Should you use a registered, local Electrician?

Why use a registered local Electrician?   If you are planning on having Electrical work carried out in Eltham, Sidcup, Swanley, Plumstead & surrounding areas then we recommend using a registered, local Electrician, a list of all registered companies in England & Wales can be found at In 2005 the Government introduced Part P… Read more »

There’s no smoke without fire!

Mains Smoke alarms Smoke alarms are nothing new but recent events have thrown fire safety in to the spotlight. As an Electrician I visit a lot of properties in Eltham, Sidcup, Swanley and surrounding areas & one thing that is striking is very few actually have any kind of working smoke detection installed. Having a… Read more »

Do you need a new Consumer unit/fuseboard?

Does my Consumer unit/fuseboard need upgrading? A Consumer unit also is commonly referred to as a fuseboard, fusebox or distribution board. As a Local Electrician, I often get asked by homeowners & landlords in Eltham, Lee Green, Swanley, Sidcup & surrounding area whether their consumer unit /fuseboard/fusebox is safe or does it need upgrading? Ultimately,… Read more »

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) explained

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) An EICR (Electrical installation condition report) can be known by different names such as periodic inspection, electrical homebuyers report or Landlords safety report and is much like a boiler service or a car MOT for your electrics. Being one of the most used things in our day to day life,… Read more »

Are you in for a shock?

Upon visiting a property in Eltham recently to install 4 new designer lights for a customer, I was faced with an issue that isn’t uncommon, the lighting circuits within the property dated back to pre 1966 and didn’t have provision for an Earth connection (CPC as it is referred to within the electrical regulations). This… Read more »