Electrical Testing

As highly accredited and approved NICEIC electrical contractors Southwest Electrical provides BS7671 regulation compliance to inspection testing and certification services within the Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors.

We operate across a wide range of disciplines with typical electrical testing and inspection projects including:

  • Electrical Installation Condition Reports
  • Electrical Testing & Certification
  • Fire Alarm systems
  • Emergency lighting systems
  • Thermographic surveys

Please click on the tabs below for information on Electrical Installation Condition Reports, Fixed Wire Testing and Pre-purchase and Electrical Certificates.

NICEIC Approved – Electrical Inspection and Testing

To speak to a member of our team for more information on Inspection and Testing or for a free quotation please call 0117 950 2883 or please fill in the enquiry form and we’ll happily contact you.

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

An Electrical Installation Condition Report will show the condition of the electrical wiring in a property and checks the safety of the electrical installation. This type of electrical testing is carried out every 5 years in a commercial building and 10 years in a domestic property, however this does depend on the buildings type, usage, age and condition of the installation that is being tested.

One of our fully qualified electricians will attend your property when convenient for you and carry out 100% testing where possible. Upon completion of testing a certificate will be issued within a week and sent to you for your records.

Should anything fail then we will let you know on your certificate why it has failed and issue a recommendation sheet and include a free no obligation quote for your consideration.

Fixed Wire Testing

This is also known as a Electrical Condition Report and this type of report will show the condition of the electrical wiring in a property and checks the safety of the electrical installation. This type of electrical testing is carried out every five years in a commercial building and 10 years in a domestic property, however this does depend on the age and condition of the installation that is being tested.

One of our fully qualified electricians will attend your property when convenient for you and carry out 100% testing.

Upon completion of testing an NICEIC certificate will be issued and sent to you for your records. Should anything fail then we will let you know on your certificate why it has failed and issue a recommendation sheet and include a free no obligation quote for your consideration.

I’m a Landlord/Managing Agent that needs a Electrical Certificate

This takes the form of an Electrical Installation Condition Report so its purpose is to check the safety of the electrical installation in a property that a landlord would like to rent out to a tenant. This type of electrical testing is carried out every five years or at change of tenancy, depending on what comes sooner.

Legislation now in force that requires a landlord or managing agent to ensure that electrical equipment and the wiring system supplying it shall be in a safe condition. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 states that a Landlord is responsible “to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling house for the supply of water, gas and electricity….”

One of our fully qualified electricians will attend your property or properties when convenient for you and your tenant(s) and carry out 100% testing. An NICEIC certificate will then be sent to you for your records once all the testing has been carried out and should any of your testing fail then a recommendation sheet and no obligation quote will also be sent to you.

We can help you schedule testing for your Property portfolio and even offer special rates for two or more properties that require electrical testing.

I’m buying a house & need a Pre-purchase Electrical Certificate

This can also take the form of a Electrical Installation Condition Report, which we will carry out 100% testing (where possible) on the electrical system of the property you are looking at buying.

We would always advise people to consider an electrical test before purchasing a property as its best to know the state of the electrical system before you move in, as moving is an expensive time as it is and you don’t want any nasty surprises! Look at it as the same you would a general survey on the property but this way you are looking that little bit closer at the electrical condition of your future home.

Upon completion of testing an NICEIC certificate will be issued and sent to you. Should anything fail then we will let you know on your certificate why it has failed and issue a recommendation sheet and include a free no obligation quote for your consideration.

We can even arrange a convenient date and time for the testing to be carried out with your estate agent to save you time.

I’m selling my house & my buyer wants an Electrical Certificate

This can also take the form of an Electrical Installation Condition Report, which we will carry out 100% testing (where possible) on the electrical system of the property you are looking at selling.

We can also carry out a more basic visual inspection if you feel that is all you require.

Upon completion of testing an NICEIC certificate will be issued and sent to you for your records. Should anything fail then we will let you know on your certificate why it has failed and issue a recommendation sheet and include a free no obligation quote for your consideration.

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