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ALL TYPES OF ELECTRICAL JOBS
Abode Electrical is an ELECSA registered company operating in South-West London. ELECSA operates competent person schemes on behalf of the UK government to ensure that any contractors that you employ are technically competent to carry out the work you want.
We are able to undertake a wide range of electrical work including :
Electrical fault finding, Electrical work notifiable under Part P of Building Regulations,Kitchen, Bathroom and full house rewiring, Electric cooker installation
Full lighting installation and design services
Garage and garden electrics, Fuse box replacement
We are an approved installer of the innovative NEST thermostat, Investigate and fix tripping circuits
Test and fit electric heaters, Fit heated towel rails
Test and fit electric radiators, Power shower installations
Test, fix and install thermostats and heating controls
Testing and inspections – Portable Appliance Tests (PAT),
Certificates – Electrical installation certificates, single circuit certificates and minor works certificates supplied as needed.
As well as the more minor tasks such as : Replace sockets, switches and lights, fit doorbells and smart tech.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is the flagship product from the home automation company Nest which was bought by Google in January 2014 for for just over $3bn cash. It joins the company’s excellent Nest Protect smart smoke / CO alarm and reaches the UK more than a year after it was introduced in the US. The Nest thermostat is now in its second major release and UK owners will surely benefit from the improvements that have been made. Abode Electrical is a registered installer of Nest thermostats in SW London.
Tony Fadell is technical director at Nest and was a co-founder of the company. Whilst working for Apple he was known as ‘The Father of the Ipod” and his design skills are a crucial part of the Nest thermostat’s appeal. Without doubt, this is easily the most eye-catching and best built smart thermostat on the market.
The star of the show is the thermostat itself: a cylindrical aluminium unit with crystal clear colour display. It’s what you see in all of Nest’s advertisements. Superbly finished, the aluminium chassis is turned to enable menu navigation together with manual temperature adjustment, but it also contains the thermostat, a proximity sensor and a pair of wireless receivers.
The first wireless receiver uses a proprietary low-band wireless frequency to connect to the ‘Heat Link’ a second device that is used instead of a physical wall thermostat and it is connected directly to the boiler. The Heat Link is part of the Nest thermostat package and it would typically be fitted close to your boiler
Nest’s second wireless receiver is standard 802.11n WiFi and it connects directly to your router. The downside to squashing everything inside the thermostat is that it needs a mains power source, but it can still be either wall mounted (with wires hidden either by cutting a channel in the wall or by using trunking that blends in with the decor ) or there is an attractive stand that can be purchased separately.
The beauty of the Nest intelligent thermostat is that its proximity sensor detects movement so that it knows when to automatically turn down the temperature necause the house is empty. You can set predefined schedules as with a conventional programmable thermostat, but the Nest will also learn patterns based on when you are home and away so there’s no need to program it at all. Lastly, room temperature can be controlled remotely from both a web browser or a mobile phone.
GARAGE & GARDEN ELECTRICS
Electricity in the Garden
Part P of the building regulations now requires you to notify the Building Control Authorities if you intend to have electrical work done in the garden or it must be done by a Part P qualified electrician. There is no room here for DIY Electrics as it is simply too dangerous.
To help homeowners meet their obligations under the Building Regulations, Abode Electrical, who are ELECSA registered electricians in South-West London undergo an independently assessed annual assessment to ensure that they are operating to the highest technical and professional standards. As such we can self-certify our work as being compliant with the Building Regulations. We notify ELECSA of the work that we have carried out and they will then issue the building compliance documentation to you and the Local Authority in keeping with the requirements of Part P. This means that you do not have to pay the Local Authority for an inspection of the work. Once you have this documentation keep it safe as you will certainly require it if you plan to sell the property.
To put cables underground in the garden the regulations state that the cable, preferably SWA or Steel Wired Armoured cable must be covered with a buried warning tape to alert anyone digging in the garden.
You are also allowed to put the cables in a suitable conduit or duct and both must be buried at a depth where they cannot be “damaged by any disturbance of the ground reasonably likely to occur”.
Electricity in the Garage
In a modern house it’s very common to have lighting and power sockets in a garage but an older house might not be so well equipped, particularly if the garage is detached. Here we explain the issues you will face if you want to get electrics to a garage or other outbuilding.
You Must Use an Electrician
The main issue is that you will have to employ an electrician, for the connecting up and testing at least. Changes in recent years to building control regulations make it unlawful for anyone other than a fully qualified and certified electrician to do anything more than changing internal fittings.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t do the rest of the donkey work yourself and save money. You’ll need to make sure that there is a spare slot in your consumer unit or distribution board (or fuse box in old money) to take the supply as it must have its own supply. It will need a residual circuit breaker (RCD) at the consumer unit which will cut the supply as soon as it detects anything untoward. Of course, we’ll be delighted to do the entire job for you if you’re not a DIYer.
ABODE ELECTRICAL – About Us
Although I’d be more than happy to fly over to Grand Cayman in your private jet to fit a new electric shower, our clients normally come from places a little closer to home.
We tend to work in South West London, Wandsworth, Southfields, Wimbledon, Streatham, Balham, Clapham, Battersea, Putney and Merton, in other words postcodes :
SW11, SW12, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW20 and CR4.
Proprietor: B Burdass,
Dalton House, 60 Windsor AVE
All work is backed by the Elecsa Platinum Promise https://www.elecsa.co.uk/Householders/Platinum-Promise.aspx
We always endeavour to provide the best service and products for our customers. However, on rare occasions, we recognise that there may be times where our customers may not be completely satisfied.
To ensure we are able to put things rights as soon as we can, please read our complaints procedure below and we will respond promptly to ensure complete satisfaction.
As soon as possible after the completion of the works, please inspect the work to ensure everything has been carried out to our usual high standards.
In the unlikely event there is anything you are not completely satisfied with, please contact us as soon as you can in order that we can rectify any problems as soon as possible.
Where we cannot resolve any complaints using our own complaints procedure, as a Which? Trusted trader we use Dispute Resolution Ombudsman for dispute resolution. In the unlikely event of a complaint arising and you wish to refer the complaint to them please contact us on 0117 981 2929 or via their website http://www.disputeresolutionombudsman.org/which-trusted-traders-partnership/