £200.00 £250.00
3 bedroom flat3 Bedroom Flat £220.00 £270.00
1 to 3 bedroom house1 to 3 Bedroom House £240.00 £290.00
4 bedroom house4 Bedroom House £260.00 £310.00
5 bedroom house5 Bedroom House £300.00 £350.00

Visual electrical inspection (for homebuyers etc...)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesVisual electrical inspection £100.00 £150.00

Landlord's pack (includes Electrical Safety Certificate / PIR, plus a Gas Safety Report - these documents are usually required by landlords who rent their properties out)

Border Service Price - 08:00 to 18:00 Price - 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays Border
Electrical servicesGas servicesLandlord's pack (upto 3 bedrooms) £250.00 £300.00
Electrical servicesGas servicesLandlord's pack per bedroom £50.00 £75.00

Points to note:

  • All prices exclude VAT
  • Hourly rate charges are billed in 15 minute intervals with a minimum charge of one hour
  • All prices exclude congestion & parking charges (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided)
  • All prices exclude costs for materials which will be charged at list price + 30%
  • The final charge will include reasonable time to obtain parts if the jobs is to be completed on the same day
  • Alternatively, a fixed price of £30 can be applied for collection and delivery on an alternative day
  • Gas or safety certificates cannot be issued until payment is made in full
  • Quotations are free of charge as long as you let us know of your decision within 14 days of issue. If you do not inform us of your decision, an administration charge of £25.00 will be levied. You can inform us of your decision using the link in the quotation e-mail or Call us on 020 8798 9250 quoting your reference number
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The Multi-trade difference

There are plenty of companies out there competing for your business - and you need to make sure you're armed with all the facts before you make a decision about which one to choose. Here are a few things to check before you decide - we're confident that if you're looking for great service you'll choose Multi-Trade!

  • Does the company or tradesperson you're considering offer free quotations?
  • Do they offer an open and honest pricing structure with no hidden costs?
  • Are their engineers certified to IEE 17th edition electrical standards as a minimum?
  • Remember - it is a legal requirement when working with gas or electricity.
  • Do they have a contactable office, not just a mobile in case of any queries?
  • Does anyone answer the phone in the day?
  • Are their tradespeople honest, reliable, polite and vetted?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then give us a call - we can confidently answer 'yes' to all of these questions. Not sure? Check out our testimonials page to see what some of our previous customers think of our customer service!

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Our services

Electrical repairs & testing

Our electrical services
Electrical fault finding & repair
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
Landlord's electrical reports
Gas & electric safety certificate
Periodic inspection reports
Visual electrical inspection
Air conditioning & refrigeration repair

Electrical installation services

Electrical house rewiring
Lighting installations & repairs
Consumer unit installations
Electric heating installation
Commercial electricians
Domestic electricians
Garden lighting installation

Other electrical services

Frequently Asked Questions
Electrical safety guide for landlords
Prices and rates
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