EICR Electrical Safety Certificates Exeter

Electrical Testing

Looking for a hassle-free EICR electrical certificate for an Exeter property?

All electrical certificates are conducted by fully qualified electrical inspectors with expert knowledge in establishing a satisfactory certificate.

 

Whether you are a landlord, a business owner, going through a property sale or just want to check the safety of your home's electrical system we pride ourselves in going beyond others in the industry for our customers.

We Go Further For Our Customers

We can make arrangements with tenants, site contacts or letting agents, we are always happy to pick up the phone & save you the job of multiple calls tirelessly being the middle man.

We can pick up & drop off keys if it means saving you unnecessarily coming out of your way.

We hold some short notice slots each week at no extra cost for those that need them in a hurry.

 

We don't just give you a certificate with endless test results & defect codes; like a riddle, you don't need. We provide you with easy to understand notes, so you get the information you need without being bogged down with a report only an electrician would understand.

We issue certificates on the day of inspection, so you know there's no need to wait for a 'paperwork day' to receive your certificate.

And, lastly, we work around you, with minimal disturbance being a key focus during any electrical testing, especially in commercial environments where time is money & downtime is money lost.

Experts in electrical compliance; we offer all your legal electrical certificate needs. From EICR reports, fire alarm testing, PAT testing & emergency lighting reports it all starts with a quick call or email to us!

Benefits Of Using Us

#1 Competitive Pricing With No Fees For Retests! 

#2 Electrical Certificates Issued Same Day! 

#3 One Call & We Take Care Of Everything! 

What's The Electrical Safety Certificate All About?

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) or as they're otherwise known as, the 'electrical safety check', the 'landlord electric check', 'electrical safety certificate', the list goes on: is as the many 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 property 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 certificate; 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 EICR Report Works

Electrical Certificate Defect Codes

EICRs are conducted by fully qualified electrical test engineers in the following format:
 
An onsite visit may be required to get an idea of what will be involved in an inspection 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 certificate, 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 the NAPIT book Codebreakers.

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

Frequency Of EICR Certificates

EICR Time

How regularly an electrical safety certificate 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.

Electrical Testing 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.

Domestic EICR certificates are cheaper due to the reduced challenges involved; commercial and industrial inspections, often require a site visit to give a reasonable estimate. However, we work on a £12 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 Electrical Safety Certificate?

Electrical Testing Cost

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

Domestic Property EICR Prices

Carrying out a domestic inspection will usually fall between 2 to 5 hours, with 1-hour off-site writing up the report. All Prices Are Including VAT.

EICR Electrical Certificates Rate

One Bed Properties.....

Two Bed Properties......

Three Bed Properties.....

Four Bed Properties.....

£140

£155

£170

£185

These prices cover the vast majority of properties however, properties with excessive circuit quantities being over 10 circuits for 1 -2 beds & over 16 circuits for 3-4 beds are subject to a charge of £9 per additional circuit.
 

Commercial Property EICR Cost

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 EICR certificates on a £12 including VAT per circuit basis.

Business premise's electrical certificates 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.

 

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Electrical Testing Services For Exeter

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About Exeter

With the arrival of the Romans in AD 50, Exeter’s history is a long one. It's a city with plenty of unique attractions including its Underground Passages, huge Cathedral, fascinating Roman wall, free Red Coat Guided Tours and beautiful Quayside. Exeter also houses the Royal Albert Memorial Museum where visitors learn about the city’s history.

 

Things to do:

Bill Douglas Cinema MuseumiBounce Trampoline Park, Crealy Theme Park & ResortExeter Golf and Country ClubExeter City Football ClubExwick Sports Hub Barley Valley Nature Reserve.

1 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS

Take South St and A3015 to Alphington St/Exe Bridge S/A377

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Head south-east on Bear St towards Palace gt.

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Bear St turns right and becomes Palace gt.

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Turn left onto South St

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Use the right lane to turn left onto A3015

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Slight right to stay on A3015

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Turn right to stay on A3015

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Continue straight onto Western Way/A3015

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Take A380 to S Devon Expy

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Continue onto Alphington St/Exe Bridge S/A377

 

Continue to follow A377

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At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A30 slip road to Taunton/Barnstaple/M5/Honiton/Exeter Arpt/Plymouth/A38/Torquay/A380

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Merge onto A30

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Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Plymouth/A38/Torquay/A380

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Continue onto Devon Expy/A38

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Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left (signs for A380/Torquay)

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Continue onto A380

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Keep right to continue on Besigheim Way/Penn Inn Flyover/A380

 

Continue to follow A380

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Take A3022 and A379 to Montpellier Rd in Torquay

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Slight left onto S Devon Expy

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Turn left onto Hamelin Way

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Turn right onto Riviera Way/A3022

 

Continue to follow A3022

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Slight right onto Avenue Rd/A3022

 

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Turn left onto Torbay Rd/A379

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At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Cary Parade/A379

 

Continue to follow A379

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At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Torwood St/A379

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Turn left onto The Terrace

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Turn right onto Montpellier Rd

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Turn left to stay on Montpellier Rd

 

Destination will be on the left

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