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Find an electrician near me

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Find an electrician near me

If you need any electrical work done in your home, your safest option is to work with a qualified electrician.

But how do you find the most qualified electricians near you?

How to find the best electrician near you

Use our online tradesperson search

You’ll be able to scroll through the recommended electricians in your area, type in your postcode in the search bar below, hit search and see who comes highly rated.

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The best part about searching for your local electricians on Checkatrade is that only experts who meet our high standards and pass our quality checks will appear for you.

And to top it off, we’re so confident in the quality of our trades on Checkatrade that if you book through us, we guarantee* their work up to £1,000.

*Guaranteed for 12 months – Eligibility and T&Cs apply.

If you have less time, then we can do the searching for you through Request a quote:

  1. Add your details to the form
  2. Let us know what work you need
  3. We’ll search our leading directory for you
  4. Our local electrical contractors will contact you to discuss how they can help

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What do electricians do?

An electrician is responsible for the safety of electrical equipment, but the scope of their work is fairly broad.

If you require any of the following jobs, it’s an electrician that you need:

  • Socket and switch installation
  • Replacement fuse box
  • Installation of new wiring (for a new build or extension)
  • Fit, service, or repair of electrical items and appliances
  • Rewiring
  • Laying cables for power, fibre optics, and computer networks
  • Installation of an EV charger point
  • Electrical safety check and certification
  • Emergency call outs

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Questions to ask an electrical contractor

For something as potentially dangerous as electricity, it’s surprising how many homeowners don’t check an electrician’s credentials or ask some questions before hiring them.

Just asking a handful of qualifying questions could save you a lot of time, money, and hassle further down the line.

What insurance do you have?

If a tradesperson has insurance, then you’ll be protected should something go wrong during a job.

Don’t be afraid to ask to see an electrician’s proof of insurance. If a tradesperson makes this exchange awkward, it could be a sign of a red flag.

All Checkatrade members must have up-to-date public liability insurance to be listed in our directory.

Are you registered with a Competent Person Scheme?

Reliable, qualified electricians will be registered with a Competent Person Scheme. This means they will have been assessed to ensure the quality of their work.

Does this work come under Building Regulations?

Some electrical work falls under the Part P of Building Regulations and requires certification with an Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC). This is to ensure all residential electrical work is completed to a safe standard.

If this is the case, make sure you use an electrician registered with a government-approved scheme, as they’ll take care of the necessary paperwork and notifications for you.

What other guarantees do you offer on your work?

For additional peace of mind, it’s worth noting that choosing a Checkatrade member comes with the Checkatrade guarantee, covering you for up to 12 months (T&Cs apply).

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Can you show me examples of your work?

Take the time to do your research. Ask to see photos of previous work (if appropriate), and check online reviews.

Any tradesperson who’s a Checkatrade member will have a business profile page on our site where you can easily check both of these things.

What’s your availability?

Good electricians will be booked up far in advance, so – where possible – start your search early to avoid disappointment.

If you’re hiring an electrical contractor to complete part of your renovation works, for example, ask how long the work will take to help with your project management.

How much do you charge?

We recommend getting 2-4 quotes from different electrical contractors near you before making your decision.

Ask for the quotes to be itemised so you can compare like-for-like. Check whether the quote includes:

  • Materials and labour
  • Any necessary electrical certification
  • Making good any areas that need to be disrupted in order to complete the work
  • A call out fee

Electricians tend to charge between £45 – £60 per hour or £400 per day, depending on the type of work involved, the electrician’s experience, and their pricing structure.

Rewiring a property will range from around £1,500 for a 1-bed flat to £12,500 for a 5-bed property.

Looking for a 24 hour electrician near you? Expect to pay in the region of £50- £80 per hour.

Related content: Read our electrician cost guide for more comprehensive information and a break down of individual costs.

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How do I find a local electrical contractor near me?

Now you know what questions to ask, it’s time to find a qualified, local electrician you can rely on. Here’s how:

Check the national trade associations

It’s reassuring to know there are a number of trade associations for electricians in the UK.

Membership or accreditation with ECA, NICEIC, NAPIT, or ELECSA will provide reassurance that you’re dealing with a trusted, qualified electrician.

You can also use trade directories such as Checkatrade to find approved and licensed electricians near you.

You’ll only find trades who meet our high standards and pass our quality checks on Checkatrade.

Check online reviews

The internet makes it very easy to check a tradesperson’s reputation and the quality of their work.

Websites such as Checkatrade display honest and verified reviews from real-life customers.

Ask for recommendations

Local friends and family are a great source of recommendations for reliable electricians in your area.

Good tradespeople will happily recommend each other, so ask your plumber or carpenter if they know of a good electrician.

Remember, you can check any recommendations you receive on Checkatrade!

Ready to find an approved, registered electrician near you? Simply type your postcode in the box below to start your search.

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