Professional Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) in Banstead, Surrey

Are you about to buy a home in Banstead, Nork, or Kingswood Warren, and you are wondering about the state of the electrical installation? Maybe you are a commercial property owner who needs a commercial condition report? Or perhaps you are a landlord that needs to understand your commitments regarding electrical safety and our tenants. There are many reasons for commissioning an electrical safety audit and the team at Nova Electrical can help.

Electrical testing & fault finding in Banstead

Our NICEIC-approved electrical contractors can assist with a wide range of electrical services from rewiring and new consumer units through to all types of electrical surveys and testing. The most common type of electrical safety test is an Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR. This is sometimes called fixed wire testing, condition report electric, domestic condition report, or commercial condition report. This test used to be known as a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR).

Electrical installations do not last forever and like everything on life, wear and tear and other factors may affect their safety. Our tests examine all parts of your system including cables, sockets, switches, and other parts to ensure that any user is not at risk of electric shock or fires. All electrical work is compliant with BS7671 wiring regulations and Building Regulations Part P.

  • Experienced electricians available for all types of electrical safety audits, installations, maintenance, and repairs
  • Electrical work completed for residential homeowners, landlords, commercial property owners, and many others
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  • Competitive prices, free and no-obligation quotes for work, and no call-out charges
  • Fully-insured and all work comes guaranteed for your peace of mind
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For EICRs and other electrical services near you, please call us now on 01737 931 275.

EICRs in Banstead from £125

    Commercial condition reports and electrical testing near Nork

    Commercial EICRs are electrical safety tests on non-domestic premises. If you are based near Nork, Banstead, or Carshalton, Nova Electrical can provide you with an electrician to complete one of these tests. We work on premises of all sizes, including offices, factories, care homes, retail premises, and other commercial properties. Laws such as the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) outline any responsibilities that employers have with regards to duty of care for tenants and employees and to ensure electrical safety is one of these.

    The duration of an EICR will depend on the size and the complexity of the installation. We work closely with our commercial clients so we can work around their businesses to minimise any downtime.
    It is highly recommended that all buildings have regular EICRs. On commercial premises, they need inspections ever five years, which is the same recommended time period as rental properties. Rental properties should also be tested each time there are new tenants.

    SM7 electrical safety audits and surveys: What do they check?

    It is important to establish whether any electrical installation is running effectively and efficiently. As well as checking efficiency, it is essential to know that the system is safe and conforms to current standards.

    EICRs will look at:

    • The adequacy of earthing and bonding, so you are protected against electric shocks.
    • Serviceability of equipment like the socket outlets, light fittings, and switches. Our electricians will look at products such as older, round-pin sockets and round light switches.
    • Suitability of switchgear and control gear. We will check that the consumer unit is not one of the older-style ones with a wooden back, or contains a mix and match of equipment.
    • Th type of wiring system and its condition. For example, cables coated in black rubber.
    • Provision of identification and notices.
    • Extent of damage and wear and tear, or signs of deterioration.
    • Provision of residual current devices (RCDs), especially for sockets that may be used for outdoor electrical equipment.
    • Any plans to change the use of the premises.

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    Covering Banstead and other local areas such as:-

    • Walton On The Hill
    • Kingswood
    • Carshalton
    • Wallington

    Electrical safety results in Banstead

    Once an electrical safety test has been completed in Banstead, the report will be issued. This will give a clear indication of the condition of the installation and will highlight any departures with a code indicating how urgently action needs to be taken.

    • C1: This means danger present and immediate remedial action is needed
    • C2: This means there is potential danger and urgent remedial action is needed
    • C3: This means that improvement is recommended

    Any reports with a C1 or C2 code will be deemed as unsatisfactory. We will always make your installation safe and can quote to complete the work to bring your installation up to standard.

    For many businesses, having an up-to-date EICR in place is a legal requirements and is a requirement for insurance purposes.

    Banstead EICR legal requirements for landlords

    In January 2020 the government introduced new mandatory electrical inspections for landlords. If you own a rental property in Banstead, it is important to know that the new regulations – titled The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rental Sector (England) Regulations 2020, mean that landlords are required to:

    • Ensure that the electrical safety standards are met during a period when residential premises are occupied under a tenancy
    • Ensure that every electrical installation is inspected and tested at regular intervals by a qualified person
    • Ensure that the first inspection and testing is carried out before a new tenancy commences
    • Ensure that the first inspection is carried out by 1st April 2021 for existing tenants

    After an EICR has taken place landlords must get the report from the electrical contractor, including the results and dates of the next test and supply a copy of it to the tenants within 28 days of the inspection. They must also supply a copy to the local housing authority within seven days of receiving a request from the authority.

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