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We can help you with all aspects of domestic electrical work including new builds, rewires, extensions and loft conversions so be assured you are in safe hands

Our vast experience in providing domestic electrical service ensure that all electrical work, whether it be big or small will be carried out to the highest level and we guarantee customer satisfaction. This is hugely important to us as a company.

​Our team will offer advice and support throughout every project, whether it’s a new build with control lighting systems or smaller projects like installing additional power points we will cater to your needs and are very comfortable project managing, so for a free no obligation quote please contact us.

Electrical rewiring

A full rewire of an existing property can be disruptive but sometimes is necessary to ensure the electrical installation is safe for use, there is nothing more important than that.

You would normally discover a rewire is necessary for certain reasons, such as:
1: Observations and discoveries made by others, possibly while work is being carried out at the property
2: Faults occurring due to old wiring, light fittings or sockets
3: As a result of an electrical installation condition report/periodic inspection report being carried out on the property

Sometimes you may find that not all of the installation needs rewiring, it may be that a partial rewire of certain faulty circuits and a consumer unit upgrade could bring the installation up to current standards and ensure it is compliant with the current IEE wiring regulations (BS7671). The only way to establish the extent of rewiring needed would be to carry out an electrical installation condition report. We recommend having these reports carried out first to establish the condition of the existing electrical installation in terms of electrical safety.

If a full rewire is required it is best if at all possible to have it done while the property is empty, perhaps before the new property owners move in or when the client is on holiday, but ‘lived in’ rewires are possible too.

The TK3 team will work with you in the event a rewire is needed to ensure it can be completed safely and promptly whatever the circumstances may be.

Our staff have all the necessary qualifications and accreditations needed to work successfully in the commercial sector, that combined with our vital experience will ensure all work is completed to the highest standards.

Cable management

Why manage your cables?
There are two main functions of cable management solutions; to ensure the protection of cables in application and to guide cables through entry points. Think about your primary cable management requirement.

To maximise operational time of your application and minimise expensive repairs you should look to protect your cables from direct damage. Perfect solutions to protect cables include conduit and strain relief bushes. However, when looking to guide and manage multiple cables you can employ different solutions such as cable ties, clips, cable wraps and grommets. These will help to strategically route cables around your application.

Our Top Tips Guide outlines a number of factors you should consider to help select the right cable management for your application.

Smoke alarms

Installing a smoke alarm system in your home is not just an investment in terms of complying with the current IEE wiring regulations but an investment in your peace of mind and your family’s safety.

Below are the typical types of smoke alarm systems we recommend and regularly install:

1) Hardwired – Interlinked System
This system is a hardwired system that has its own dedicated electrical circuit at the consumer unit, it ensures that all detectors will never ‘run out of battery’ as they are fed from the electrical supply the whole time. The only time the backup battery in the alarms would be used would be in the event of a power cut, so there’s no worry or hassle of changing the batteries. All alarms on the smoke alarm circuit are also interlinked, this means that if one of the alarms were to activate they all do to ensure you will hear them!

The rule of thumb for these alarm systems is to install a smoke alarm on each level of the house (downstairs hall and upstairs landing), a heat detector in the kitchen to detect any heat from a potential fire and a CO2 detector near the boiler to detect any carbon monoxide. With this system in place you would be alerted very early if there was ever a fire at the property giving you time to vacate the property safely. It really is the best fire/smoke detector system you could have in your home

2) Hardwired – Radio Linked Smoke Alarm System
This system is similar to system 1, but is used more as a backup or substitute to system 1. This system can be used when routes/access to the consumer unit or between smoke detectors is limited. With this system you would install the same number of detectors in the same places as system 1 but they do not need to be interlinked in the wiring sense or have their own designated circuit at the consumer unit, all each alarm requires is a permanent feed form a local lighting circuit, the detectors are then linked together through radio waves after a simple programming procedure.

Whichever system you require our expert staff will carry out the installation with minimum disruption and hassle. We are more than happy to offer further advice to help you decide which system would be best for you.

Fuse board & consumer unit upgrades

The current IEE wiring regulations state that all circuits that feed sockets, mobile equipment outdoors, all bathroom electrics and all cables buried in walls must have RCD protection. Most if not all cabling in this country is run in walls so therefore all circuits now need to have RCD protection, older fuse boards and consumer units do not have RCD protection. Any fuse boards or consumer units that do not have RCD protection should be upgraded to modern RCD protected consumer units to ensure the installation complies with current regulations.

RCD’s are the best protection we have to protect us from potentially bad or fatal injuries due to electric shocks, they are designed to protect us from electric shocks form faulty circuit equipment/appliances or wiring.

What is an RCD?
RCD stands for Residual current device, this is a safety device that protects against earth faults that could lead to risk of electric shock. It detects the integrity of a circuit rather than detecting overload. If there was a fault with an appliance, water ingress or overheating somewhere in the electrical installation or a damaged cable electrical current would flow where it shouldn’t and could therefore cause an electric shock, if a fault like this were to occur the RCD would automatically trip in milliseconds and would not reset until the fault has been rectified to protect us from the risk of an electric shock. Whereas an MCB (miniature circuit breaker) only works on overload so wouldn’t trip if one of the faults mentioned above were to occur, leaving you vulnerable to an electric shock and in danger.

