How To Find A Local Electrician Near Me In London
Find a qualified London electrician via personal recommendation
Personal ‘word of mouth’ recommendation is a great way to find a qualified tradesman that other local businesses and homeowners like you have used before and can vouch for — i.e. trust. In particular, experienced electricians offering quick, free estimates for any type of electrical work in Greater London — be it a simple socket repair or a complete rewire — and who don’t charge emergency call-out fees.
When a local electrician provides an efficient, friendly and fairly priced service, homeowners are happy to share their views, either in person, or on social media. While word of mouth recommendations are great, if you’re experiencing an electrical emergency situation late at night, you may not be be popular if you resort to the ‘phone a friend’ method.
Keep your local electrician contact phone number handy
That’s why we always recommend that you keep a list of emergency service numbers handy — including your local electrician’s contact number — for just such an occasion. Don’t leave it until you’re sitting in the dark, without power and access to the internet to perform a Google search from your laptop. How much better would it be to have your local electrician’s telephone number saved on your smart phone and a mere click away, when you need an electrician in an emergency, so you can get help fast.
If you need an emergency electrician in London in any of the following SW London Boroughs / areas: Barnes, Battersea, Clapham, Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Pimlico, Putney, Wandsworth and Wimbledon, our qualified local electricians can often be with you in under an hour. And, with NO CALL-OUT FEES, why not save our numbers for future use now:
0203 302 6361 or mobile 07871 647667
Billy No Mates? Google Is Your Friend 😜 but don’t leave it till you’ve got an electrical emergency
Here’s how to ‘find an electrician near me’ or ‘find electricians in London’ using the world’s best directory — Google, for best results. Be specific with the keywords you use to search — for example, if you simply search for ‘electricians’ the results you get will probably be full of 3rd party directory sites like Yell, TrustATrader and CheckaTrade, requiring you perform a further search again in their directory.
Use keywords like domestic or commercial electricians, and ideally add a location too. Again be specific. While Google is pretty good at figuring out where you are located when conducting your search, and returning results that are in fact ‘near you’ that’s not much good if you need electrical service in another area. For example, if you’re a landlord searching from office in central London but need an electrician for a property you rent in Kensington. Specify the service you need too, e.g. rewiring, or an EICR report.
On the subject of 3rd party trade directories, some, like CheckaTrade can help you find recommended electricians in London who have reached the appropriate level of competence. Our own listing for example, can be found at https://www.checkatrade.com/trades/BuildingVisionLondon.
Electrician reviews & testimonials
The internet has made it easier to find review style recommendations for building services work of all kinds, including electrical work. Google maps listings are great for checking out recommended electrician reviews. Any electrician worth their salt will have Google reviews and customer testimonials. Because Building Vision London also provide large & small building services and property maintenance, ours — which can be viewed on our testimonials page — are a mixture of trades.
Check them out when you’re not experiencing an electrical emergency, and need the contact number of an electrician fast. That’s when you’ll wish you had that emergency contact list to hand – including your local power company, and a local 24-hour electrician you can rely on and call at any time of the day or night, and be sure of getting an answer.
Electrician certification & building trade accreditations
To ensure you’re in safe hands with crucial electrical work in your home, look for relevant building trade and electrician certifications and accreditations too. If a company you’re considering engaging is a member of a recognised trade body, it shows they take pride in their profession and share good practice with other members. For example, Building Vision London, are members of the independent, not for profit Federation of Master Builders and NICEIC.
It goes without saying that when you’re choosing an electrician to work with, for your peace of mind, you’ll want check out their credentials, i.e. not only are they fully qualified and certificated for the particular type of work you want them to undertake for you, but what are their trade accreditations and affiliations — a sure sign of professionalism and trustworthiness.
NICEIC for example — who we are accredited with — is one of several organisations which regulates the training and work of electrical enterprises in the UK, and one of several providers given Government approval to offer Competent Person Schemes to oversee electrical work within the electrical industry. Our electricians, plumbers & heating engineers are also City & Guilds BS7671 Level 3 qualified and certificated, and Gas Safe Registered—in accordance with building industry regulations.
Meantime, we can assure you that all our electricians are highly experienced, fully-qualified, certificated, accredited and insured for all types of electricial work. Here’s that number again, if what you really want is a contact number you can simply click on to call and connect with a real ‘live-wire’ London electrician FAST! Here you go:
0203 302 6361 or mobile 07871 647667 — see what we did there 😜
Lastly — before you attempt any DIY electrics yourself
Unless you’re a qualified electrician, there are some home renovation, repair and building projects that should never be tackled by Doing it Yourself! Even asking a well-meaning friend or relation who ‘dabbles’ in electrical work can leave your property – and your safety – at risk.
There are an estimated 8,000 house fires each year in the UK attributable to electrical faults. That’s over 15% of all domestic fires in England and Wales and is reason enough to pay due diligence when having electrical work done.
Using a qualified electrician for anything that involves wiring, cables, and appliances in your property is a wise investment. There are a lot of sole traders and small and medium-sized companies that offer electrical services, repairs and installations.
Even if you’re not currently planning any building work involving electrical changes or installations, finding a London electrician before you actually need one, is worthwhile. If your power goes off, you lose heating or you have issues with wiring, switches and cables, you don’t want to waste time shopping around for someone to do emergency electrical work!
Based in Putney, Building Vision London’s highly-skilled London electricians can cater for all your electrical needs — from a single socket, to a full residential house or commercial property rewire — throughout central & south west London. In the event of an problem with your electricity supply in any of the following SW London Boroughs / areas: Barnes, Battersea, Clapham, Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Pimlico, Putney, Wandsworth and Wimbledon, our fully qualified emergency electricians in London can often be with you in under an hour.
Call the team at Building Vision London for a no-obligation chat about any electrical work in your home or place of business in London. We’re based in Putney SW15 and provide all types of domestic and commercial electrical work throughout central and south west London .