Electrical Installation & Condition Reports (EICR)
What is an electrical installation and condition report?
Because your electrical wiring is hidden beneath floorboards, behind and inside walls, and in the loft areas of your property, they are out of site and out of mind. For this reason it's a good idea to have them checked occasionally for signs of wear and damage. The condition of cables, sockets and switches should be checked to ensure they are still up to the job they are intended to do, as old and faulty wiring can be a potential fire hazard. The report will include accounts relating to the current condition of the electrical system and will identify results of the inspection and testing process. Should the electrical contractor find damage or wear, which could affect the safety of the installation, then this will be noted together with recommendations for remedial works. Once any remedial work has been carried out and the complete electrical installation has been deemed safe then the electrician will issue a certificate to this effect.
What is an NAPIT approved contractor?
Any electrical inspection should always be carried out by an NIECIC approved electrical contractor. The NAPIT is an independent electrical regulatory body that assesses the competence of UK electricians. Many contractors are also NAPIT Part P approved domestic installers, which is part of the Building Regulations. This applies to fixed electrical installations in houses and shared amenities, such as in blocks of flats and communal garden areas. An NAPIT approved contractor, such as Hamilton Group electrical engineer, will have had to undergo a thorough inspection of his typical electrical work by a regulatory body inspector in order for him to be accepted and approved. This is to ensure the contractor is fully competent and also ensures the safety of his customers. All Hamilton Group electricians are fully NAPIT approved.
How often is a periodic EICR report required?
It is recommended that an owner occupied home have an inspection at least every 10 years. Rented domestic accommodation should be checked more frequently at every 5 years. Also, if a property is being prepared for letting for the first time or being sold an EICR report may be required. It's also a good idea to get an EICR report if buying a previously occupied property.
Why Choose Hamilton Group for your electrical installation and condition report?
Hamilton Group electrical engineers are industry trained and fully qualified to carry out all types of electrical inspections for domestic clients. Our engineers are fully registered and NAPIT approved. We offer a reliable and fully guaranteed electrical installation and condition report service to customers anywhere within the South West London areas. We are trusted and experienced tradesmen, and we take pride in the job and a job done well. We offer…
● 24 hour and emergency call out for electrical faults
● Full electrical installation and appliance inspection
● Comprehensive Electrical Installation and Condition Report (EICR)
● 100% guarantees on all electrical and appliance installations