Replacing your consumer unit provides protection and safety in your home for you and your family. If you ever have significant electrical work carried out at your home such as a new circuit you have 2 options:

1) Upgrade your whole consumer unit to accommodate the new circuit and all the existing circuits
2) Changing socket and switch faceplates
3) Install a separate small consumer unit to ensure the new circuit installed has RCD protection to comply with current regulations

It’s recommended to upgrade the whole consumer unit for an RCD protected consumer unit, this way all the existing circuits would have RCD protection and therefore comply with current regulations. You would also have spare ways in the new consumer unit to accommodate any new future circuits, it basically future proofs your consumer unit. A full test and inspection of the electrical installation would be carried out as part of the consumer unit upgrade as well so if there were any underlying faults on the circuits they would be identified and you could plan for any remedial works needed, once the testing and inspection is complete the client would receive an electrical installation certificate for the consumer unit upgrade.

Our staff have all the necessary qualifications and accreditations needed to work successfully in the commercial sector, that combined with our vital experience will ensure all work is completed to the highest standards.

Additions and alterations

This covers the smaller electrical works often involved in domestic properties, from changing light fittings to adding new sockets to an existing circuit no job is too small and all work carried out by our competent staff receives the same level of dedication and precision.

We issue certificates upon completion of all jobs, allowing you to keep an up-to-date record of the electrical work that we’ve carried out for you. Certificates for smaller works can be a bit of a grey area and there are instances where a certificate may not generally be considered essential. These are some examples:

Small works that may not need certification

1: Changing light fittings ‘like for like’

2: Changing socket and switch faceplates

3: Installing additional light fittings

Small works that always need certification

1: Wiring and installing an additional socket on an existing circuit

2: Any additions/alterations in a special location, e.g. bathrooms

Portable Appliance Testing

PAT testing is undertaken to comply with the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 where Regulation 4(2) states that “all electrical equipment shall be maintained so as to prevent danger.”

Portable, fixed, transportable, plugged or spurred, all equipment needs to be inspected, tested and maintained.

We only employ qualified electricians so we are enabled to carry out all necessary repairs to the power supply at the time of inspection, thereby minimising the number of items failing.

Faults and failures, where they do occur, are reported to your office immediately so that you are aware of any potential problems.

Electrical Installation Condition Reports

Hiding behind walls and within trunking, electrical wiring seemingly does nothing more than provide power to the devices and machinery on which your business relies, but in order for your organisation to remain safe and compliant with modern standards, a knowledgeable pair of hands will be required to ensure there aren’t any underlying issues.

The load placed on electrical wiring installations and the ageing of parts – combined with any alterations or additions made to the building itself – means more frequent testing may be mandatory. This is particularly the case if your premises are subject to licensing by the authorities or have high levels of public access.

Electrical Installation Certificates

These are issues upon completion of any new circuits.

All electrical work completed by TK3 Electrical services is certificated.

The reports provide evidence of compliance with relevant legislation and are suitable for all building societies & banks, county councils and insurance companies.

Minor Works Certificates

A minor works certificate is a smaller version of an electrical installation certificate that is designed to cover smaller works. This involves testing the existing circuit that has been worked on and a copy of the minor works certificate will be issued to the client on completion of the work

Our staff have all the necessary qualifications and accreditations needed to work successfully in the domestic and commercial sector, that combined with our vital experience will ensure all work is completed to the highest standards.

Common Electrical Problems in Your House:
Harmless or Hazardous?

*We advise that you always seek professional assistance for any electrical work.

Loose Outlet Socket
Solution: Turn off the breaker. Double check for voltage to the outlet (use a volt meter or plug something in). Unscrew the cover plate and add outlet shims until the outlet is flush with the wall.

Broken Light Switch
Solution: Turn off the circuit breaker (the light will go out when you choose the right one). Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the faceplate and a Phillips head to remove the light switch. Test the two wires in the back of the light switch to prove that the circuit is dead. If it’s safe, disconnect and reassemble the light switch.

Simple Short Circuit (appliances)
Solution: Some electrical appliances, such as hairdryers, can frequently trip or short circuits. Reset the breaker. Repeated occurrences with the same appliance indicate it’s the appliance – not the electrical system. Without the appliance? A short in the wiring or receptacle needs to be addressed by a pro.

Flickering or Dimming Lights
Concern: This could be a sign of a poor connection and can lead to eventual arcing – loose/corroded connections making intermittent contact that could result in sparking, overheating, and fire.

Dead Outlets
Concern: Dead outlets can result from a tripped poor connection (and possible arcing), or a tripped breaker due to excessive heat buildup resulting in melted wires or outlets.

Warm Outlets or Switches
Concern: Unless it is a dimming switch, warm outlets are as a serious safety concern and should be addressed by a pro immediately.

Frequently Tripping Breakers
Concern: Usually a sign the circuit is overloaded and using too much electricity. You should add a circuit or consider upgrading your electrical service.

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