EICR Torquay & Devon

Looking for an EICR certificate for a Torquay or Devon property?

Whether it's a 1 bed flat or a factory, book in with us to have the whole process taken care of!

We will arrange work dates & quotations directly to those that need them: tenants, letting & estate agents, site managers & contacts and landlords. 

We issue certificates, advice on any requirements for a satisfactory EICR, should there be any, carry out necessary improvement works & get your property signed off & certified as safe!

If you would like more info a full guide on EICRs can be found below.

What's The EICR All About

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) or as they're otherwise known as, the 'electrical safety check', the 'landlord electric check', the list goes on: is as the many unofficial names suggest, a safety focussed report of the condition of a given electrical installation and a judgment against the regulations at the time of the report.

Any installation can have an EICR conducted however rental properties, business premises, generally anywhere open to the public are required by law to keep an in date EICR, this is also recommended when purchasing a property.

The last thing you need after months of viewings, solicitors fees, and packing boxes is to find that your new abode's electrics are not up to scratch! 
 

How The Report Works

EICRs are conducted by our Torbay local electrical test engineers in the following format:
 
An onsite visit may be required to get an idea of what will be involved in a report at your required location, however, for domestic properties providing details like property size and/or the number of circuits can remove the need for an onsite visit ahead of your inspection. For most domestic properties you'll have one fuse board with a sensible number of circuits allowing for a quotation based on the property size, as listed below.
 
Next, an inspection will be conducted purely on matters of safety, this will involve testing of the fixed wiring at your property. Your inspector will be looking to see that the electrical installation is in a safe condition through a variety of tests. A visual inspection is also be conducted during the EICR, this will include looking at a great number of things like cable sizes, suitability of fixed electrical equipment, checks for bonding to utilities etc. 
 
After you will receive a report, either satisfactory and nothing further is required or unsatisfactory, improvements are required. Usually within 14 days of the report.
 
Defects discovered fall into 3 categories:

C1, C2, and C3. 
 
C1's are defects too dangerous for the inspector to leave for a later date, so are dealt with immediately. 

C2's are mandatory improvements required in order to receive a satisfactory report. 

Lastly, C3's are minor safety issues, it's common to have a number of these on a condition report. Improvements are advised however are not required in order to gain your satisfactory report. 

A great resource for breaking down each defect and associated code is Napit book Codebreakers: https://www.napitdirect.co.uk/p/eicr-codebreakers

Once any necessary improvements are rectified you will receive your satisfactory EICR. 

Frequency Of Condition Reports

How regularly the EICR is required depends on the type, use of the property, and, if applicable changes in tenancy.

5 years

Rental properties are required to pass an EICR every 5 years or change of tenancy.
Also 5 years is required for commercial premises, hospital general areas, public houses, educational establishments, churches, community centres and any form of accommodation.

3 years

Required every 3 years for industrial sites, leisure complexes, caravans, theatres, agricultural and horticultural sites.

Annually

Annually required Electrical Installation Condition Reports for cinemas, caravan parks, launderettes, swimming pools, fish farms, fuel stations, and marinas.

Every 3 months

With construction site installations every 3 months is required.

These are subject to change so before making any decisions on when or if you require an EICR ensure you give us a call or check with a relevant professional.

EICR Cost

The cost you can expect can vary in part because what's involved has the potential to be so varied, with the number of circuits and different types and uses of a site being a major factor.

However domestic EICR's are cheaper (full price list below); with commercial and industrial inspections, requiring a site visit to give a reasonable estimate. However, we work on a £15 per-circuit basis for commercial EICR, so giving us some information on property size and/or circuit numbers can remove the need for an on-site survey ahead of time. 

 

So What Is The Cost Of An EICR

Below we've broken down our prices for your peace of mind.
 

Domestic

Carrying out a domestic EICR will usually fall between 3 to 8 hours, with 1-hour off-site writing up the report. All Prices Are Including VAT.

 

One Bed Properties.....

Two Bed Properties......

Three Bed Properties.....

Four Bed Properties.....

Five Bed Properties.....

£130

£160

£190

£220

£250

Properties with excessive circuit and fuse board quantities may be subject to extra charges.
 

Business Premises

AKA commercial and industrial; these are more complex for inspectors, not to mention often incredibly varied in their requirements. However, in most cases, we offer business premises EICRs on a £15 including VAT per circuit basis, with distribution boards an additional £15 each.

Businesses EICR's are more costly than domestic ones. They require greater organisation/time during an inspection, as businesses have more complex requirements, more complex circuit distribution and require inspectors and staff to work around each other to ensure the business continues to run smoothly during its electrical inspection.

 

Our aim is as much as possible to leave businesses running without a hitch during inspections.

 

Looking for more information or to book an EICR in Torquay or Devon? 

 

Contact us online or on the phone; we're always happy to answer any questions or book in an EICR as required!

 

Our EICR Service Areas

EICR Torquay, Plymouth, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Brixham, Totnes, Teignmouth, Exmouth, Salcombe, Ivybridge, Chagford, Cullompton, Crediton, Kingskerswell, Watcombe, Babbacombe, Shaldon, Dawlish & Devon.